Project: Aerosol metrology for atmospheric science and air quality

Acronym 16ENV07 AEROMET (Reference Number: 16ENV07)
Duration 01/06/2017 - 31/05/2020
Project Topic Accurate measurements of airborne particles are vital for enforcing EU air quality regulations aimed at protecting human health and understanding and limiting the effects of climate change. Current methods for the measurement of mass of PM10 and PM2.5 (airborne particles less than 10 and 2.5 microns in diameter, respectively) specified by the Air Quality Directive need improving to ensure results given by instruments based on different working principles (such as gravimetric and optical measurement) can be compared. In addition, knowledge of the size and number concentration of unregulated nanoscale ultra-fine particles (UFP) is needed as a prerequisite to any future regulatory limits. This project will use results from EMRP project ENV02 PartEmission to support CEN standardization on EU guidelines for PM and UFP measurement by improving the uncertainty of particle mass, size and number concentration measurements. It will also support the characterization of regulated components in airborne particles as needed by Europe’s air quality networks to better understand health risks, and local and global trends.
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Network EMPIR
Call EMPIR Call 2016

Project partner

Number Name Role Country
1 Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt Coordinator Germany
2 Bundesanstalt fuer Materialforschung und -pruefung Partner Germany
3 Cesky Metrologicky Institut Partner Czech Republic
4 Dansk Fundamental Metrologi A/S Partner Denmark
5 Istituto Nazionale di Ricerca Metrologica Partner Italy
6 Laboratoire national de métrologie et d'essais Partner France
7 Norsk Institutt for Luftforskning Partner Norway
8 NPL Management Limited Partner United Kingdom
9 Centro de investigaciones energeticas, medioambientales y tecnologicas Partner Spain
10 Teknologisk Institut Partner Denmark
11 FORCE Technology Partner Denmark
12 Institut de Radioprotection et de Surete Nucleaire Partner France
13 Institut Jožef Stefan Partner Slovenia
14 Lunds Universitet Partner Sweden
15 Magyar Tudomanyos Akademia Energiatudomanyi Kutatokozpont Partner Hungary
16 National Technical University of Athens - NTUA Partner Greece
17 Leibniz Institut fuer Troposphaerenforschung e.V. Partner Germany
18 Università degli Studi di Cassino e del Lazio Meridionale Partner Italy
19 Universita Degli Studi del Piemonte Orientale "Amedeo Avogadro" Partner Italy
20 Bruker Nano GmbH Observer Germany
21 Eidgenössisches Institut für Metrologie METAS Observer Switzerland