Miriam Byrne
Position held: Lecturer
Telephone: +353-91-524411 (ext.3394)
Fax: +353-91-750584
Room: AC 226
Email: miriam.byrne@nuigalway.ie
Qualifications: PhD
   
Research Area: Assessment (through measurement and modeling) of human exposure to environmental and occupational airborne contaminants, including radioactive particles from nuclear accidents, tobacco smoke particles, vehicular emissions.
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Patents:

2001 Patent Number: WO0132294 Publication date: 2001-05-10

 

Refereed Journal Publications:

2005 Hession, H, Byrne, MA, Cleary, S, Andersson, KG and J Roed. Measurement of contaminant removal from skin using a portable fluorescence scanning system. In press: Journal of Environmental Radioactivity, 2005.
2003 Ni Riain, C, Mark, D., Davies, M., Harrison, R.M. and Byrne, M.A. Averaging periods for indoor-outdoor ratios of pollution in naturally ventilated non-domestic buildings near a busy road. Atmos Env, Vl 37, pp 4121-4132 , 2003. pdf
2002 Lai, A.C.K., Byrne and AJH Goddard. Experimental studies of the effect of rough surfaces and air speed on aerosol deposition in a test chamber. Aerosol Science and Technology, 36: 973-982, 2002. pdf
  A.C.K. Lai, M.A. Byrne, A.J.H. Goddard, Particle deposition in ventilation duct onto three-dimensional roughness elements, Building and Environment, 37, No .10, 939-945, 2002. pdf
  K.G. Andersson, C.L. Fogh, M.A. Byrne, J. Roed, A.J.H. Goddard, and S.A.M. Hotchkiss. Radiation dose implications of airborne contaminant deposition to humans. Health Physics, 82, 2, 226-232, 2002.
2001 Dimitroulopoulou, C., Ashmore, M.R., and M.A. Byrne 2001. Modelling the contribution of passive smoking to exposure to PM10 in UK homes. Indoor and Built Environment, 10, 209-213, 2001.
  Dimitroulopoulou, C., Ashmore, M.R., Byrne, M.A. and Kinnersley, R.P. Modelling of indoor exposure to nitrogen dioxide in the UK. Atmos. Environ., 35, 269-279, 2001. pdf
  Lai, A.C.K., Byrne, M.A. and Goddard, A.J.H. Aerosol deposition in turbulent channel flow on a regular array of three-dimensional roughness elements. J. Aerosol Sci., 32, 121-137, 2001. pdf
2000 Byrne, M.A. Suction Methods for Assessing Contamination on Surfaces. Ann. Occ. Hyg., 44, 523-528, 2000.
  Lai, A.C.K, Byrne, M.A. and Goddard, A.J.H. Enhanced particle loss in ventilation duct with ribbed surface. Building and Environment, 35, No.5, 425-432, 2000. pdf
1999 Lai, C.K., Byrne, M.A. and Goddard, A.J.H. An experimental study of the deposition of aerosol on two-dimensional obstructions in turbulent channel flow. J. Aerosol Sci. 30, 1201-1214, 1999. pdf
1997 Fogh, C.L., Byrne, M.A., Roed, J. and Goddard A.J.H. Size-specific indoor aerosol deposition measurements and derived I/O concentration ratios. Atmos. Environ, 31, 2193-2203, 1997. pdf
1995 Byrne, M.A., Goddard, A.J.H., Lange, C. and Roed J. Stable tracer aerosol deposition measurements in a test chamber, J. Aerosol Sci., 26, No.4, 645-653, 1995. pdf
  Goddard, A.J.H., Byrne, M.A., Lange, C. and Roed, J. "Aerosol Indoors: Deposition on Indoor Surfaces", Air Infiltration Review, 16, No. 2, , 1-4, 1995.
  Lange, C., Roed, J., Byrne, M.A. and Goddard, A.J.H. "Indoor Deposition Measurements and Implications for Indoor Inhalation Dose" Ch.2 in Deposition of Radionuclides, Their Subsequent Relocation in the Environment and Resulting Implications, (ISSN 1018-5593), 13-23, 1995.
  Byrne, M.A., Goddard, A.J.H., Lange, C. and Roed, J. "Aerosol Deposition on Skin, Hair and Clothing" Ch. 3 in Deposition of Radionuclides, Their Subsequent Relocation in the Environment and Resulting Implications, (ISSN 1018-5593), 25-34, 1995.
1993 Byrne, M.A. and Jennings, S.G. Scavenging of sub-micrometre aerosol particles by water drops. Atmos. Environ., 27A, No. 14, 2099-2105, 1993.

