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Dr. Barbara K. Zielinska

Research Professor Chemistry
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organic analytical laboratory, organic compound analysis, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, volatile organic compounds, semi-volatile organic compounds, organic aerosol, secondary organic aerosol, hazardous air pollutants, air pollution sources

Professional Interests

Dr. Zielinska's primary areas of interest include collection and analysis of trace atmospheric organic species present in both the gas and particle phases; development of analytical methods for identifying biologically active compounds in primary and secondary particulate organic matter; kinetics and products of gas-phase reactions of organics; measurement methods for volatile and semi-volatile compounds in ambient air; ozone precursors; particle-associated and volatile organic compound emissions from various sources, including diesel- and gasoline-powered vehicles, wood combustion and meat cooking. At DRI, she is the director of the Organic Analytical Laboratory (OAL).

Research Areas

  • Ambient Air and Source Sampling
  • Chemical and Physical Analysis

Education

DegreeYearInstitutionArea
Ph.D. 1979 Polish Academy of Sciences Chemistry
M.Sc. 1969 Technical University of Lodz, Poland Chemistry

Publications

2014

Yatavelli, L., Chen, L.-W.A., Knue, J., Samburova, V., Gyawali, M., Watts, A. C., Chakrabarty, R. K., Moosmuller, H., Wang, X., Zielinska, B. K., Chow, J. C., Watson, J. G., 2014: Mass- and Energy-Based Emission Factors and Gas-Particle Partitioning of Intermediate-Volatility and Semi-Volatile Organic Compounds from Laboratory Combustion of Boreal and Sub-Tropical Peat, 33nd Annual Conference of the American Association for Aerosol Research: Orlando, FL, October 20, 2014
Dewangan, S., Pervez, S., Chakrabarty, R. K., Zielinska, B. K., 2014: Uncharted sources of particle bound polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons from South Asia: Religious/ritual burning practices, Atmos. Pollut. Res., 5, 283-291, Published
Gyawali, M., Chakrabarty, R. K., Yatavelli, L., Chen, L.-W.A., Knue, J. D., Samburova, V., Watts, A. C., Moosmuller, H., Arnott, W., Wang, X., Zielinska, B. K., Chow, J. C., Watson, J. G., Tsibart, A., 2014: Strong Wavelength Dependence of Aerosol Light Absorption from Peat Combustion, Poster presentation at the 2014 AGU Fall Meeting: San Francisco, CA, December 15, 2014
Hoekman, S.K., Broch, A. L., Robbins, C. M., Purcell, R. G., Zielinska, B. K., Felix, L., Irvin, J., 2014: Process Development Unit (PDU) for Hydrothermal Carbonization (HTC) of Lignocellulosic Biomass, Waste and Biomass Valorization, 5, (4), 669-678, Published
Lowenthal, D. H., Zielinska, B. K., Samburova, V., Collins, D., Taylor, N., Kumar, N., 2014: Evaluation of Assumptions for Estimating Chemical Light Extinction at U.S. National Parks, J. Air & Waste Manage, Assoc., in press 11/5/14, In Press
McDaniel, M. R., Zielinska, B. K., 2014: Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons in the Snowpack and Surface Water in Blackwood Canyon, Lake Tahoe, CA, as Related to Snowmobile Activity, Polycyclic Aromatic Compounds, in press, Published
Moore, C. W., Zielinska, B. K., Petron, G., Jackson, R. B., 2014: Air Impacts of Increased Natural Gas Acquisition, Processing, and Use: A Critical Review, Environ. Sci. Technol., 43, (15), 8349-8359, Published
Pervez, S., Chakrabarty, R. K., Dewangan, S., Zielinska, B. K., 2014: Indoor VOCs from Religious and Ritual Burning Practices in India, Aerosol Air. Qual. Res., 14, 1418-1430, Published
Samburova, V., Hallar, A., Lowenthal, D. H., Mazzoleni, L. R., Murray, A. E., Yang, X., Zielinska, B. K., 2014: Analysis of Atmospheric Biological and Organic Aerosols Collected at High Elevation Mountain Site (Storm Peak Laboratory), Abstract SES-138/216 presented at the Global Fair and Workshop on Long-Term Observing Systems of Mountain Social-Ecological Systems: Reno, NV, July 16, 2014
Zielinska, B. K., Bytnerowicz, A., Gertler, A. W., McDaniel, M. R., Burley, J., 2014: Air Pollution in the Lake Tahoe Basin, USA, Paper presented at the Global Fair and Workshop on Long-Term Observing Systems of Mountain Social-Ecological Systems: Reno, NV, July 16, 2014
Zielinska, B. K., Campbell, D. E., Samburova, V., 2014: Impact of Emissions from Natural Gas Production Facilities on Ambient Air Quality in the Barnett Shale Area: a Pilot Study, J. Air & Waste Manage. Assoc., Accepted
Zielinska, B. K., Obrist, D., Cunningham, A. E., 2014: Deposition of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons in Soil and Litter, Paper presented at the 107th AWMA Annual Conference: Long Beach, CA, June 24, 2014

