Mobile Air Quality Studies (MAQS) - an international project

  • Due to an increasing awareness of the potential hazardousness of air pollutants, new laws, rules and guidelines have recently been implemented globally. In this respect, numerous studies have addressed traffic-related exposure to particulate matter using stationary technology so far. By contrast, only few studies used the advanced technology of mobile exposure analysis. The Mobile Air Quality Study (MAQS) addresses the issue of air pollutant exposure by combining advanced high-granularity spatial-temporal analysis with vehicle-mounted, person-mounted and roadside sensors. The MAQS-platform will be used by international collaborators in order 1) to assess air pollutant exposure in relation to road structure, 2) to assess air pollutant exposure in relation to traffic density, 3) to assess air pollutant exposure in relation to weather conditions, 4) to compare exposure within vehicles between front and back seat (children) positions, and 5) to evaluate "traffic zone"- exposure in relation to non-"traffic zone"-exposure. Primarily, the MAQS-platform will focus on particulate matter. With the establishment of advanced mobile analysis tools, it is planed to extend the analysis to other pollutants including including NO2, SO2, nanoparticles, and ozone.

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Author:Jan David Alexander GronebergORCiDGND, Cristian Scutaru, Mathias Lauks, Masaya Takemura, Tanja Christina Fischer, Silvana Kölzow, Anke van Mark, Stefanie Uibel, Ulrich WagnerORCiD, Karin Vitzthum, Fabian Beck, Stefanie Mache, Carolin Kreiter, Bianca KusmaGND, Annika Friedebold, Hanna Zell, Alexander Gerber, Johanna Bock, Khaled Al-Mutawakl, Johannnes Donat, Maria Victoria Geier, Carolin Pilzner, Pia Welker, Ricarda Joachim, Harald Bias, Michael Götting, Mohannad Sakr, Johann P. Addicks, Julia-Annik Börger, Anna-Maria Jensen, Sonja Grajewski, Awfa Shami, Niko Neye, Stefan KrögerORCiDGND, Sarah Hoffmann, Lisa Kloss, Sebastian Mayer, Clemens Puk, Ulrich Henkel, Robert Rospino, Ute Schilling, Evelyn Krieger, Gesa Westphal, Andreas Meyer-Falcke, Hagen Hupperts, Andrés de Roux, Salome Tropp, Marco Weiland, Janette Mühlbach, Johannes Steinberg, Anne Szerwinski, Sepiede Falahkohan, Claudia Sudik, Anna Bircks, Oliver Noga, Nicolas Dickgreber, Quoc-Thai Dinh, Heiko Golpon, Beatrix Kloft, Rafael Neill B. Groneberg, Christian Witt, Sabine WickerORCiDGND, Li Zhang, Jochen Springer, Birgitta Kütting, Ervin C. Mingomataj, Axel Fischer, Norman SchöffelGND, Volker Unger, David QuarcooORCiDGND
Parent Title (German):Journal of occupational medicine and toxicology
Document Type:Article
Date of Publication (online):2010/05/18
Year of first Publication:2010
Publishing Institution:Universitätsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg
Release Date:2010/05/18
© 2010 Groneberg et al; licensee BioMed Central Ltd. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Source:Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2010, 5:8 ; doi:10.1186/1745-6673-5-8 ;
Institutes:Medizin / Medizin
Dewey Decimal Classification:6 Technik, Medizin, angewandte Wissenschaften / 61 Medizin und Gesundheit / 610 Medizin und Gesundheit
Licence (German):License LogoCreative Commons - Namensnennung 2.0