This is a joint venture between QUT and the Queensland Department of Environment & Heritage Protection (formerly the Environmental Protection Agency), that aims to better our understanding of the atmospheric environment and its impact on the health and welfare of society.
The specific aims of this research are:
- to conduct comprehensive long-term multicomponent characterisation of ambient air, with a particular focus on submicrometer particles and interactions in which the particles are involved
- to conclude on the environment and human exposure to multicomponent air pollution
- to recommend strategies for overall upgrade of air quality.
The station is equipped with specialist equipment including a:
- scanning mobility particle sizer
- aerodynamic particle sizer
- NOx analyser
- SO2 analyser
- ANSTO fine particle sampler
- O3 analyser
- TEOM (PM10)
- CO analyser
- weather station.
The station is located at level 6 of M block at QUT’s Gardens Point campus.