2013

Dewangan, S., Chakrabarty, R. K., Zielinska, B. K., Pervez, S., 2013: Emission of volatile organic compounds from religious and ritual activities in India, Environ. Monit. Assess., 185, 9279-9286, Published
Hallar, A., Lowenthal, D. H., Clegg, S. L., Samburova, V., Taylor, N., Mazzoleni, L. R., Zielinska, B. K., Kristensen, T. B., Chirokova, G., McCubbin, I. B., Dodson, C. D., Collins, D., 2013: Chemical and hygroscopic properties of aerosol organics at Storm Peak Laboratory, . J. Geophys. Res.-Atmos., 118, 4767-4779, Published
Hoekman, S.K., Broch, A. L., Robbins, C. M., Purcell, R. G., Zielinska, B. K., Felix, L., Irvin, J., 2013: Process Development Unit (PDU) for Hydrothermal Carbonization (HTC) of Lignocellulosic Biomass, Waste and Biomass Valorization, Online, Published
Hoekman, S.K., Broch, A. L., Robbins, C. M., Zielinska, B. K., Felix, L., 2013: Hydrothermal carbonization (HTC) of selected woody and herbaceous biomass feedstocks, Biomass Conv. Bioref., 3, 113-126, Published
Hoekman, S.K., Robbins, C. M., Wang, X., Zielinska, B. K., Schuetzle, D., Schuetzle, R., 2013: Characterization of trace contaminants in syngas from the thermochemical conversion of biomass, Biomass Conversion and Biorefinery, 3, (4), 271-282, Published
Hu, S., Herner, J. D., Robertson, W., Kobayashi, R., Chang, M., Huang, S., Zielinska, B. K., Kado, N., Collins, J., Rieger, P., Huai, T., Ayala, A., 2013: Emissions of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH) and nitro-PAHs from heavy-duty diesel vehicles with DPF and SCR, J. Air Waste Manag Assoc., 63, (8), 984-996, Published
Samburova, V., Hallar, A., Mazzoleni, L. R., Saranjampour, P., Lowenthal, D. H., Kohl, S. D., Zielinska, B. K., 2013: Composition of water-soluble organic carbon in nonurban atmospheric aerosol collected at the Storm Peak Laboratory, Environ. Chem, 10, 370-380, Published
Samburova, V., Lemos, M. S., Hiibel, S., Hoekman, S.K., Cushman, J., Zielinska, B. K., 2013: Analysis of triacylglycerols and free fatty acids in algae using ultra-high performance liquid chromatography mass spectrometry, J. Am. Oil Chem. Soc., 90, 53-64, Published
Zhang, Y., Obrist, D., Zielinska, B. K., Gertler, A. W., 2013: Particulate emissions from different types of prescribed biomass burning, Atmos. Environ., 72, 27-35, Published
Zielinska, B. K., 2013: Invited talk. Approaches for air quality monitoring related to unconventional oil and gas extraction, Presentation at the Workshop to develop recommendations for environmental monitoring related to unconventional oil and gas extraction: Washington, DC, December 12, 2013
Zielinska, B. K., 2013: Invited talk. Primary and secondary organic compounds related to biomass burning, Presentation at Campus Vitacura, Universidad T: Valpara, November 12, 2013
Zielinska, B. K., Fujita, E. M., Campbell, D. E., 2013: Invited talk. Air Toxic Emissions from Natural Gas Production Facilities in the Barnett Shale Area, Presentation at the Air Quality and Oil & Gas Development in the Rocky Mountain Region Workshop: Boulder, CO, October 22, 2013
Zielinska, B. K., Obrist, D., 2013: Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs) in Soil and Litter Samples, . 24th International Symposium on Polycyclic Aromatic Compounds (ISPAC 2013): Corvallis, OR, September 8, 2013

