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Peter Brimblecombe


POSITIONS: Professor of atmospheric chemistry and senior editor of Atmospheric Environment

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EMAIL ADDRESS: p.brimblecombe@uea.ac.uk

ADDRESS: School of Environmental Sciences, University of East Anglia, Norwich NR4 7TJ, UNITED KINGDOM



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Philosophy/ Science Skills MSc Unit: Air Pollution Chemistry
Course: Pollution Toxicology and Chemistry Historical sulfur emissions
Course: 1st Year Environmental Chemistry ERCA 2002
Aerosol Inorganics Model Publications
Air Pollution Reviews Books
Research group Biographical detail


Research interests:

  1. Chemistry of atmospheric aerosols
  2. Chemistry of organic acids and metal-organic complexes in the atmosphere
  3. Damage to indoor and outdoor materials by air pollutants and climate change
  4. Sources of dust and soiling in museums
  5. History of air pollution
  6. Effect of air pollution on art, architecture and design

Future research

Biography

I was born in Australia, but went to university in Auckland, New Zealand where I did a PhD on the aqueous chemistry of sulphur dioxide in the atmosphere. Although I remain interested in atmospheric sulphur chemistry, I am currently concerned with the thermodynamics of the concentrated aqueous aerosol and in recent years this has been applied to organic materials with a special focus on humic like substances and airborne surfactants. I continue to be interested in long-term changes in urban air pollution and its effects on health and building damage. The historical aspects of this work formed the subject of a book, The Big Smoke and have recently focussed on Victorian and Edwardian Britain. My interest in material damage by air pollutants has not been restricted to outdoor environments. I have done some on the museum atmosphere and have a continuing interest in the process of damage to cultural materials by air pollutants and climate change. In recent years I have become intersted in communicating information about the atmospheric sciences to broader audiences. In 2005 I received a gold medal from the Italian Chemical Society for contributions in environmental and heritage chemistry and with the NOAHs ARK team the Europa Nostra Grand Prize for research in 2009. My involvement with SCOPUS has involved me in bibliomentric and citation analysis. I am a Professor in Atmospheric Chemistry at the School of Environmental Sciences, University of East Anglia. I was appointed senior editor of Atmospheric Environment. in 1990.

Publications:

Books:

C. SABBIONI, P. BRIMBLECOMBE, M. CASSAR, The Atlas of Climate Change Impact on European Cultural Heritage: Scientific Analysis and Management Strategies, The Anthem-European Union Series (2010).

M. NOVAK P. BRIMBLECOMBE, D. HOULE AND A. VERON (Eds.) Applied Geochemistry Special Issue (2007) : Selected Papers from the 7th International Conference on Acid Deposition, Prague, Czech Republic, 12 - 17 June, 2005.

P. BRIMBLECOMBE, H. HARA, D. HOULE AND M. NOVAK (Eds.) Acid Rain- Deposition to Recovery, Springer (2007).

G.J. SEM, D. BOULAUD, P. BRIMBLECOMBE, D.S. ENSOR, J.W. GENTRY, J.C.M MARIJNISSEN AND O. PREINING (Eds.) History and Reviews of Aerosol Science, American Association for Aerosol Research (2005).

JE ANDREWS, P BRIMBLECOMBE TD JICKELS PS LISS & REID BJ An Introduction to Environmental Chemistry Blackwell Science (2004).

P. BRIMBLECOMBE (Ed.) The Effects of Air Pollution on the Built Environment, Imperial College Press pp. 428 (2003).

J. AUSTIN, P. BRIMBLECOMBE AND W.STURGES (Eds.), Air Pollution Science for the 21st Century, Elsevier (2003).

BORTMAN, M., BRIMBLECOMBE, P. CUNNINGHAM M.A., CUNNINGHAM W.P. AND FREEDMAN, B. (Eds.) Environmental Encyclopaedia Vols 1-2. Thompson-Gale, Detroit, pp 1641 (2003).

P. BRIMBLECOMBE AND R. L. MAYNARD (Eds.), The Urban Atmosphere and its Effects, Imperial College Press (2001)

BRIMBLECOMBE, P.Air Composition and Chemistry (Cambridge University Press. 1986/1996)

JE ANDREWS, P BRIMBLECOMBE TD JICKELS & PS LISS An Introduction to Environmental Chemistry Blackwell Science (1996).

KRUMBEIN, W., BRIMBLECOMBE, P., COSGROVE, D.E. & STANIFORTH, S.Durability and Change: The Science, Responsibility, and Cost of Sustaining Cultural Heritage, John Wiley and Sons, Chichester (1994) 307 pages.

BRIMBLECOMBE, P. & PFISTER, C. (eds) The Silent Countdown. Essays in European Environmental History, Springer Verlag, Heidelberg 1990.

BRIMBLCOMBE, P. & LEIN, A. Yu (eds) Evolution of the Global Biogeochemical Sulphur Cycle, Wiley, Chichester (1989) published simultaneously in Russian by Nauka in Moscow.

BRIMBLECOMBE, P.The Big Smoke, Methuen, London (1987/88/2011) pp 185.

