The vehicle’s equipment, developed by the CRP’s Department of Environment and Agro-biotechnology, features devices that can measure, among other things, certain gases such as benzene, ozone or nitrogen oxide as well as particulates, UV radiation, wind speed, air humidity and birds.
The conversion to compressed natural gas was also conducted by the Department of Environment of the Research Centre. The vehicle was specially purchased for this project in order to not distort the measurements and reduce its impact on the environment.
In parallel, Luxembourg researchers are also offering their expertise and advice to municipalities and local governments that aim to improve air quality and develop climate change scenarios. Scientists will also analyze special circumstances, such as fires or chemical accidents with risk of potentially toxic gases release.
Source: Public Research Centre Gabriel Lippmann