Department of Environmental Science and Analytical Chemistry | ACES

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Rainstorms make new clouds in the tropics

October 25, 2016

In the skies above the Amazon, large numbers of small air particles called aerosols that form naturally in the upper atmosphere are carried to the lowermost part of it, known as the boundary layer, by rapid downdrafts associated with rain convective clouds. This shows a new study by scientists from USA, Brazil, Sweden, Germany and Finland published in Nature. These findings shed …

China’s emissions of toxic fluorinated chemicals highest in the world

October 12, 2016

China is the biggest emitter of certain toxic fluorinated chemicals today, shows a new study published in Environmental Science and Technology. Researchers from Sweden, Norway and China have measured the levels of 12 fluorinated substances at the mouths of 19 Chinese rivers. “Our field measurements have confirmed the theoretical calculations of emissions”, says Thanh Wang, researcher at Örebro University who …

Abstract submission is open! – 6th Young Environmental Scientist Meeting

October 11, 2016

In collaboration with the student association of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC) we are happy to announce that ACES will be hosting the 6th edition of the Young Environmental Scientists meeting (YES) taking place from the 16th to the 20th of February. This will be the first time that the meeting is held in Scandinavia and roughly 100 students are …

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