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Archive for the ‘Actions 2014’ Category

Emission measurents of small engine at EC JRC

Prof. Vojtíšek, Ing. Dittrich and Ing. Pechout participated emission measurement of small spark ignition engines used in road scooters at JRS (Joint Research Centre, Ispra, Italy) of European Commision from 15th to 19th December.

Public debate on air pollution in Čelákovice

A public debate focused on sources of air pollution has been organized by Dr. Topinka with dr. Vojíšek participation at 27th November 2014.

Measurement of bus emissions

An experimental investgation of bus pollutant emissions took place in cooperation with CDV (Centrum dopravního výzkumu – Transport Research Centre, Brno), TÜV-SÜD a SOR at former airfield in Hradčany.

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MEDETOX project mentioned in a LIFE publication

The MEDETOX project has been mentioned in Focus brochure on LIFE & Air (p. 17).

Effect of “ecodrive” on emissions

An on-road measurement of regulated pollutants took place in Zvolen (Slovakia) from 23th to 25th of July. This investigation accompanied an “ekodrive” training aimed on low fuel consumption driving.
The exhaust gas dilluter and the Fourier Transformation Infrared Analalyzer (FTIR) were tested during these experimental drives.

Medetox featured on LIFE program website

Project MEDETOX featured on LIFE program website on urban mobility

Project work cited

9.7.2014 project work cited in citizens’ comments to EIA for a planned development near Spořilov, Prague

The tesults of Spořilov measurements presented

9.7.2014 Mgr. Jitka Štolcpartová has participated in the meeting of the Spořilov working group, organized by the Magistrate of the City of Prague. She has presented the results of the measurements as well as recommendations for actions aimed at reducing the concentrations of harmful pollutants.

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18th Conference on Combustion Generated Nanoparticles

22.-25.6.2014 Michal Vojtíšek, Martin Pechout, Luboš Dittrich and Jitka Štolcpartová participate at the 18th Conference on Combustion Generated Nanoparticles at ETH, Zurich, Switzerland.

Conference program, Presentation topic 1, Poster topic 2

Summary of park Malšovice case study audit

Dr. Vojtíšek summarized audit of park Malšovice case study at Hradec Králové local government meeting at 28th of May 2014.

Responses of : Link 1, Link 2, Link 3.

Portable on-board vehicle emissions monitoring systems presentation

28.5.2014 Michal Vojtíšek presented his work on portable on-board vehicle emissions monitoring systems (PEMS) at a public meeting of the Scientific Council of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering of the Czech Technical University in Prague. Later, he gave a summary lecture on the effects of biofuels utilized in diesel engines on emissions.

PEMS – lecture

Biofuels effects – lecture

Workshop of the European Metrology Research Programme at PTB

13.-14.5.2014 Michal Vojtíšek participates at the final workshop of the European Metrology Research Programme at PTB, Braunschweig, Germany. Results from comparison testing of novel instruments for measurement of diesel particulate matter during periodic vehicle inspections were presented and discussed at this workshop.

Particles size distributions in Líbeznice

12.-15.5.2014 Michal Vojtíšek, Jitka Štolcpartová, Martin Pechout a Luboš Dittrich perform measurement of size distributions of particles in the village of Líbeznice at the request of a city official ing. Vondráš.

Final report

Conference Genetic ecotoxicology and cancer prevention

5.-7.5.2014 Conference Genetic ecotoxicology and cancer prevention Invitation 1, Invitation 2.

Abstract

Spořilov report

Spořilov report on senator Eva Sykova’s web page, external link.

Measurements of particles on a diesel passenger car

14.3.2014 Measurements of particles on a reporter’s diesel passenger car are features in the Czech television (major national TV station) during main evening news.

Report link 1, link 2.

Investigation of air pollution in Spořilov

Experimental investigation of air pollution by ultrafine particles has been performed in Spořilov (part of capital city Prague) at 20th February and 6th March as a part of larger investigation campaign. There is high density of transit traffic, including high portion of trucks, in this area which has an influence on air quality.

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Testing of novel instruments for measuring diesel particles

25.-26.2.2014 Martin Pechout and Luboš Dittrich participate in the testing of novel instruments for measuring diesel particles during periodic vehicle inspections. Testing took place at DEKRA laboratory in Stuttgart, Germany.

Work mentioned at on-line magazine

23.2.2014 work mentioned at BusPortal on-line magazine

Seminar Nanoparticles Toxicity and Nanotechnologies Safety

A seminar Nanoparticles Toxicity and Nanotechnologies Safety took place at Academy of Sciences, Narodni street in Prague, on 20th of February. Michal Vojtíšek gives a lecture on the effects of new technologies, fuels and expansion of road traffic on nanoparticles emitted by internal combustion engines in urban areas

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Clean Air Conference in Bratislava

18.-19.2.2014 Michal Vojtíšek participates at the Clean Air Conference in Bratislava, Slovakia (other link)

Joint Research Center of the European Commission visit

3.-7.2.2014 Michal Vojtíšek visits the Vehicle emissions laboratory at the Joint Research Center of the European Commission with a new inexpensive instrument to measure total particle length. He participates in the comparison testing of novel instruments within the European Metrology Research Programme.

 

Initial measurement of nanoparticles in the ambient

MEDETOX team performs an initial measurement of nanoparticles in the ambient air at the Spořilov neighborhood on 31st January.

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Traffic measure consultation

Michal Vojtíšek consults with Jan Dytrych, a city official of Dobrovice, on the effects of upgrading a “STOP” sign at a railroad crossing to a signalized crossing with a “GO” signal. Such crossing can be traversed at 50 km/h, eliminating the need for the stopping of heavy trucks, and reducing emissions.

Results are mentioned in city newsletter, February 2014, page 3

Public debate related to traffic, traffic-related emissions, ambient air quality, and human health

Michal Vojtíšek has participated in a public debate in Hradec Králové on the planned complex Park Malsovice, which includes a soccer stadium and a large shopping center located in the inner city on 23.1.2014. He has given background information on the emissions of harmful particles from internal combustion engines and presented his view on the effects of the development on traffic, traffic-related emissions, ambient air quality, and human health.

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Report on particle emissions from gasoline engines

13.1.2014 TV Nova mentions Michal Vojtisek’s work in a report on particle emissions from gasoline engines

Article in national newspaper

Michal Vojtisek’s findings discussed in national newspaper Lidové noviny