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International Laboratory for Air Quality and Health (ILAQH)
Queensland University of Technology
ILAQH undertakes research, postgraduate training and consultancy in the complex, interdisciplinary field of air quality and its impact on human health, with a specific focus on ultrafine and nanoparticles. The three main aspects of ILAQH research activities are: comprehensive characterisation of indoor and outdoor air, including emission sources; integrated health and environmental risk assessments; and strategies for controlling and managing air pollutants.
Key science sectors
Strengths and capabilities
- Collaborating Centre of the World Health Organization
- air quality, exposure and risk assessment
- association between asthma and fine particles
- characterisation of emissions from motor vehicles and vehicle emission factors
- deposition of particles in the human respiratory tract
- emissions from biomass burning
- indoor residential, hospital and workplace exposure to particles
- modelling of particles and gaseous pollutants behaviour
- performance of nebulisers for drug treatment
Facilities and major equipment
- air monitoring station
- bioaerosol unit
- chemical analysis unit
- state of the art instrumentation for aerosol generation
- mass and number size classification
- monitoring of atmospheric gases;
- real time biological studies
- vehicle emission testing
- lung deposition studies
- computer modelling
Number of research staff
20-100 research staff
M Block, Gardens Point Campus, 2 George St, Brisbane QLD 4000
- University Research Centre
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