Objective of this research area is to investigate and manage the interrelated processes of emission and dispersion of airborne pollutants with an emphasis on recording traffic emissions and their dispersion in urban areas. The ambition is to investigate traffic emissions and air quality in order to develop the basis for a sustainable improvement of the quality of life.
An additional focus is set on ventilation, fire safety and environmental issues concerning road and rail tunnels, as well as the testing and application of measuring systems for detecting atmospheric trace elements.
The fields of research in detail:
The research area is equipped with mobile containers for monitoring air quality (gaseous pollutants and PM), PM sizedistribution), and meteorological parameters including sonic anemometers.For tunnel measurements gas sensors, wind speed, temperature and pressure sensors including data-loggers and video systems are in use.
Since 2013 the FVT research area traffic and environment is runninga testing center according to ISO/IEC 17025:2007. Currently thescope of testing comprises the measurement of fine dust fractionsPM10 and PM2.5 as well as on the gases NO, NO2 and O3.