Sistema integrato per la misura online
di idrocarburi policiclici aromatici (IPA)
e del black carbon (BC) nel particolato atmosferico


IPA/BC monitor is the solution for monitoring particulate matter (PM) emitted from traffic sources and household heating in urban environments, with a focus on priority micro pollutants (polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, "€œPAHs"€, or "€œIPA"€ according to the Italian acronym) and climate forcers (black carbon, “BC”). By means of micro electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) and other highly automatized solutions, IPA/BC-Monitor overcomes the typical problems of encumbrance and costs of offline chemical measurements of particulate matter, and includes a BC monitor integrated with a miniaturized gas chromatographic system for PAH analysis in PM.. Read more


IPA/BC Monitor€ is supported by Emilia-Romagna Region (POR-FESR 2016 program). The project focuses on the development of an innovative system - compact and standalone - for online measurements of two key components of the particulate matter: PAH and BC. Read more