Abstract submission guidelines

Abstract submission guidelines

Abstract submission pages will open on January 1st 2019

Abstracts will be selected by the Scientific Program Committee for oral or poster presentations.

Publication

Accepted abstracts will be published on the web and title and authors will be included in the printed programme book, on condition that the presenting author is registered for the conference and has paid the registration fee.

Submission instructions

  • Abstracts should be submitted electronically no later than 28 February 2019
  • Abstracts cannot be submitted by fax, hard copy or e-mail.
  • Write first a short version of your abstract, maximum 250 words. This short version will be used in the programme homepage to give attendees a quick guide and a brief advert to the topic of the presentation.
  • Upload also a full .pdf version made according to our EAC Template. It should be uploaded during the abstract submission process. The template is available on the top right of this page
  • Acknowledgement of receipt of the submission will be sent to the stated e-mail address of the corresponding/presenting author. If you do not receive the confirmatory e-mail within 24 hours, please contact us at: eac2019@meetx.se
  • The corresponding author will receive all correspondence concerning the abstract and is responsible for informing the presenting author and the co-authors of the status of the abstract.
  • The corresponding author will have access to the abstract after submission via an on-line profile page.
  • Notification on acceptance will be sent to the stated e-mail address on May 6th. 2019

Abstract instructions

When submitting your contribution, first select a Topic/Theme and then at least 1 subtopic and a maximum of 3 subtopics that best describes the content of your abstract. Optional you can specify if your contribution would be suitable for any of the special sessions.

Below is the list of Main Themes and their subtopics (click on the + sign to open the list of subtopics)

Theme 1: Aerosol-Technology

Aerosol technology includes the research and development fields ranging from conventional areas such as emission control, filtration and powder technology, to more recent ones such as advances in functional nanomaterials and Industry4.0 systems. Specific sub-topics could be but are not limited to: Material synthesis and structuring via aerosol/gas phase processes. Functional nanomaterials, e.g. coating and surface modification of nanoparticles. Nanostructured materials from aerosols including also films and coatings by aerosol deposition. Scaling-up: from lab-scale to industrial production via aerosol processing. Filtration and gas cleaning technologies. Electrical Phenomena. Charging and electrical effects. Electrosprays. Industrial and high temperature aerosols. Combustion aerosols and related emission control e.g. in the transport and energy sector.

Subtopics:

  • Synthesis and structuring of functional nanoparticles by flame-based processes
  • Synthesis and structuring of functional nanoparticles by electrical discharges / plasmas
  • Coating and surface modification of nanoparticles
  • Modelling of formation, dynamics and deposition of engineered nanomaterials
  • Process monitoring in synthesis and structuring
  • Characterization and novel measurement techniques of aerosol-based nanomaterials
  • Chargers and charging – generation and applications
  • Filtration for functional materials, combustion and industrial aerosols
  • Bio-electrostatic engineering
  • Electrohydrodynamic effects and applications
  • Electrostatic discharges, non-thermal plasmas and related phenomena
  • Fundamentals of electrostatics
  • Fundamental processes in combustion aerosol sources
  • Transport related aerosols
  • Industrial and high temperature aerosols
  • Medium and large scale sources of combustion aerosols
  • Combustion of biomass and bio(renewable) fuels
  • Patterned and stochastic aerosol deposition of functional particle films
  • Others topics related to combustion aerosols

Theme 2: Atmospheric Aerosol Studies

Ambient aerosols are recognized as the major air pollutant with a pronounced impact on the ecosystem, climate forcing and human health. However, aerosol formation and aging mechanisms are not yet well understood. Physical, chemical, and optical characterization and time-resolved investigations of the complex multiphase system providing new aspects and knowledge about the lifecycle of atmospheric aerosols is of our utmost interest, with an emphasis on their roles in cloud formation, Earth’s radiative forcing and climate change.

Atmospheric Aerosol Studies working group is a highly interdisciplinary scientific forum that strives for the scientific exchange and the highest-level scientific discussions within the wide aerosol science community. We warmly welcome contributions from the field as well as laboratory, chamber and modelling studies that consider any aspect of atmospheric aerosols including their formation and aging.

Subtopics:

  • Physical and chemical properties of atmospheric aerosols
  • Molecular characterization of atmospheric aerosols
  • Optical properties and remote sensing, black and brown carbon
  • CCN activity, ice nucleation and aerosol-cloud interactions
  • New particle formation
  • SOA growth and multiphase processes
  • Source apportionment of atmospheric aerosols
  • Transport of atmospheric aerosols, global modelling and climate forcing
  • Aerosols and clouds in polar regions

Theme 3: Aerosol Measurement Techniques

The Topic of Aerosol Measurement Techniques covers all aspects related to the measurement of aerosol and their properties and the evaluation of the resulting data. These techniques cover a very wide range of applications, including atmospheric, workplace, and process aerosols. The main topics are:

Sampling and measurement of aerosols. This includes both ambient and workplace environments and issues relating to sampling strategies, selection of sites, sampling artifacts, development and improvement of sampling techniques as well as physical and chemical analysis.

