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Department of Technology

Environmental pollution has a negative impact on human health and other living creatures. An understanding of environmental pollution problems requires cooperation of different disciplines and research areas. In addition to organic is also necessary to consider the economic, social and technical aspects. 
It is very important to be a fast and to effectively inform the public. To this end, we developed a system for the overall presentation of meteorological data and data on air pollution (TARU). Data can be measured through sampling of meteorological stations in presentational display of environmental information system and on the Internet. 

There are also test measurements of atmospheric pollution by aerosols with our own designed and manufactured LIDAR.The advantage of eye safe LIDAR is that it can be used in an urban environment. Eye safe LIDAR will be adapted for the automated sampling and remote control, in particular for monitoring the concentration of dust particles in the atmosphere. 
Modeling of air pollution is becoming more established method for assessing air quality. By using dispersion models we can understand better the distribution and transport of matter in space and time. Models may be used for applied purposes such as: introducing new resources into the space, helping with the planning with the excess air pollution, the choice of different locations for measuring air quality, estimating the quality of air in areas where there are no measurements. Also, the legislation calls for major emitters by 2011 to produce a numerical model of air pollution. 

Koper area is among the most polluted areas with ozone in Slovenian. Tropospheric ozone is one of the most alarming air pollutants in Europe. Weather conditions are in addition to emissions and atmospheric chemistry a major cause of air pollution. There is a need to increase the number of locations and in particular to expand the geographical areas to where there was no measuring of air quality. 

Head of Department is Jure Pražnikar, PhD.
Deputy Chair: Assist. Prof. Andreja Kutnar, PhD