Omega partners addressed issues how to measure and model aviation emissions and how and where are they produced. They looked at the complex area of how aircraft exhaust emissions disperse and improved understanding of particulate emissions.
Omega work programme worked to understand how local communities viewed local impacts like air quality and noise. Omega held and Airport quality Conference in 2008
The project was aimed to better understand the character of airport particulate emissions through the development of a low cost portable instrument to measure particles in a size range that relates directly to human health concerns.
The study improved the ways of characterising the dispersion of separating out emissions from aircraft engines and help to enhance modelling of impacts in the community. The study focused to gain academic expertise in engine performance, aeronautics, environmental science and atmospheric physics and chemistry to provide data on aviation emissions and improving air quality monitoring techniques.
This acknowledged European expertise acted as a bridge between the engine exhaust probe design and sophisticated measuring equipment. The project enabled better understanding of plume composition, dispersion and its effect on air quality.
The project contributed to a better understanding of the behaviour of aircraft engine emissions and how aviation technology affects the atmosphere at high altitudes and on the ground at airports.
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