A selection of recent publications

PETER BRIMBLECOMBE AND PAUL LANKESTER (2012) Long-term changes in climate and insect damage in historic houses, Studies in Conservation

IONESCU, A., LEFÈVRE, R.-A., BRIMBLECOMBE, P., GROSSI, C.M. (2012) Long-term damage to glass in Paris in a changing environment, Science of the Total Environment 431,151-156.

P. BRIMBLECOMBE (2012) The Art of Pollution, So What?, Anglia Ruskin University,

PETER BRIMBLECOMBE AND CARLOTA M. GROSSI (2012) Carbonyl compounds indoors in a changing climate, Chemistry Central Journal 6 (1) , art. no. 21 [6:21 doi:10.1186/1752-153X-6-21].

PETER BRIMBLECOMBE, Century of storms, in John Ruskin The Storm Cloud of the Nineteenth Century, Pallas Athene, London pp.7-12 (2012).

PAUL LANKESTER AND PETER BRIMBLECOMBE, The impact of future climate on historic interiors, Science of the Total Environment 417-418C, 248-254 (2012), see also Preserving our past, Alastair Brown Nature Climate Change, 2, 147 (2012).

LILIAN SKYTTE, KAARE LUND RASMUSEN, MORTEN RYHL-SVENDSEN, BO SVENSMARK AND PETER BRIMBLECOMBE, Ammonia chemistry within Danish churches, Science of the Total Environment 417-418C, 13-20 (2012).

HSIEH, P.-C., BRIMBLECOMBE, P., LEE, C.-L., HSU, S.-H., The role of the characteristics of humic substances in binding with benzo[h]quinoline, Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, 31, 246–252 (2012).

PETER BRIMBLECOMBE, Arie Jan Haagen-Smit and the history of smog, Environmental Chemistry Group Bulletin, pp.15-17, January, 2012.

PAUL LANKESTER AND PETER BRIMBLECOMBE, Future thermohygrometric climate within historic houses, Journal of Cultural Heritage 13, 1–6 (2012) .

PETER BRIMBLECOMBE, Climate myths and metal heritage, in Saved from Corrosion, Muzuem Kolejnictwa, Warsaw, POLAND, pp. 71-74, 2011.

PETER BRIMBLECOMBE, Ash, dust and smoke, The Geographer, pp 13, Autumn, 2011.

PETER BRIMBLECOMBE, Damage to Materials and Buildings in a Changing Urban Climate, in Freedman, W., Biomedical and Life Sciences, Global Environmental Change Biomedical and Life Sciences Global Environmental Change.

HELEN LLOYD, CARLOTA M. GROSSI, PETER BRIMBLECOMBE Low-technology dust monitoring for historic collections, Journal of the Institute of Conservation 34, 104-114 (2011) .

PETER BRIMBLECOMBE, A history of the causes and consequences of air pollution, in Markus Quante, Ralf Ebinghaus, Gotz Floser (Eds) Persistent Pollution - Past, Present and Future, pp. 3-11 Springer (2011).

PETER BRIMBLECOMBE, Modelling air pollution in sixteenth century Lüneburg, in Markus Quante, Ralf Ebinghaus, Gotz Floser (Eds) Persistent Pollution - Past, Present and Future, pp. 13-17 Springer (2011).

PETER BRIMBLECOMBE, ALESSANDRA BONAZZA, NICK BROOKS, CARLOTA M. GROSSI, IAN HARRIS AND CRISTINA SABBIONI Impact of climate change on earthen buildings, Terra 2008 The 10th International Conference on the Study and Conservation of Earthen Architectural Heritage , Edited by Leslie Rainer, Angelyn Bass Rivera, and David Gandreau, Getty Publications, 278-82 (2011)

C. M GROSSI, P. BRIMBLECOMBE, B. MENDEZ, D. BENAVENTE, I. HARRIS, M. DEQUE Climatology of salt transitions and implications for stone weathering, Science of the Total Environment 409, 2577-2585 (2011).

PETER BRIMBLECOMBE, Air Pollution Episodes. In: Nriagu JO (ed.) Encyclopedia of Environmental Health, volume 1, pp. 39–45 Burlington: Elsevier (2011).

PETER BRIMBLECOMBE, Environment and architectural stone, in Siegesmund, S. and Snethlage, R. Stone in Architecture 317-346, (2011)

PETER BRIMBLECOMBE, Air pollution and society, The European Physical Journal Conferences 9, 227-232 (2010)..

MANUELA SGOBBI, PETER BRIMBLECOMBE, CARLOTA GROSSI, GUIDO BISCONTIN, ELISABETTA ZENDRI Surface stratigraphy on limestone of Venetian palaces, Journal of Architectural Conservation, 16, 52-70 (2010).

CARLOTA M GROSSI, PETER BRIMBLECOMBE AND HELEN LLOYD, The effects of weather on visits to historic properties, Views 47, 69-71 (2010).

PAUL LANKESTER AND PETER BRIMBLECOMBE, Predicting future indoor climate at Knole, Views 47, 71-73 (2010).

FATEMAH ABIDI, PETER BRIMBLECOMBE, Visitor experience of environmental conservation at Ham House, Views 47, 73-75 (2010).

