Conference Dates : August 28 to 31 | 2017

DAY 1- 28 AUGUST 2017 (MONDAY) 

08:00 – 09:00Registration
09:30 – 10:00Welcome and opening remarks by Taciana Albuquerque (Local Committee), Professor at Federal University of Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte -Brazil.  CMAS update by Adel Hanna, CMAS Director, and Professor at Center for Environmental Modeling for Policy Development, UNC-Chapel Hill-USA.
10:00 – 10:40Keynote Address: Kumar Prashant, Professor at University of Surrey, Guildford, UK. “Particles, air quality, policy and health.”
10:40 – 11:00Coffee-break 
Air Quality Measurements And Observational Studies/ Air Quality Modeling Applications (Chaired by Jane Meri Santos – UFES)
11:00 -11:20Air quality assessment and management in Greater Vitoria Region using CMAQ Model. Neyval Costa Reis Jr (UFES)
11:20 -11:40 Air Quality Monitoring and Data Availability in Brazil. Beatriz Sayuri Oyama (IEMA-SP) 
11:40 – 12:00Vertical Profiles of PM2.5 and BC in Bogotá. Boris Galvis (UNISALLE) 
12:00 – 13:40Lunch Time
 Air Quality Measurements and Observational Studies/ Policy and Decision Support (Chaired by Neyval Costa Reis Jr – UFES)
13:40 – 14:00Evaluation of Concentration, Size Distribution and Chemical Characteristics of Fine Atmospheric Particulate Matter in the Central Region of The State of São Paulo. Maria Angélica Martins Costa (UNESP) 
14:00 – 14:20Hydrocarbons (C6‐C11) Concentrations Around the Petrochemical Complex in the Great ABC Region, São Paulo, Brazi̇l. Monique Silva Coelho (UFABC)
14:20 – 14:40Air Quality Assessment and Design of the Monitoring Network of Congonhas, MG, Brazil. Flávio Curbani (ECOSOFT)
14:40 – 15:00Results from the Brazilian Auto Oil Program. Edmilson Freitas (USP)
15:00 – 15:20The Air Benefit Cost and Attainment Assessment System (ABaCAS): A Next-Generation Integrated Air Quality Decision Support System. Adel Hanna (UNC)
15:20 – 15:40Coffee-break
15:20 – 16:40 Poster Session 1

  • Update of the Industrial Atmospheric Emission Inventory for Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais – Brazil. Fábio Soares dos Santos (UFMG)
  • Traffic and air pollutant emissions modelling in Belo Horizonte at local scale. Janaina Antonino Pinto (UFMG)
  • Analysis of The Impact of Eurico de Aguiar Salles‑Es Airport Expansion Project in Air Quality In the Great Vitória Region. Kassia Nascimento Cavassani (Quality Ambiental)
  • Case Study on Espírito Santo’s Carbon Dioxide Emissions and Geological Storage. Pedro Junior Zucatelli (UFES)
  • An Emıssıons Inventory for Southeast of Brazıl: The Influence Of The Metropolıtan Areas On The Regıonal Aır Qualıty. Rizzieri Pedruzzi (UFMG)


  • Chemical composition of Fine Particles and Incidence of Acute Respiratory Disease s in Children. Antonio Paula Nascimento (UFES)
  • Health and Economic Effects of Reduced PM2.5 Concentrations on Morbidity in the Great Vitoria Region. Karina Tonoli Cevolani (UFES)
  • Perceived risk, air pollution and annoyance: A compative study conducted by surveys. Milena Machado de Melo (IFES)
  • Exposure to Air Pollutants During Commuting in São Paulo. Veronika S. Brand (USP)
  • Using BENMAP-CE to Estimate the Health Benefits of Alternative Ambient Air Quality Standards. Willian Andreão (UFMG)
  • Sulfur Dioxide and Particulate Matter Emissions from Fuel Consumption In Ships Movement Along Espírito Santo Coast. Vitor Mateus (UFES)


  • CFD Analysis of the Inlet Duct Influence on a Fabric Filter Flow Distribution. Ana Clara Alves Bernabé (ArcelorMittal)
  • Comparison between EN 779 and the literature efficiency for collection efficiency of nanoparticles. Ana Elisa Lista (UFSCAR)
  • Design of a Local Exhaust Ventilation System for Laboratories: a Case Study of Coal and Coke Lab. Jessica Contadin Goulart (UFES)
  • Performance Evaluation of an Electrostatic Precipitator from the Sintering Area of a Steel Plant. Marcelo Ozawa (Enfil S.A. Controle Ambienta
  • Pulse Jet Bag Filters: Why Invest in Scientific Research? Max Vinicius Aparecido de Carvalho (UFSCAR)


