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Monitoring of ultrafine particles in French regional air quality network

Zhang, Shouwen; Aleixo, T.; Thomasson, A.; Guernion, P.Y.; Pin, F.; Mesbah, B.; Roze, F.; Chevrier, F.; Pouchain, V.; Dalle, M.; Le Bihan, O.

Monitoring of ultrafine particles (UFP) in the ambient air is ongoing since 2012 in France. A national working group was created in 2014, including nowadays five French regional air quality monitoring networks. The main instrument selected to monitor UFP is the particle sizer “UFP-3031” (TSI Inc.). It measures the particle number concentration between 20 and 800 nm with six size channels. Two intercomparisons were organized in 2014 and 2015, which evaluated the accuracy of this instrument through a comparison with other techniques (such as Scanning Mobility Particle Sizer, SMPS), and through uncertainty calculations. Recently, several networks have been also equipped with CPC (condensation particle counter) to be able to measure the total UFP number concentration from 7 nm. This work presents the main results of short and long-term measurement of UFP which have been carried out in various environments: urban/traffic sites, near heavy industry zones (Dunkerque and Fos-sur-Mer in northern and southern France, respectively), near harbor area (Nice)… For urban/ traffic environment, the number concentration and size distribution are compared at the national level; it appears that they vary significantly depending on the influence of road traffic around the site. ... mehr

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DOI: 10.5445/IR/1000096756
Veröffentlicht am 23.07.2019
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Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Meteorologie und Klimaforschung - Atmosphärische Aerosolforschung (IMK-AAF)
Publikationstyp Vortrag
Publikationsdatum 15.05.2019
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator KITopen-ID: 1000096756
Veranstaltung 7th International Symposium on Ultrafine Particles, Air Quality and Climate (2019), Brüssel, Belgien, 15.05.2019 – 16.05.2019
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