New themed collection now online: Traffic non-exhaust substances

We are delighted to announce that the Environmental Science: Atmospheres cross journal themed collection on non-exhaust substances from roads and road traffic is now online.

Non-exhaust substances from road traffic, arising from the wear of vehicle parts (such as from the brakes, tyres and clutch), road wear and road dust resuspension, are an emerging issue for our environment and public health. This collection aims to improve our knowledge of the composition and quantity of these substances, their impact on our surroundings and the potential of technological and non-technological mitigation measures.

Our collection was guest edited by Dr Fulvio Amato (CSIC, Barcelona) and Dr Ye Liu (University of Leeds).

Read the full issue online.

It includes:

Ultrafine particle emissions from dry clutches: number concentration, size distribution and chemical composition

Rikard Hjelm, Yezhe Lyu, Alessandro Mancini, Bozhena Tsyupa, Minghui Tu, Ulf Olofsson and Jens Wahlström

Environ. Sci.: Atmos., 2024,4, 35-42, DOI: 10.1039/D3EA00127J


Microplastic distribution and ecological risks: investigating road dust and stormwater runoff across land uses

M. Alamgir Kabir, Muhammed A. Bhuiyan, Guomin Zhang and Biplob Kumar Pramanik

Environ. Sci.: Adv., 2024,3, 62-75, DOI: 10.1039/D3VA00128H


Unrecognized volatile and semi-volatile organic compounds from brake wear

Perraud, D. R. Blake, L. M. Wingen, B. Barletta, P. S. Bauer, J. Campos, M. J. Ezell, A. Guenther, K. N. Johnson, M. Lee, S. Meinardi, J. Patterson, E. S. Saltzman, A. E. Thomas, J. N. Smith and B. J. Finlayson-Pitts

Environ. Sci.: Processes Impacts, 2024, Advance Article, DOI: 10.1039/D4EM00024B


Traceable determination of metal composition of tyres using tandem ICP-MS and benchmarking of emissions inventories

Emma C. Braysher, Andrew S. Brown, Richard J. C. Brown and Nick Molden

Environ. Sci.: Processes Impacts, 2024,26, 298-304, DOI: 10.1039/D3EM00344B


Induction of toxicity in human colon cells and organoids by size- and composition-dependent road dust

Sung Bum Park, Eun-Ah Kim, Ki Young Kim and Byumseok Koh

RSC Adv., 2023,13, 2833-2840, DOI: 10.1039/D2RA07500H


We hope that you enjoy reading this collection of articles. Please get in touch if you have any questions about this themed collection or want to contribute to the growing work on non-exhaust emissions from roads and road traffic.