Krakow (PL) - 15/09/09 - 17/09/09
Conference on diffusive sampling
Measuring Air Pollutants by Diffusive Sampling and Other Low Cost Monitoring Techniques
Since the successful conferences on Diffusive Sampling in Luxembourg in 1986 and in Montpellier in 2001, the role of the technique in the assessment of air pollution has changed dramatically. With the development of the EU Air Quality Directive, the Daughter Directives and the recent Directive ‘on Ambient Air Quality and Cleaner Air for Europe’, importance of the diffusive sampling has been further recognised and widely implemented. Although formally only used in the workplace, the technique is now accepted for ambient air and indoor air monitoring and personal exposure assessment. In later years, the monitoring has been enhanced by other low cost methods, including sensors and miniature instrumentation.
It is now considered appropriate to organize a third conference to present the state of art and the newest developments in the field. This Krakow Conference offers a good opportunity to bring together scientists, air quality managers and manufacturers, to exchange experiences and thoughts about the new applications.
The JRC Institute for Environment and Sustainability (IES) is co-sponsoring this event and will contribute on the topic of method validation.