AVIATOR (Assessing aViation emission Impact on local Air quality at airports: TOwards Regulation)
Emissions from aircraft engines have adverse effects on air quality in and around airports, contributing to health concerns within neighboring communities. To improve airport local air quality (LAQ) assessment, further understanding and determination of Total Particulate Matter (TPM) within aircraft engine exhaust plumes is required. This study, supported by H2020 funding as part of AVIATOR (Assessing aViation emission Impact on local Air quality at airports: TOwards Regulation), shows initial 'piggyback' experimental data, detailing particle number and mass concentrations and size distributions measured and quantified using both standard and novel techniques in the evolving exhaust measured during Rolls-Royce (RR) large engine development testing campaigns at INTA (Madrid, Spain). The results show that Total PM and Non-Volatile Particulate Matter (nvPM) fractions vary across different engine power conditions. Assessment of low-cost, lower fidelity sensors, provide data which correlates with State-of-the-Art analysers on representative sample potentially highlighting their applicability for local air quality assessment.