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Monitoring airborne particulate matter (PM) concentrations & numbers in the UK 2015-2018 - AQ0659

The cleanliness of the air we breathe remains of concern to a number of groups such as central & local government, the scientific and medical communities, the press, environmental groups, and the general public. This is mainlly because many components in are known to cause detrimental effects to human health and environmental sustainability. As a result, air quality is regulated by European & UK legislation and in additiona continuing scientific research is undertaken in order to understand better the origins, behaviour and effect of air pollution.
• To maintain the measurement and monitoring arrangements using instrumentation and analytical procedures to understand the composition of PM;
• To identify and develop new technical and geographical opportunities for measuring fine and ultrafine particles in the UK;
• To recommend and implement any developments of the measurement programme and instrumentation that the Authority may wish to pursue;
• To analyse data from the network, and information from other available sources, to improve understanding of the characteristics and behaviour of particulate matter in the UK.
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 2015

To: 2018

Cost: £800,628
Contractor / Funded Organisations
National Physical Laboratory
Air Quality              
Environmental Impact              
Environmental Protection              
Fields of Study
Air Quality