The 6th Sino-French Joint Workshop on Atmospheric Environment

September 10, 2018 - September 12, 2018

Hôtel Dupanloup
1 rue Dupanloup
45000 Orléans


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Despite significant improvements, serious air pollution problems still persist worldwide and are becoming more and more complex and varying from one region to another. Science and technologies are required to provide solutions and alternatives. Therefore, a scientifically sound understanding is urgently needed to disclose the key reasons for regional complex air pollution problems and for the effective implementation of control measures.

The emphasis of the present conference will be on air quality improvement and future challenges where the science and new technologies development constitute the backbone for any proposed solutions. The meeting aims at bringing together scientists from different fields (chemistry physics, meteorology, epidemiology,…), industry and representatives of local governments (e.g., cities, regions…), in order to share their recent research progress relating to regional complex air pollution.

This Workshop is organised as part of the PIVOTS Programme (Environmental Technology Innovation, Development and Optimisation Platforms).

The PIVOTS project is a coordinated set of seven experimental and analytical platforms focused on environmental quality monitoring and sustainable management of natural resources (soil, subsurface, surface water, groundwater, sediment and air) within a context of global change (increased anthropogenic pressure and climate change).

The innovation through PIVOTS will be founded on an integrated approach based on excellent research by academic and industrial experts together at all stages of the value chain, from fundamental research to validation of products and services.

The platforms are identified as:

  • DECAP: Development of Environmental Sensors and Pollutants Removal Processes
  • PRIME: Remediation and Innovation in the Service of Environmental Metrology
  • O-ZNS: Observatory of transport in the Unsaturated Zone
  • PERMECA: Testing and Research Platform in Collaborative and Applied Environmental Mechanics
  • PESAT: Soil - Atmosphere exchanges in peat bogs
  • PESAA: Soil - Atmosphere exchanges in Agricultural soils
  • PRAT: Atmospheric Reactivity

The teams involved originate from BRGM (French Geological Survey), University of Orléans, CNRS (National Center for Scientific Research), INRA (National Institute for Agricultural Research), Antea Group (consulting and engineering), DREAM (cluster of enterprises) and LE STUDIUM (Loire Valley Institute for Advanced Studies).

Main Topics

  • Pollution characteristics of primary and secondary air pollutants;
  • Physical, chemical processes and mechanisms of air pollution;
  • Eco-environment influence and health effects of air pollutants;
  • Climatic effects of air pollutants;
  • Source apportionment of primary and secondary air pollutants;
  • Control techniques of primary air pollutants;
  • Control strategy, policy and countermeasures of air pollution.


  • Pr Abdelwahid Mellouki,
    Institut de Combustion, Aérothermique, Réactivité et Environnement-CNRS (ICARE) - FR
  • Dr Véronique Daële,
    Institut de Combustion, Aérothermique, Réactivité et Environnement-CNRS (ICARE) - FR


The 6th Sino-French Joint Workshop on Atmospheric Environment


Hôtel Dupanloup : 1, rue Dupanloup - 45000 ORLEANS - FR

The conference venue is unique. Located right next to the Orléans’ cathedral, the episcopal palace of Orléans, built between 1635 and 1641, locally known as the Hôtel Dupanloup, is a classical French building which served until 1905 of residence to the bishops of Orléans.  Since 2014, the renewed palace hosts the International University Center for Research and Le Studium Loire Valley Institute for Advanced Studies.

Participants will be welcomed in this exceptional surrounding, blending Middle Age and Renaissance cultures with modern design and will have the opportunity to discover French cuisine and wines.


