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 February 2017 - 31 January 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 February 2017 - 31 January 2018 which are tracked by the Nature Index.

Hover over the donut graph to view the WFC 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.

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Outputs by subject (WFC)

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Earth & Environmental Sciences 2 1.15 1.15

Highlight of the month

Summit clears the air

© Danica-Lee Zivanovic / EyeEm/Getty

© Danica-Lee Zivanovic / EyeEm/Getty

A crackdown on emissions during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit temporarily reduced air pollution in Beijing.

An excess of aerosols above China’s capital can often enshroud the city in smog, reducing visibility and air quality. To clear the air for the 2014 APEC summit held between November 5 – 11, China prohibited many polluting activities in and around Beijing for one week. Factories closed, driving was restricted and ceremonial fires were banned.

A team including researchers at the Key Laboratory of Aerosol Chemistry and Physics analysed levels of particulate matter (PM2.5) — potentially hazardous airborne particles less than 2.5 micrometres in diameter — and light-extinction by a range of aerosols measured between 28 October and 6 December 2014. They found that PM2.5 concentrations fell by 40 per cent during the summit compared to the weeks either side, and light-extinction by aerosols from coal-burning and traffic decreased by 87 and 78 per cent, respectively.

These findings suggest that the temporary emissions embargo could guide a strategy for improving air quality in Beijing.

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  1. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres 122, 10119 – 10132 (2017). doi: 10.1002/2017JD026997

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