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Air pollution in NW Europe

A new monitoring network for health relevant air pollutants was launched in the Joaquin project.

Joint Project Conclusions

The partnership working on Joaquin provides answers to questions we had at the beginning of the project. It provides our new insights into air pollution in a nutshell.

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Monitoring of ultrafine particles and black carbon

This report describes 2-year long measurements of ultrafine particles (UFP) and black carbon (BC) at four monitoring stations and a mobile trailer in the North-West European region. The main objective was to evaluate the feasibility of such measurements, understand spatiotemporal variation and assess the added value of these measurements.

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Composition and source apportionment of PM10

This report describes a 14-month measurement campaign of the composition of particle matter (PM10) at five monitoring sites and a mobile station (trailer) in NW Europe. The objective was to establish a link between the composition of PM10 and air pollution sources and relate this composition to toxicological effects.

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interreg nweurope.euJoaquin was supported by INTERREG IV-B, A European programme that promotes cooperation between regions from different countries.The project finished in 2015.

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