Environmental Simulation Chambers: Application to Atmospheric Chemical Processes

  • Ian Barnes
  • Krzysztof J. Rudzinski

Part of the Nato Science Series: IV: Earth and Environmental Science book series (NAIV, volume 62)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIII
  2. William P. L. Carter
    Pages 27-41
  3. Robert Wagner, Helmut Bunz, Claudia Linke, Ottmar Möhler, Karl-Heinz Naumann, Harald Saathoff et al.
    Pages 67-82
  4. Viney P. Aneja, Jessica Blunden, Candis S. Claiborn, Hugo H. Rogers
    Pages 97-109
  5. Romeo-Iulian Olariu, Marius Duncianu, Cecilia Arsene, Klaus Wirtz
    Pages 121-128
  6. Claire Bloss, Michael E. Jenkin, William J. Bloss, Andrew R. Rickard, Michael J. Pilling
    Pages 143-154
  7. Iustinian Bejan, Ian Barnes, Romeo Olariu, Karl Heinz Becker, Raluca Mocanu
    Pages 155-162
  8. A. Mellouki
    Pages 163-169
  9. Lorraine Nolan, Anne-Laure Guihur, Marcus Manning, Howard Sidebottom
    Pages 171-179
  10. Sabine Crunaire, Christa Fittschen, Bernard Lemoine, Alexandre Tomas, Patrice Coddeville
    Pages 181-191
  11. Maximiliano A. Burgos Paci, Gustavo A. Argüello
    Pages 207-212
  12. M. S. Chiappero, F. E. Malanca, G. A. Argüello, S. Nishida, K. Takahashi, Y. Matsumi et al.
    Pages 213-221
  13. Wanda Pasiuk-Bronikowska, Tadeusz Bronikowski
    Pages 253-260
  14. Barbara Zielinska, John Sagebiel, William Stockwell, Jake McDonald, JeanClare Seagrave, Peter Wiesen et al.
    Pages 279-284
  15. Ekaterina Batchvarova, Tatiana Spassova, Nedialko Valkov, Liliana Iordanova
    Pages 301-340
  16. Staytcho Kolev, Vera Grigorieva
    Pages 351-358
  17. Raluca Mocanu, Simona Cucu-Man, Eiliv Steinnes
    Pages 359-368
  18. Cecilia Arsene, Nikos Mihalopoulos, Romeo-Iulian Olariu, Marius Duncianu
    Pages 369-377
  19. G. A. Tolkacheva
    Pages 379-392
  20. Mykola M. Kharytonov, Larisa B. Anisimova, Natalia P. Gritsan, Andriy P. Babiy
    Pages 415-420
  21. Hikmet Kerem Cigizoglu, Kadir Alp, Müge Kömürcü
    Pages 421-431
  22. Back Matter
    Pages 433-457

About these proceedings


Atmospheric pollution has many different detrimental impacts on air quality at urban, regional and global scales. Large volume photoreactors (often referred to as smog or simulation chambers) have been used very effectively to investigate and understand many varied aspects of atmospheric chemistry related to air pollution problems. Photochemical smog formation, which was first observed around 1945 in Los Angeles, is now a major environmental problem for all industrialised and densely populated regions of the world. Over the years many different modelling and experimental tools have been developed to analyse and simulate the complex chemical processes associated with tropspheric photooxidant formation. Work in environmental chambers has played a key role in the development of our understanding of the atmospheric chemistry associated with pollution problems on local, regional and global scales. Chamber observations have also been used in connection with environmental policy issues. In general they are used for validation of atmospheric chemical models, studies of chemical reaction mechanisms and as a direct means to test the possible impact of specific chemical compounds on air quality under simulated ambient conditions New large smog chamber installations have been recently developed in the US (Riverside, California), Europe (Jülich, Germany) and Japan, and a large number of smaller scale laboratory chambers are in operation around the world. Over the years there have been numerous new technical developments related to environmental chamber facilities such as the design of the chambers (e. g.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Ian Barnes
    • 1
  • Krzysztof J. Rudzinski
    • 2
  1. 1.Physical Chemistry Dept.Bergische University WuppertalGermany
  2. 2.Institute of Physical Chemistry of the PASWarsawPoland

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