Aleksei Kholodov  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.1 Konstantin Kirichenko2,3, Igor Vakhniuk3, Anvir Fatkulin2, Maria Tretyakova2, Leonid Alekseiko4, Valeriy Petukhov2, Kirill Golokhvast2,3,5

1 Far East Geological Institute, Far Eastern Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Vladivostok, Russian Federation
2 Far Eastern Federal University, Vladivostok, Russian Federation
3 Siberian Federal Scientific Center of Agrobiotechnology, Russian Academy of Sciences, Krasnoobsk, Russian Federation
4 Gomel State Medical University, Gomel, Belarus
5 Pacific Geographical Institute, Far Eastern Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Vladivostok, Russian Federation

Received: January 25, 2022
Revised: July 11, 2022
Accepted: July 21, 2022

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Kholodov, A., Kirichenko, K., Vakhniuk, I., Fatkulin, A., Tretyakova, M., Alekseiko, L., Petukhov, V., Golokhvast, K. (2022). Measurement of PM2.5 and PM10 Concentrations in Nakhodka City with a Network of Automatic Monitoring Stations. Aerosol Air Qual. Res.


  • PM concentrations were measured in a city with a coal-handling port.
  • Measurements were performed with a system of automated monitoring stations.
  • Measured PM approached threshold levels.
  • Elevated PM concentrations were observed near coal terminals and the city center.


The Nakhodka city – Port Vostochny urban agglomeration is Russia’s largest transport hub on the Pacific Ocean. Within Nakhodka city, there are several marine terminals involved in coal handling and shipment. An increase in coal handling leads to environmental pollution and an impact on public health. This work focuses on the concentrations of PM2.5 and PM10 in the air of Nakhodka city during the period from January to May 2021. PM concentrations were measured using a network of automatic monitoring stations deployed in 5 districts of Nakhodka city. Data on PM2.5 and PM10 concentrations were averaged by months. According to the results obtained, the highest concentrations of PM10 and PM2.5 were observed in the winter months, and then there was a gradual decrease in concentrations at all observation points. Elevated concentrations of particulate matter were observed to the north of the Nakhodka port, which is due to the proximity to the port infrastructure and the railroad, as well as in the central part of the city. Given the specific conditions of occurrence and transport of suspended particles in the atmosphere of Nakhodka city, they can be hazardous to public health.

Keywords: Particulate matter, Air pollution, PM2.5, PM10, Coal dust

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