2nd Conference 2011: Abstract Submission Overview


About 50% of the papers will be accepted as posters, excluding invited plenary talks. Please consider this when choosing a poster versus platform presentation.

Important Dates

The abstract submission deadline is 15 April 2011 has been extended to 23 April 2011. Abstracts submitted after this deadline will be considered for the late-breaking poster sessions. The text of submitted abstracts can be changed up to the final submission deadline of 30 June 2011.

The deadline for late breaking poster abstract submissions is: 30 June 2011.

Three-Step Submission Process

There are three steps to submitting an abstract:

  1. Create the affiliations/institutions associated with the authors. If authors are affiliated with the same institution, it will only need to be entered once.  Affiliations can be reused if you are submitting two abstracts.
  2. Enter the authors and assign them to their respective institutions. If multiple abstracts are being submitted with the same authors, then authors will only need to be entered once.
  3. Enter the abstract title and body, select the order of the co-authors, choose to submit as a platform presentation or poster, and select a Working Group where your work fits best.

Important Notes Regarding the Submission Process

  • You must be a registered user and logged in to the site to submit an abstract. If you are not already registered, please create a new user account here, or click here to login. Registration is FREE!
  • Please try not to cut and paste from MS-Word directly when filling in a text block.  It sometimes introduces special formatting characters. If you have your text in MS-Word already, please cut and paste using the "Paste as plain text" icon where applicable.  If you need to use superscripts, subscripts, or special characters, there are icons at the tops of text blocks to facilitate.  The abstract should NOT contain figures or tables.
  • Please do NOT use all capital letters for the title, abstract, or authors.
  • Finally, you must limit your maximum number of words to 300.


Begin Abstract Submission Process  Click here to begin the abstract submission process.


Sample Abstract

Below is an example of the abstract format (from 2010 AAAR Portland Conference). Please have related information handy when completing the abstract submission process.

Secondary Organic Aerosol Formation from Photo-oxidation of Diesel Fuels: Engineering fuels to limit secondary organic aerosol formation

Marissa Miracolo and Allen Robinson, Carnegie Mellon University

Preference: Platform Presentation
Working Group: Carbonaceous Aerosols in the Atmosphere

A series of smog chamber experiments were performed to quantify the secondary organic aerosol (SOA) formation potential of diesel fuel formulations. The overall goal of this work is to investigate engineering fuels to limit the SOA formation potential of combustion exhaust. Fuel, as well as combustion exhaust, contains multiple classes of chemical compounds, including linear, branched, cyclic alkanes, alkenes, aromatics, and PAHs. Several recent studies have begun to investigate the effects of molecular structure and volatility on SOA yields, however that work has focused on single precursor experiments instead of more realistic surrogates for the complex mixture of material present in combustion emissions. To investigate these issues with more realistic precursor mixtures, well-characterized experiments were performed with nine different diesel fuel samples. These fuel samples are actual refinery streams that span a wide range of volatility (270 < T$_(90) < 340 C), aromaticity (20-45%), and cetane number (30-55). Each fuel was photo-oxidized under high-NOx conditions at atmospherically relevant organic aerosol concentrations to estimate an effective SOA yield for each fuel. In addition, the extent of aerosol oxidation was measured with an Aerosol Mass Spectrometer and aerosol volatility characterized with a thermodenuder. The results indicate significant differences in SOA formation potential for the fuels, with three times as higher yields for fuels with higher aromatic content and lower volatility. The data are also being used to evaluate the performance of the SOA model SOAM-II and the volatility basis set framework to investigate how differences in emissions of traditional SOA precursors and differences in fuel volatility account for measured SOA production.

Source: Abstract Number: 632 AAAR 2010 Annual Conference, October 25-29, 2010, Oregon Convention Center, Portland, Oregon




We would like to thank the following supporters of the 2nd BAAR Conference 2011!

Petrobras TSI Incorporated
Droplet Measurement Technologies MSP Corporation Almont do Brasil
Governo do Rio de Janeiro INEA - Instituto Estadual do Ambiente
JCTM e Ecotech BGI