Characteristics of PM2.5 in Prince George neighborhoods for personal monitoring purposes

Reports of air monitoring since 1994 show the annual average PM2.5 concentration in the Prince George airshed is one of the highest in the province. Although a large effort is underway to monitor ambient levels of PM2.5 , there has been no systematic study on personal exposure at the neighborhood level. Furthermore, there are no data on chemical composition (in particular elemental analysis) of PM2.5 in the neighborhoods. The main objective of this research project is to collect air samples using personal air samplers in order to characterize PM2.5 mass and particle number concentrations (PNCs) and quantify the chemical composition of PM2.5 in different neighborhoods in the city of Prince George, BC. The outcomes from this study will help to assess the success rate of the city and local industries of implementing new measures to reduce emissions of air pollutants into the airshed.

Faculty Supervisor:

Hossein Kazemian


Sahar Ebadzadsahraei


Prince George Air Improvement Roundtable


Environmental sciences


Environmental industry




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