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Review of Black Carbon in the Arctic—Origin, Measurement Methods, and Observations  [PDF]
Nicole M?lders, Stanley G. Edwin
Open Journal of Air Pollution (OJAP) , 2018, DOI: 10.4236/ojap.2018.72010
Abstract: Current knowledge about black carbon (BC) emission estimates, state-of-the-art measurement methods, near-surface BC concentrations ([BC]), and mixing ratios in snow is consolidated for the Arctic. Since no direct method exists to measure [BC], results from modern indirect methods differ among devices. Pan-Arctic wide [BC] and changes are hard to access; monitoring often ends once national ambient air quality standards are met. Few remote sites have long records. Past measurements showed distinct differences among the various Arctic climate regions. Past and own observations in communities permit qualitative discussion of the diurnal course, response to weather, season, or different emission situations like weekdays and weekends at a given site and/or among sites. Comparison of data from collocated aethalometer indicated more similar accuracy than found in mid- and low-latitudes despite of much lower ambient temperatures and [BC]. Snow samples give an incomplete glimpse at the removal and input into ecosystems.
Aerosol Properties over Ranchi Measured from Aethalometer  [PDF]
Manoj Kumar, Kumari Lipi, S Sureshbabu, N C Mahanti
Atmospheric and Climate Sciences (ACS) , 2011, DOI: 10.4236/acs.2011.13010
Abstract: Continuous and near-real-time measurements of the mass concentration of Aerosol Black Carbon (BC) were carried out 1st to 31st July 2010 of rainy season and compare with data of July-2010 to March-2011 using an Aethalometer (model AE-31 of Magee Scientific, USA). The principle of the Aethalometer is to measure the attenuation of a beam of light transmitted through a filter, while the filter is continuously collecting an aero-sol sample. This measurement is made at successive regular intervals of a time base period has been. the BC mass concentration is estimated by measuring the change in the transmittance of a quartz filter tape, on to which the particles impinge. The instrument was operated at a time base of 5 min, round the clock with a flow rate of 4-liter min–¹, to study the impact of rainy season on black carbon concentrations over a typical urban environment namely Ranchi, India. BC concentrations were high during morning (0600 to 0900 h) and evening hours (1900 to 2300 h) compared to afternoon hours. During early morning hours, high values of BC are attributed to the turbulence set-in by the solar heating which breaks the night-time stable layer and aero-sols in the nocturnal residual layer are mixed up with those near the surface.
The Effect of Added Carbon Black to Concrete Mix on Corrosion of Steel in Concrete  [PDF]
Sami Masadeh
Journal of Minerals and Materials Characterization and Engineering (JMMCE) , 2015, DOI: 10.4236/jmmce.2015.34029
Abstract: The effect of added carbon black to concrete mix on corrosion of steel reinforcement was studied. This was achieved by inserting steel bars in different concrete mixes containing 0.1, 0.2, 0.3, 0.4, and 0.5, carbon black/cement. Samples were cured, immersed in 3.5% chloride solution for 6 months. Chloride permeability and corrosion rates were measured. Tests showed that corrosion rate and chloride ions penetration decreased with increased carbon black content. This was expressed due to filling effect of very fine particles of carbon black and was in the order less than 250 nm.
Relationship between Structure and Thermodynamic Activity of Carbon Black  [PDF]
Barnasan Purevsuren, Lkhamsuren Munkhtuul, A. M. Amdur, V. V. Pavlov
Advances in Chemical Engineering and Science (ACES) , 2013, DOI: 10.4236/aces.2013.31008

The role of carbon black is especially important in cokeless metallurgy. Carbon black can be isolated at less hot zones (less than 720\"\") in metallurgical ovens according to equation of Buduara: 2CO = C + CO2. The particles of carbon black obtained by the reaction of Buduara are characterizing with complicated open-work structure including globular amorphous parts and graphitized crystalline elements connected by crosspieses with size in nanometric range (0.1μm - 3 μm). The carbon black is characterizing with increased Gibbs’s energy and high kinetical activity because of it’s dispersed and amorphous structure.

