11th PIC Congress Program


Monday, June 1


8:00 – 8:30 am



8:30 – 8:40 am



Dan Costa

U.S. EPA National Program Director - Air


8:40 – 8:50 am



William Suk

NIEHS Superfund Basic Research Program Director


8:50 – 9:00 am

Award Ceremony


Don Lucas

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory


9:00 – 9:45 am

Plenary 1


Hap-hazard:  Regulation of Toxic Air Pollutants in the 20th and 21st Centuries

John Bachmann

Vision Air Consulting

(former U.S. EPA/OAQPS Associate Director for Science/Policy and New Programs)


9:45 – 10:30 am

Plenary 2


Health Effects of PM: What We Have Learned from Epidemiological Studies

Douglas Dockery

Harvard School of Public Health


10:30 – 11:00 am




11:00 am – 1:00 pm





11:00 – 11:24 am



11:24 – 11:48 am



11:48 am – 12:12 pm


12:12 – 1:00 pm


Session 1


Policy & Regulations

Douglas Smith, ENSR-AECOM

Melvin Keener,CRWI


052:  Screening/testing strategies for health effect assessment of engine emissions

Miriam E. Gerlofs-Nijland, National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM)


050:  The potential to reduce dioxin emissions by product environmental management

Valerie M. Thomas, Georgia Institute of Technology


017:  Procedures for environmental accounting can impact effective environmental benefits

M. Serageldin, U.S. EPA


055:  2009 Regulatory Changes: impact upon risk analysis and health effects research (panel discussion)

Douglas G. Smith, ENSR-AECOM

Other Participants:  Melvin Keener, Valerie Thomas, Mohamed Serageldin, John Bachmann, Douglas Dockery (invited)


1:00 – 2:00 pm




2:00 – 4:00 pm






2:00 – 2:24 pm






2:24 – 2:48 pm






2:48 – 3:12 pm





3:12 – 3:36 pm








3:36 – 4:00 pm

Session 2



Jost Wendt, University of Utah

Annette Rohr, Electric Power Research Institute


006:  Comparison of size segregated composition of coal ash aerosol under air-fired and oxy-fired conditions

Jost O. L. Wendt, University of Utah

Other Authors:  Will Morris, Dunxi Yu


026:  Differential mobility analysis of nanoparticles generated during pulverized coal combustion

Francesco Carbone, Istituto di Ricerche sulla Combustione, IRC - CNR

Other Authors:  Federico Beretta, Andrea D'Anna


031:  Element speciation in ash and emissions from coal combustion

Frank E. Huggins, University of Kentucky

Other Authors:  Gerald P. Huffman


054:  Health effects of coal-fired power plant emissions: the TERESA study

Annette Rohr, Electric Power Research Institute

Other Authors: John Godleski, Petros Koutrakis





062:  Relationships between composition and pulmonary toxicity of prototype particles from coal combustion and pyrolysis

William P. Linak, U.S. EPA

Other Authors:  Seung-Hyun Cho, Jong-Ik Yoo, Audrey T. Turley, Jost O.L. Wendt, Frank E. Huggins, M. Ian Gilmour


Session 3


New Technologies

Ralf Zimmermann, University of Rostock

Carole Yauk, Health Canada


009:  Thermal treatment of municipal solid waste incinerator fly ash using DC double arc argon plasma

Gao Fei, Zhejiang University

Other Authors:  Yan Jianhua, Wang Qin, Lu Shengyong, Kefa Cen


011:  Destruction of PCDD/Fs by atmosphere pressure DC gliding arc plasma

Yu Liang, Zhejiang University

Other Authors:  Yan Jianhua, Li Xiaodong, Lu Shengyong, Ke Zibin, Chen Tong, Cen Kefa


024:  Gold nanoparticle based mercury sensing

Jay Z. James, University of California, Berkeley

Other Authors:  Don Lucas, Catherine Koshland



058:  Two-step laser mass spectrometry for analysis of intact marker compounds from individual aerosol particles: detection of organic tracers for aerosol sources

M. Bente, University of Rostock

Other Authors:  M. Sklorz, T. Streibel, R. Zimmermann


056:  DNA damage and modification in the male mouse germline following exposure to particulate air pollution

Carole L. Yauk, Health Canada

4:00 – 4:30 pm




4:30 – 6:00 pm

Poster Session, Reception & Informal Facility Tours


012:  Stress responses induced by PM-related metals in primary cardiac cells: zinc and copper increase MAP-kinase activation and interleukin-6 release

