Research and development Projects

Projects Long-term monitoring of persistent organic pollutants in ambiemt air in Africa.

Manager Manager: Klánová Jana

Period Period: 2010—2012

Sponsor Sponsor: EU

International Project

This project is focused on the long-term monitoring of persistent organic pollutants in ambient air in African continent. Special attention is paid to emerging pollutants newly listed in the annexes of the Stockholm Convention.


Since 2009, emerging chemicals as brominated flame retardants or fluorinated surfactants hace been newly listed in the annexes of the Stockholm Convention. This project has two major goals: to perform a long-term study of contamination of ambient air in various African countries by persistent organic pollutants, and to derive first information on occurance of emerging pollutants in ambient air in this regions.


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