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Assessing Particulate Pollution in Østerbro Public

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Ultrafine particulate (UFP) pollution causes 500 premature deaths annually in Copenhagen, Denmark. This project, in conjunction with Miljøpunkt Østerbro, measured UFP using a P-Trak Ultrafine Particle Counter, near various schools and a large park in Østerbro district, chosen because children are at the greatest risk of developing long-term complications. Final measurements and analysis showed a strong correlation between the number of diesel engines and high concentrations of UFP, that UFP dissipates over distance, and solid noise barriers decrease the concentration in the immediate area. Using this data and additional observations, the team created a list of suggestions for businesses to reduce UFP emissions and strategies for individuals to avoid high UFP concentrations.

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  • E-project-050314-111012
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  • 2014
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  • 2014-05-03
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  • Copenhagen
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