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Anna Buczynska

Research Interests

Environmental Chemistry
Organic Geochemistry
Atmospheric Pollution

Research Activities

My research activities currently focus on the use of light stable isotopes in source identification of various environmental pollutants, especially those bound to atmospheric particulate matter.


Recent Publications

Buczyńska, A.J., Geypens, B., De Wael, K., Van Grieken., R., 2015. Optimization of sample preparation for the GC-C-IRMS and GC-IT-MS analysis of PAHs in air particulate matter. Microchemical Journal, 119, 83-92.

Buczyńska, A.J., Krata, A., Van Grieken, R., Brown, A., Polezer, G., De Wael, K., Potgieter-Vermaak, S., 2014, Composition of PM2.5 and PM1 on High And Low Pollution Event Days and its relation to Indoor Air Quality In A Home For The Elderly. Science of the Total Environment, 490, 134-143.

Buczyńska, A.J., Geypens, B., Van Grieken., R., De Wael, K., 2014. Large-volume injection combined with gas chromatography/isotope ratio mass spectrometry for the analysis of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons. Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry, 28, 200-208.

Buczyńska, A.J., Geypens, B., Van Grieken., R., De Wael, K., 2013. Stable carbon isotopic ratio measurement of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons as a tool for source identification and apportionment—A review of analytical methodologies. Talanta, 105, 435-450.

Jacobs, L., Buczynska, A., Walgraeve, C., Delcloo, A., Potgieter-Vermaak, S., Van Grieken, R., Demeestere, K., Dewulf, J., Van Langenhove, H., De Backer, H., Nemery, B., Nawrot, T.S., 2012. Acute changes in pulse pressure in relation to constituents of particulate air pollution in elderly persons. Environmental Research, 117, 60-67.

Jacobs, W., Dubois, D., Floren, E., Aerts, D., Goris, J., Buczynska, A., and R. Van Grieken, 2011. Benzene concentrations on board chemical tankers. WMU Journal of Maritime Affairs, 10, 117-126.

Jacobs, W., Dubois, D., Aerts, D., Declerck, P., Stranger, M., Buczynska, A., Godoi, A., Van Grieken, R., 2010. Monitoring of some major volatile organic compounds on board of chemical tankers. Journal of Maritime Research, VII, No. 2, 3-20.

Van Meel, K., Horemans, B., Krata, A. , Bencs, L., Buczynska, A., Dirtu, A.C., Worobiec, A., Van Grieken, R., 2010. Elemental concentrations in aerosols at the Belgian coast, as a function of size, season and air mass trajectories.Environmental Chemistry Letters, 8, 157-163.

Buczynska, A.J., Krata, A., Stranger, M., Godoi, A.F.L., Kontozova-Deutsch, V., Bencs, L., Naveau, I., Roekens, E., Van Grieken, R. 2009. Atmospheric BTEX concentration in the area with intensive street traffic. Atmospheric Environment, 43, 311-318.

Górka M., Jędrysek M.O., Maj J., Worobiec A., Buczyńska A., Stefaniak E., Krata A., Van Grieken R., Zwoździak A., Sówka I., Zwoździak J. and Lewicka-Szczebak D., 2009. Comparative assessment of air quality in two health resorts using carbon isotopes and palynological analyses. Atmospheric Environment, 43, 682-688.

Bencs, L., Krata, A., Horemans, B., Buczynska, A., Dirtu, A.C. Godoi, A.F.L., Godoi, R.H.M., Potgieter-Vermaak, S., Van Grieken, R., 2009. Atmospheric nitrogen fluxes at the Belgian coast: 2004-2006. Atmospheric Environment, 43, 3786-3798.

Stefaniak, E.A., Buczynska, A., Novakovic, V., Kuduk, R., Van Grieken, R. 2009. Determination of chemical composition of individual airborne particles by SEM/EDX and micro-Raman spectrometry: a review. Journal of Physics: Conference Series, 162, 012019.

Horemans, B., Krata, A., Buczynska, A., Dirtu, A.C., Van Meel, K., Van Grieken, R., Bencs, L. 2009. Major ionic species of size-segregated aerosols and associated gaseous pollutants at a coastal site of the Belgian North Sea.Journal of Environmental Monitoring, 11, 670-677.

Horemans, B., Worobiec, A., Buczynska, A., Van Meel, K., Stefaniak, E., Van Grieken, R., 2008. Atmospheric Particulates and BTEX in Various Belgian Office Environments. Journal of Environmental Monitoring, 10, 867-876.

Worobiec, A., Zwoździak, A., Sówka, I., Zwoździak, J., Stefaniak, E.A., Buczyńska, A., Krata, A., Van Meel, K., Van Grieken, R., Górka, M., Jędrysek, M.O., 2008. Historical air pollution changes in the tri-border region of Poland, Czechia and Germany. Environment Protection Engineering, 4, 81-90.

Horemans, B., Worobiec, A., Buczynska. A., Van Meel, K, Stefaniak, E., Van Grieken, R., 2008. Atmospheric Particulates and BTEX in Various Belgian Office Environments. Journal of Environmental Monitoring, 10, 867-876.

Dewil, R., Appels, L., Baeyens, J., Buczynska, A., Van Vaeck, L., 2007. The analysis of volatile siloxanes in waste activated sludge. Talanta, 74, 14-19.

Kuczumow, A., Genty, D., Chevallier, P., Nowak, J., Florek, M., Buczyńska, A., 2005. X-ray and electron microprobe investigation of the speleothems from Godarville tunnel. X-Ray Spectrometry, 34, 502-508.

Research Associate

815-753-7945
abuczynska@niu.edu
504A Davis Hall

Education

M.S., Environmental Sciences, Catholic University of Lublin, Poland, 2004
Ph.D., Chemistry, University of Antwerp, Belgium, 2014