The 10th Asian Aerosol Conference in Jeju, Korea
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The 10th Asian Aerosol Conference (AAC 2017) was successfully held in Jeju, Korea. Over 500 researchers and scientists from different countries studying aerosols got together and showed their latest researches, which has strengthened the appreciation and cooperation in the field of atmospheric aerosol research.
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The 10th Asian Aerosol Conference (AAC 2017) (http://aac2017.org/) on Asian aerosol, global climate and health, monitoring and control technologies was successfully held in Jeju, Korea during July 2–6, 2017. Hosted by Korea Association for Particle and Aerosol Research (KAPAR), and sponsored by the Korea Tourism Organization, Jeju Special Self-governing Province, Jeju Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Korea Federation of Science and Technology Societies, over 500 researchers and scientists from 19 countries including Korea, Japan, China, United State of America, Germany and Singapore attended the conference.
The Asian Aerosol Conference is a high-level biennial celebration for communities, providing an extensive professional platform for academic exploration, technology innovation and industrial development. It is also an excellent opportunity for young researchers and students to understand cutting-edge aerosol research, state of the art of aerosol technology as well as the future development trend. The conference has strengthened the appreciation and cooperation in the field of atmospheric aerosol research of Asian countries and regions; promoted the scientific research level of aerosol in Asian and the growth of early career science and technology researchers; encouraged the application of new aerosol technology and method; and also promoted the friendships between the various countries and regions of Asia and the world.
The topic in the conference included: (1) Aerosol Chemistry: including the characteristics of aerosols and chemical reactions; (2) Aerosol Physics: including the physical properties such as density and hygroscopic of aerosols; (3) Instrumentation and Measurement: including the method and new instruments for aerosols research; (4) Materials Processing: including the development and characteristics of nanoparticles; (5) Filtration and Control Technology: including the latest control technologies and the efficiency on air pollution; (6) Indoor Aerosols: including the air quality, pollutants characteristics and control methods in different indoor environments; (7) Bioaerosols: including proteins and bacteria in particles and relations to human health; (10) Aerosols and Global Climate: including the climate change and haze events caused by air pollution; (11) Incarnation and Combustion Aerosols: including the characteristics of emissions such as black carbon and particles from combustion activities; (12) Micro and Nanotechnology: including the newly developed materials; (13) Aerosol Modeling: including source apportionment, pollutants evaluation and atmospheric modeling. (14) Nanoparticles and Materials: including the development and performance of materials; (15) Atmospheric Aerosols: including the characteristics of primary and secondary particulate and their source identification; (16) Health related Aerosols: including the bioreactivity of particles from different sources; (17) Aerosol Emissions: including the emissions from sources like vehicle, biomass, cooking, etc. (18) Long-range Transported Air Pollutants in East Asia: including observation, measurements, and model analysis of pollutants.
Renowned researches have been invited for Plenary Lectures. Prof. Yoshio Otani from Kanazawa University, Japan introduced a new system that use nanofiber in air filter for aerosol measurement, which can be applied to the measurement of high concentration aerosols without dilution by choosing an appropriate filter medium. Prof. Pratim Biswas from Washington University, USA showed the applications of aerosol science and engineering in different areas, including energy systems that contributed to the reduction of carbon dioxide, the synthesis of novel materials with strictly controlled characteristics for cancer treatment, and smart agriculture reducing the adverse environmental consequences of excessive fertilizer use. Prof. Chuen-Jinn Tsai from National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan discussed the accuracy of ambient PM2.5 sampling and monitoring including the interference of evaporation and noise value. Prof. Min Hu from Peking University, China discussed the emissions of PM2.5 and its chemical compositions from both gasoline port fuel injection (PFI) and gasoline direct injection (GDI) engines, and concluded that reducing the emissions of aerosol precursor gases from vehicles is essential to mediate air pollution in China. Prof. Gediminas Mainelis from Rutgers University overviewed recent advances and challenges in several bioaerosol research areas, including development of novel tools for bioaerosol sampling, measurement, and exposure assessment; investigation of bioaerosol role in indoor air quality; assessment of airborne microorganism role in atmospheric processes. Prof. Kang-Ho Ahn from Hanyang University,Korea introduced the development of atmospheric aerosol vertical profile measurement methods using Balloon, Drone, and PM-Sonde System in detail, which could measure the aerosol vertical distribution profile and new particle formation vertical profile at low pressure and low temperature conditions.
The conference also awarded the Asian Youth Aerosol Scientist Awards to commend and encourage the talented young scientists. This conference has achieved the goal of exchanging and developing the Asian aerosol science, and closed consummately at 6 July. It was also announced that the next Asian Aerosol Conference will be held in Hong Kong, China, and all researchers are welcome.