Review Groups and Expert Groups Reports

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Impacts of Shipping on UK Air Quality (PDF 3.62 MB)
Report Date: 08/08/2017
Categories: Review Groups and Expert Groups

Author: Air Quality Expert Group


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The Potential Air Quality Impacts from Biomass Combustion (PDF 2.39 MB)
Report Date: 08/08/2017
Categories: Review Groups and Expert Groups

Author: Air Quality Expert Group


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Summary Report - Exploring and appraising proposed measures to tackle air quality (PDF 739.66 KB)
Report Date: 12/05/2016
Categories: Air Quality Modelling, Economic Analysis, Review Groups and Expert Groups, Transport, Urban Air Quality

Author: Tim Scarbrough, Michel Vedrenne, Andrea Fraser, Ben Grebot

There are 2 additional files with this report.This project reviewed evidence of the effectiveness of road transport policy measures to improve air quality (with a focus on nitrogen dioxide, NO2), and developed tools – informed by the evidence gathered – to assist in the selection of measures and to estimate the future effects of such measures on air quality.

Project Summary Report and Appendices for contract AQ0959
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Paints and Surfaces for the Removal of Nitrogen Oxides (PDF 513.77 KB)
Report Date: 13/04/2016
Categories: Review Groups and Expert Groups

Author: Air Quality Expert Group


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Evidential Value of Defra Air Quality Compliance Monitoring (PDF 4.19 MB)
Report Date: 29/09/2015
Categories: Review Groups and Expert Groups

Author: Air Quality Expert Group


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Mitigation of United Kingdom PM2.5 Concentrations (PDF 1.72 MB)
Report Date: 06/08/2015
Categories: Review Groups and Expert Groups

Author: Air Quality Expert Group


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Linking Emission Inventories and Ambient Measurements (PDF 1.96 MB)
Report Date: 06/08/2015
Categories: Review Groups and Expert Groups

Author: Air Quality Expert Group


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Fine Particulate Matter (PM2.5) in the United Kingdom (PDF 12.73 MB)
Report Date: 14/12/2012
Categories: Review Groups and Expert Groups

Author: The Air Quality Expert Group


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Review of Transboundary Air Pollution (RoTAP): Acidification, Eutrophication, Ground Level Ozone and Heavy Metals in the UK (ZIP 15.83 MB)
Report Date: 19/06/2012
Categories: Air Quality Modelling, Acid Rain, Atmospheric Emissions, Effects of Air Pollution on Natural Ecosystems, Monitoring Networks, Review Groups and Expert Groups, Strategic Policy Analysis

Author: Prof D Fowler, Prof. M Ashmore, Prof. N Cape, Prof. D Derwent, Dr C Dore, Dr T Dore, Prof. B Emmett, Prof. P Grennfelt, J Hall, H Malcolm, D Monteith and R Smith

There are 1 additional files with this report.
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Launch of AQEG Ozone in the United Kingdom Report (PDF 17.29 KB)
Report Date: 23/03/2009
Categories: Review Groups and Expert Groups There are 8 additional files with this report.Defra's advisory Air Quality Expert Group (AQEG) launched its latest report Ozone in the United Kingdom on 4th March 2009. The report investigates the recent historic trends, current status and likely future changes to tropospheric ozone concentrations in the UK over the next 20 years. See http://uk-air.defra.gov.uk/assets/documents/reports/aqeg/aqeg-ozone-report.pdf

The launch brought together a number of air quality experts to participate in a discussion on biogenic emissions.

A summary report will follow soon. Further information about the Air Quality Expert Group and reports can be found at www.gov.uk/government/groups/air-quality-expert-group

Seminar presentations are available here:

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Consultation on Ozone in the United Kingdom (PDF 3.02 MB)
Report Date: 15/05/2008
Categories: Review Groups and Expert Groups There are 5 additional files with this report.This is the fifth report of the Air Quality Expert Group (AQEG). The report investigates the recent historic trends, current status and likely future changes to tropospheric ozone concentrations in the UK. The main focus is on human exposure to ozone pollution, particularly in urban areas. AQEG has also considered trends and changes to ozone precursor emissions on the European and global scales, as a background to the main focus of the report.

The report is being published in draft to allow expert comment before the group reaches its final conclusions. Any technical comments on the report should be received by Wednesday, 6 August 2008.
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Consultation on guidelines for metals and metalloids in ambient air for the protection of human health (PDF 706.91 KB)
Report Date: 15/05/2008
Categories: Review Groups and Expert Groups There are 1 additional files with this report.In the report, the Expert Panel on Air Quality Standards (EPAQS) recommends guideline values for arsenic, beryllium, chromium and nickel. These metals are all human or suspected human carcinogens and have been shown to affect human health through the inhalation route. They are also amongst the substances most frequently encountered by the Environment Agency when determining permits for major industrial activities.

The report is being published in draft to allow expert comment before the group reaches its final conclusions. Any technical comments on the report should be received by Wednesday, 6 August 2008.
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Particulate Matter in the United Kingdom ()
Report Date: 16/06/2005
Categories: Review Groups and Expert Groups This is the second report of the Air Quality Expert Group (AQEG). The report provides an update of the science of particulate matter and an assessment of the attainability of the Air Quality Strategy objectives and EU limit values for particulate matter.
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STATUS OF UK CRITICAL LOADS. CRITICAL LOADS METHODS, DATA & MAPS. FEBRUARY 2003 (PDF 445.49 KB)
Report Date: 04/02/2003
Categories: Review Groups and Expert Groups There are 9 additional files with this report.Visit the CEH Critical Loads webiste www.critloads.ceh.ac.uk
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Ozone in the United Kingdom (HTML)
Report Date: 02/04/2002
Categories: Review Groups and Expert Groups

Author: Prof D Fowler

"Fourth Report of the Photochemical Oxidants Review Group, 1997"
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Critical Loads of Acidity in the UK (HTML)
Report Date: 01/11/1994
Categories: Acid Rain, Review Groups and Expert Groups Executive Summary only
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Diesel Vehicle Emissions and Urban Air Quality - Second QUARG report (HTML)
Report Date: 01/12/1993
Categories: Urban Air Quality, Review Groups and Expert Groups There are 1 additional files with this report.
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