P. BRIMBLECOMBE, Soiling damage and perception. In: D. Camuffo, V. Fassina, J. Havermans (Editors), Basic Environmental Mechanisms affecting Cultural Heritage Nardini Editore, Firenze, ITALY pp. 147-151, (2010).

P. BRIMBLECOMBE, Heritage climatology. In: R.-A. Lefevre and C. Sabbioni (Editors), Climate Change and Cultural Heritage. Edipuglia, Bari - Italy, pp. 57-54, (2010).

P. BRIMBLECOMBE, Functional descriptions of damage to heritage. In: R.-A. Lefevre and C. Sabbioni (Editors), Climate Change and Cultural Heritage. Edipuglia, Bari - Italy, pp. 65-71, (2010).

P. BRIMBLECOMBE, Monitoring the future. In: R.-A. Lefevre and C. Sabbioni (Editors), Climate Change and Cultural Heritage. Edipuglia, Bari - Italy, pp. 73-78, (2010).

P. BRIMBLECOMBE, Climate myths. In: R.-A. Lefevre and C. Sabbioni (Editors), Climate Change and Cultural Heritage. Edipuglia, Bari - Italy, pp. 207-209, (2010).

PING-CHIEH HSIEH, SHIH-HAN HSU, CHON-LIN LEE, PETER BRIMBLECOMBE The pH dependence of binding benzo[h]quinoline and humic acid and effects on fluorescence quenching, Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, 29, 696–1702, (2010).

P. BRIMBLECOMBE Mapping heritage climatologies in Effect of Climate Change on Built Heritage edited by Ton Bunnik, Hilde de Clercq, Rob van Hees, Henk Schellen and Luc Schueremans, WTA-Publications, Pfaffenhofen, 34, 18-30 (2010).

P. BRIMBLECOMBE Environmental health and safety in buildings in Materials for Energy Efficiency and Thermal Comfort in Buildings edited by Matthew R. Hall M. Woodhead Publishing, Cambridge, 148-172 (2010).

PETER BRIMBLECOMBE, CARLOTA M GROSSI Potential damage to modern building materials from 21st century air pollution, TheScientificWorldJOURNAL (2010) 10, 116–125.

PETER BRIMBLECOMBE, CARLOTA M GROSSI Deposition, transformation and remobilization of soot and diesel particulates on building surfaces in Moreira, D. and Vilhena, M. Air Pollution and Turbulence, CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL, 1-13, (2010).

LIFONGO, L.L., BOWDEN, D.J., BRIMBLECOMBE, P. Thermal degradation of haloacetic acids in water, International Journal of Physical Sciences , 5, 738-747 (2010).

SONG, C.H., KIM, H.S., VON GLASOW, R., BRIMBLECOMBE, P., KIM, J., PARK, R.J., WOO, J.H.Source identification and budget analysis on elevated levels of formaldehyde within ship plumes: A photochemical/dynamic model analysis Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics Discussions 10 15441-15483 (2010).

SABBIONI, C., CASSAR, M., BRIMBLECOMBE, P., LEFÈVRE, R.-A. Vulnerability of cultural heritage to climate change Pollution Atmospherique 203, 285-298 (2009).

E. SCHUEPBACH, P. BRIMBLECOMBE, K. GROSS, M.J. JACOB, A. LADSATTTER-WEISSEMAYER, N. MOUSIOPOULOS, T. SLINNI, A. UBELIS, E. UHEREK We Care for Clean Air Accent, Urbino ITALY (2009).

P. BRIMBLECOMBE Integrating sources for air pollution history, Third International Conference of the European Society for the History of Science, Vienna 2008. Austrian Academy of Sciences pp 23-30 (2009).

M.Z.H. ROZAINI AND PETER BRIMBLECOMBE, P.The solubility measurements of sodium dicarboxylate salts; sodium oxalate, malonate, succinate, glutarate, and adipate in water from T = (279.15 to 358.15) K Journal of Chemical Thermodynamics 41, 980-983 (2009)

PETER BRIMBLECOMBE, DAVID THICKETT AND YOUNG HUN YOON, The cementation of coarse dust to indoor surfaces, Journal of Cultural Heritage, 10, 410-414 (2009).

E. BERNARDI, D.J. BOWDEN, P. BRIMBLECOMBE, H. KENNEALLY AND L. MORSELLI The effect of uric acid on outdoor copper and bronze, Science of the Total Environment 407, 2383-2389 (2009).

PETER BRIMBLECOMBE Cloud formation and chemistry in C.N.HEWITT and A.V.JACKSON Atmospheric Sciences for Environmental Scientists 146-167 (2009).

MINGLIANG LUO , DEREK BOWDEN, PETER BRIMBLECOMBE, Preparation of black sand-based magnetic photocatalysts for photocatalytic oxidation of aqueous phenol, Applied Catalysis B: Environmental 87, 1-8 (2009).

MINGLIANG LUO , DEREK BOWDEN, PETER BRIMBLECOMBE Removal of Dyes from Water Using a TiO2 Photocatalyst Supported on Black Sand, Water, Air, and Soil Pollution 198, 233-241 (2009).

