Developments in Air Quality:
Current Issues and New Technologies
11-12 December 2018
at Royal Society of Chemistry, Burlington House, London
2018 saw air quality remain high on the public and political agendas. Wild fires led to air pollution problems over wide areas, tighter real-world emissions tests were introduced for cars sold in Europe, cities introduced new measures to meet EU Limit Values and many European countries committed to phasing out petrol and diesel cars all together. Within the UK we had a new assessment of the health effects of NO2 , highly relevant to diesel engine emissions, and consultation on a new Clean Air Strategy tackling a broad range sources including traffic, wood burning and agriculture.
Building on the success of this long-running annual event, this conference presented an update on a range of relevant topics. As usual, the presenters included internationally recognised experts, and there were also pportunities 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 again held in collaboration with Defra’s Air Quality Expert Group (AQEG) with sessions based on the group’s recently-published reports, including those on the impacts of vegetation on urban air pollution and on air quality impacts of shale gas extraction. Invited papers addressed topics that AQEG are currently scoping, including vehicle exhaust emissions and non-road mobile machinery.
The conference booklet with the programme and a full set of abstracts is available to view/download using the link below.