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Prof Tomlin Co-authors Two Reports as a Member of the Air Quality Expert Group

Prof Alison Tomlin has recently co-authored two reports as a member of the Air Quality Expert Group (AQEG). AQEG is an Expert Committee to Defra that provides independent scientific advice on air quality. The first report “Mitigation of UK PM2.5 Concentrations” addresses issues around the extent to which UK source abatement measures can mitigate airborne concentrations of fine particles (PM2.5) within the UK. It particularly focusses on the potential role of ammonia emissions reductions compared with reductions in primary combustion sources of particulate matter. The second reportĀ “Linking Emission Inventories and Ambient Measurements” considers the linkage between emission inventories and ambient measurements. It aims to review methodologies that could help to establish a stronger link between them, and thus improve the accuracy of UK inventories. This would provide a better understanding of the main sources that contribute to air pollution across the UK and their trends in emissions.

Both reports can be dowloaded from the AQEG web page: http://uk-air.defra.gov.uk/library/aqeg/