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Personal Air Quality Monitors

I work on the development of a wearable Personal Air quality Monitor (PAM) that can be used to obtain accurate exposure measurements of individuals in daily life. The PAM is highly autonomous and incorporates multiple sensors for gaseous pollutants, particulate matter and other environmental stressors. High spatiotemporal resolution is achieved via an integrated GPS which allows to assess the air pollution levels of an individual in their direct environment. 

 

Air quality exposure studies in China

I am part of the AIRLESS1 project which aims to draw more reliable associations between personal exposure to air pollutants and adverse changes in cardiopulmonary responses and health outcomes during the heating and non-heating seasons in urban and rural settings in Beijing. Three main methodological novelties are employed in the project:

  • the detailed assessment of personal exposure to air pollution in diverse indoor and outdoor environments
  • the integration of time-activity profiles and activity-dependent inhalation rates to derive precise dose estimations
  • a comprehensive collection of medical biomarkers to understand the underlying mechanisms of health responses to air pollution exposure.

My role in the AIRLESS study is to quantify the air pollution dose of each participant with the highest accuracy possible, considering the spatiotemporal heterogeneity of air pollution and individual activity-patterns within the cohort. 

1 “Effects of air pollution on cardiopulmonary disease in urban and peri-urban residents in Beijing”, part of the international research programme "Air Pollution and Human Health in a Chinese Megacity" (APHH), joint-funded by UK Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), the Medical Research Council (MRC) and the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC)

 

Degrees

BSc and MSc in Chemistry, University of Potsdam, Germany

 

Publications

Chatzidiakou, L, Krause, A, Popoola, O A M et al.  "Characterising low-cost sensors in highly portable platforms to quantify personal exposure in diverse environments", Atmospheric Measurement Techniques, 2019 12, 4643–4657.

Krause, A, Zhao, J, & Birmili, W "Low-cost sensors and indoor air quality: A test study in three residential homes in Berlin, Germany", Gefahrstoffe Reinhaltung Luft (Air Quality Control), 2019, 3(March), 87–92.

Avino S, Krause A, Gagliardi G et al. “Direct Sensing in Liquids Using Whispering Gallery Mode Droplet Resonators”, Advanced Optical Materials, 2014, 2(12), 1155-1159

 

Research Experience

  • Chitose Institute for Science and Technology (CIST), Hokkaido, Japan (2 months, 2014)
  • National Institute of Optics (INO), Pozzuoli, Naples, Italy (6 months, 2013)
  • Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP), Araraquara, Brazil (2 months, 2011)

Publications

Effects of AIR pollution on cardiopuLmonary disEaSe in urban and peri-urban reSidents in Beijing: protocol for the AIRLESS study
Y Han, W Chen, L Chatzidiakou, A Krause, L Yan, H Zhang, Q Chan, B Barratt, R Jones, J Liu, Y Wu, M Zhao, J Zhang, FJ Kelly, T Zhu
– Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics
(2020)
20,
15775
Using novel portable air quality monitors to improve personal exposure and dose estimations for health studies
A Krause
(2020)
Using low-cost sensor technologies and advanced computational methods to improve dose estimations in health panel studies: results of the AIRLESS project
L Chatzidiakou, A Krause, Y Han, W Chen, L Yan, OAM Popoola, M Kellaway, Y Wu, J Liu, M Hu, AIRLESS team, B Barratt, FJ Kelly, T Zhu, RL Jones
– Journal of exposure science & environmental epidemiology
(2020)
30,
981
Characterising low-cost sensors in highly portable platforms to quantify personal exposure in diverse environments
L Chatzidiakou, A Krause, OAM Popoola, A Di Antonio, M Kellaway, Y Han, FA Squires, T Wang, H Zhang, Q Wang, Y Fan, S Chen, M Hu, JK Quint, B Barratt, FJ Kelly, T Zhu, RL Jones
– Atmospheric Measurement Techniques
(2019)
1
Characterising low-cost sensors in highly portable platforms to quantify personal exposure in diverse environments
L Chatzidiakou, A Krause, OAM Popoola, A Di Antonio, M Kellaway, Y Han, FA Squires, T Wang, H Zhang, Q Wang, Y Fan, S Chen, M Hu, JK Quint, B Barratt, FJ Kelly, T Zhu, RL Jones
– Atmospheric Measurement Techniques
(2019)
12,
4643
Direct Sensing in Liquids Using Whispering-Gallery-Mode Droplet Resonators
S Avino, A Krause, R Zullo, A Giorgini, P Malara, P De Natale, HP Loock, G Gagliardi
– Advanced Optical Materials
(2014)
2,
1155

Centre Highlights

• January 2024: The CCPG have successfully submitted a proposal for PACESETTERS!

• September 2nd 2023: Dr Annela Anger-Kraavi has co-authored a paper analysing just transition narratives in European coal regions. Read the paper here

• December 13th 2022: The CCPG have co-authored a paper on game-changing innovations towards net-zero, published in Energy Strategy Reviews. Read the open access paper here.

• November 15th 2022: The final conference of PARIS REINFORCE is taking place today in Sorbonne. Read more about the event here

• October 24th 2022: The CCPG have successfully submitted a proposal for the Cambridge-Tsinghua joint research initiative! 

• May 5th 2022: We've submitted to the UNFCCC's Global Stocktake (GST). More information is available on our news page. 

• March 23rd 2022: Multiple CAS academics have published a paper investigating the future role of anthropogenic methane emissions. Read the open access paper here.

• Feb 18th 2022: Dr Parris and Dr Anger-Kraavi have co-authored a paper that develops a tool to support co-designed transformative change. Read the open access paper here.

• Dec 16th 2021: Dr Parris has co-authored a paper that introduces a tool to support plastic pollution policy. Read the open access paper here.

• Nov 22nd 2021: Dr Anger-Kraavi has co-authored a paper with Paris Reinforce. Read the open access version here


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01223 336345 (shared)