Project

Measurement and modeling of biogenic volatile organic compounds emissions by forests in Flanders

Duration
01 January 2007 → 30 December 2012
Funding
Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Analytical chemistry
    • Sustainable chemistry
    • Plant biology
    • Aquatic sciences, challenges and pollution
    • Environmental science and management
  • Medical and health sciences
    • Pharmaceutical analysis and quality assurance
Keywords
volatile organic compounds (VOC) atmospheric chemistry biogenic emissions
 
Project description

Emissions of biogenic volatile organic compounds (BVOCs) by vegetation on earth have a big impact on air quality and climate. New field measurements during the overall growth season are necessary to obtain a better characterisation and quantification of the emission, predominantly on the regional scale. This project envisages a first detailed experimental study on BVOCs emissions in Belgium.