Prof. Ying I. Tsai

Department of Environmental Engineering and Science

Indoor Air Quality Research and Service Center

Chia Nan University of Pharmacy and Science, Taiwan


1999 Ph.D., National Chung Hsing University, Taiwan, Atmospheric Chemistry/ Aerosol Technology

1993 M.Sc., National Chung Hsing University, Taiwan, Analytical Chemistry/ Environmental Engineering

1991 B.Sc., National Chung Hsing University, Taiwan, Environmental Engineering

Publications (selected)

  1. Kuo, S.-C., Y.I. Tsai, K. Sopajaree (2016.08). Emission Characteristics of Carboxylates in PM2.5 from Incense Burning with the Effect of Light on Acetate. Atmospheric Environment, Vol. 138C, pp. 125–134.
  2. Hsiao, T.-C., Y.-C. Lee, K.-C. Chen, W.-C. Ye, K. Sopajaree, Y.I. Tsai (2016.04). Experimental Comparison of Two Portable and Real-time Size Distribution Analyzers for Nano/submicron Aerosol Measurements. Aerosol and Air Quality Research, Vol. 16, No. 4, pp. 919–929.
  3. Tsai, Y.I., K. Sopajaree, S.-C. Kuo, T.-Y. Hsin (2015.12). Chemical composition and size-fractionated origins of aerosols over a remote coastal site in southern Taiwan. Aerosol and Air Quality Research, Vol. 15, No. 7, pp. 2549–2570. 10.4209/aaqr.2015.09.0566.
  4. Nirmalkar, J., D.K. Deshmukh, M.K. Deb, Y.I. Tsai, K. Sopajaree (2015.09). Mass loading and episodic variation of molecular markers in PM2.5 aerosols over a rural area in eastern central India. Atmospheric Environment, Vol. 117C, pp. 41-50. j.atmosenv.2015.07.003.
  5. Cheng, M.-T., H.-J. Chen, L.-H. Young, H.-H. Yang, Y.I. Tsai, L.-C. Wang, J.-H. Lu, C.-B. Chen (2015.10). Carbonaceous composition changes of heavy-duty diesel engine particles in relation to biodiesels, after treatments and engine loads. Journal of Hazardous Materials, Vol. 297C, pp. 234-240.
  6. Tsai, Y.I., K. Sopajaree, S.-C. Kuo, S.-P. Yu (2015.09). Potential PM2.5 impacts of festival-related burning and other inputs on air quality in an urban area of southern Taiwan. Science of the Total Environment, Vol. 527-528C, pp. 65-79.
  7. Kuo, S.-C., Y.I. Tsai, K. Sopajaree (2015.05). Emission Identification and Health Risk Potential of Allergy-causing Fragrant Substances in PM2.5 from Incense Burning. Building and Environment, Vol. 87, pp. 23-33.
  8. Nirmalkar, J., M.K. Deb, D.K. Deshmukh, Y.I. Tsai, S.K. Verma (2015.01). Molecular markers in ambient aerosol in the Mahanadi Riverside Basin of eastern central India during winter. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, Vol. 22, No. 2, pp. 1220-1231.
  9. Lai, Y.-C., Y.-F. Wang, Y.I. Tsai, C.-H. Tsai (2014.12). A simple process for synthesizing nano Pt- and/or N-doped titanium dioxide powders by microwave plasma torch. Journal of Alloys and Compounds, Vol. 617, pp. 834-840. 10.1016/j.jallcom.2014.08.098.
  10. Chang, Y.-C., W.-J. Lee, H.-H. Yang, L.-C. Wang, J.-H. Lu, Y.I. Tsai, M.-T. Cheng, L.-H. Young, C.-J. Chiang (2014.04). Reducing emissions of persistent organic pollutants from a diesel engine by fueling with water-containing butanol diesel blends. Environmental Science & Technology, Vol. 48, No. 10, pp. 6010-6018. 10.1021/es405278w.
  11. Tsai, Y.I., S.-C. Kuo, L.-H. Young, L.-Y. Hsieh, P.-T. Chen (2014.06). Atmospheric Dry plus Wet Deposition and Wet-only Deposition of Dicarboxylic Acids and Inorganic Compounds in a Coastal Suburban Environment. Atmospheric Environment, Vol. 89C, pp. 696-706.