2012

Chen, L.-W.A., Tropp, R. J., Li, W. -., Zhu, D., Chow, J. C., Watson, J. G., Zielinska, B. K., 2012: Aerosol and Air Toxics Exposure in El Paso, Texas: A Pilot Study, Aerosol & Air Qual. Res., 12, (2), 169-179, Published
Fujita, E. M., Campbell, D. E., Arnott, W., Zielinska, B. K., Johnson, T., Ollison, W., 2012: Measurement of Mobile Source Air Pollutants in Urban Microenvironments, Presentation at 22nd Annual Meeting of the International Society of Exposure Science: Seattle, WA, October 28, 2012-November 1, 2012
Fujita, E. M., Campbell, D. E., Zielinska, B. K., Chow, J. C., Lindhjem, C. E., DenBleyker, A., Bishop, G. A., Schuchmann, B. G., Stedman, D. H., Lawson, D. L., 2012: Comparison of the MOVES2010a, MOBILE6.2 and EMFAC2007 Mobile Source Emissions Models with On-Road Traffic Tunnel and Remote Sensing Measurements, J. Air & Waste Manage. Assoc., 62, (10), 1134-1149, Published
Fujita, E. M., Campbell, D. E., Zielinska, B. K., Chow, J. C., Lindhjem, C. E., DenBleyker, A., Lawson, D. R., 2012: On-road vehicle emissions in a Southern California traffic tunnel, Presentation, 22nd CRC Real World Emissions Workshop: San Diego, CA, March 26, 2012
Fujita, E. M., Zielinska, B. K., Carroll, J., Whitney, K., Khalek, I., Smith, L., Lawson, D., 2012: Role of fuel and lubricating oil on PM emissions and semi-volatile organic compounds from a normal- and a high-emitting light-duty gasoline vehicles, Presentation, 8th International Conference on Air Quality: Athens, Greece, March 12, 2012
Hoekman, S.K., Samburova, V., Zielinska, B. K., 2012: Direct Analysis of Algal TAGs, Presentation, Biodiesel Technical Workshop: Kansas City, MO, October 30, 2012
Kavouras, I. G., Zielinska, B. K., 2012: The effects of fuel evaporation and biomass burning on toluene concentrations in an urban area, Water Air & Soil Pollution, 223, (9), 5931-5940, Published
Lowenthal, D. H., Zielinska, B. K., Collins, D., Taylor, N., Alexander, L., Kumar, N., 2012: Aerosol Chemistry and Hygroscopic Growth in U.S. National Parks, Air & Waste Management Association Specialty Conference Aerosol and Atmospheric Optics: Visibility and Air Pollution: Whitefish, MT, September 24, 2012
Mazzoleni, L. R., Saranjampour, P., Dalbec, M. M., Hallar, A., Zielinska, B. K., Lowenthal, D. H., Kohl, S. D., 2012: Identification of Water-Soluble Organic Carbon in Nonurban Aerosols using Ultrahigh-Resolution FT-ICR Mass Spectrometry: Organic Anions, Environ. Chem., 9, (3), 285-297, Published
Mazzoleni, L. R., Saranjampour, P., Dalbec, M. M., Samburova, V., Hallar, A., Zielinska, B. K., Lowenthal, D. H., 2012: Molecular Composition of Water-Soluble Organic Carbon in Nonurban Aerosols, American Association for Aerosol Research (AAAR) 31st Annual Meeting: Minneapolis, MN, October 8, 2012
McDonald, J. D., White, R. K., Holmes, T., Mauderly, J., Laumb, J., Zielinska, B. K., Chow, J. C., Grosjean, E., 2012: Simulated Downwind Coal Emissions for Laboratory Inhalation Exposure Atmospheres, Inhal.Toxicol., 24, (5), 310-319, Published
Zielinska, B. K., Fujita, E. M., Ollison, W., Campbell, D. E., Sagebiel, J., 2012: Quantification of Personal Exposure Concentrations to Gasoline Vehicle Emissions in High-End Exposure Microenvironments: Effects of Fuel and Season, J. Air & Waste Manage. Assoc., 62, (11), 1346-1357, Published
Zielinska, B. K., Fujita, E. M., Ollison, W., Campbell, D. E., Sagebiel, J., Merritt, P., Smith, L., 2012: Relationships of Attached Garage and Home Exposures to Fuel Type and Emission Levels of Garage Sources. In Special Issue: Air Pollution and Health: Bridging the Gap from Sources-to-Health Outcome, Air Quality, Atmos. & Health, 5, (1), 89-100, Published
Zielinska, B. K., Fujita, E. M., Ollison, W., Campbell, D. E., Sagebiel, J., Merritt, P., Smith, L., 2012: Relationships of Attached Garage and Home Exposures to Fuel Type and Emission Levels of Garage Sources. In Special Issue: Air Pollution and Health: Bridging the Gap from Sources-to-Health Outcome, Air Quality, Atmos. & Health, 5, (1), 89-100, Published

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