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Characterization of Particulate matter in the UK - AQ0717

Description
The aim of the study is to characterize the chemical composition and sources of UK ambient particulate matter (PM) to inform air quality policy.

The specific objectives are to:

a. characterise measured particle mass in terms of its chemical composition (mass closure);

b. estimate the contribution of different mechanically-generated anthropogenic particle sources to ambient PM concentration;

c. identify suitable organic or inorganic indicator compounds for road traffic emissions and other key combustion sources;

d. apply the outputs of a, b and c to estimate quantitatively the contributions of different source categories to the mass of particles and of particular chemical constituents; and

e. discuss how the data collected could be used to contribute to time-series epidemiology studies to identify if any particular chemical characteristics of PM are associated with adverse health effects.

Project Documents
• Final Report : MONITORING OF AIRBORNE PARTICULATE CONCENTRATIONS AND NUMBERS IN THE UK   (290k)
• Final Report - Annex : ASSESSMENT OF GRAVIMETRIC PM10/PM2.5   (1200k)
• Final Report - Annex : Determination of equivalence of the TEOM analyser compared with the European reference sampler: application of methods in the EC Guidance   (373k)
• Final Report - Annex : Intercomparison between the TEOM analyser and the European reference sampler for the determination of PM10 concentrations   (152k)
• Final Report - Annex : Monitoring of Airborne Particulate Concentrations and Numbers in the UK - Intercomparison of SMPS and CPC Systems   (57k)
• Final Report - Annex : UK Equivalence Exercise on Particulate Monitoring   (836k)
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 2004

To: 2009

Cost: £369,973
Contractor / Funded Organisations
University - Birmingham
Keywords
Air Pollution              
Environmental Protection              
Pollution              
Fields of Study
Air Quality