ALESSANDRA BONAZZA, PALMIRA MESSINA, CRISTINA SABBIONI, CARLOTA M GROSSI, PETER BRIMBLECOMBE Mapping the impact of climate change on surface recession of carbonate buildings in Europe Science of the Total Environment, 407, 2039-2050 (2009).

DAVID SHOOTER, PETER BRIMBLECOMBE Air quality indexing, International Journal of Environment and Pollution 36, 305-323 (2009).

PETER BRIMBLECOMBE Transformations in understanding the health impacts of air pollutants in the 20th century, The European Physical Journal Conferences 1, 47-53 (2009).

PETER BRIMBLECOMBE, CARLOTA M GROSSI Millennium-long damage to building materials in London, Science of the Total Environment 407, 1354-1361 (2009).

PETER BRIMBLECOMBE, CARLOTA M GROSSI The bibliometrics of atmospheric environment, Atmospheric Environment 43,. 9-12 (2009).

PETER BRIMBLECOMBE, KAREN STURGES History of atmospheric environment, Atmospheric Environment 43, 2-8 (2009).

H.B. SINGH, PETER BRIMBLECOMBE, FRISO. VEENSTRA Atmospheric environment special issue fifty years of endeavour, Atmospheric Environment 43, 1 (2009).

FAZRUL R SULAIMAN, PETER BRIMBLECOMBE, CARLOTA M GROSSI Mobilization and loss of elements from roofing tiles, Environmental Geology 58, 795-801 (2009).

MINGLIANG LUO , DEREK BOWDEN, PETER BRIMBLECOMBE, Catalytic property of Fe-Al pillared clay for Fenton oxidation of phenol by H2O2, Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 85, 201-206 (2009).

ZUL R ROZAINI, PETER BRIMBLECOMBE,The Odd-Even Behaviour of Dicarboxylic Acid Solubility in Atmospheric Aerosols, Water, Air, and Soil Pollution. 198, 65–75 (2009).

CARLOTA M GROSSI, , PETER BRIMBLECOMBE, B. MENENDEZ, D. BENAVENTE AND IAN HARRIS Long term change in salt weathering of stone monuments in north-west France, in J.W. LUKASZEWICZ and P. NIEMCEWICZ 11th International Congress on Deterioration and Conservation of Stone, Nicolaus Copernicus University Press, Torun 121-128 (2008).

P. BRIMBLECOMBE Urbanization and climate change global aspects of air quality, in A.S. Hadi, A.F. Mohamed, S. Idrus, A.H.H. Shah and N.M. Hamim (Eds.) Urbanization and the Climate for Change, UKM Bangi, Malaysia 11-17, (2008).

PETER BRIMBLECOMBE Understanding the composition of museum air, Zeitschrift für Kunsttechnologie und Konservierung, 22, 235-239 (2008).

CARLOTA M GROSSI, ALESSANDRA BONAZZA, PETER BRIMBLECOMBE, IAN HARRIS AND CRISTINA SABBIONI Predicting 21st century recession of architectural limestone in European cities Environmental Geology 56, 455-461 (2008).

PETER BRIMBLECOMBE, CARLOTA M GROSSI Millennium-long recession of limestone facades in London Environmental Geology 56, 463-471 (2008).

PETER BRIMBLECOMBE Sulfur cycle in Oxford Companion to Global Change, 570-573 (2008).

C.M. GROSSI; P. BRIMBLECOMBE Past and future colouring patterns of historic stone buildings Revista Materiales de Construcción 58, 143-16 (2008).

PETER BRIMBLECOMBE Air pollution history in R. S. Sokhi World Atlas of Atmospheric Pollution, Anthem Press, London, 7-18 (2008).

QING WEN TIAN AND PETER BRIMBLECOMBE Managing Air in Olympic Cities, American Journal of Environmental Sciences, 4, 439-444 (2008).

DAVID BENAVENTE, PETER BRIMBLECOMBE AND CARLOTA M. GROSSI In M.P. Colombini and L. Tassi, Salt weathering and climate change in Trends in Analytical, Environmental and Cultural Heritage Chemistry, TSN Trivandrum pp 277-286 (2008).

BRIMBLECOMBE, P. The Globalization of Local Air Pollution, in Oosthoek, J. and Gills, B.K. (eds.) The Globalization of Environmental Crisis, Routledge (2007).

P. BRIMBLECOMBE AND C. M. GROSSI Pollution and Cultural Heritage - the deposition transformation and remobilization of soot and diesel particulates on building surfaces, in Moussiopoulos, N., Slini, T. and Schuepbach, E. Accent Training Workshop and Hellenic Day 28-37 (2007).

X. X. GUO AND P. BRIMBLECOMBE Henry’s law constants of phenol and mononitrophenols in aqueous sulphuric acid, Chemosphere 68, 436-444 (2007).

PETER BRIMBLECOMBE Framed: The environment in pictures, WEM - Water and Environmental Management 12(8) 20-22 (2007)

PETER BRIMBLECOMBE, CARLOTA M. GROSSI AND IAN HARRIS Future trends in surface wetness and relative humidity and potential impact on materials, Pollution Atmospherique, (Special Issue), 95-100 (2007).

