464428 The Impact of Fugitive Particulate Matter on the Environmental Health and Sustainability of Dry and Arid Regions
In this study we present a holistic approach towards the assessment of the fPM impact to health and sustainability. We have selected the fPM emissions from loose Calcisols (i.e. soils with substantial accumulation of secondary carbonates) which are a characteristic soil for developing areas; usually very close to, or within residential areas. Multiple campaigns have been conducted to monitor fPM a) emissions from anthropogenic activities e.g. construction, b) building infiltration, and c) composition and size. We developed new emission factors for fPM from anthropogenic activities, assembled high resolution emission inventories, and finally assessed the impact of fPM on local air quality, environmental health, and sustainability of the involved society.
This publication was made possible by the support of the Qatar National Research Fund (a member of The Qatar Foundation) [NPRP 7 - 674 - 2 - 252] and the Ministry of Public Health [Contract No SCH/PA/18/2015] State of Qatar. We would like to extend our thanks to our research teams, owe to technical limitations not all contributing researchers have been included here. The statements made herein are solely the responsibility of the authors.
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