Some of the group travelled to Toronto last week for the 100th CSC conference. Cora presented Rob’s ultra-high resolution mass spectral analysis of biomass burning aerosol and Heidi’s analysis of deposition of perfluorocarboxylic acids to the Canadian Arctic. Trevor also presented work from the group: Bryan’s nitric acid measurements from the NL-BELT and Rob and […]
Work from Rob’s doctoral thesis examining brown carbon in aerosols from multiple field sites has been published in Environmental Science and Technology. This paper allows us to better understand the molecular size distribution and sources of aerosol brown carbon and its potential impact on climate. We undertook this study with collaborators from National Oceanic and […]
Heidi and Joseph travelled to Orlando, Florida last week to attend the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC) annual North America meeting (and, incidentally, experience the US election firsthand). Heidi gave a presentation on her PFAA ice core work, while Joseph presented a poster on his PBDEs in size-resolved atmospheric particles.
Cora was in Toronto last week to give invited seminars at the University of Toronto and Environment and Climate Change Canada. She spoke about Rob’s brown carbon work and Rob even attended one seminar in the flesh!
Rob successfully defended his thesis this week. Congratulations Dr. Di Lorenzo!
Cora was in Gent, Belgium last week to participate in the Interaction Between Indoor and Atmospheric Chemistry Workshop and attend the Indoor Air 2016 meeting. She presented Kat’s work on PBDEs in size-resolved particles indoors.
Peter Benson has joined the group as an NSERC USRA student. He will be working with John on the development of methods for sampling persistent compounds in atmospheric particles. Welcome!
Rob’s work on brown carbon collected from an aged boreal biomass burning plume has been published in Geophysical Research Letters . We collected samples of the plume from a fire burning in northern Quebec and Labrador as it came over St. John’s in summer of 2013 (satellite photo). Rob used size-exclusion chromatography coupled to UV-vis […]
Cora attended the Gordon Research Conference focusing on atmospheric chemistry held in Waterville Valley, NH last week. She presented Rob’s biomass burning brown carbon analysis.
Our resident undergrad, Teles Furlani, has submitted his undergraduate Honours thesis today. A lot of hard work, inlcuding some blood and sweat – but no tears – went into this work. Teles was investigating the use of reactive desorption electrospray ionization (DESI) for the monitoring of aromatic amines in atmospheric particulate samples collected from indoor […]