Marit Lag, Norwegian Institute of Public Health

Other Authors:  Vibeke Ansteinsson, Tor Skomedal, Jan B. Osnes, Per E. Schwarze, Magne Refsnes


016:  Understanding PCDD/F emission factor variability from biomass burning

Emanuela Grandesso, U.S. EPA/ORISE

Other Authors:  Dennis Tabor, Brian Gullett, Abderrahmane Touati


019:  Diesel exhaust particles induce microRNA expression profile changes in human bronchial epithelial cells

Melanie J. Jardim, U.S. EPA

Other Authors:  Rebecca C. Fry, David Diaz-Sanchez


025:  The effect of ozone (O3) exposure in utero on developmental immunotoxicity and allergic airway inflammation

Tuya Sharkhuu, U.S. EPA/ORISE

Other Authors:  W.P. Linak, R. Luebke, M.I. Gilmour



029:  Interactions observed between organic carbon and carbon black nanoparticles on cells

Lee Anne Sgro, Universit di Napoli

Other Authors:  Andrea D'Anna, Francesca Zei, Paola Pedata, Mariarosaria Boccellino, Raffaele La Porta, Patrizia Minutolo


032:  Ultrafine particulate matter exacerbates mast cell activation, alters vascular relaxation and is associated with pro-inflammatory cytokine production

Christopher J. Wingard, East Carolina University

Other Authors: Robert M. Lust, Dianne M. Walters, Wayne E. Cascio, Robert B. Devlin, Jared M. Brown


033:  Release behavior of mercury and arsenic during pyrolysis of coal

Takahiro Kato, Akita University

Other Authors:  Katsuyasu Sugawara


034:  Release behavior of boron during pyrolysis and gasification of coal

Katsuyasu Sugawara, Akita University

Other Authors: Yuuki Mochzuki, Takahiro Kato


036:  Destruction and removal efficiency of PICs by various iron ores during sintering

Alfons Georges Buekens, Zhejiang University

Other Authors:  Guy Reggers, Robert Carleer, Nigel Tame, Moo Been Chang


038:  Off-gas treatment by means of the mineral sorbent Minsorb

Alfons Georges Buekens, Zhejiang University

Other Authors:  Alain Brasseur, Moo Been Chang, Palina Tsytsik, Robert Carleer


039:  Zinc and lead recovery from molten fly ashes

Katsuyasu Sugawara, Akita University

Other Authors:  Takahiro Kato, Risehiro Nonaka


040:  Possible risk associated with exposure to combustion generated fine particles in neonatal rats

Baher S. Fahmy, Louisiana State University

Other Authors:  Liren Ding, Dahui You, Slawo Lomnicki, Barry Dellinger, Stephania A. Cormier


042:  Formation and stabilization of persistent free radicals on ferric oxide/silica  surface

Eric Vejerano, Louisiana State University

Other Authors:  Slawomir Lomnicki, Barry Dellinger


043:  Detection of environmentally persistent free radicals in soils at a superfund wood treating site

Albert Leo dela Cruz, Louisiana State University

Other Authors:  William Gehling, Slawomir Lomnicki, Barry Dellinger


046:  Quantification of soot and soot precursors from a gas phase flow reactor

M. Paul Herring, Louisiana State University

Other Authors:  Hongyi Wu, Slawomir Lomnicki, Barry Dellinger


047:  Catalytic destruction of toxic compounds in mainstream cigarette smoke

Joshua Kibet, Louisiana State University

Other Authors:  Slawomir Lomnicki, Barry Dellinger


053:  Design for a whole-cell biosensor for detection of methyl-tert-butyl ether in environmental samples

Geetika Joshi, University of California, Davis

Other Authors:  R. Schmidt, K.M. Scow


018:  Time-dependent up-regulation of genes in mouse lungs following inhalation of butadiene soot (BDS) nanoparticles

Arthur Penn,  Louisiana State University

Other Authors:  Zakia Perveen, Daniel Paulsen


023:  Interactions of combustion-derived nanoparticles and lung epithelial cells; what the particles do (and maybe don't do)

Arthur Penn. Louisiana State University

Other Authors:  Gleeson Murphy, Rodney Rouse, Daniel Paulsen, Steven Barker, William Henk, Zakia Perveen , Marc Boudreaux



Tuesday, June 2


9:00 – 9:45 am

Plenary 3


Source Apportionment of Ambient Aerosols using On-line Single Particle Mass Spectrometry

