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Local Air Quality

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

 

Characterising near-surface aircraft particulate emissions

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.

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Aviation emissions and their impact on air quality

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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.

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Aircraft emissions plume analysis

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.

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Understanding initial dispersion of engine emissions

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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