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Characterization of urban air quality indoor/outdoor particulate matter chemical characteristics and souce-to-inhaled dose relationships (URBAN-AEROSOL)

Objective

The objective of the proposed cooperative research is the understanding of the particulate matter (PM) chemical composition/size distribution indoor/outdoor characteristics in several European urban areas and their consequences on exposure and internally deposited regional dose in the human respiratory tract. This will be accomplished by incorporating state-of-the-art continuous parallel indoor/outdoor measurements, detailed chemical characterization of the PM constituents combined with state-of -the-art tools formicroenvironmental modelling and dosimetry in order to diagnose the complex relationships between PM pollution sources and inhaled deposited dose on humans. The research study will examine residential on-smoking accommodation places across Europe.
Project's actual outcome (in terms of technical achievements or if appropriate task per task).

1.Methods, software tools and experimental techniques to be applied in indoor-outdoor studies.
2.Determination of the actual human dose and its relationship with exposure. Guide to the public concerning human exposure indoors.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

NORWEGIAN INSTITUTE FOR AIR RESEARCH
Address
Instituttveien 18
2027 Kjeller
Norway

Participants (8)

CHARLES UNIVERSITY PRAGUE
Czechia
Address
Albertov 6
128 43 Praha 2
COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES
Italy
Address
Via Enrico Fermi 1
21020 Ispra
FRAUNHOFER-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
Address
Nikolai-fuchs-strasse 1
30625 Hannover
INSTITUTE OF CHEMICAL PROCESS FUNDAMENTALS - ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF THE CZECH REPUBLIC
Czechia
Address
Rozvojova 135
165 02 Praha 6
NATIONAL AND KAPODISTRIAN UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS
Greece
Address
33,Panepistimioupolis 33, Building Physics V, Univers
15784 Zographos, Athens
NATIONAL CENTRE FOR SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH 'DEMOKRITOS'
Greece
Address
Terma Patriarchou Grigoriou
15310 Athens
NATIONAL OBSERVATORY OF ATHENS
Greece
Address
Lofos Nymfon
11810 Athens
UNIVERSITY OF ESSEX
United Kingdom
Address
Wivenhoe Park John Tabor Laboratories
CO4 3SQ Colchester