 

Refereed Conference Proceedings:

2004

K.G. Andersson, Roed, J., Byrne, M.A., Hession, H. and P. Clark. Doses received in the indoor environment from airborne contamination. ECORAD 2004 conference, Aix-de-Provence, France, September 6-10, 2004

2002 Kleefeld, S, Elahi, E, Byrne, M and P Clark. Percutaneous penetration of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) following exposure to diesel engine emissions at petrol stations. PPP 2002, Perspectives in Percutaneous Penetration, Antibes, France, April 2nd –6th, 2002.
  Byrne, MA, Kearns, G and C McKenna. A test chamber study of the contribution of human body surfaces to the “personal cloud”. Indoor Air 2002, 9th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality and Climate. Monterey, California, June 30th-July 5th, 2002.
2000 Dimitroulopoulou, C., Ashmore, M.R., Byrne, M.A., Hill, M.T.R., Kinnersley, R.P., Mark, D. and Ni Riain, C. Modelling of indoor aerosol concentrations in UK buildings. J.Aerosol Sci., 31 S1, pp564-565 (proceedings of the European Aerosol Conference 2000)
1999 Byrne, M.A., Ashmore, MR, Dimitroulopoulou, C, Kinnersley, R and C Milliken. Modelling of indoor exposures to air pollution in UK populations, Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality and Climate, Edinburgh. Vol 5, pp 191-193, 1999
  Ashmore, MR, Byrne, MA, Dimitroulopoulou, C, and R Kinnersley. Modelling the contribution of indoor and outdoor sources to air pollution exposures in the UK. Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality and Climate, Edinburgh, Vol 5, pp 306- 312, 1999
1998 Vollmair, D.V., Byrne, M.A., Hotchkiss, S.A.M., and A.J.H. Goddard. An experimental study of the dermal penetration of aerosol particles. J. Aerosol Sci., Vol 29, S1, pp S297-298 (Proceedings of the 1998 European Aerosol Conference, Edinburgh, UK).
  Byrne, M.A., Bell, K.F., Fogh, C.L., Vollmair, D.V., Roed, J. and A.J.H. Goddard. Evaluation of sampling techniques for aerosol-exposed skin. J. Aerosol Sci., Vol 29, S1, pp 1225-1226 (Proceedings of the 1998 European Aerosol Conference, Edinburgh, UK).
  Bell, K.F., Fogh, C.L., Byrne, M.A., Goddard, A.J.H., and J. Roed. Aerosol deposition velocity measurements on human body surfaces. J. Aerosol Sci., Vol 29, S1,pp 1293-1294. (Proceedings of the 1998 European Aerosol Conference, Edinburgh, UK).
  Lai, C.K. , Byrne, M.A., Goddard, A.J.H. Aerosol deposition in turbulent channel flow: implications for energy-efficient indoor air quality control, Proceedings of Roomvent ’98 (Sweden), 1998
1996 Goddard, A.J.H., Byrne, M.A., Lange, C., Roed, J. and Lai, C.K. Tracer-labelled aerosol deposition measurements on internal building surfaces: implications for indoor air quality, Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality and Climate (Japan), 1996
  Goddard, A.J.H., Byrne, M.A., Lockwood, F.C., Nasrullah, M. and Lai, CK Aerosol deposition on internal building surfaces: experimental validation of a computational model Proceedings of Roomvent '96 (Japan), 1996
1995 Byrne, M.A., Goddard, A.J.H., Lockwood, F.C. and Nasrullah, M. Aerosol deposition in rooms- use of labelled surrogate particles in determining deposition rates to surfaces. Proceedings of "Clean Room/Clean Zones-Environmental Control", Institution of Mechanical Engineers (London), 1995
  Lange, C., Roed, J., Byrne, M.A. and Goddard, A.J.H. Indoor aerosol deposition studies on human body surfaces, Proceedings of the 1995 European Aerosol Conference
1994 Goddard, A.J.H., Byrne, M.A., Lange, C. and Roed, J. Tracer aerosol deposition studies on indoor surfaces, Proceedings of “Indoor Air-An Integrated Approach” (published by Elsevier, 1995), Gold Coast, Australia, 1994
  Lange, C., Roed, J., Byrne, M.A. and Goddard, A.J.H. Indoor aerosol deposition studies using rare-earth tagged particles, J. Aerosol Sci., 25, S1, 571-572 (Proceedings of the 1994 European Aerosol Conference, Blois, France), 1994
1993 Byrne, M.A., Lange C., Goddard A.J.H. and Roed, J. Indoor aerosol deposition measurements for exposure assessment calculations. Proceedings of the 6th International Conference of Indoor Air Quality and Climate (Helsinki), 1993
1992 Byrne M.A., Lange C., Goddard A.J.H. and Roed, J. (1992) Indoor aerosol deposition studies using neutron activatable tracers. J. Aerosol Sci., 23, S1, 543-546 (Proceedings of the 1992 European Aerosol Conference, Oxford, UK)