Development of new measurement approaches. This includes, but is not limited to, new approaches and applications of optical techniques, aerosol sizing and other physical parameters, chemical composition and the miniaturization of aerosol sensors.

Data analysis techniques. Issues relating to the interpretation of aerosol measurements such as source apportionment, relationship to other measurements such as gaseous and meteorological parameters.

Legislation and policy. Application of aerosol measurements to the regulatory framework such as the measurement of limit values, methodologies connected to demonstration of natural contribution to PM burden – e.g. sea salt, dust episodes, natural organic emissions.

Atmospheric science. The innovative use of existing instrumentation or the application of new instrumentation to study new or established issues in aerosol science.

Subtopics:

  • Aerosol standards
  • Novel measurement principles and new instrumentation
  • Comparison of different measurement methods
  • Miniaturized instrumentation
  • Instrument calibration
  • Instrument accuracy and comparability
  • Optical measurement techniques
  • Electrical measurement techniques, including electrical mobility analysis
  • Mechanical/gravimetric measurement techniques, including impactors
  • Instrumentation for chemical characterization of aerosol
  • Measurement techniques of combustion aerosols
  • Implementation of existing measurement methods and instruments for novel studies
  • Interpretation of data
  • Legislation and policy
  • Sampling and sampling artefacts

Theme 4: Aerosols and Health

Many aerosols lead to adverse health effects while others have therapeutic uses; thus aerosols and health are closely linked. Understanding the relationships between exposure and effects is key to understanding and mitigating health impacts. In this theme we invite contributions related but not limited to:

  • Exposure sources, levels and assessment techniques
  • Respiratory tract processes
  • Microenvironments in indoors and at workplaces
  • Health-relevant aerosol characteristics
  • Health responses from toxicology to epidemiology

See detailed abstract topics for more keywords. The Working Group warmly promotes and facilitates interdisciplinary communications to exchange information in diverse fields such as physics, chemistry, medicine, biology, pharmacy, toxicology, epidemiology, exposure science, engineering, and others.

Subtopics:

  • Aerosol-based medical applications
  • Bioaerosols and allergens
  • Biological response to particle exposure
  • Cocktail exposures and effects
  • Dosimetry and detection of particles in organisms, tissues and cells
  • Exposure and health effects related in indoor and work environments
  • Exposure measurement methods and techniques
  • Health-related aerosol fractions relevant to indoor and workplaces environment
  • Indoor/outdoor relationship (infiltration)
  • Lung morphology and (patho-)physiology: particle deposition, clearance and translocation
  • Particle-induced health effects (toxicology, epidemiology)
  • Personal exposure assessment in indoor, workplace and various micro-environments
  • Sources, characteristics and fate of aerosols in indoor and workplace environments
  • Worker protection

Theme 5: Basic Aerosol Processes

The topic 5 work group comprise three main subjects, that all target basic aerosol processes (aerosol chemistry, modelling and fundamentals).

Aerosol chemistry: Chamber and flowtube studies looking into oxidation processes of both anthropogenic and biogenic volatile organic compounds. Also includes gas-phase kinetic studies of new aerosol precursors.

Aerosol modelling: All aspects of aerosol modelling, including both regional and global models, quantum chemical calculations and molecular dynamic simulations.

Fundamentals: Studies of aerosol dynamics, aerosol filtration, interaction between aerosols and surfaces, nucleation and growth, coagulation, agglomeration, and fragmentation. Also includes fundamental physical/chemical properties of aerosols as well as aerosol optical properties.

Subtopics:

  • Smog chamber and flowtube simulations and experiments
  • Quantum chemical calculation of aerosol formation and gas-phase kinetics
  • Molecular dynamics of aerosol formation and properties
  • Nucleation and growth
  • Aerosol condensation, agglomeration, fragmentation and transport properties
  • Interaction between aerosols and surfaces, molecular dynamics of nanocomposites
  • Optical properties
  • Aerosol filtration

Other important information

  • Please also consider the organized special session and if your abstract fits in that session. You will be able to indicate in which special session you would also be considered too.
  • Prospective authors should submit a short version of the abstract (250 words) and upload a full version of the abstract as a pdf. The short version can easily be accessed via the electronic programme while pdf can be downloaded/open as a separate file.
  • The one page extended pdf version should be written according to our EAC Template and should be uploaded during the abstract submission process. The template can be downloaded from the top right.
  • Please follow the instructions on each web page of the abstract submission form carefully.
  • Abstract must be written in English. If English is not your native language we recommend that you have your abstract reviewed by a native English speaking person before submission.
  • It is the author’s responsibility to submit a correct abstract; any errors in spelling, grammar, or scientific fact will be reproduced as typed by the author, if accepted.

Personal profile page

When your abstract is submitted you can follow the progress on-line by entering your profile page. Create your profile and submit your abstract here (available from January 1st 2019)

Your profile page makes it possible for you to:

– make changes until submission deadline: February  28th 2019
– read and print/upload your abstract/attachments

If you have any questions regarding your submission please contact: eac2019@meetx.se