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Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics An interactive open-access journal of the European Geosciences Union
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 439-448, 2017
http://www.atmos-chem-phys.net/17/439/2017/
doi:10.5194/acp-17-439-2017
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Research article
10 Jan 2017
Impacts of air pollution and climate on materials in Athens, Greece
John Christodoulakis1, Chris G. Tzanis1, Costas A. Varotsos1, Martin Ferm2, and Johan Tidblad3 1Climate Research Group, Division of Environmental Physics and Meteorology, Department of Physics, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, University Campus Bldg. Phys. V, Athens 15784, Greece
2IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute Ltd., P.O. Box 53021, 400 14 Gothenburg, Sweden
3Corrosion and Metals Research Institute, Drottning Kristinas väg 48, 114 28 Stockholm, Sweden
Abstract. For more than 10 years now the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece, has contributed to the UNECE (United Nations Economic Commission for Europe) ICP Materials (International Co-operative Programme on Effects on Materials including Historic and Cultural Monuments) programme for monitoring the corrosion/soiling levels of different kinds of materials due to environmental air-quality parameters. In this paper we present the results obtained from the analysis of observational data that were collected in Athens during the period 2003–2012. According to these results, the corrosion/soiling of the particular exposed materials tends to decrease over the years, except for the case of copper. Based on this long experimental database that is applicable to the multi-pollutant situation in the Athens basin, we present dose–response functions (DRFs) considering that dose stands for the air pollutant concentration, response for the material mass loss (normally per annum) and function, the relationship derived by the best statistical fit to the data.

Citation: Christodoulakis, J., Tzanis, C. G., Varotsos, C. A., Ferm, M., and Tidblad, J.: Impacts of air pollution and climate on materials in Athens, Greece, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 439-448, doi:10.5194/acp-17-439-2017, 2017.
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In this paper we present the corrosion/soiling results obtained from the analysis of different kind of materials that were exposed in Athens during the period 2003–2012. According to these results, the corrosion/soiling of the particular exposed materials tend to decrease over the years, except for the case of copper. Based on this long experimental database, applicable to multi-pollutant situation of the Athens basin, we present newly developed dose–response functions (DRFs).
In this paper we present the corrosion/soiling results obtained from the analysis of different...
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