Conference Programme

Sunday September 9th 2018

  • 19:00    Welcome wine & cheese cocktail, Hôtel Dupanloup

​Monday September 10th 2018

  • 08:00-08:30    Registration, Hôtel Dupanloup
  • 08:30-09:00    Welcome coffee, Hôtel Dupanloup
  • 09:00-18:00    Presentations & posters, Hôtel Dupanloup

Session chairs: Pr Wahid Mellouki & Pr Tao Wang

  • 09:00    Opening ceremony: Pr Eric Villenave (Chair of the Atmospheric Chemistry Research Programme, INSU-CNRS, France), Sophie Gabillet (LE STUDIUM, France) & Pr Fahe Chai (CRAES-Ministry of Environment, China)
  • 09:30    Pr Matthias Beekmann - Air pollution from urban to continental scales: common problems in different continents
  • 10:00    Pr Fahe Chai - Progress and prospective of the prevention and control of air pollution in China
  • 10:30    Coffee break, Posters Session & Group photo

Session chairs: Dr Véronique Daële & Pr Fahe Chai

  • 11:00    Pr Tao Wang - Nitrate formation from heterogeneous reactions of dinitrogen pentoxide during a severe winter haze in southern China
  • 11:30    Pr Bernard Thomann - Silicosis in Japan: knowledge construction and comparative prospects
  • 12:00    Dr Christophe Mouvet - The Platforms for environmental Innovations, Valorization and Technological optimizationS (PIVOTS Platforms)
  • 12:15    Lunch & Posters Session

Session chairs: Dr Gaëlle Dufour & Pr Xinming Wang

  • 14:00    Pr Yujing Mu - The levels, variation characteristics, and implications of atmospheric H2O2 in the North China Plain
  • 14:30    Mathieu Lachatre - The unintended consequence of SO2 and NO2 regulations over China: increase of ammonia levels and impact on PM2.5 concentrations
  • 14:45    Pr Jian Gao - The Development of PM2.5 source apportionment and its application in air pollution control in China
  • 15:00    Dr Jean-Eudes Petit - Particulate pollution in Paris, France: from long-term trends to intense pollution episodes. Results from highly-time resolved chemical composition measurements
  • 15:15    Pr Hongjun Mao - Study of air quality vs vehicle emissions, China
  • 15:30    Coffee break & Posters Session

​Session chairs: Dr Emilie Perraudin & Pr Maofa Ge

  • 16:00    Pr Hartmut Herrmann - Atmospheric multiphase chemistry: What could be important in China ?
  • 16:30    Dr Shengrui Tong - The formation of secondary sulfate particles through heterogeneous reactions
  • 16:45    Miao Wang - Study of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in the cloudy atmosphere at the top of the puy de Dôme station in France: air/droplet partitioning of VOCs
  • 17:00    Franck Amiet - Development of on-line and field TD GC-MS for automatic VOCs monitoring on petrochemical sites
  • 17:10    Kun Wang - Total laser exhaust remote sensing monitoring system
  • 19:30    Dinner at Le Lift restaurant

​Tuesday September 11th 2018

  • 08:45-09:00    Welcome coffee, Hôtel Dupanloup
  • 09:00-18:00    Presentations & posters, Hôtel Dupanloup

Session chairs: Dr Valérie Gros & Pr Tao Wang

  • 09:00    Dr Agnès Borbon - Anthropogenic gaseous organic carbon in urban environments: sources and impacts
  • 09:30    Dr Yangang Ren - Chamber studies of the ozonolysis of several alkenes: gas-phase products and particle formation induced by SO2 oxidation
  • 09:45    Dr Hui Chen - Overview of Baoding Wangdu Superstation Campaign during 2017-2018 Winter Haze period
  • 10:00    Pr Christophe Guimbaud - High resolution infrared spectroscopy applied for measurements of Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions from peatlands and hydrocarbon-contaminated soils to the atmosphere
  • 10:15    Haige Hu - Experience of Air quality management - a city study in China
  • 10:25    Coffee break & Posters Session

