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Airborne particulate matter in a Sub-Saharan Africa city: Nairobi, Kenya, and at an Equatorial high altitude site: Mount Kenya


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Title: Airborne particulate matter in a Sub-Saharan Africa city: Nairobi, Kenya, and at an Equatorial high altitude site: Mount Kenya
Authors: Gaita, Samuel Mwaniki
E-mail: samuel.gaita@chem.gu.se
mwanikigaita@yahoo.co.uk
Issue Date: 13-Sep-2017
University: University of Gothenburg. Faculty of Science
Institution: Department of Chemistry and Molecular Biology ; Institutionen för kemi och molekylärbiologi
Parts of work: 1. Source apportionment and seasonal variation of PM2.5 in a Sub-Saharan African city: Nairobi, Kenya. Gaita, S. M., Boman, J., Gatari, M. J., Pettersson, J. B. C., & Janhäll, S. (2014), Atmos. Chem. Phys., 14(18), 9977-9991.
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2. Traffic impacts on PM2.5 air quality in Nairobi, Kenya. Kinney, P. L., Gichuru, M. G., Volavka-Close, N., Ngo, N., Ndiba, P. K., Law, A., Gachanja, A., Gaita, S. M., Chillrud, S. N., & Sclar, E. (2011). Environ. Sci. Policy, 14(4), 369-378.
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3. Characterization of size-fractionated particulate matter and deposition fractions in human respiratory system in a typical African city: Nairobi, Kenya. Gaita, S. M., Boman, J., Gatari, M. J., Wagner, A. and Jonsson, S. K. (2016). Aerosol Air Qual. Res. 14(10) 2378-2385.
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4. High airborne black carbon concentrations measured near roadways in Nairobi, Kenya. Gatari, M. J., Kinney, P. L., Yan, B., Sclar, E., Volavka-Close, N., Ngo, N., Gaita, S. M., Law, A., Ndiba, P., Gachanja, A., Graeff, J., & Chillrud, S. N. (2017). Manuscript under review in the journal of Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment

5. Aerosol Chemistry and Physics at the Mount Kenya Global Atmosphere Watch Station. Samuel Mwaniki Gaita, Erik S. Thomson, Michael Gatari, August Andersson, Johan Boman and Jan B. C. Pettersson, Manuscript to be submitted to the Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics journal
Date of Defence: 2017-09-29
Disputation: Fredagen, 29 september 2017, kl. 10:15, rum KB, Kemigården 4, Chalmers tekniska högskola, Göteborg
Degree: Doctor of Philosophy
Publication type: Doctoral thesis
Keywords: X-ray Fluorescence (XRF)
Particle Induced X-ray Emission (PIXE)
Particulate matter pollutants
Source apportionment
sub-Saharan Africa
Deposition fractions
High- altitude
Free troposphere
Spatial distribution
Abstract: In Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), air quality is gravely understudied despite the existing influential factors such a rapid urbanization and population growth that negatively affect the environment. Majority of urban areas in SSA face challenges that include lack of social services, poor infrastructure development, exponential increase of second-hand vehicles and extensive use of biomass-based fuel for energy needs. There is a systemic lack of continuous monitoring of air pollution in most SSA cities... more
ISBN: 978-91-639-2041-7
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2077/52689
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