WP3: Mobile measurements

Mobile emissions measurements to understand the impact of indoor sources on outdoor air quality

The aim of work package 3 is to combine measurements of mobile and static Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) and other pollutants with new approaches to data analysis, to identify and quantify the impact of different indoor air sources on outdoor air quality. 

These aims will be achieved through detailed, speciated VOC measurements and other air pollutants that will be informed by WP2 (indoor measurements) and WP4 (indoor modelling). These measurements and their interpretation will be challenging given the multitude of sources affecting outdoor and indoor air quality. The mobile laboratory offers a flexible approach to the targeted measurement of important chemical species to maximise the opportunities for developing an improved understanding of the impact indoor sources of air pollutants have on the outdoor environment.

WP3 lead

This work package is focused on the outdoor measurement of VOCs using the SIFT mass spectrometer, together with other air pollutants. The main focus will be on developing new measurement data and analysis methods using the York mobile laboratory to understand and quantify indoor emission sources and their impacts outdoors.

Marvin is an experienced air quality measurement scientist specialising in a range of both online and offline gas phase mass spectrometry techniques on both ground, ship and airborne platforms. Marvin is responsible for the design and implementation of the York mobile laboratory and all measuring equipment utilized in WP3.   

James is an NCAS (National Centre for Atmospheric Science) research fellow working in the area of atmospheric oxidants in the Wolfson Atmospheric Chemistry Laboratories, University of York.

Sari works on characterising the indoor-outdoor pollutants exchange to better understand the impact of indoor sources on outdoor air quality and vice versa. She will measure target species emitted from indoor sources around the residential and commercial areas in York and Bradford. Static and mobile measurements the target species will be conducted using the mobile laboratory. The results will be analysed using numerical model to determine contribution of different type of sources.