Dr. Barbara K. Zielinska

Research Professor Emeritus
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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

2015

Burley, J., Theiss, S., Bytnerowicz, A., Gertler, A. W., Schilling, S., Zielinska, B. K. (2015). Surface Ozone in the Lake Tahoe Basin, Atmos. Environ., 109, 351-369, doi:10.1016/j.atmosenv.2015.02.001
Fujita, E. M., Zielinska, B. K., Campbell, D. E., Sagebiel, J. C., Ollison, W. (2015). High-end exposure relationships of volatile air toxics and carbon monoxide to community-scale air monitoring stations in Atlanta, Chicago, and Houston, Air Qual. Atmos. Health, 8, (2), 1-13, doi: 10.1007/s11869-015-0345-4
Hathwaik, L. T., Redelman, D., Samburova, V., Zielinska, B. K., Shintani, D. K., Harper, J. F., Cushman, J. C. (2015). Transgressive, reiterative selection by continuous buoyant density gradient centrifugation of Dunaliella salina results in enhanced lipid and starch content, Algal Res., 9, 194-204
Lowenthal, D. H., Zielinska, B. K., Samburova, V., Collins, D., Taylor, N., Kumar, N. (2015). Evaluation of Assumptions for Estimating Chemical Light Extinction at U.S. National Parks, J. Air & Waste Manage. Assoc., 65, (3), 249-260
McDaniel, M. R., Zielinska, B. K. (2015). Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons in the Snowpack and Surface Water in Blackwood Canyon, Lake Tahoe, CA, as Related to Snowmobile Activity, Polycyclic Aromatic Compounds, 35, (1), doi: 10.1080/10406638.2014.935449
Obrist, D., Zielinska, B. K., Perlinger, J. (2015). Accummulation of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in surface litter and soils in four forests in the United States., Chemosphere, 134, 98-105, doi: 10.1016/j.chemosphere.2015.03.087

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, doi:10.5094/APR.2014.034
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
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, 35, (1), doi: 10.1080/10406638.2014.935449
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, DOI: 10.1021/es4053472
Obrist, D., Zielinska, B. K., Perlinger, J. (2014). Accumulation of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHS) in surface litter and soils in four forests in the United States, 2014 American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting: San Francisco, CA, December 15, 2014
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
Samburova, V., Hallar, A., Lowenthal, D. H., Mazzoleni, L. R., Murray, A., 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, (Presentation), Global Fair and Workshop on Long-Term Observing Systems of Mountain Social-Ecological Systems, July 16, 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
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., 64, (12), 1369-1383
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
Ginsburg, H., Liu, X., Baker, M., Shreeve, R., Jayanty, R., Campbell, D. E., Zielinska, B. K. (2013). Monitoring Study of the Near Road PM2.5 Concentrations in Maryland, Presented at the 106th A&WMA Annual Conference: Chicago, IL, June 25, 2013
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, doi: 10.1002/jgrd.50373
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
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
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
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
Mazzoleni, L. R., Habib, D., Zhao, Y., Dalbec, M., Samburova, V., Hallar, A., Zielinska, B. K., Lowenthal, D. H. (2013). Functional Groups and Structural Insights of Water-Soluble Organic Carbon using Ultrahigh Resolution FT-ICR Tandem Mass Spectrometry, Abstract A33I-04, presented at AGU Fall Meeting: San Francisco, CA, December 9, 2013
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, doi: 10.1071/EN13079
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
Samburova, V., Mazzoleni, L., Laskin, A., Hallar, A., Zielinska, B. K. (2013). Analysis of Water-Soluble Organic Compounds in Atmospheric Aerosols, Air and Waste Management Association (AWMA conference): Chicago, IL, June 25, 2014
Samburova, V., Murray, A., Hallar, A., Zielinska, B. K. (2013). Characterization of Atmospheric Biological Particles Collected at the Storm Peak Laboratory, American Association for Aerosol Research (AAAR conference): Portland, OR, October 4, 2013
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
Zhao, Y., Mazzoleni, L. R., Samburova, V., Hallar, A., Zielinska, B. K., Lowenthal, D. H., Kohl, S. D. (2013). Multivariate Analysis of Water-Soluble Organic Carbon Molecular Formulas in Daily Samples, Abstract A31D-0122. Presented at AGU Fall Meeting: San Francisco, CA, December 9, 2013
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., Bytnerowicz, A., Gertler, A. W., McDaniel, M. R., Burley, J. (2013). Application of Passive Samplers for Determination of Ozone and Ozone Precursor's Distribution in the Lake Tahoe Basin, Presented at the Air and Waste Management Annual Conference: Chicago, IL, June 24, 2013
Zielinska, B. K., Bytnerowicz, A., Gertler, A. W., McDaniel, M. R., Burley, J. (2013). Secondary pollutant formation in the Lake Tahoe Basin, USA, Presented at American Association for Aerosol Research (AAAR) Conference: Portland, OR, October 1, 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, doi: 10.4209/aaqr.2011.10.0169
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
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
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
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
Zielinska, B. K., Bytnerowicz, A., Gertler, A. W., McDaniel, M. R., Ahuja, S., Burley, J. (2012). Distribution of Ozone and Ozone Precursors in the Lake Tahoe Basin, Presentation at 2012 Tahoe Science Conference: Incline Village, NV, May 22, 2012
Zielinska, B. K., Bytnerowicz, A., Gertler, A. W., McDaniel, M. R., Ahuja, S., Burley, J. (2012). Distribution of Ozone and Ozone Precursors in the Lake Tahoe Basin, USA, Presentation at 8th international Conference on Air Quality: Athens, Greece, March 19, 2012
Zielinska, B. K., Fujita, E. M., Campbell, D. E. (2012). Measurements of PM2.5 Concentration and Composition in the Vicinity of Barnett Shale Natural Gas Production Facilities for Population Exposure Assessment, American Association for Aerosol Research (AAAR) Conference: Minneapolis, MN, October 8, 2012
Zielinska, B. K., Fujita, E. M., Campbell, D. E., Samburova, V. (2012). Monitoring of Emissions from Natural Gas Production Facilities in Barnett Shale Area for Population Exposure Assessment, Presentation at Air and Waste Management Annual Conference: San Antonio, TX, June 19, 2012
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
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

