The National Observatory of Athens (NOA) conducts atmospheric pollution measurements in Attica since 1970. In 1996 NOA acquired its first mobile station and since 2010 the Mobile Air Quality Monitoring Station is operational. The Mobile AQMS is hosted in a mobile platform (van), and is continuously upgraded. It provides flexibility in monitoring equipment transport around Greece. In collaboration with local authorities, state and private bodies, who determine the research needs, the Mobile AQMS is used to monitor and report on atmospheric pollutants and meteorological parameters e.g. during industrial incidents, significant forest fires etc.. The on-board equipment includes a set of gaseous analyzers (CO, NO, NO2, SO2, O3), particulate matter and black carbon monitors (PM10, BC and its BCff-BCwb fractions) and a meteorological station.

VAN limenarxio   van1

 

The following equipment operates in the Mobile AQMS:

Pollutant/Property

Equipment

Carbon Monoxide (CO)

Analyzer APMA-360, Horiba Ltd.

Nitrogen Oxides (ΝΟx)*

Analyzer APNA-360, Horiba Ltd.

Ozone (Ο3)

Analyzer APOA-360, Horiba Ltd.

Sulfur dioxide (SO2)*

Analyzer APSA-360, Horiba Ltd.

Particulate matter PM10

Beta gauge particulate  monitor  F-701-20, DURAG Gmbh

Black Carbon – Aerosol Absorption

Aethalometer 7-λ, Model ΑΕ33, Magee Scientific

Black carbon – Aerosol Absorption*

Multi Angle Absorption Photometer (MAAP, 637 nm), Thermo Scientific

Wind Speed/Direction

Wind Set WA15, Vaisala

Temperature/Relative humidity

Hygroclip HC2-S, Rotronic

Dataloger

WinAQMS, Ecotech

 

* Equipment also used in the Thissio Air Monitoring Station per instance