Ultrafine particle emissions from transportation: A workshop
September 18 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
While much of the recent conversation in Canada around transportation emissions has been focused on greenhouse gases (GHG), the potential impacts of air pollution emissions on human health have received comparatively little attention. GHG emissions have been steadily declining in most vehicle classes, however, there are concerns that the introduction of certain fuel-saving technologies, such as gasoline direct injection (GDI) engines and turbochargers, has inadvertently caused a major spike in emissions of ultrafine particles (UFPs), which can cause adverse health impacts.
Why you should attend: The workshop will showcase findings from top researchers in a variety of fields related to transportation and human health. Participants will be provided with opportunities to pose questions and discuss concerns related to UFPs. Further, as an expert in the sector you can contribute to the discussion around potential research needs and identifying effective UFP mitigation strategies. Workshop findings will be summarized in a primer on UFP emissions from transportation and disseminated broadly across Canada.
- 12:30 – 13:00 Registration
- 13:00 – 13:15 Opening remarks
- 13:15 – 13:35 Presentation 1: UFPs from transportation: Sources and trends
- 13:35 – 13:55 Presentation 2: Human health impacts of UFPs
- 13:55 – 14:15 Presentation 3: UFP Measurement, characterization and monitoring
- 14:15 – 14:30 Break
- 14:30 – 14:50 Presentation 4: UFP Mitigation – Technologies and strategies
- 14:50 – 15:10 Presentation 5: UFP Mitigation – International and domestic policy
- 15:10 – 15:55 Panel discussion
- 15:55 – 16:00 Closing remarks and next steps
All are welcome to attend. Admission is free, but registration is required. REGISTER
Pollution Probe is a national, not-for-profit, charitable organization that exists to improve the health and well-being of Canadians by advancing policy that achieves positive, tangible environmental change.
The Transportation and Air Quality Research Group (TRAQ) is a research group at the University of Toronto focusing on modelling traffic emissions and near-road air quality as well as near-road air pollution monitoring and characterization.