Global hotspots in site-specific power plant particulate matter emission impacts

Christopher Oberschelp

ETH Zurich

Christopher Oberschelp holds Masters Degrees in Chemical Engineering and Economics. Currently, he is doing his PhD at ETH Zurich University in Switzerland. His previous work focused on renewable forms of energy, their implementation and market barriers, while his current research expanded to cover air pollution, flue gas treatment for energy and other industries, mitigation options and associated rebound effects.


Motivation Airborne particulate matter (PM) causes severe health impacts globally. Especially small particles below a size of 2.5 micrometres enter human lungs and cause respiratory diseases and lung cancer. In 2013, roughly... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Christopher Oberschelp (ETH Zurich)
  2. Stephan Pfister (ETH Zurich)
  3. Stefanie Hellweg (ETH Zurich)

Topic Areas

• Food, energy, water, and nutrient material flows and footprints , • Sustainable energy systems


TS-8 » Food-Energy-Water nexus 1 (11:30 - Tuesday, 27th June, Room E)

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