  • Examination of Inter‑Annual Variability in Meteorology with Implications for Odour Dispersion Modelling. Leonardo Hoinaski  (UFSC)


  • Effects on Manaus CO Concentrations by Power Plant Fuel Switching. Igor Oliveira Ribeiro (UEA)
  • Contribution of Capuava Petrochemical Complex Emissions to Ozone Air Quality in the Metropolitan Area of São Paulo and Great ABC Region. Claudia Boian (UFABC)
  • Quantifying the effect of industrial and vehicular sources emissions on regional‑scale PM pollution in the Metropolitan Area of Vitoria. Alexandre Magalhães Santiago (UFES)
  • Evaluating BRAMS forecasts of carbon monoxide for Tijuca and Irajá stations during the 2016 Olympic Games.  Jayant Pendharkar (CPTEC)


  • Semi-Analytical Dispersion Model in the Formation of Secondary Pollutants in the Atmospheric Boundary Layer. Cassia Aparecida Gobeti dos Santos (SENAI-CIMATEC)
Oral sessionModel Development / Model Evaluation and Analysis (chaired by Bóris Galvis – UNISALLE)  Policy and Decision Support (chaired by Saravanan Arunachalam – UNC)
16:40 – 17:00The Short-Range Transport and Reaction of Effluents from Rockets at the Brazilian Space Range Center.Gilberto Fisch IAE/DCTAEstimating the Efficiency of Emission Control Policies on İmproving Local Air Quality Using Numerical Models: a Case Study in an İndustrial Municipality in São Paulo, Brazil. Felipe Maciel (UFMG)
17:00 – 17:20Towards a Coupled Aerosol-Chemistry-Atmosphere Interactions in Brazilian Global Model: Design & Progress. Jayant Pendharkar (CPTEC) Air quality simulation during dry season over Sao Paulo Metropolitan Area with WRF-Chem under RCP 8.5 emissions. Mario Calderon (USP) 
17:20 – 17:40Challenges of modelling multi-scale flows in Wind Engineering applications Zheng-Tong Xie (University of Southampton) 


Projectıon of mortalıty and hospıtal admıssıons ın publıc health attrıbutable to aır pollutıon ın the state of Espirito Santo between 2017 and 2030. Milena Machado (IFES) 
17:40 – 18:00What can machine learning tell us about air quality model performance in the Andes? Jorge Pachon (UNISALLE) Projecting Changes in Fuel Loads, Fire Activity and Wildfire Emissions into the Future: Case Study Over the Southeastern US. Uma Shankar (UNC) 
18:30 – 20:00Welcome reception at Sheraton Hotel Vitória.



DAY 2 – 29 AUGUST 2017 (TUESDAY)

09:00 – 09:40 Keynote Address: Yang Zhang, Professor at North Carolina State University, USA. “Emerging issues on air quality modeling: major challenges, case studies, and future perspectives”
 Oral session Air Quality Modeling Applications (Chaired by Kumar Prashant – University of Surrey)


Emissions Inventories (Chaired by Maria de Fátima Andrade – USP)

09:40 – 10:00

Transport of pollutants in the region of the Metropolitan Area of São Paulo and Cubatão industrial city in a high winter season. Américo Kerr (USP)Simulating Emissions from Commercial Marine Vessels and recent updates in SMOKE v4.5 Bok H. Baek (UNC) 
10:00 – 10:20Parameterization of Mass Transfer of Pollutant at The Top of The Urban Canopy Elisa Valentim Goulart (UFES)Improvements in Emission Inventories in Colombia, a Study Case in Bogota. Jorge Eduardo Pachon Quinche (UNISALLE)
 10:20 – 10:40Coffee-break
 Oral SessionEmissions Inventories/Air Quality Modeling Applications (Chaired by Bok H. Baek – UNC)Air Pollution Meteorology (Chaired by Edmilson Freitas – USP)


10:40 – 11:00Application of Two Methodologies for Estimates Vehicular Emissions in Air Quality Modeling Using CMAQ Model. Igor Baptista Araújo (UFES) Extending Mesoscale and Global Meteorological Model Outputs to Assess Urban‑Scale Impacts. Adel Hanna (UNC)

11:00 – 11:20

São Paulo Municipality On‑Road Passenger Transportation Emissions Inventory. Marcelo dos Santos Cremer (IEMA-SP) Mechanisms of Air Pollution Transport in Urban Valleys. Santiago Lopez (EAFIT)