PETER BRIMBLECOMBE AND CARLOTA M. GROSSI Damage to Buildings from Future Climate and Pollution, American Preservation Technology Bulletin 38, 13-19 (2007).

ALESSANDRA BONAZZA, PETER BRIMBLECOMBE, CARLOTA M GROSSI AND CRISTINA SABBIONI Carbon in black layers at the Tower of London, Environmental Science and Technology 41, 4199-4204 (2007).

SABBIONI C., BRIMBLECOMBE P., BONAZZA A., GROSSI C. M., HARRIS I., MESSINA P., Mapping climate change and cultural heritage, in Drdacky, M. 7th EC Prague Conference on Safeguarded Cultural Heritage - Understanding & Viability for the Enlarged Europe, ITAM Prague, 119-124 (2007).

C.M. GROSSI, P. BRIMBLECOMBE; R.M. ESBERT, F.J. ALONSO Colour changes in architectural limestones from pollution and cleaning Color Research and Application 32, 320-331 (2007).

HELEN LLOYD, PETER BRIMBLECOMBE, KATY LITHGOW Economics of Dust, Studies in Conservation 52, 135-146 (2007).

C.M. GROSSI; P. BRIMBLECOMBE, I. HARRIS Climate change and frost impact on the built heritage, Science of the Total Environment 377, 273-281 (2007).

C.M. GROSSI; P. BRIMBLECOMBE Effects of long term changes in air pollution and climate on the decay and blackening of European stone buildings, in eds. B. Smith and R. Prikryl, Building stone decay: From diagnosis to conservation Geol Soc. Special Pub. 271, 117-130 (2007).

P. BRIMBLECOMBE, D. BOWDEN, Y.H.YOON Formation of mudpacks on the bedspreads at Knole Views 43, 61-62 (2006).

PETER BRIMBLECOMBE The Clean Air Act after Fifty Years, Weather 61, 311 - 314 (2006).

PETER BRIMBLECOMBE AND CARLOTA M. GROSSI Scientific research and architectural conservation, Journal of Architectural Conservation, 12(3), 127-135 (2006).

PETER BRIMBLECOMBE, CARLOTA M GROSSI AND IAN HARRIS, Long term trends in dampness in England, Weather 61, 278 - 281 (2006).

PETER BRIMBLECOMBE Characterization of pollutants in gases in In Lens P.N.L., Kennes C., LeCloirec P. and Deshusses M. (Eds) Waste gas Treatment for Resource Recovery IWA Publishing, London pp. 87-106 (2006).

ALISON GREEN, PETER BRIMBLECOMBE, CARLOTA M. GROSSI The Colour of Time, Cathedral Church of St John the Baptist, Norwich (2006).

PETER BRIMBLECOMBE CARLOTA M. GROSSI , IAN HARRIS Climate change critical to cultural heritage, Heritage Weathering and Conservation, Taylor and Francis, London 387-393 (2006).

C.M. GROSSI, P. BRIMBLECOMBE, A. BONAZZA; C. SABBIONI & J. ZAMAGNI Carbon fluxes and transformation in black layers of historical buildings, Heritage Weathering and Conservation, Taylor and Francis, London 441-446 (2006).

C. SABBIONI, M. CASSAR, P. BRIMBLECOMBE, J. TILBLAD, R. KOZLOWESKI, M. DRDACKY, C. SAIZ-JIIMENEZ, T. GRONTOFT, I. WAINWRIGHT AND X. ARINO, Global climate change impact on heritage and cultural landscapes, Heritage Weathering and Conservation, Taylor and Francis, London 395-401(2006).

PETER BRIMBLECOMBE Identifying research trends, supporting the editorial process and informing evaluations Library Connect Pamphlet 9, 4-5 (2006).

PETER BRIMBLECOMBE AND EVA SCHUEPBACH Communicating air pollution science to politicians and the public Journal de Physique IV, 139, 413-423 (2006).

EVI SCHUEPBACH, PETER BRIMBLECOMBE, NICOS MOUSSIOPOULOS, MARK JACOB, ARNOLDS UBELIS, MIKE KOBERNUS AND ASBJORN ARFLØT Learning about inter- and transdisciplinarity: a training module for early career scientists IGACtivities, 34, 27-30 (2006).

BRIMBLECOMBE, P.The Globalization of Local Air Pollution, Globalizations 2, 429-441(2005).

L. MAKRA AND P. BRIMBLECOMBE Selections from the history of environmental pollution, with special interest to air pollution: Part 2, International Journal of Environment and Pollution 23, 351-367 (2005).

C. M. GROSSI AND P. BRIMBLECOMBE The White Tower and the Perception of Blackening in Normandin, Kyle C. and Slaton, Deborah (eds) Cleaning Techniques in Conservation Practice: A Special Issue of the Journal of Architectural Conservation, 11, 33-44 (2005).

M. T. LATIF, P. BRIMBLECOMBE, N. A. RAMLI, J. SENTIAN, J. SUKHAPAN, AND N. SULAIMAN, Surfactants in South East Asia Aerosols, Environmental Chemistry 2, 198-204 (2005).

