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Multiphase chemistry of oxygenated species in the troposphere

Objective

Summer smog is a widespread and chronic problem within the Community. In order to reduce the levels of oxidants, several EU-directives have been adopted which are intended to regulate primary emissions. For volatile organic compounds (Vacs) from industrial solvent applications, this is expected to be met by switching to water soluble, poorly volatile, long chain oxygenated species. However the troposphere fate of such compounds is mostly unknown, especially when considering secondary aerosol formation and multiphase oxidation processes. The aim of this initiative is to provide quantification and prediction of future trends in concentrations of the chemically and radioactively active species such as ozone (greenhouse gas) and aerosols, and in particular for the fine fraction of particles and their precursors (formation of secondary aerosols) related to anthropogenic emissions changes resulting from a change from traditional to oxygenated solvents.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE
Address
43,Boulevard Du 11 Novembre 1918, 43
69622 Villeurbanne
France

Participants (10)

BERGISCHE UNIVERSITAET GESAMTHOCHSCHULE WUPPERTAL
Germany
Address
Gauss-straße 20
42097 Wuppertal
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE
France
Address
Avenue De La Recherche Scientifique 1 C
45071 Orleans
FUNDACION CENTRO DE ESTUDIOS AMBIENTALES DEL MEDITERRANEO
Spain
Address
Parque Tecnologico, C/ Charles Darwin 14
46980 Campamento/paterna
INSTITUTE FOR TROPOSPHERIC RESEARCH
Germany
Address
Permoserstrasse 15
04303 Leipzig
NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, DUBLIN
Ireland
Address
Belfield
4 Dublin
SWISS FEDERAL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY LAUSANNE
Switzerland
Address
Gr Ecublens
1015 Lausanne
UNIVERSITE CLAUDE BERNARD LYON 1
France
Address
43,Boulevard Du 11 Novembre 1918, 43
69622 Villeurbanne
UNIVERSITY OF CRETE
Greece
Address
Leoforos Knosou, Ampelokipi
71409 Iraklion
UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS
United Kingdom
Address
Woodhouse Lane
LS2 9JT Leeds
UNIVERSITÉ DE PROVENCE, AIX-MARSEILLE
France
Address
Place Victor Hugo 3
13331 Marseille