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Investigating the feasibility of innovative technologies to improve air quality monitoring over the medium to long term - AQ0964

Description
This project aims to investigate the feasibility of innovative technologies to improve air quality monitoring over the medium to long term.
There are three core stages to this project:
1. A scoping study to investigate what new air quality monitoring technologies are currently under development, and which are most likely to be operational in 10-15 years for the following pollutants; nitrogen (NOx), sulphur dioxide (SO2), ozone (O3), carbon monoxide (CO) and particles (PM10, PM2.5). The contractor will devise a methodology to assess the potential of the emerging technologies. The assessment method needs to address the potential of each technology to become suitable for compliance monitoring purposes and distinguish other benefits of the technology including cost reduction of the compliance network or improved accuracy of monitoring or other benefits, before drawing conclusions on which are most feasible.

2. To identify any potential barriers to the development of such technologies. For example, these could include
o physical constraints such as limitations in technological ability
o legislation – is legislation (UK or EU) designed to encourage development

3. Identify any actions government could take to reduce the identified barriers. For example, setting out long term incentives, changing legal standards. Identify any implications of these actions, including potential risks and adverse effects.

Objective
1. To investigate feasibility of air quality monitoring technologies
2. To identify barriers to the development of such technologies
3. To identify any actions government could take to reduce these barriers
Project Documents
• FRP - Final Report : DEFRA innovative tech Final   (927k)
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 2015

To: 2015

Cost: £55,751
Contractor / Funded Organisations
Ricardo-AEA Ltd
Keywords
Air Quality              
Environment              
Fields of Study
Air Quality