24. March 2023 | Press releases:

Ultra-fine particulates study starts at Frankfurt Airport TU Braunschweig involved in exposure study

In April 2023, the first of two central projects to assess the region’s exposure to ultra-fine particles (UFP) and their health effects will start with the “UFP Exposure Study” commissioned by the Umwelt- und Nachbarschaftshaus (UNH), office of the Forum Flughafen und Region (FFR). The exposure study is being conducted by a consortium led by the Leibniz Institute for Tropospheric Research (TROPOS), in which Technische Universität Braunschweig is also involved. The study is expected to be completed in 2026.

The Institute of Flight Guidance at TU Braunschweig is investigating the vertical distribution of ultra-fine particles and the connection with the properties of the atmosphere using various unmanned aerial systems. In October 2021, drone flights were already carried out at Berlin-Brandenburg Airport for a study by the German Environment Agency.