CAS Key Laboratory of Aerosol Chemistry and Physics (KLACP), IEE CAS


The Key Laboratory of Aerosol Chemistry & Physics (KLACP), affiliated with the Institute of Earth Environment, Chinese Academy of Sciences (IEECAS), is directed by Prof. Junji CAO. The chairmen of the academic committee of KLACP are academicians Zhisheng AN and David Y.H. PUI. Many KLACP young scientists have won worldwide recognition in aerosol sciences, have been chosen as the main principal investigators in national projects or have been nominated as ‘National Funds for Distinguished Young Scientists’ as well as ‘Hundred Talents Program’ of Chinese Academy of Sciences.

KLACP focuses on the central issues of aerosol sciences and the pressing needs of the country, playing an active role in establishing substantive and sustainable collaborations with world-renowned research groups. Successions of scientific achievements were gained from original research in the field of mineral dust, black carbon, organic aerosol and PM2.5, the results of which have produced significant impacts both nationally and internationally.

After over two decades’ efforts, KLACP is stepping up on the international stage as an important organization in aerosol research. The lab takes full advantage of a closely-integrated approach containing field experiment, laboratory analysis, and numerical modeling to address the forefront scientific questions in aerosol research, particularly aiming at the physical‒chemical‒biological processes of black carbon and organic aerosols as well as their impacts on climate and environment. By aligning the theoretical and technical development with our national needs, and exploring aerosol pollution control technology in industrial applications, KLACP has been constructed into a comprehensive integrated system covering aerosol sample analysis for its physical/chemical/optical characteristics, real-time online analysis with high-resolution and multi-species capability, as well as aerosol modeling.

In the foreseeable future, KLACP will develop into a national innovation center as a frontrunner for aerosol science both in China and internationally. The lab will provide a high-level training base for aerosol scientists, will guide the direction of aerosol research in China and will provide substantial contributions to the sustainable development of society and the economy as well as protection of the environment and ecosystems.

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1 May 2017 - 30 April 2018

Principal institution: Institute of Earth Environment (IEE), CAS

Region: Global
Subject/journal group: All

The table to the right includes counts of all research outputs for CAS Key Laboratory of Aerosol Chemistry and Physics (KLACP), IEE CAS published between 1 May 2017 - 30 April 2018 which are tracked by the Nature Index.

Hover over the donut graph to view the FC output for each subject. Below, the same research outputs are grouped by subject. Click on the subject to drill-down into a list of articles organized by journal, and then by title.

Note: Articles may be assigned to more than one subject area.

4 1.28

Outputs by subject (FC)

Subject AC FC
Earth & Environmental Sciences 4 1.28

Highlight of the month

Domestic coal-burning stoves as bad gas emitters as wood-fired ones

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Coal-burning household stoves may be releasing as much non-methane gas, including toxic volatile substances such as benzene, as wood-burning stoves.

A team, which included researchers from the Key Laboratory of Aerosol Chemistry and Physics at the Chinese Academy of Sciences, used mass spectrometry to measure the chemical composition of the gas emissions produced by burning five types of coal in a traditional Chinese stove.

They found that residential coal combustion generated concentrations of non-methane gases on par with those produced by stoves burning beech, oak and other hardwoods. The team’s analysis also showed that burning bituminous coal produced toxic organic compounds such as toluene, benzene, naphthalene and phenol.

Given the concern about emissions from residential wood burning, the authors suggested that attention should also be paid to the gases produced by domestic coal-burning stoves.

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  1. Environmental Science & Technology 52, 2612−2617 (2018). doi: 10.1021/acs.est.7b03960

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