RONOCO (ROle of Nighttime chemistry in controlling the Oxidising Capacity of the AtmOsphere)

Lead Research Organisation: University of York
Department Name: Chemistry


Please see lead institute (University of Cambridge) document


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Description Basic chemical processes that affect pollutants during nighttime have been investigated. We now have a greatly increased knowledge of oxidation of volatile organic compounds at night by their reaction with the NO3 radical. this in turn will lead to a better understanding of how nighttime process affect air pollution in the UK.
Exploitation Route Organisations such as the UK Met Office can use our findings to input into their air quality forecast models, which provide information to the general public on upcoming levels of air pollution. It is our hope that the research from this project will improve the accuracy of these models.
Sectors Environment

Description Increased knowledge of the chemical and physical processes affecting UK air quality.
First Year Of Impact 2011
Sector Environment
Impact Types Policy & public services