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Source apportionment of airborne particulate matter and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in urban regions of europe

Objective

Atmospheric particles and their individual chemical constituents (including PAH) have demonstrably significant social and economic impacts through adverse effects on human health and environmental quality. Effective control of these pollutants requires detailed knowledge of the relative contribution of their sources in order that action to reduce emissions can be most effectively targeted. Our overall objective is to develop and validate a readily transferable common methodological approach to source apportionment of atmospheric pollution that will be utilised by local city governments, thereby assisting in improving air quality in the cities of Europe. It will generate a technical report and accompanying user-friendly customised software package for data analysis that is designed to facilitate the widest possible use of the methodology across Europe by local authorities.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM
Address
Edgbaston
B15 2TT Birmingham
United Kingdom

Participants (6)

BIRMINGHAM CITY COUNCIL
United Kingdom
Address
Ladbrooke House, Bordesley Street
B5 5BL Birmingham
FINNISH METEOROLOGICAL INSTITUTE
Finland
Address
20 E,sahaajankatu 20 E
00810 Helsinki
NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE - MINISTRY OF ENVIRONMENT AND ENERGY
Denmark
Address
399,Frederiksborgvej 399
4000 Roskilde
UNIVERSITY OF AVEIRO
Portugal
Address
Campus De Santiago
3810-193 Aveiro/eixo
UNIVERSITY OF HELSINKI
Finland
Address
Gustav Haellstroeminkatu 2
00014 Helsinki
UNIVERSITY OF HERTFORDSHIRE
United Kingdom
Address
College Lane
AL10 9AB Hatfield