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Publication type: Article in scientific journal
Type of review: Peer review (publication)
Title: Review: Particulate matter emissions from aircraft
Authors: Owen, Bethan
Anet, Julien G.
Bertier, Nicolas
Christie, Simon
Cremaschi, Michele
Dellaert, Stijn
Edebeli, Jacinta
Janicke, Ulf
Kuenen, Jeroen
Lim, Ling
Terrenoire, Etienne
et. al: No
DOI: 10.3390/atmos13081230
Published in: Atmosphere
Volume(Issue): 13
Issue: 8
Page(s): 1230
Issue Date: 2022
Publisher / Ed. Institution: MDPI
ISSN: 2073-4433
Language: English
Subjects: Emission; Regulation; Aircraft; Particulate matter; Dispersion
Subject (DDC): 363: Environmental and security problems
Abstract: The contribution of aircraft operations to ambient ultrafine particle (UFP) concentration at and around airports can be significant. This review article considers the volatile and non-volatile elements of particulate matter emissions from aircraft engines, their characteristics and quantification and identifies gaps in knowledge. The current state of the art emission inventory methods and dispersion modelling approaches are reviewed and areas for improvement and research needs are identified. Quantification of engine non-volatile particulate matter (nvPM) is improving as measured certification data for the landing and take-off cycle are becoming available. Further work is needed: to better estimate nvPM emissions during the full-flight; to estimate non-regulated (smaller) engines; and to better estimate the emissions and evolution of volatile particles (vPM) in the aircraft exhaust plume. Dispersion modelling improvements are also needed to better address vPM. As the emissions inventory data for both vPM and nvPM from aircraft sources improve, better estimates of the contribution of aircraft engine emissions to ambient particulate concentrations will be possible.
Fulltext version: Published version
License (according to publishing contract): CC BY 4.0: Attribution 4.0 International
Departement: School of Engineering
Organisational Unit: Centre for Aviation (ZAV)
Published as part of the ZHAW project: RAPTOR - Research of Aviation PM Technologies, mOdelling and Regulation
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Owen, B., Anet, J. G., Bertier, N., Christie, S., Cremaschi, M., Dellaert, S., Edebeli, J., Janicke, U., Kuenen, J., Lim, L., & Terrenoire, E. (2022). Review: Particulate matter emissions from aircraft. Atmosphere, 13(8), 1230.
Owen, B. et al. (2022) ‘Review: Particulate matter emissions from aircraft’, Atmosphere, 13(8), p. 1230. Available at:
B. Owen et al., “Review: Particulate matter emissions from aircraft,” Atmosphere, vol. 13, no. 8, p. 1230, 2022, doi: 10.3390/atmos13081230.
OWEN, Bethan, Julien G. ANET, Nicolas BERTIER, Simon CHRISTIE, Michele CREMASCHI, Stijn DELLAERT, Jacinta EDEBELI, Ulf JANICKE, Jeroen KUENEN, Ling LIM und Etienne TERRENOIRE, 2022. Review: Particulate matter emissions from aircraft. Atmosphere. 2022. Bd. 13, Nr. 8, S. 1230. DOI 10.3390/atmos13081230
Owen, Bethan, Julien G. Anet, Nicolas Bertier, Simon Christie, Michele Cremaschi, Stijn Dellaert, Jacinta Edebeli, et al. 2022. “Review: Particulate Matter Emissions from Aircraft.” Atmosphere 13 (8): 1230.
Owen, Bethan, et al. “Review: Particulate Matter Emissions from Aircraft.” Atmosphere, vol. 13, no. 8, 2022, p. 1230,

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