Kimberly Prather

University of California, San Diego


9:45 – 10:30 am

Plenary 4


Engineered Ultrafine Particles for Health Effects Studies

Ian Kennedy

University of California, Davis


10:30 – 11:00 am




11:00 am – 1:00 pm






11:00 – 11:24 am






11:24 – 11:48 am










11:48 am – 12:12 pm





12:12 – 12:36 pm








12:36 – 1:00 pm

Session 4


Nanoparticles and the Environment

Kevin Dreher, U.S. EPA

Mark Weisner, Duke University



060:  Nanoparticles in the environment: current issues and future challenges

Kevin Dreher, U.S. EPA




030:  Morphological investigation of diesel nano-particles for health effects

Kyeong O. Lee, Argonne National Laboratory

Other Authors:  Seung Y. Yang







020:  Dose-dependent changes in lung gene expression after brief exposures to combustion-derived PAH-rich nanoparticles

Arthur Penn, Louisiana State University

Other Authors:  Zakia Perveen


001:  Reductive capacity of soot and the synergistic oxidative effect of soot and Fe2O3 nanoparticles

Bing Guo, Texas A&M University

Other Authors:  Stephen J. Drake, Rema Zebda, Christie M. Sayes




051:  The interaction of nanoparticles with the human term placenta

Amber L. Rinderknecht, University of Rochester

Other Authors:  Gunter Oberdorster, Alison C. P. Elder, Robert Gelein, Karen Bentley, Richard K. Miller


Session 5


Organics & Free Radicals

Kimberly Prather, University of California, San Diego

Barry Dellinger, Louisiana State University


049:  Comparison of thermal degradation of chlorinated benzenes over supported iron oxide nanoclusters and impregnated coarse particles

Hongyi Wu, Louisiana State University

Other Authors:  Slawo Lomnicki, Barry Dellinger


014:  On-line investigation of the effects of sulphur addition on PAH concentration levels in the flue gas of a grate-fired bark boiler applying resonance enhanced multi photon ionisation time-of-flight mass spectrometry (REMPI-TOFMS)

Thorsten Streibel, University of Rostock

Other Authors:  Fabian Mhlberger, Robert Geiler, Mohammad Saraji-Bozorgzad, Henrik Bjurstrm, Ralf Zimmermann


044:  Radicals from the gas phase pyrolysis of catechol,  ipso- catechol and semiquinone radicals

Lavrent Khachatryan, Louisiana State University

Other Authors:  Julien Adounkpe, Ruben Asatryan, Barry Dellinger


028:  Persistent free radicals on combustion generated PM0.1 induce protein misfolding in neonatal rat lung

Stephania A Cormier, Louisiana State University

Other Authors:  Shrilatha Balakrishna, Terry Ahlert, Dahui You, Baher Fahmy, Danielle Major, Slawo Lomnicki, Barry Dellinger


061:  Pulmonary toxicity of size-fractionated source-specific combustion PM and ambient PM in animals

Seung-Hyun Cho, U.S. EPA/ORISE

Other Authors:  William P. Linak, Kymberly Gowdy, Tina Stevens, Charly J. King, Q. Todd Krantz, M. Ian Gilmour


1:00 – 2:00 pm




2:00 – 4:00 pm







2:00 – 2:24 pm








2:24 – 2:48 pm






2:48 – 3:12 pm








3:12 – 3:36 pm








3:36 – 4:00 pm

Session 5



Urmila Kodavanti, U.S. EPA

Ian Kennedy, University of California, Davis



003:  Fuel-mercury combustion chemistry: an elegant heterogeneous mechanism with significant implications

Keith Schofield, University of California, Santa Barbara




005:  Association of particulate mercury, arsenic and regional sulfate with cardiovascular mortality in central Phoenix

William E. Wilson, U.S. EPA



057:  Systemic translocation of inhaled combustion-derived particulate matter (PM)-associated metals

Urmila P. Kodavanti, U.S. EPA

Other Authors:  J. Grace Wallenborn, John K., McGee, Kasey D. Kovalcik, Matthew S. Landis, Mette C. Schladweiler


010:  Co-disposal of heavy metals waste water and medical waste incinerator fly ash using supercritical/subcritical water with sodium carbonate

Jin Jian, Zhejiang University

Other Authors:  Li Xiaodong, Zhang Huaiqiang, Yan Jianhua, Cen Kefa



Session 6


Mobile Sources & Toxicology

Richard Baldauf, U.S. EPA

Jake McDonald, Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute


013:  Pro-inflammatory effects of nitro-PAHs, important air pollutants from diesel exhaust

