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AIR QUALITY AND HEALTH IMPACT OF PRIMARY SEMI-VOLATILE AND SECONDARY PARTICLES AND THEIR ABATEMENT

PROJECTS
Funding
European
European Union
Duration
-
Status
Ongoing
Geo-spatial type
Urban
Total project cost
€1 845 292
EU Contribution
€1 845 292
Project Acronym
AEROSOLS
STRIA Roadmaps
Transport mode
Road icon
Transport policies
Decarbonisation

Overview

Call for proposal
HORIZON-CL5-2022-D5-01
Link to CORDIS
Background & Policy context

To mitigate transport emissions and their environmental consequences, collaborative and timely efforts are essential. Fine particle emissions and the formation of secondary aerosols significantly impact public health, yet their atmospheric behaviour remains incompletely understood. The EU-funded AEROSOLS project seeks to address this gap by developing reliable methods for measuring and modelling currently overlooked volatile and semi-volatile primary and secondary emissions from vehicles, under real driving emissions conditions. In addition, the formation of secondary aerosols and their atmospheric evolution will be investigated. These primary and secondary emissions will be categorised based on their environmental, health, and social impacts. AEROSOLS will propose technological and legislative solutions to control these emissions, enhancing air quality and public health.

Objectives

Considering the growing transport demand and dependence on oil, collective and immediate actions must be taken to abate emissions and mitigate their environmental and health impacts. Very fine particles emissions, and the formation of secondary aerosols through atmospheric processing, are believed to be the pollutant with the greatest public health impact, even if there is a major knowledge gap concerning their atmospheric behaviour (e.g. mechanism/contribution to smog episodes).
AEROSOLS is a 36-months timely, ambitious, and interdisciplinary project with aim to define robust and transparent measurement and modelling methodologies to quantify the currently disregarded volatile/semi-volatile (V/S-V) primary and secondary emissions, and their associated risks. Furthermore, technological and legislative monitoring/abating mechanisms will be proposed to control these emissions in order to help improve air quality and public health. This will be achieved by:
- quantifying V/S-V emissions formation, abatement, and dynamics within the vehicle system under real-driving-emissions (RDE) testing conditions on roads and in labs utilising innovative instrumentations and methodologies;
- characterising secondary aerosol formation and atmospheric evolution mechanisms employing advanced instrumentations (e.g. for particles as small as 1nm), methodologies, and modelling to provide scientific evidence of the precursors’ role;
- categorising (‘taxonomising’) and prioritising (assisted by Artificial Intelligence) primary and secondary emissions compounds based on their health impact (by employing in vitro/vivo testing), environmental/social life-cycle-assessment, and risk.
Advocacy information will be provided to the stakeholders and legislation/policy makers and proposals will be made for improving the standards/regulations, and consequently the air quality. The support of stakeholders and partners will accelerate the transition to a cleaner and climate-neutral society/economy.

Funding

Specific funding programme
HORIZON.2.5 - Climate, Energy and Mobility
HORIZON.2.5.7 - Clean, Safe and Accessible Transport and Mobility
HORIZON.2.5.6 - Industrial Competitiveness in Transport
Other Programme
HORIZON-CL5-2022-D5-01-07 Prevent smog episodes in Europe: Air quality impact of engine-emitted volatile, semi volatile and secondary particles

Partners

Lead Organisation
EU Contribution
€508 750
Partner Organisations
EU Contribution
€599 648
EU Contribution
€355 750
EU Contribution
€187 500
EU Contribution
€83 644
EU Contribution
€110 000

Technologies

Technology Theme
Emissions control systems
Technology
Air quality measurements

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