Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao PM2.5 Study Workshop held at SUSTech

2018-02-05

The Second Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao PM2.5 workshop opened at Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech) from January 25 to 26, 2018. It discussed numerous issues of PM2.5, including the collection and chemical analysis of the particulate matter, modeling, numerical simulation, satellite remote sensing, and visualization platform.

The workshop is held by Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech), Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), and the Hong Kong Environmental Protection Department (EPD) together. It provided useful information and advice for the study of PM2.5.

Over 70 delegates from SUSTech, HKUST, South China University of Technology (SCUT), Jinan University (JNU) and officials from many environmental protection departments across the Pearl River Delta (PRD) attended the workshop. Professors from SUSTech, HKUST and SCUT delivered impressive lectures in these two days.

Particulate Matter 2.5 (PM2.5) refers to tiny particles or droplets suspend in the air which are less than 2.5μm in width. PM 2.5 is one of the major problems of air pollution in China.

The issue of air quality has aroused the great attention of the Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macao governments, leading to their joint study on it since 2015. 

 

Source: The Department of Ocean Science &Engineering

Text: Chen Zibing

Proofread by Chris Edwards