In the frame of the project AIRUSE, the University of Aveiro ministered one short course on sampling of atmospheric aerosols and analysis of their carbonaceous content. The topic is related to Action B.2. (Harmonization of source apportionment and priorisztion of pollution sources) of AIRUSE. Within this Action, the Portuguese institution is carrying out a sampling campaign of PM2.5 and PM10 in Oporto. After detailed chemical analysis of the samples, source receptor models will be applied in order to estimate the contributions of the main sources. This short course, of practical character, addressed the following aspects: aerosol measurement overview, training in PM2.5/PM10 sampling (high and low volume), calibration of equipment, training in gravimetric measurements, training in organic and elemental carbon determination by a thermal-optical technique, training in carbonate analysis.
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