11:20 – 11:40


Modeling the Air Quality and Public Health Impacts of Multiple Source Sectors in the United States through Sensitivity Approaches.  Saravanan Arunachalam (UNC)Influence of the Meteorological Parameters on Air Quality of the Itabira City, Minas Gerais – Brazil. Ana Carolina Vasques Freitas (UNIFEI)
11:40 – 12:00


Building an Integrated Management System for Air Quality in Bogota, Colombia. Jorge Pachón (UNISALLE)Potential Urban Pollution İmpacts On Protected Areas İn Colombia Through Atmospheric Teleconnections. Andrés Yarce (EAFIT)
 12:00 – 13:40Lunch time
 Air Pollution Meteorology / Regulatory Modeling And Applications (Chaired By Gilberto Fisch IAE/DCTA)
13:40 – 14:00 Characterization and analysis of satellite and ground data available for the Aburrá Valley (Medellin Metropolitan Area) as inputs for air quality models.  Andres Yarce Botero (EAFIT )
14:00 – 14:20


Challenges and opportunities for Open LOTOS‑EUROS model to reproduce the Dynamics for Tropical Andes Domain.  Santiago Lopez Restrepo (EAFIT)
14:20 – 14:40Evaluation of Sulfur Dioxide Air Concentrations During Claus System Maintenance of the Arcelormittal Tubarão Coke Plant. Igor Batista Araújo (Quality Ambiental)
14: 40 – 15:00


Using Raw Materials Balance to Represent the Chemical Profile of a Group of Sources to Smooth the Collinearity Influence in CMB Applications. Rogério Queirós (ArcelorMittal)
15:00 – 15:20Source apportionment of settleable particles in Vitoria, Brazil Jane Meri Santos (UFES)
15:20 – 15:40Coffee-break
15:20 – 16:40Poster Session 2

  • Evaluating BRAMS Carbon Monoxide Operational Forecasts over the Metropolitan Area of São Paulo. Jayant Pendharkar (CPTEC)
  • Accuracy Evaluation of photochemical model WRF‑Chem to represent the pollutants concentrations in the Metropolitan Region of São Paulo. Rubens Fábio Pereira (USP)
  • WRF Model Validation for The Metropolitan Region Of Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Amanda Noronha Moreira de Carvalho (UFMG)


  • Modeling the impacts of NO2 vehicular emissions: A case study in Florianópolis, Brazil. Andy de Sousa Mães (UFSC)


  • Application of Local Climates Zones in Belo Horizonte (Brazil) Using WUDAPT. Aline Andrade do Nascimento (UFMG)
  • Effects of Urbanization on The Urban Heat Island in The Metropolitan Area of Vitória, Brazil. Wesley de Souza Campos Correa (UFES)
  • Evaluation of Weather Conditions Simulated by WRF-Model During Consecutive Days with High Ozone and Particulate Matter Concentrations in The Metropolitan Area of Rio De Janeiro. Wilson Willian da Silveira (UNIFEI)


  • Observational Results from A Field Campaign in Itabira City: Meteorological Factors And Air Pollution. Ana Carolina Vasques Freitas – UNIFEI)
  • Analysis of Influence of Ammoniain and Sulfur Dioxide Secondary Inorganic Aerosol Formation. Andressa Lorena da Silva (USP)
  • The İmportance ff Test Rig Qualification to Obtain Reliable Data. Bruno de Araujo Lima (UFSC)
  • Study of diurnal pattern of air quality using Cluster Analysis. Danilo Covaes Nogarotto (UNICAMP)
  • Quantity of inhalable particulate matter (PM10) in the city center of Sao Carlos, Sao Paulo state, Brazil. Eduardo Carlos Alexandrina (UFSCAR)
  • PM2.5 Chemical Characterization in an Urban And İndustrialized Region In Vitória –ES. Israel Pestana Soares (UFES)
  • Analysis of The Contribution of Remote Sources to the Concentration of Carbon Black of Fine Particulate Matter (PM2.5) in São Paulo. Janne Chu (USP)
  • Evaluation of The Air Quality of The Amazonas Neighborhood, Itabira ‑ MG, During The Months of October And November 2016. João Manoel Alonso de Souza Gambarra (UNIFEI)
  • Determination Of Gaseous Ammonia By Impinger Solution: a Case of Study in Lavras, MG, Brazil. Marcelo T. A. Prianti (UFLA)
  • Analysis of Itabira atmospheric particulates by fluorescence spectroscopy. Rosie Marie Belardi (UNIFEI)
  • Variance analysis applied to ground‑level ozone concentrations in São Paulo State, Brazil. Vanessa Silveira Barreto Carvalho (UNIFEI)
  • Methodological Proposal: Evaluation of Biomass Burning Contribution to Atmospheric Pollution in the Urban Area of Manaus. Igor Oliveira Ribeiro (UEA)
  • Use   of   the   observational   nudging   and   the   updated   soil   use   and  occupation   in   the   performance   of   the   WRF. Georgynio   Yossimar   Rosales   Aylas (UFES)
  • Correlation study between air quality data and the LIDAR system in Cubatão, Sao Paulo. Elaine Cristina Araújo (USP)
 Oral  SessionModel Evaluation and Analysis. (Chaired by Elisa Goulart – UFES)Air Quality Modeling Applications. (Chaired by Yang Zhang – NCSTATE)
16:40 – 17:00


