Air Quality Monitoring Methods

These pages provide you with information on:

  • The EU standard methods for air quality monitoring
  • Type approval of methods in the UK: the Environment Agency's MCERTS scheme and where to find more on which instruments have got MCERTS certification
  • The monitoring methods used on the UK's Automatic Urban and Rural Network
  • The UK's work on Demonstration of Equivalence for particulate matter monitoring, the new certification scheme ‘MCERTS for Particulate Matter UK’ and which methods have been approved by Defra as equivalent for use in the UK.