2010

Chen, L.-W.A., Tropp, R. J., Zhu, D., Chow, J. C., Zielinska, B. K., Watson, J. G. (2010). Characterizing and assessing the associations of hazardous air pollutant emissions with environmental indicators for the El Paso-Cd. Juarez Border Region, Desert Research Institute

2009

Melero, A., Parra.M., Rodriquez-Hefner, E., Chen, L.-W.A., Tropp, R. J., Zhu, D., Chow, J. C., Zielinska, B. K., Watson, J. G., Li, W. (2009). Characterizing and assessing the associations of hazardous air pollutant emissions with environmental indicators for the El Paso-Cd. Juarez border region, City of El Paso Environmental Services Department

2008

Ho, S.S.H., Yu, J., Chow, J. C., Zielinska, B. K., Watson, J. G., Sit, E., Schauer, J. (2008). Evaluation of an in-injection port thermal desorption-gas chromatography/mass spectrometry method for analysis of non-polar organic compounds in ambient aerosol samples, J.Chromatogr.A, 217-227

2007

Chow, J. C., Watson, J. G., Lowenthal, D. H., Chen, L.-W.A., Zielinska, B. K., Mazzoleni, L., Magliano, K. (2007). Evaluation of organic markers for chemical mass balance source apportionment at the Fresno supersite, Atmos.Chem.Phys., 1741-1754, 7
England, G., Watson, J. G., Chow, J. C., Zielinska, B. K., Chang, M., Loos, K., Hidy, G. (2007). Dilution-based emissions sampling from stationary sources: Part 2. Gas-fired combustors compared with other fuel-fired systems, J.Air Waste Manage.Assoc., 79-93, 57
England, G., Watson, J. G., Chow, J. C., Zielinska, B. K., Chang, M., Loos, K., Hidy, G. (2007). Dilution-based emissions sampling from stationary sources: Part 1. Compact sampler, methodology and performance, J.Air Waste Manage.Assoc., 57, 65-78

2006

Chow, J. C., Watson, J. G., Chen, L.-W.A., Ho, S.S.H., Koracin, D. R., Zielinska, B. K., Tang, D., Perera, F., Cao, J., Lee, S. (2006). Exposure to PM2.5 and PAHs from the Tong Liang, China, epidemiological study, J.Env.Sci.Health Part A, A41, 517-542

2005

Arnott, W., Zielinska, B. K., Rogers, C. F., Sagebiel, J., Park, K., Chow, J. C., Moosmüller, H., Watson, J. G., Kelly, K., Wagner, D., Sarofim, A., Lighty, J., Palmer, G. (2005). Evaluation of 1047 nm photoacoustic instruments and photoelectric aerosol sensors in source-sampling of black carbon aerosol and particle bound PAH's from gasoline and diesel powered vehicles, Environ.Sci.Technol., 39, 5398-5406

2002

Teague, S. V., Sagebiel, J. C., R. G., Purcell, C. F., Rogers, D. C., Lowenthal, B., Zielinska, B. K. (2002). A PM2.5 Inlet Impactor Designed for a High Flow Application, Aerosol Sci. Technol., 36, 1029-1032

2000

McDonald, J. D., Zielinska, B. K., Fujita, E. M., Sagebiel, J. C., Chow, J. C., Watson, J. G. (2000). Fine Particle and Gaseous Emission Rates from Residential Wood Combustion, Environ. Sci. Technol., 34, 2080-2091

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