Featured Scoping Study: Impacts of inhaled particles on the brain – To explore the “lung-brain-axis”

Air Quality and Health is an important area of research, and one we emphasised in our latest Collaboration Building Workshop. In this month's blog post, Dr Chang Guo from Public Health England shares how STFC's Central Laser Facility and the ISIS Neutron and Muon source can shed light on the journey of polluting particles through … Continue reading Featured Scoping Study: Impacts of inhaled particles on the brain – To explore the “lung-brain-axis”

Using high-resolution techniques to assess the potential health and climate impacts of biomass burning aerosol

Each month we welcome a guest blog post from our Scoping Studies, to find out more about the air quality issue they are researching and how STFC capabilities are being used. This month, Dr Sari Budisulistiorini shares the aims and background to her team's project. Wildfire events are occurring worldwide due to dry and warm … Continue reading Using high-resolution techniques to assess the potential health and climate impacts of biomass burning aerosol

Feature Scoping Study: Developing a compact, low-cost DELTA-Mi with flow sensing for low-time resolution measurement of atmospheric gases and aerosols

Tang Y.S1., Peters D2., McGurk C2., Ul-Haq I2. and Emekwuru, N3 1UKCEH, 2STFC-UKRI, 3Coventry University Each month we highlight one of our Scoping Studies, each funded through our Collaboration Building Workshops. This month we welcome a blog post from Dr Yuk Sim Tang and the team developing a next generation DELTA-Mi sensor that can be … Continue reading Feature Scoping Study: Developing a compact, low-cost DELTA-Mi with flow sensing for low-time resolution measurement of atmospheric gases and aerosols

Feature Scoping Study: A UAV-ready sensor package for rapid deployment during volcanic crisis

Each month we highlight one of our Scoping Studies, each funded through our Collaboration Building Workshops. This month we welcome a blog post from Dr Dan Peters and the team using RAL Space's expertise in sensor development to expand our knowledge of air quality in volcanic plumes. Volcanic hazards are varied in nature, and among … Continue reading Feature Scoping Study: A UAV-ready sensor package for rapid deployment during volcanic crisis

Feature Scoping Study: On Track of NH3

Cross-validation of satellite and ground-level measurements Each month we highlight one of our Scoping Studies, each funded through our Collaboration Building Workshops. This month we welcome a blog post from Dr Anna Font (Imperial College London), who is working with STFC colleagues in RAL Space and the Hartree Centre to improve our understanding of ammonia … Continue reading Feature Scoping Study: On Track of NH3

Featured Scoping Study: AIREFUNITS

Our guest blog this month details the AIREFUNITS project, a collaboration between Coventry University, University of Cambridge and STFC's RAL Space. Attention is increasingly being paid globally to the air quality state in regions where continuous air quality monitoring devices hardly exist. This lack of infrastructure is mainly because the resources to acquire such monitoring … Continue reading Featured Scoping Study: AIREFUNITS

Featured Scoping Study: Emulating the Chemical mechanism through Machine Learning to speed up the real time Air Quality Prediction (ECheMLAQ)

This month we welcome a guest blog from a team using STFC expertise in Machine Learning to improve Air Quality Forecasting Systems. The scoping study is led by Dr Pushp Raj Tiwari. Air Quality Forecasting Systems (AQFS) have an integrated chemistry module and simulations through them are computationally very expensive. Here we demonstrate the concept … Continue reading Featured Scoping Study: Emulating the Chemical mechanism through Machine Learning to speed up the real time Air Quality Prediction (ECheMLAQ)

Guest blog: Modular Relaxed Eddy Covariance sensor for Air Quality – MOREC-AQ

Our featured Scoping Study this month is from the team led by Dr Lekan Popoola, examining the relationship between ammonia (NH3) and particulate matter (PM). The Clean Air Strategy (Defra, 2019) sets out an ambitious, stringent target to cut emission of major air pollutants by 2020 and 2030. A significant air pollution challenge is the … Continue reading Guest blog: Modular Relaxed Eddy Covariance sensor for Air Quality – MOREC-AQ

Guest Blog – Sources, behaviour and mitigation strategies influencing indoor air quality: A pilot study

Each month, we welcome a guest blog post from one of our current Scoping Studies, funded through our recent Collaboration Building Workshop. This month we're pleased to hear from a team examining different influences on indoor air quality. The average person in the UK spends more than 90% of their time indoors, and indoor air … Continue reading Guest Blog – Sources, behaviour and mitigation strategies influencing indoor air quality: A pilot study