Estudo da resposta termicamente estimulada do compósito LDPE/CB por meio da técnica de corrente de despolariza??o termicamente estimulada (TSDC)
Kowalski, Edemir Luiz;Robert, Renê;Rúvolo Filho, Ademar;
Química Nova , 2009, DOI: 10.1590/S0100-40422009000500007
Abstract: the thermally stimulated depolarization current (tsdc) in a range of temperature from 84 to 373 k, has been applied to study the depolarization current of polyethylene and polyethylene composites in form of film and filled with commercial or oxidative surface treatment carbon black. the diagrams of tsdc obtained show that the composite in which the carbon black had received oxidative surface treatment reducing on an average depolarization current intensity in a magnitude order if compared to the composite with commercial carbon black. therefore in the area between α and β transitions the difference is accentuated by reaching a peak 55 times in a temperature of 240 k. the difference in results is explained in terms of molecular interactions neighboring of carbon black particles.
Filtration of Oil-furnace Carbon Black Dust Particles from the Tail Gases by Filter Bags With PTFE Membrane
Ze?evi?, N.,Barta, D.,?uzela, D.,Puh, I:
Kemija u Industriji , 2010,
Abstract: During the industrial production of oil furnace carbon black, tail gases containing oil-furnace carbon black dust particles are emitted to the atmosphere. In the carbon black plant, Petrokemija d. d., there are six exhaust stacks for tail gases. Each of them has installed process equipment for cleaning tail gases. Efficiency of cleaning mainly depends on equipment construction and cleaning technology. The vicinity of the town, quality of the air in the region of Kutina, regarding floating particles PM10, and corporate responsibility for further enviromental improvement, imposes development of new methods that will decrease the emmision of oil-furnace carbon black dust particles in the air. Combining centrifugal percipitator and filter, special construction of cyclofilter for filtration of oil-furnace carbon black dust particles from tail gases by using PTFE (polytetrafluoroethylene) membrane filter bags, was designed. Developed filtration technique provides η = 99.9 % efficiency of filtration. Construction part of the filter contains the newest generation of PTFE membrane filter bags with the ability of jet pulse cleaning. Using the PTFE membrane filter bags technology, filtration efficiency for oil-furnace carbon black dust particles in tail gases of maximum γ=5mgm-3can be achieved. The filtration efficiency was monitored continuously measuring the concentration of the oil-furnace carbon black dust particles in the tail gases with the help of in situ electronic probe. The accomplished filtration technology is the base for the installation of the PTFE membrane filter bags in the main operation filters which will provide better protection of the air in the town of Kutina against floating particles PM10.
Emission of Carbonaceous Species from Biomass Burning in the Traditional Rural Cooking Stove in Bangladesh  [PDF]
Morshad Ahmed, M. Das, T. Afser, M. Rokonujjaman, T. Akther, A. Salam
Open Journal of Air Pollution (OJAP) , 2018, DOI: 10.4236/ojap.2018.74014
Abstract: Characterization of carbonaceous species from the particulate matters (PM) after combustion of seven commonly used biomass species, albizia tree (Albizia julibrissin), dry leaves (mahogany tree), jackfruit tree (Artocarpus heterophyllus), rain tree (Samanea saman), mahogany tree (Swietenia mahogany), cow dung and mango tree (Mangifer aindica) was done. PM samples were collected on quartz fiber filters emitted from biomass burning in a typical rural cooking stove. PM loaded filters were characterized with scanning electron microscope (SEM) for surface morphology, fourier transform infrared (FTIR) to determine the functional group of organic compounds. Black carbon (BC) and brown carbon (BrC) concentrations were determined with Aethalometer. A TOC analyzer was used to determine the total organic carbon (TOC) present in the biomass samples. The surface morphology was almost similar for all biomass burning PM samples. The average concentrations of BC and BrC were 5.85 ± 4.40 and 13.0 ± 8.80 μg·m-3, respectively. The emission factors of BC and BrC were 1.08 ± 0.89 and 2.35 ± 1.67 mg·g-1, respectively. Concentration of BC was the highest in dry leaves and the lowest in mango tree. The emission factors of the determined biomass followed the sequence-dry leaves of mahogany > albizia tree > jackfruit tree > rain tree > cow dung > mahogany tree > mango tree. PM from mango tree had lower emissions compared to the other biomass species used in this study.
