Topic of Research Seminar: Characterization of PM10 and PM2.5, Source Apportionment and Transboundary Pollutant Migration
Abstract: Climate change and environmental pollution is a major concern for developing countries such as Pakistan. This issue has been highlighted by the recent floods. In this talk results of some environmental monitoring studies will be presented. The topics covered will include air particulate sampling, their elemental analysis, compilation of database and its analysis for extraction of meaningful information. Quality and reliability of the data obtained is vital for such purpose. Therefore measures taken to ensure reliability of data, such a calculation of reconstructed mass, will be discussed along with preparation of the database for source apportionment study softwares such as Positive Matrix Factorization (PMF). The origin of pollutants is also required for remediation and prevention of pollution. In this regard the software HYSPLIT will be discussed and some back trajectories will be presented.
Subject Field of Topic: Environmental Monitoring
Intended audience: This seminar is intended for the researchers and students, professionals, engineers, and managers from public and private sectors.
Name of Speaker: Dr. Naila Siddique
Designation of Speaker: Deputy Chief Scientist/ Head Chemistry Division
Email of Speaker: firstname.lastname@example.org
Affiliation of Speaker: Pakistan Institute of Nuclear Science and Technology (PINSTECH), Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission (PAEC)
Date and Venue: October 26, 2022, 1430 – 1530 Hrs, Seminar Hall, Institute of Environmental Sciences and Engineering (IESE), National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST), H-12, Islamabad, Pakistan