BOWDEN, D. AND BRIMBLECOMBE, P. Monitoring dust at Ickworth House with the dust-bug, National Trust Views , 42, 25-27 ( 2005).

P. BRIMBLECOMBE, The NOAHs ARK project: the impact of future climate change on cultural heritage, The European Geosciences Union Newsletter 12, 31-33 (2005).

P. BRIMBLECOMBE AND C. GROSSI Aesthetic thresholds and blackening of stone buildings, Science of the Total Environment 349, 175-189 (2005).

BRIMBLECOMBE, P. Effects of the cultural environment in R. VAN GREIKEN and K.JANSSENS Cultural Heritage Conservation and Environmental Impact Asessment by Non Destructive Testing and Micro-Analysis A.A.Balkema, Leiden 11-18, (2005).

BRIMBLECOMBE, P. History of early forest fire smoke in S.E.Asia In Sem GJ, Boulaud D, Brimblecombe P, Ensor DS, Gentry JW, Marijnissen JCM, Preining O (Eds) History and Reviews of Aerosol Science, American Association for Aerosol Research, pp 385-396 (2005).

LITHGOW K, LLOYD H, BRIMBLECOMBE P, YOON YH, THICKETT D Managing dust in historic houses - the visitor/conservator interface ICOM Committee for Conservation, 14th Triannual Meeting Volume II, 662-669.

LIFONGO, L. L., BOWDEN, D. AND BRIMBLECOMBE, P. Photodegradation of haloacetic acids in water, Chemosphere, 55, 467-476 ( 2004).

P. BRIMBLECOMBE Perceptions of late Victorian air pollution, in DuPuis, E. M. Smoke and Mirrors, New York University Press, 15-26 (2004).

P. BRIMBLECOMBE Acid Rain in Shepard Krech, John Robert McNeill, Carolyn Merchant Encyclopedia of World Environmental History, Routledge 1-4, 2004.

P. BRIMBLECOMBE AND M.T. LATIF Rediscovering atmospheric surfactants Environmental Chemistry, 1, 11-12 (2004)

M.T. LATIF AND P. BRIMBLECOMBE Surfactants in atmospheric aerosols Environmental Science and Technology, 38, 6501-6506 (2004)

P. BRIMBLECOMBE Die Apokalypse im Nebel. Der Londoner Smog im späten 19. Jahrhundert, in Uekoetter, F. and Hohensee, J. (Eds.), Wird Kassandra heiser? Die Geschichte falschen Ökoalarme, Steiner Stuttgart, p. 42-51 (2004)..

Y.H. YOON AND P. BRIMBLECOMBE A dust screen at Snowshill Manor, National Trust Views, 40, 42-44 (2004).

Y.H. YOON AND P. BRIMBLECOMBE Dust on library books, National Trust Views, 41, 25-27 (2004).

H. LAWES, C. BENDIX, P. BRIMBLECOMBE, AND C. CALNAN. Three years of library dust, National Trust Views, 41, 27-30 (2004).

P. BRIMBLECOMBE Sustainability and heritage in C. Saiz-Jimenez, Air Pollution and Cultural Heritage pp. 275-280 (2004).

P. BRIMBLECOMBE Damage to cultural heritage in C. Saiz-Jimenez, Air Pollution and Cultural Heritage pp. 87-90 (2004).

P. BRIMBLECOMBE AND C. GROSSI The rate of darkening of material surfaces in C. Saiz-Jimenez, Air Pollution and Cultural Heritage pp.193-198 (2004).

C. GROSSI AND P. BRIMBLECOMBE Aesthetics and perception of soiling in C. Saiz-Jimenez, Air Pollution and Cultural Heritage pp .199-208 (2004)

C. SABBIONI, A. BONAZZI, J. ZAMAGNI, N. GHEDINI, C. GROSSI AND P. BRIMBLECOMBE The Tower of London: A case study of stone decay in an urban area in C. Saiz-Jimenez, Air Pollution and Cultural Heritage pp. 57-62 (2004)

M.CASSAR, P. BRIMBLECOMBE, T. NIXON, C. PRICE C. SABBIONI, C. SAIZ-JIMENEZ AND K VAN BALEN Sustainable solutions in the conservation and protection of historic monuments and archeological remains: a critical assessment of European research needs in C. Saiz-Jimenez, Air Pollution and Cultural Heritage pp. 249-262 (2004).

C. SAIZ-JIMENEZ, P. BRIMBLECOMBE, D. CAMUFFO, R. LEFÈVRE AND R. VAN GRIEKEN Damages caused to European monuments by air pollution: assessment and preventive measures in C. Saiz-Jimenez, pp. 91-110 Air Pollution and Cultural Heritage (2004).

C. GROSSI AND P. BRIMBLECOMBE Aesthetics of simulated soiling patterns on architecture, Environmental Science and Technology, 38, 3971-3976 (2004).

P. BRIMBLECOMBE AND M. CASHMORE Indoor pollution, Journal de Physique, 6, 209-221 (2004).

L. MAKRA AND P BRIMBLECOMBE Selections from the history of environmental pollution, with special attention to air pollution. Part 1. International Journal of Environment and Pollution 22 641 – 656 (2004).

