2015 saw many further developments across Europe relating to difficulties complying with air quality legislation, and re-evaluations of health effects from air pollutants, notably NO2. In parallel, there were many developments in technologies that can help clarify which are the main contributors to air pollution, reduce emissions from specific sources, and reduce exposure to the public.
Building on the success of this long-running annual event, this conference addressed these developments and the prospects that they offered for the future. As usual, the presenters included internationally recognised experts at the national and European level, and there were also opportunities for a range of contributed talks and posters, providing a broad and up-to-date survey of the measurement, regulatory and scientific issues affecting air quality.
The conference was held in collaboration with Defra’s Air Quality Expert Group, and included sessions based on the topics AQEG were currently scoping, to help gather relevant evidence. These topics were Gasoline Direct Injection vehicle emissions, urban vegetation as a means of reducing exposure, and ultrafine particles and engineered nanoparticles.
The conference booklet with the programme and a full set of abstracts is available to view/download using the link below.