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European photoreactor

Project information

Grant agreement ID: EV5V0059

  • Start date

    1 January 1993

  • End date

    31 December 1995

Funded under:

FP3-ENV 1C

Coordinated by:

BERGISCHE UNIVERSITAET GESAMTHOCHSCHULE WUPPERTAL

Germany

Objective

To allow the determination and evaluation of chemical mechanisms which are needed for transport and dispersion models.


An outdoor smog chamber is built in Valencia for studying mechanisms of photochemical processes which lead to oxidant formation, in particular, ozone, in the polluted air of most European regions and which also influence the oxidising capacity of the atmosphere on a global scale. The development of measures to effectively control the photo-oxidant formation necessarily depends on the provision of reliable mechanistic data which can be obtained from this smog chamber studies.

A dual chamber facility will be constructed; it will be used in a differential mode ensuring the kinetic analysis of specific chemical systems at ambient concentration levels of the reactants. Systems proposed to be studied in the presence of different NOX concentrations are: biogenic VOCs, aromatic VOCs, alternative fuel components, air polluted by a real emission source (automobile engine) and radical reactions important for tropospheric oxidation processes, the latter by direct measurements of HO2, RO2 and NO3 radicals.

Coordinator

BERGISCHE UNIVERSITAET GESAMTHOCHSCHULE WUPPERTAL

Address

Gauss Strasse 20
42097 Wuppertal

Germany

Participants (5)

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE

France

Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS)

France

FUNDACION CENTRO DE ESTUDIOS AMBIENTALES DEL MEDITERRANEO

Spain

Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH

Germany

RUPRECHT-KARLS-UNIVERSITAET HEIDELBERG

Germany

Project information

Grant agreement ID: EV5V0059

  • Start date

    1 January 1993

  • End date

    31 December 1995

Funded under:

FP3-ENV 1C

Coordinated by:

BERGISCHE UNIVERSITAET GESAMTHOCHSCHULE WUPPERTAL

Germany