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Abstract

Within the framework of a convention between the European Commission and the Ministère de la Région Bruxelloise, an air pollution monitoring campaign was organised in Brussels during the summer of 1993 and the winter of 1993-1994. The aims were to assess the concentration levels of conventional and non-conventional harmful substances in urban air, to validate and demonstrate the use of new air monitoring techniques (such as long path optical techniques and the diffusive sampling technique), and to increase public awareness about the problem of urban air pollution. The European Reference Laboratory of Air Pollution (ERLAP) of the Joint Research Centre in Ispra participated in the project through two different studies: study of the distribution over the agglomeration of NO(2) and BTX concentrations by means of diffusive samplers; study of atmospheric pollutants in rue de la Loi, characterised by a high density of motor traffic. The data presented deal with the results of the BTX campaign.

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Authors: DE SAEGER E, JRC Ispra (IT);PEREZ BALLESTA P, JRC Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: Article: Diffusive Monitor
Record Number: 199510954 / Last updated on: 1995-08-10
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en