Aerosol metrology for atmospheric science and air quality

Type of project: international

Duration: 2017 - 2020

Project leader: Assoc. Prof. Dr Matjaž ŽitnikCode: AEROMETCoworkers: Doc. Dr Klemen BučarPartners: Jožef Stefan InstituteLaboratories: Laboratory for electron spectrometry

Measurements of aerosol particles are vital for enforcing EU air quality regulations to protect human health, and for research on climate change effects. Although metrics such as the mass concentration of airborne particulate matter (PM) including PM10 (inhalable particles with diameters of 10 micrometres and smaller) and PM2.5 (fine inhalable particles, with diameters of 2.5 micrometres and smaller) are currently in use the level of uncertainty is too high and the traceability is insufficient.


Therefore this project aims to improve the uncertainty of particle mass, size and number concentration measurements and the characterisation of regulated components in airborne particles as needed by EU air quality monitoring networks.

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