Analysis of the CAM-Chem Ozone and Carbon Monoxide Global Distribution Using Derived Satellite Data. Jayant Pendharkar (CPTEC)Assessment of the Impact of NOX and SO2 Emissions from Stacks in Camaçari Industrial Complex over the Metropolitan Region of Salvador City. Yasmin Kaore Lago Kitagawa (UFES)
17:00 – 17:20


Generalized additive model with principal component analysis: An application to time series of respiratory disease and air pollution data. Valdério Reisen (UFES)Estimate of PM10 Emissions due to Wind over Construction Site of Vitoria Airport‑ES and Simulation of The Impacts on Air Quality Through Mathematical Modeling. Renato Marinho Sartório (Quality Ambiental)
17:20 – 17:40Evaluation of the WRF Model for the Study of the Meteorological Environment. José Andrés Posada Marín (UDEA_Colombia)Pollutants Dispersion Simulation Considering Data Simulated by WRF Model Using Mellor‑Yamada‑Janjic Scheme and by Les‑Palm Model, Considering the Wind Meandering Phenomenon. Viliam Cardoso da Silveira (UFSM)
17:40 – 18:00Solution of the Diffusion-Advection Equation with Diffusion Coefficient Depending on Distance of Source. Frederico Andrade Xavier (CIMATEC)Simulation of Gas Dispersion Released by the Accident with the SPACEX FALCON 9 Rocket at Cape Canaveral. Noéle Bissoli Perini de Souza (UFES)


Day 3 – 30 August 2017 (Wednesday)


09:00 – 09:40

Keynote Address: Maria de Fátima Andrade, Professor at University of São Paulo, Brazil. “Air quality in Latin America urban areas: evolution over the last 30 years and future perspectives”.
 Oral SessionPolicy and Decision Support (Chaired by Vanessa Carvalho –  UNIFEI)


09:40 – 10:00


Impact of Projected Anthropogenic Emissions on Air Quality and Climate at Regional and Urban Scales. Yang Zhang (NCSTATE)


10:00 – 10:20


C-TOOLS: Web-based modeling systems for near-source exposures – Saravanan Arunachalam (UNC)


10:20 – 10:40Coffee-break
 Air Pollution Control (Chaired by Rafael Sartim – UFES)
10:40 – 11:00Gas-Solid Separation of a Cyclone Adapted with Water Sprayers. Gabriel Henrique Justi (UFSCAR)
11:00 – 11:20


Experimental Techniques for The Characterization of Airborne Particulates Emission from Mineral Products. Ronaldo Menezes (UFPA)
11:20 – 11:40Computer fluid dynamics and experimental evaluation of potential emissions from conveyors and transfer points to improve design of control devices and parameters for use in engineered solutions. Jose Gustavo da Costa (ArcelorMittal)
11:40 – 12:00


Study of The Image Analysis Technique as a Measuring Method For Fugitive Emission Velocity Field. Thayná Vervloet Gomes (ArcelorMittal)
12:00 – 12:20Assessment on the causes for Sinter Plant Stack Plume Visibility at ArcelorMittal Tubarão and ongoing investments in additional controls for visibility reduction. Rafael Sartim (ArcelorMittal)
12:20 – 14:00Lunch time
14:00 – 15:40Developers and users discussion about model evaluation as a community activity: researchers and professional from industries, environmental agencies and academic sectors. Session moderated by Neyval Costal Reis Jr (UFES), Yang Zhang (NCSTATE), Saravanan Arunachalam (UNC), Maria de Fátima Andrade (USP) and Joao Bosco (ARCELOR MITTAL)
15:40 – 16:00Coffee-break
16:00 – 17:00Meeting of Air Quality specialist group (closed session)
20:00 – Onwards Conference dinner at The Vale Railway Museum

Day 4 – 31 August 2017 (Thursday) – Technical Tours

09:00 – 12:00Vale do Rio do Doce ( ) 
14:00 – 17:00ArcelorMittal Tubarão ( 



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