 

Other Publications:

2003 Byrne, MA, Hession, H, Cleary, S, Andersson, K and J Roed. Measurement of contaminant clearance from skin using a portable fluorescence scanning system. British Occupational Hygiene Society Conference (BOHS), Imperial College London, April 8th –10th, 2003.
  Byrne, MA, Hession, H, Cleary, S, Andersson, K and J Roed. Measurement of contaminant clearance from skin using a portable fluorescence scanning system. NKS Conference on Radioactive Contamination in Urban Areas, Riso National Laboratory, Roskilde, Denmark, May 7-9, 2003.
1998 Byrne, M.A. (1998) “Aerosols Exposed”, Chemistry in Britain (Royal Society of Chemistry)
1997 Vollmair, D.V., Byrne, M.A., Hotchkiss, S.A.M. and Goddard, A.J.H. An experimental study of the dermal penetration of aerosol particles. Proceedings of the 11th Annual Conference of The Aerosol Society (Warwick, UK), 1997
  Lai, C.K., Byrne, M.A. and Goddard, A.J.H. Aerosol deposition in turbulent channel flow: implications for indoor air quality control. Proceedings of the 11th Annual Conference of The Aerosol Society (Warwick, UK), 1997
1996 Byrne, M.A., Goddard, A.J.H., Lockwood, F.C. and Nasrullah, M. Aerosol deposition on internal building surfaces: comparison of modelling and measurement. Proceedings of the 10th Annual Conference of The Aerosol Society (Swansea, UK), 1996
  Roed, J., Goddard, A.J.H., Lange, C. and Byrne, M.A. Mitigation of radiation dose through deposition to indoor surfaces. Proceedings of the 1996 IRPA conference (Vienna), 1996
  Byrne, M.A., Goddard, A.J.H., Lockwood, F.C. and Nasrullah, M. Particulate pollution interactions with indoor surfaces: measurement and modelling for risk assessment and contaminant control. Proceedings of 17th Air Infiltration and Ventilation Centre conference (Sweden), 1996
1995 Byrne, M.A., Bell, K.F., Goddard, A.J.H., Lange, C. and Roed, J. Aerosol deposition to human body surfaces. Proceedings of the 9th Annual Conference of the Aerosol Society (Norwich), 1995
  Byrne, M.A., Goddard, A.J.H., Lockwood, F.C. and Nasrullah M. Particulate Deposition on Indoor Surfaces- its Role, with Ventilation, in Indoor Air Quality Prediction. Proceedings of the 16th Annual Conference of the Air Infiltration and Ventilation Centre, 415-423, USA, 1995
1994 Byrne, M.A., Goddard, A.J.H., Lange, C. and Roed, J. Aerosol deposition on indoor surfaces of buildings as a factor in shielding effectiveness. Proceedings of the 17th IRPA Regional Congress on Radiological Protection, 317-320 (Portsmouth, UK), 1994
  Byrne, M.A., Goddard, A.J.H., Lange, C. and Roed, J. Indoor aerosol deposition studies for exposure assessment. Proceedings of Indoor Air Pollution-an Indoor Air International Conference (Ulm, Germany), 1994
1993 Byrne M.A., Goddard A.J.H., Lange C. and Roed,, J. Aerosol deposition measurements in a test chamber. Proceedings of the 7th Annual Conference of The Aerosol Society (Bristol), 1993
  Byrne M.A., Goddard A.J.H., Lange C. and Roed, J. Tracer aerosol deposition experiments for indoor air quality assessment. Proceedings of a Conference on Allergy Problems in Buildings, London, 1993
1991 Goddard A.J.H., Roed J., Mac Curtain, J.A., Byrne M.A. and Lange, C. Reduction of dose from radioactive matter ingressed into buildings. Proceedings of the CEC International Seminar on Intervention Levels and Countermeasures for Nuclear Accidents (Caderache, France), 1991