  12. Liao, W.-T., Y.-F. Wang, C.-H. Tsai, Y.-I. Tsai, Z.-L. Wu, Y.-M. Kuo (2014.06). Polychlorinated Dibenzo-p-dioxin and Dibenzofuran (PCDD/F) Emission Behavior during Incineration of Laboratory Wastes. Part 2: PCDD/F Profiles and Characteristics of Output Materials. Aerosol and Air Quality Research, Vol. 14, No. 4, pp. 1206–1214.
  13. Chio, C.-P., C.-M. Liao, Y.I. Tsai, M.-T. Cheng, W.-C. Chou (2014.03). Health risk assessment for residents exposed to atmospheric diesel exhaust particles in southern region of Taiwan. Atmospheric Environment, Vol. 85C, pp. 64-72.
  14. Chang, Y.-C., W.-J. Lee, L.-C. Wang, H.-H. Yang, M.-T. Cheng, J.-H. Lu, Y.I. Tsai, L.-H. Young (2014.01). Effects of waste cooking oil-based biodiesel on the toxic organic pollutant emissions from a diesel engine. Applied Energy, Vol. 113, pp. 631-638.
  15. Tsai, Y.I., S.-C. Kuo (2013.12). Contributions of low molecular weight carboxylic acids to aerosols and wet deposition in a natural subtropical broad-leaved forest environment. Atmospheric Environment, Vol. 81C, pp. 270-279.
  16. Wang, Y.-F., H.-Y. Yen, Y.I. Tsai, H.-M. Chen, C.-H. Tsai (2013.08). Rapid thermal synthesis of nano titanium dioxide powders using a plasma torch. Aerosol and Air Quality Research, Vol. 13, No. 4, pp. 1313-1320.
  17. Lin, N.-H., S.-C. Tsay, H.B. Maring, M.-C. Yen, G.-R. Sheu, S.-H. Wang, K.H. Chi, M.-T. Chuang, C.-F. Ou-Yang, J.S. Fu, J.S. Reid, C.-T. Lee, L.-C. Wang, J.-L. Wang, C.N. Hsu, A.M. Sayer, B.N. Holben, Y.-C. Chu, X.A. Nguyen, K. Sopajaree, Shui-Jen Chen, M.-T. Cheng, B.-J. Tsuang, C.-J. Tsai, C.-M. Peng, R.C. Schnell, T. Conway, C.-T. Chang, K.-S. Lin, Y.I. Tsai, W.-J. Lee, S.-C. Chang, J.-J. Liu, W.-L. Chiang, S.-J. Huang, T.-H. Lin, G.-R. Liu (2013.10). An overview of regional experiments on biomass burning aerosols and related pollutants in Southeast Asia: From BASE-ASIA and the Dongsha Experiment to 7-SEAS. Atmospheric Environment, Vol. 78C, pp. 1-19.
  18. Tsai, Y.I., K. Sopajaree, A. Chotruksa, H.-C. Wu and S.-C. Kuo (2013.10). Source indicators of biomass burning associated with inorganic salts and carboxylates in dry season ambient aerosol in Chiang Mai Basin, Thailand. Atmospheric Environment, Vol. 78C, pp. 93-104.
  19. Lin, C.-J., Y.-T. Wang, K.-J. Hsien, Y.I. Tsai, P.-Y. Kung, J.-M. Chyan (2013.06). In situ rapid evaluation of indoor bioaerosols using an ATP bioluminescence assay. Aerosol and Air Quality Research, Vol. 13, pp. 922-931.
  20. Deshmukh, D.K., Y.I. Tsai, M.K. Deb and P. Zarmpas (2012.11). Characteristics and sources of water-soluble ionic species associated with PM10 particles in the ambient air of central India. Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology, Vol. 89, No. 5, pp. 1091-1097.
  21. Deshmukh, D.K., M.K. Deb, P.K. Hopke and Y.I. Tsai (2012.10). Seasonal characteristics of water-soluble dicarboxylates associated with PM10 in the urban atmosphere of Durg City, India. Aerosol and Air Quality Research, Vol. 12, pp. 683-696.
  22. Deshmukh, D.K., Y.I. Tsai, M.K. Deb and S.L. Mkoma (2012.08). Characterization of dicarboxylates and inorganic ions in urban PM10 aerosols in the Eastern Central India. Aerosol and Air Quality Research, Vol. 12, pp. 592-607.
  23. Young, L.-H., Y.-J. Liou, M.-T. Cheng, J.-H. Lu, H.-H. Yang, Y.I. Tsai, L.-C. Wang, C.-B. Chen and J.-S. Lai (2012, 01). Effects of biodiesel, engine load and diesel particulate filter on nonvolatile particle number size distributions in heavy-duty diesel engine exhaust. Journal of Hazardous Materials, Vol. 199-200, pp. 282-289.

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