The Provisional Program with the invited lectures and talks, regular talks and poster presentations is now available. We thank the invited speakers and all the authors and reviewers that contributed to maintain the high quality of the RICTA conferences.

The first day (June 29) will have the format of a Summer School in Aerosol Science and Technology, as in previous editions since III RECTA (2009). Please note that authors will have the opportunity of introducing their posters in a “One-minute” poster presentation Session (a couple of slides, up to two minutes) on June 29. We hope this will foster interaction among participants.

There will be two Poster Sessions just following the coffee breaks on June 30 (morning and afternoon). Presenting authors are asked to remain at their posters only in either Session 1 (odd poster number) or Session 2 (even poster number). All posters must be displayed throughout the Conference, however.


Click here to download the FINAL Program (oral and poster presentations)

(last update: June, 5th)


June 29 – RICTA2015  VI Summer School

 8:45 – 9:15 Registration
 9:15 – 9:30 Opening Session
 9:30 – 10:45 Invited Lecture 1-  Prof. Roy Harrison  (Univ. Birmingham)
Sources and processes affecting urban aerosols with a focus on unregulated sources and nanoparticles
10:45 – 11:15 Coffee break
11:15 – 12:30 Invited Lecture 2-  Prof. Casimiro Pio  (Univ. Aveiro)
An incursion into atmospheric dust pollution: characterization, levels and sources
12:30 – 13:30 “1-min” poster presentations
13:30 – 15:00 Lunch
15:00 – 15:30 “1-min” poster presentations
15:30 – 16:45 Invited Lecture 3-  Prof. Pedro L. García Ybarra  (UNED)
Mechanisms of aerosol transport
19:30 – 21:00 Guided tour of Elche and Welcome cocktail at the courtyard of the Altamira Palace


June 30 – RICTA2015

 8:45 – 9:10 Registration
 9:10 – 9:30 Opening Session
 9:30 – 10:10 Keynote Talk- Dr. Nadège Martiny (Univ. Bourgogne)
Dust versus climate variables as determinants of the onset of the meningitis outbreaks in Niger, Mali and Burkina Faso
Oral Sesion I: Atmospheric Aerosols
10:10 – 10:30 Effect of local traffic policies on air quality in two cities: Ljubljana and Granada
G. Titos et al.
10:30 – 10:50 ABL and ozone-aerosol interactions under Saharan dusty conditions at El Arenosillo (SW Spain)
J.A. Adame et al.
10:50 – 11:10 AIRUSE-LIFE+: Mitigation of road and soil dust resuspension in southern Europe
F. Amato et al.
11:10 – 11:30 Coffee break (in the posters room)
11:30 – 12:30 Poster Session 1 (odd poster number)
Oral Sesion II: Instrumentation & Fundamentals
12:30 – 12:50 New Technology for detection and real-time tracking of aerosol plumes
F.J. García
12:50 – 13:10 New approach for the efficient collection of airborne particles down to 6 nm for chemical and toxicological characterizations
C. Gutiérrez-Cañas et al.
13:10 – 13:30 Use of high-volume outdoor smog chamber photo-reactors for studying physical and chemical atmospheric aerosol formation and composition
E. Borrás et al.
13:30 – 15:00 Lunch
15:00 – 15:20 Vaporization of a spray of small fuel droplets in a hot gas coflow
F.J. Higuera
15:20 – 15:40 Measurement methods of aerosols and refractary carbon concentrations at high sampling frequency: DEKATI® HR-ELPI + (High resolution electrical low pressure impactor) and ARTIUM® LII300 (Laser Induced Incandescence)
SolMa, Commercial presentation
Oral Session III: Atmospheric Aerosols & Radiation
15:40 – 16:00 Impact of atmospheric aerosols on solar radiation forecasts
M.A. Revuelta et al.
16:00 – 16:20 Study of the aerosol-cloud interactions over the Iberian Peninsula
R. Baró et al.
16:20 – 16:40 Multi-wavelength aerosol LIDAR signal pre-processing: practical considerations
A. Rodríguez-Gómez et al.
16:40 – 17:00 How good are aerosol radiative feedbacks represented in on-line coupled models? An assessment over the Iberian Peninsula
L. Palacios et al.
17:00 – 17:20 AEROgui: una interfaz gráfica para las propiedades ópticas de los aerosoles
R. Pedrós et al.
17:20 – 17:40 Coffee break (in the posters room)
17:40 – 18:40 Poster Session 2 (even poster number)
21:00 Conference Dinner at the gardens of El Huerto del Cura Hotel


July 1 – RICTA2015

 8:45 – 9:15 Registration
Oral Session IV: Atmospheric Aerosols
 9:15 – 9:35 The role of pressure anomaly and Inter-Tropical Convergence Zone on modulating dust outbreaks in southwest Asia: the 1-3 July 2014 case
D.G. Kaskaoutis et al.
 9:35 – 9:55 Aerosol Modelling with the global online NMMB/BSC Chemical Transport Model
O. Jorba et al.
 9:55 – 10:15 Atmospheric aerosol measurements at the WMO-GAW station of Mt. Cimone (2165 m a.s.l., Italy)
E. Brattich et al.
Oral Session V: Aerosols&Health/Bioaerosols
10:15 – 10:35 Exposure to bioaerosol at waste sorting plant
M. Golofit-Szymczak et al.
10:35 – 10:55 Forecasting the start of the pollination period for some taxa in Catalonia (NE Iberian Peninsula)
C. Periago et al.
10:55 – 11:15 Screening and advanced instrumentation for on-site distinction of the background and release signals in a nano-SiO2 production plant
C. Gutiérrez-Cañas et al.
11:15 – 11:45 Coffee break (in the posters room)
Oral Session VI: Atmospheric Aerosols
11:45 – 12:05 Simultaneous observations of aerosol and rain water chemical properties in a kerbside site in Oporto, Portugal
M. Cerqueira et al.
12:05 – 12:25 Analysis of atmospheric vertical profiles in the presence of desert dust aerosols
M.J. Costa et al.
12:25 – 12:45 Ultrafine and nanoparticle emissions from atmospheric plasma spraying
A.S. Fonseca et al.
12:45 – 13:05 Barcelona Dust Forecast Center: The first WMO Regional Meteorological Center specialized on atmospheric sand and dust forecast
S. Basart et al.
13:05 – 13:30 Closing Session
13:30 Lunch