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Graduate student projects

Development and application of advanced methodologies for air quality assessment at a high spatio-temporal resolution based on optimization techniques

Shimi Chen, Ph.D

Public Participation in air quality research in Haifa: theory into practice.

Yaela Golumbic Ph.D.

The impact of air pollution on the health of post myocardial infarction cohort.

Gali Cohen, Ph.D.

Development and utilization of new methods for urban air pollution monitoring

Tamar Yacobi, M.Sc.

Car dust-bound concentrations of poly-brominated flame retardants and poly-aromatic compounds in Israel

Maisa Inibtawi, M.Sc
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Photochemical degradation of Chlorpyrifos and its metabolites – Thin films on leaves and slides

Frida Fishler, M.E

Usage of Open Path FTIR for the detection of toxic aerosols

Oz Kira, Ph.D. Airborne pesticides may pose a threat to public health. Monitoring airborne pesticides, in real time, has substantial importance when dealing with risk assessment. The information of pesticide drifts in semi-arid and arid climate, such as in Israel, is limited and thus further investigation is needed.
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Development of air pollution data-driven models

Uri Lerner, Ph.D. Exposure to air pollution has a proven impact on public health. Thus, arises the need for an accurate way to measure the level of exposure to various pollutants. Currently monitoring is obtained by stationary AQM (Air Quality Monitoring) stations, which are spread thinly due to size and cost.
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Imputation of missing air pollution data using spectral analysis methods

Shai Moshenberg, M.Sc Atmospheric data collection is a fundamental element is all atmospheric studies. Data collection is mainly done through field sensors networks that monitor pollution and other atmospheric variables. A common problem that hampers the use of the data is time series with missing samples, due to budget limits or technical issues.
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Development of a quantitative model for environmental impact assessment of a desalination plat: Shavei Zion case study

Gili Noy, M.Sc.

Video based traffic pollutants exposure assessments

Oren Rubenstein, M.Sc

Primary and secondary pesticide drift under sub-humid climate; field measurements and modeling approaches

Ohad Zivan, Ph.D. Aims: To assess, in semi-arid climate, primary and secondary drift of pesticide to rural communities adjacent to agricultural fields.
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Integration of satellite-borne observations and ground monitoring and its application for assessing exposure to PM in Israel

Meytar Sorek-Hamer, Ph.D.
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Development of methodology for risk assessment as a result of large scale area development and open pit phosphate mining

Dmitry-David Tartakovsky, Ph.D. This study evaluates different combinations of emission factors for surface phosphate mining by comparing AERMOD and CALPUFF dispersion modeling results to concentrations measured in the Khneifiss open pit phosphate mine, Syria (Othman and Al-Masri, 2007) and around Al-Hassa and Al-Abyad open pit phosphate mines, Jordan (Hamaiedth and El-Hasan, 2011) — the only works that reports measured TSP or PM10 and PM2.5 concentrations around open pit phosphate mines.
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