Session chairs: Dr Zhou Li & Pr Jixin Su

  • 10:45    Pr Jianmin Chen - Chemical composition and droplet size distribution of cloud and new particle formation at Mount Tai, China
  • 11:15    Dr Xinfeng Wang - Nitrated phenols and the phenolic precursors in atmosphere in urban Jinan, China
  • 11:30    Dr Rachel Gemayel - Photosensitized reactions as a source of secondary organic aerosols formation in the atmosphere
  • 11:45    Posters 1 Slide/1 Minute Presentations
  • 12:30    Lunch & Posters Session

Session chairs: Dr Gisèle Kryzstofiak & Pr Yujing Mu

  • 14:00    Pr Min Hu - Aerosol primary emission and secondary formation from the vehicles with gasoline direct injection and port fuel injection
  • 14:20    Pr Frédéric Ledoux - Seasonal variations of fine and quasi-ultrafine atmospheric particles characteristics at an industrialized coastal city, Northern France
  • 14:35    Dr Xiaobing Pang - Vertical profiles of atmospheric compositions in Tibetan observed by a homemade device
  • 14:50    Pr Pinhua Xie - Measurements of atmospheric reactive nitrogen oxides based on high-finesse optical cavity techniques
  • 15:05    Benfeng Pan - Air quality monitoring solution for the air pollution problems in China
  • 15:15    Lei Lin - Online atmospheric particulate source analysis technology and photochemical pollution monitoring technology
  • 15:25    Coffee break & Posters Session

Session chairs: Marie Roveretto & Pr Jun Xu

  • 15:45    Pr Eric Villenave - LANDEX : An atmospheric field study in the Landes forest (France)
  • 16:05    Dr Benjamin Hanoune - The APOLLINE network – a tool for research in atmospheric chemistry, indoor environmental quality, individual exposure, and more
  • 16:20    Dr Yanli Zhang - Formation of secondary pollutants during photochemical aging of exhaust from gasoline vehicles running at different speeds
  • 16:35    Chaoyang Xue - Field measurements about HONO emission flux from agricultural soil
  • 16:50    Dr Jean-Baptiste Renard - Measurements of the particulate pollution obtained with the light aerosols counter LOAC at ground and on-board tethered touristic balloons up to an altitude of 300 m
  • 17:05    End of the workshop
  • 19:00    Cocktail, Hôtel Dupanloup

​Wednesday September 12th 2018

    • 09:00    Departure by bus from the Hotel Dupanloup (please make sure you have registered) to visit the PIVOTS’s platforms: CNRS (ICARE and ICMN laboratories) and BRGM sites, Orléans - La Source
    • PRAT: Atmospheric reactivity studies platform : visit of HELIOS, the atmospheric simulation chamber with natural irradiation of Orleans and the VOLTAIRE super-site (CNRS site).
      PESAt: Platform on the Exchanges of GHG between Soils and the Atmosphere in peatland: visit of the experiment simulating an increase of the air temperatures and a water table drawdown (CNRS site).
      PRIME: Visit of the BRGM Hall where PRIME is being built:  description of the future Platforms and presentation of some already active experimental set-ups (BRGM site).
      DECAP: Sensors development and depollution process for water monitoring: visit of the platform in ICMN laboratory, with a focus on the development of inovative solutions for the detection and the remediation of micropollutants in natural and waste waters (CNRS site).
    • 13:00    Meeting point in Orléans - La Source, lunch bags available in the bus
    • 13:00-22:00    Tourist visit & final dinner

    Departure by bus directly from Orléans la Source, lunch bags will be provided

    Tourist visit & final dinner

    A tourist excursion is planned at the end of the conference and is largely subsidised by the organisers. Requested contribution includes:
    - Chaumont sur Loire domain: entrance and guided visit of the castle, the Arts & Nature center, and the International Garden Festival
    - Dinner at La Marine de Loire restaurant near Orléans
    All transportations by bus.


    Registration fees125 EUR
    Registration + 3 hotel nights (09, 10 and 11 September)465 EUR
    Registration + 4 hotel nights (09, 10, 11 and 12 September)595 EUR
    Tourist visit & final dinner (Wednesday 12th September afternoon and evening)50 EUR

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