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Analysis of Fast Response Nox Data at London Heathrow Airport - AQ02523

Monitoring of nitrogen oxides (NOx) using a fast response analyser formed part of the data collection work carried out to support the Project for the Sustainable Development of Heathrow (PSDH) funded by DfT. Only a preliminary analysis of the data was possible within the timescale for completion of the PSDH report, but this showed that individual aircrat plumes could be detected.

It was recognised by the PSDH panels that a more detailed analysis of these data could yield useful information about NOx emissions from aircraft, and more importantly how these emissions are dispersed in the near field. This information will provide a better understanding of how aircraft emisions are dispersed, and will assist with future dispersion model development.

The final project report can be found by following this link:
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 2006

To: 2007

Cost: £14,725
Contractor / Funded Organisations
Air Quality Consultants
Air quality monitoring              
Environmental monitoring              
Environmental Protection              
Fields of Study
Air Quality