Multiwall Carbon Nanotube Modified Electrochemical Sensor for Reactive Black 5  [PDF]
Velliangiri Sreeja, Raman Sasikumar, Marimuthu Alagarsamy, Paramasivam Manisankar
American Journal of Analytical Chemistry (AJAC) , 2011, DOI: 10.4236/ajac.2011.27093
Abstract: Cyclic voltammograms of reactive black5 (RB5) at different pHs in the range 1.0 - 13.0 on multiwall carbon nanotube modified glassy carbon electrode revealed the presence of one well-defined irreversible anodic peak around 975 mV in acidic and neutral pHs. Adsorption controlled oxidation observed at acidic pH 1.0 resulted in the maximum peak current response in cyclic voltammograms. A systematic differential pulse stripping voltammetric studies were carried out using the modified electrode at pH 1.0. The accumulation parameters, accumulation potential and time were optimized for maximum adsorption of the dye which was ascertained from the SEM photographs and XRD results. The stripping parameters were optimized and calibration was made under optimum conditions. The range of study was from 0.5 ppm to 100 ppm and the lower limit of determination was 100 ppm. Five identical experiments were carried out and the RSD value obtained was 2.5% suggesting good reproducibility. The proposed method was successfully applied to determine the concentration of dye in the fabric and wastewater after dyeing.
Impact of Simulated Airborne Soot on Maize Growth and Development  [PDF]
Angela Anda, Berndett Illes
Journal of Environmental Protection (JEP) , 2012, DOI: 10.4236/jep.2012.38092
Abstract: Various effects of the dry deposition of soot on maize were investigated in Keszthely (Hungary) in two consecutive years. In order to be able to study a wider range of weather conditions, some of the plants were placed in a Thornthwaite-Matter type evapotranspirometer and given ad libitum water supplies. Pollution with airborne black carbon was simulated throughout the season by distributing rates of 3 g?m–2 a week using a motorised dust sprayer. Among the plant growth parameters, the leaf area index was increased by 3% - 14%, depending on the year, suggesting that the plants were able to absorb the carbon settling on the leaves. The black carbon reduced the albedo of the canopy by 17.5% - 21.8%, depending on the year, forcing the polluted maize to absorb more energy. Part of this surplus energy was utilised for increased evapotranspiration (3.9% and 11% in the two years) and to raise the surface temperature of the canopy by 1℃ - 2℃ during the mid-day hours. The effect of the contamination on maize was more intense in the hot, dry year. The unfavourable effect of soot on maize fertilisation could be observed as a significant increase in the number of deformed ears, leading to a reduction in grain dry matter. The reduction in dry matter yield for polluted maize grown with irrigation in the evapotranspirometer was far less severe than that on non-irrigated plots, suggesting that irrigation was the most obvious solution for mitigating the negative effects of contamination with airborne soot.
Near-Field Variability of Residential Woodsmoke Concentrations  [PDF]
Tracy L. Thatcher, Thomas W. Kirchstetter, Stella H. Tan, Christopher J. Malejan, Courtney E. Ward
Atmospheric and Climate Sciences (ACS) , 2014, DOI: 10.4236/acs.2014.44055
Abstract: In many regions, wood combustion is a significant source of wintertime aerosols. However, since wood combustion sources are interspersed within neighborhoods, near-field concentration variability has the potential to cause large variations in the exposure levels between residents over a relatively small area. This field study compared filter samples and aethalometer measurements of black carbon concentration within a 1 km2 study region with no significant aerosol sources except wood combustion. Sampling occurred on 15 nights over two winter seasons in a small California coastal town. Even over the small distances in the study area, large spatial and temporal variations were observed. Measured black carbon concentrations varied by as much as a factor of 10 over a 12-hour night-time period. The spatial variability was non-random, with the highest location in the study area experiencing 4 times the average concentration within the neighborhood, when averaged over all sample periods. The results of this study indicate that within neighborhoods with residential wood combustion sources using an average concentration for a region to predict exposure may significantly undervalue the exposure of some residents and overvalue the exposure for others.
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