D.FOWLER, M.O’DONOGHUE, J.B.A. MULLER, R.I.SMITH, U.DRAGOSITS, U.SKIBA, M.A.SUTTON AND P. BRIMBLECOMBE A chronology of nitrogen deposition in the UK between 1900 and 2000, Water, Air and Soil Pollution: Focus 4, 9-23 (2004).

P. BRIMBLECOMBE A history of urban air pollution, Korean Journal of Atmospheric Sciences, 6, 40-46 (2003).

P. BRIMBLECOMBE Documentary Records in MacKay A.W., Battarbee, R., Birks, J. and Oldfield, F. (eds), Global Changes in the Holocene, Edward Arnold 159-167 (2003).

BRIMBLECOMBE, P. Aqueous Phase Chemistry of the Troposphere Hewitt C.N. and Jackson, A. The Handbook of Atmospheric Sciences, Blackwell, 211-227 (2003).

P. BRIMBLECOMBE AND CAMUFFO D Long term damage to the built environment in P. Brimblecombe (Ed) The Effects of Air Pollution on the Built Environment, Imperial College Press, 1-30 (2003).

BRIMBLECOMBE, P. Biogeochemical Cycles: Sulphur cycle in Holton, J. Pyle, J. and Curry, J. Encyclopeadia of Atmospheric Sciences, Academic Press, 213-220 (2003).

BOWDEN, D. AND BRIMBLECOMBE, P. The rate of metal catalyzed oxidation of sulfur dioxide in collagen surrogates, Journal of Cultural Heritage 4, 137-147 (2003)

LITHGOW, K. AND P. BRIMBLECOMBE Dust, the visitors' point of view, National Trust Views 39, 47-49 (2003).

LLOYD, H. AND P. BRIMBLECOMBE Focussing on dust, National Trust Views, 39, 49-52 (2003).

P. BRIMBLECOMBE Origins of smoke inspection in Britain (circa 1900) Applied Environmental Science & Public Health 1, 55-62 (2003).

P. BRIMBLECOMBE Foreword in Morawska, L. and Salthammer, T. (eds) Indoor Environment: Airborne Particles and Settled Dust. Wiley-VCH. Weinheim. pp. v-vi. (2003).

BRIMBLECOMBE, P. The global sulphur cycle in Schlesinger, W.H. Treatise on Geochemistry Volume 8 Biogeochemistry 8, Elsevier, 645-682 (2003).

BRIMBLECOMBE, P. Emergence of the sanitary inspector, The Journal of the Royal Society for the Promotion of Health,182-195 (2003).

BRIMBLECOMBE, P. Tropospheric air pollution since 1945 In Midgley, P. and Reuther M., Towards Cleaner Air for Europe Part 2, 271-275 (2003).

G. STURARO, D. CAMUFFO, P. BRIMBLECOMBE, R. VAN GRIEKEN, H-J. BUSSE, A. BERNARDI, A. VALENTINO, N. BLADES, K. GYSELS, F. DEUTSCH, M. WIESER, AND S. BUCZOLITS, Multidisciplinary Environmental Monitoring at the Kunsthistoriches Museum, Vienna Journal of Trace and Microprobe Techniques, 21, 273-294 (2003).

BRIMBLECOMBE, P.AND CASHMORE, M Air pollution perceptions and policy, Clean Air Society of Australia and New Zealand, Quarterly Journal 36(4) 31-34 (2002).

LARSEN, R., POULSEN, D.V., ODLYHA, M., NIELSEN,K., WOUTERS, J., PUCHINGER, L., BRIMBLECOMBE, P. AND BOWDEN, D. The use of complementary and comparative analysis in damage assessment of parchments, Microanalysis of Parchment, 165-179 (2002).

BOWDEN, D. AND BRIMBLECOMBE, P. Sulphur inclusions within parchment and leather exposed to sulphur dioxide, Microanalysis of Parchment, 45-51 (2002).

BOWDEN, D. AND BRIMBLECOMBE, P. The thermal response of parchment and leather to relative humidity changes, Microanalysis of Parchment, 63-72 (2002).

H LLOYD K LITHGOW P BRIMBLECOMBE YH YOON K FRAME AND B KNIGHT Dust in historic collections, The Conservator 26, 72-84 (2002)

ADAMS, S, KIBRYA, R. AND BRIMBLECOMBE, P. A particle accumulation study during the reconstruction of The Great Court, British Museum Journal of Cultural Heritage 3, 283-287 (2002)

YOON, Y.H. AND BRIMBLECOMBE, P. Dust at Felbrigg Hall National Trust Views 32, 31-32 (2001).

BRIMBLECOMBE, P. The great London smog and its immediate aftermath, In Williamson, T. (Ed.) London Smog 50th Anniversary NSCA, Brighton, 182-195 (2002).

P BRIMBLECOMBE Acid drops, New Scientist 174, A1-A4 MAY 18 2002

HOWELL D., P.BRIMBLECOMBE, H. LLOYD, B. KNIGHT, Monitoring dust in historic houses, Proceeedings of Conservation Science 2002, Archetype Publications, London 8-10 (2002).