Per E. Schwarze, Norwegian Institute of Public Health

Other Authors:  J. Vrevik, E. Ya, V.M. Arlt, E. Nagy, S. Mollerup, D.H. Phillips, M. Refsnes, M. Lg,  J.A. Holme


015:  Combustion generated particles interfere with the measurement of cellular toxicity

Amara, Holder, Virginia Technological University

Other Authors:  Donald, Lucas, Regine, Goth-Goldstein, Catherine, Koshland


027:  Comparative assessment of combustion particle-induced atherosclerosis

Kevin L. Dreher, U.S. EPA

Other Authors:  Heather Floyd, Ryan Snyder, Najwa Haykal Coates




035:  Temporal effects of diesel particulate instillation on myocardial infarct size

Robert M. Lust, East Carolina University

Other Authors:  Gregory S. Harris, Wayne E. Cascio, Aimen Farraj, Christopher J. Wingard




059:  Comparative health effects of inhaled engine exhaust, wood smoke and downwind coal emissions

Jake McDonald, Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute

Other Authors:  Edward G. Barrett, Matthew Campen, Andrew Gigliotti, Matthew D. Reed, Jeanclare Seagrave, Steve Seilkop, Joe L. Mauderly

6:00 – 10:00 pm

Conference Picnic & Durham Bulls Ballgame



















Wednesday, June 3


9:00 – 9:45 am

Plenary 5


Health Effects of PM:  What Can We Learn from Toxicological Studies?

Robert Devlin



9:45 – 10:15 am




10:15 am – 12:15 pm






10:15 – 10:39 am








10:39 – 11:03 am







11:03 – 11:27 am






11:27 – 11:51 pm






11:51 am – 12:15 pm

Session 7


Biomass & Indoor Air

David DeMarini, U.S. EPA

Andy Miller, U.S. EPA



002:  Synchrotron X-ray analysis on oxidation states of arsenic and cadmium in cut tobacco, cigarette ash and mainstream smoke

Jin Hu, British American Tobacco

Other Authors: Chuan Liu, Kevin McAdam




004:  New insight into mainstream gas-phase smoke formation process

Kevin G. McAdam, British American Tobacco

Other Authors: Chuan Liu, Shulan Feng, Jasper van Heemst



007:  Exposures to biomass combustion smoke and respiratory infections at childhood in India

Bijaya Kumar Padhi, Visva-Bharati University

Other Authors:  Pratap Kumar Padhy



045:  Atmospheric lifetimes of radicals in PM10 and PM2.5 obtained in suburban setting

William M. Gehling, Jr., Louisiana State University

Other Authors:  Barry Dellinger, Slawomir Lomnicki


048:  “PICAT”-emission control and destruction of products of incomplete combustion and other regulated gas phase contaminants

Slawo M. Lomnicki, Louisiana State University

Other Authors:  Barry Dellinger

Session 8


Dioxins & Furans

Brian Gullett, U.S. EPA

Heather Henry, National Institute of Environmental Health Science


008:  Health risk assessment of PCDD/Fs in the vicinity of a municipal solid waste incinerator in Eastern China

Xu Mengxia, Zhejiang University

Other Authors:  Yan Jianhua, Lu Shengyong, Li Xiaodong, Chen Tong, Buekens Alfons, Ni Mingjiang, Dai Huifen, Cen Kefa


021:  Determination of relative assay response factors for chlorinated and brominated dioxins/furans using EIA and CALUX

Fatin Samara, U.S. EPA

Other Authors:  Brian K. Gullett, Robert O. Harrison, Andrew Chu, George C. Clark


022:  PBDEs and PBDDs/Fs from municipal waste combustor (MWC) levels and patterns

Barbara Wyrzykowska, U.S. EPA

Other Authors:  Brian K. Gullett, Dennis Tabor, Abderrahmane Touati


037:  Discriminating between de novo and precursor formation

Alfons Georges Buekens, Zhejiang University

Other Authors:  Palina Tsytsik, Jan Czech, Robert Carleer


041:  Formation of PCDD/Fs from oxidation of 2-monochlorophenol over Fe2O3/silica surface

Shadrack Nganai, Louisiana State University

Other Authors:  Barry Dellinger, Slawo Lomnicki


12:15 pm

Congress Adjourns