University to launch new station to monitor air pollution

Posted by ap507 at Oct 24, 2013 09:35 AM |
Air quality monitoring station with state-of-the-art technology to be unveiled
University to launch new station to monitor air pollution

Professor Paul Monks, Principal Investigator from the Department of Chemistry

The impact of air pollution on human health will be the focus of a new research station which opens in the city on Friday 25 October.

The air quality monitoring station, based at the University, hosts a range of state-of-the-art equipment for measuring air pollutants, which will enhance the capacity for measuring the impact of small particles on human health.

In the UK there are a number of monitoring stations that are part of the network to monitor air pollution known as the JOAQUIN project. The air quality monitoring stations, commonly referred to as AURN (Automatic Urban and Rural) stations, exist in urban and rural areas around the country.

The official opening event will take place on Friday 25 October at 4.15pm in the University’s Council Chamber by local MP Jon Ashworth.

AURN 1
AURN - Professor Paul Monks inside.
AURN 2
AURN - exterior.

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