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Nanoparticle profiling: a comprehensive assessment of physical, chemical, and toxicological characteristics at Thessaloniki airport

PUBLISHED July 08, 2024 (DOI: https://doi.org/10.54985/peeref.2407p9684509)



Georgios Tsakonas1 , Rodopi Stamatiou2 , Dimitris Margaritis3 , Anna Juárez Facio4 , Micol Introna4 , Sarah Steimer4 , Stella Petromelidou5 , Dimitra Lambropoulou5 , Karine Elihn4 , Antigone Lazou2 , Zisis Samaras1
  1. Laboratory of Applied Thermodynamics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki,Greece
  2. Laboratory of Animal Physiology, School of Biology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
  3. Centre for Research and Technology Hellas (CERTH)/Hellenic Institute of Transport (HIT), Greece
  4. Department of Environmental Science, Stockholm University, Sweden
  5. Laboratory of Environmental Pollution Control, Department of Chemistry, AUTH, Greece

Conference / event

27th ETH-Nanoparticles Conference and Aerosols-24 Conference, June 2024 (Zurich, Switzerland)

Poster summary

This study investigates air quality near Thessaloniki Airport by measuring particles during take-offs and landings in two different seasons, November (cold) and May (warm). Measurements, conducted 200 meters from the runway, included particle mass, number, size distribution, and nanoparticle concentration. Collected nanoparticles underwent chemical analysis for polyaromatic hydrocarbons and metals. Additionally, Air-Liquid Interface (ALI) tests with human lung cells were performed to assess the toxicological effects, revealing decreased cell viability and increased cytokine release. The study enhances our understanding of airport-related air pollution and its potential health impacts.


Airport, Nanoparticles, Aviation, Toxicity

Research areas

Environmental Engineering, Toxicology


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  1. nPETS project, European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (No. No 954377)

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Competing interests
No competing interests were disclosed.
Data availability statement
The datasets generated during and / or analyzed during the current study are available from the corresponding author on reasonable request.
Creative Commons license
Copyright © 2024 Tsakonas et al. This is an open access work distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Tsakonas, G., Stamatiou, R., Margaritis, D., Juárez Facio, A., Introna, M., Steimer, S., Petromelidou, S., Lambropoulou, D., Elihn, K., Lazou, A., Samaras, Z. Nanoparticle profiling: a comprehensive assessment of physical, chemical, and toxicological characteristics at Thessaloniki airport [not peer reviewed]. Peeref 2024 (poster).
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