Air quality

Research projects and orders related to the issue of transport impacts on air quality focus on determination of various monitored pollutant concentrations in air samples and impacts of this pollution on the quality of the environment and human health. The obtained findings are used for designing of potential solutions to improve the environment conditions.

We use the following equipment to find solutions in these fields:

  • we particularly use medium volume pumps Leckel MVS 6 and SEQ 47/50, high-volume pumps PS-1 and small-volume pumps Aircheck 2000 for taking samples and determining concentrations of particulate matter (PM);
  • we have a balance room with microbalances MX5/A for determining mass concentrations of PM;
  • in order to determine PM size distribution, we use a device EnvironCheck 107, which allows monitoring of the number of particles with dimension from 0.2 µm to 30 µm, as well as simultaneous determination of mass concentrations PM1.0, PM2.5 a PM10;
  • a device ELPI + allows to determine concentrations of particulate matter in a size interval 6 nm to 10 µm including sample taking of 14 size fractions in the mentioned, i.e. including nanoparticles;
  • koncentrace těkavých organických látek (benzen, toluen, ethylbenzen, xyleny, 1,3-butadien) v ovzduší určujeme analyzátorem VOC71M-PID;
  • we measure gas pollutants in the air (CO, O3, SO2, H2S, nitrogen oxides, CO2 hydrocarbons) with a compact system Airpointer® for air quality measurement;
  • we perform monitoring of meteorological indicators (temperature, humidity, direction and speed of wind) with the use of portable weather stations equipped with sensors Gill Instruments Limited, these parameters are also measured with Airpointer®;
  • we assess morphology of particulate matter including element composition of individual particles with the use of SEM Vega LSU II in connection with EDX Quantax 200.

Issue guarantor:


  • Low-cost sensors application for air quality measurements related to urban traffic measures – R&D TAČR,
  • Monitoring air pollution in small municipalities – R&D TAČR,
  • Quantification of air pollution and related health risks in small municipalities in the Czech Republic and solution system – R&D TAČR,
  • Air quality measurement for town of Břeclav – town of Břeclav,
  • Development and use of a device to take samples of exhaust gases and measurement of motor vehicle emissions in traffic – R&D TAČR,
  • New methods for quantifying emission sources in relation to transport – R&D TAČR,
  • Development and Use of Device to Collect Exhaust Fume Samples and Measurement of Motor Vehicles Emission while Driving – TAČR ALFA,
  • Air quality measurement campaign in South Moravian region – South Moravian region,
  • New methods for quantifying emission sources in relation to transport – R&D TAČR,
  • Air quality measurement – South Moravian region,
  • Emissions of persistent organic pollutants from transport – R&D Ministry of Transport,
  • Dust from transport and its effects on air immision loading by suspended particles – R&D Ministry of Transport,
  • Particulate matter produced by transport – COST 633 Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports,
  • Particulate matter in vehicle interiors – COST 633 Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports,
  • Determination of transport share in aerosol particle fractions: PM1.0, PM2.5 a PM1 over the year based on chemical composition – KONTAKT Association of Innovative Entrepreneurship CZ,
  • Aerosol particle composition in fraction PM10 and determination of sources in its composition in village of Braňany – commissioned by Czech Hydrometeorological Institute,
  • Production of a report to persistent organic pollutants from transport – commissioned by Ministry of Transport.


  • Measurements authorized by the Ministry of the Environment according to S.32, (2), of the Act No. 201/2012 Coll., on air protection  [ 238.43 KB]
  • Accredited and authorized air quality measurements (PM10, PM2.5, CO, SO2, NO2, O3, benzene),
  • Measurements of concentrations and size distribution of individual PM fractions in the air (PM10, PM2.5, PM1.0),
  • Measurements of PAH concentrations in the air (16 PAH according to US EPA, 15+1 EU priority PAH, coronene, etc.),
  • Measurements of VOC concentrations in the air (benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene, xylenes, 1,3-butadien),
  • Measurements of concentrations H2S, nitrogen oxides, CO2, hydrocarbons in the air,
  • Statistical processing of results and their interpretation, assessment of health risks based on performed measurements.