Mother Lode Chapter A&WMA

Events & News

14 OCT 2009

Dinner Meeting:  Mobile PM2.5 Measurements in Fairbanks, Alaska


  • Frank Di Genova, Partner/Senior Specialist, Sierra Research


Most people think of Alaska as a cold but pristine wilderness, occasionally interrupted by human settlements.  In fact, Fairbanks (population 35,000) has one of the more intractable PM2.5 problems of any "metropolitan" area in the United States, with 25-30 exceedances per year and a maximum daily average concentration in 2008 of 120 ug/m3.  Frank Di Genova of Sierra Research will talk about his work in attempting to unravel the causes of high PM2.5 concentrations in that community.  The presentation will describe the methodology and preliminary results from operating a mobile measuring platform in Fairbanks to identify the contributions of potential source contributors such as wood burning, space heating, mobile sources, waste oil burning, and coal burning.

Who should attend?

This event is organized by the Mother Lode Chapter of the Air and Waste Management Association.  This event may be attended by students and their professors, and interested members and their colleagues.  We welcome representatives of regulatory agencies, academia, industry, community and environmental groups, and the consulting community.


If you any questions regarding this event, please contact Todd Sax at or (916) 229-0884.

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