14/11/2018

Metal-Organic Complexes in Atmospheric Aerosol: formation processes, properties, and health impacts (MOCAA)

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  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    Università degli Studi di Padova
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Chemistry
  • RESEARCHER PROFILE
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
    Recognised Researcher (R2)
    Established Researcher (R3)
    Leading Researcher (R4)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE
    10/12/2018 23:59 - Europe/Brussels
  • LOCATION
    Italy
  • TYPE OF CONTRACT
    To be defined

The project aims at investigating how organic compounds in atmospheric aerosol can coordinate with, and therefore increase the solubility of, metals in the aerosol itself or in atmospheric aqueous environments (e.g. cloud and fog droplets, or deliquescent aerosol at high relative humidity), and to study the effects of such mechanism on public health in an urban environment. The objectives will be pursued using an integrated approach combining field measurements, laboratory experiments, and toxicity tests. Aerosols from the urban area of Padova (Italy) within the Po Valley will be sampled, analysed to quantify metal-organic complexes and used in toxicity tests. Smog chambers will be used to realistically reproduce the gas-particle-droplet interaction in atmospheric conditions. Toxicity mechanisms will be investigated in vitro using human pulmonary alveolar epithelial cells on both atmospheric and synthetic aerosol to relate particle toxicity to the presence of metal-ligand complexes.

Eligibility criteria

Eligible destination country/ies for fellows:

  • Italy

Eligibility of fellows: country/ies of residence:

  • EUROPE

Eligibility of fellows: nationality/ies:

  • EUROPE

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Università degli Studi di Padova
Italy

EURAXESS offer ID: 355435
Posting organisation offer ID: 150924