J. SUKHAPAN AND P. BRIMBLECOMBE Ionic surface active compounds in atmospheric aerosols, TheScientificWorld Journal 2, 1138-1146 (2002).

HIROSHI OKOCHI AND P. BRIMBLECOMBE Metal-organic complexes in aqueous aerosols TheScientificWorld Journal 2, 767-786 (2002).

BRIMBLECOMBE, P. Atmospheric chemistry in M.R Perrow and A.J.Davy, Handbook of Restoration Ecology 1, 206-218 CUP (2002).

E. HOPLEY AND P. BRIMBLECOMBE Diurnal cycles of carbon monoxide and nitric oxides near schools, Clean Air and Environmental Protection, 32, 75-77 (2002)

Y. J. YOON AND P. BRIMBLECOMBE Modelling the contribution of sea salt and dimethyl sulfide derived aerosol to marine CCN, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 2, (2002)17-30

C. GROSSI AND P. BRIMBLECOMBE The effect of atmospheric pollution on building materials, Journal de Physique, 4, 197-210 (2002).

P. BRIMBLECOMBE Urban air pollution, In P. BRIMBLECOMBE AND R. L. MAYNARD, The Urban Atmosphere and its Effects, Imperial College Press, 1-19 (2001).

G. LEGOUAIS, J. CARRINGTON, M. JOHNSON, C. OBHRAI, P. WEBLEY AND P. BRIMBLECOMBE Air pollution and information resource, In P. BRIMBLECOMBE AND R. L. MAYNARD, The Urban Atmosphere and its Effects, Imperial College Press, 345-367. (2001)

CLEGG SL SEINFELD JH. BRIMBLECOMBE P Thermodynamic modelling of aqueous aerosols containing electrolytes and dissolved organic compounds, Aerosol Science 32, 713-738 (2001)

YOON, Y.H. AND BRIMBLECOMBE, P. The distribution of soiling by coarse particulate matter in the museum environment, Indoor Air 11, 232-240 (2001).

BRIMBLECOMBE, P. (2001) Acid rain 2000±1000, Water, Air and Soil Pollution 130, 25-30

CLEGG SL SEINFELD JH. BRIMBLECOMBE P Thermodynamic modelling of aqueous aerosols containing electrolytes and dissolved organic compounds Aerosol Science 32, 713-738 (2001)

BRIMBLECOMBE, P. The Emergence of Concern over Forest Fires in Eaton P and Radojevic, M., Forest Fires and Regional Haze in Southeast Asia, from Nova Science Publishers New York, pp vii-xii.

BOWLER, C AND BRIMBLECOMBE, P Control of air pollution in Manchester prior to the Public Health Act, 1875, Environment and History, 6, 71-98 (2000).

BOWLER, C AND BRIMBLECOMBE, P. Environmental pressures on the design of Manchester’s John Rylands Library Journal of Design History, 13, 175-191 (2000).

RAYCHAUDHURI, M.R. AND BRIMBLECOMBE, P Formaldehyde oxidation and lead corrosion Studies in Conservation 45, 226-232 (2000).

YOON, Y.H. AND BRIMBLECOMBE, P. Contribution of dust at floor level to particle deposit within the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, Studies in Conservation, 44, 127-137 (2000).

Sidelights: Answers given to a biographical reporter.(i) On teaching at University of the South Pacific

A highlight of my time in Fiji was the opportunity to teach elementary quantum physics to young local students. Questioning the nature of 'matter' and 'reality' seemed rather abstract tasks for them, but just occassionally we would all catch a glimpse of just how strange things really are, and wonder if the gods were playing some kind of huge joke on us.

(ii) On my book THE BIG SMOKE

I was a student in the sixties when it sometimes seemed that environmental issues were likely to be even more important than the war in Viet Nam. Background reading for my PhD suggested, in annoyingly brief and pretentious footnotes, that the environment had been getting worse since the 13th century, at least. I began to wonder what was so different about contemporary concerns, so my arrival in England allowed me wet Sundays among medieval documents. Here I sensed that throughout history we have found it easy to regard ourselves on the brink of an apocalypse. The present environmental crisis appeared to be part of the sequence of apocalyptic challenges humans are condemned to face. I find the historical perspective an antidote to enviromental gloom.

(iii) On POLLUTION AND ART

Environmental pollution is not merely a matter of environmental chemistry. The smells have to be smelt. Painting and poetry can be as informative as a scientific description when trying to understand the complexities of environmental problems. Recently I have been thinking much about the representation air pollution in cinema.

(iv) On CONTEMPORARY WRITERS

I admire detective writers; no crap and their hearts are in the right place. My title THE BIG SMOKE was meant resemble THE BIG SLEEP, so I was pleased when this academic book was reviewed as "reading like a thriller".

(v) On STYLE

Most of my writing is for academic journals which has led to a terse style. I aim at a fact per line rather than one per paragraph. It can be heavy going at times, but the reader certainly gets value for money. I hate punctuation and spell abominably.