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Heavy Metals monitoring network (2010-13) - AQ0640

In order to demonstrate compliance with legislation that provides limit and target values relating to ambient air and to measure human and environmental exposure, the total concentration levels of ambient metals, at multiple sites on nationwide air quality monitoring networks, need to be measured. The UK Heavy Metals Monitoring Network is a regulatory air quality monitoring network that discharges the majority of the UK’s obligation under the EC Air Quality Directives relating to the monitoring of the mass concentrations of Pb, Ni, As and Cd, in the PM10 phase of ambient air, and total gaseous mercury [referred to as: Hg(v)].
•To achieve compliance with monitoring requirements set out in European legislation;
•To provide data to the UK Government and European Commission on the UK’s performance against the limit values, target values, and data quality objectives described in the relevant legislation;
•To assess impacts around ‘hot spots’ of metallic pollution to air, particularly in industrial areas;
•To produce accurate and reliable data for dissemination to the general public and for use by scientific and medical researchers and the air quality community.
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 2011

To: 2015

Cost: £1,410,643
Contractor / Funded Organisations
National Physical Laboratory, Dummy for Competitions
Air Quality              
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Fields of Study
Air Quality