Environmental Engineering Project

Further development of air quality control planning and air quality monitoring in Ulaanbaatar (Mongolia)

The project is part of the German Advisory Assistance Programme for the environmental protection of Mongolia. It takes place in cooperation with the Mongolian Ministry of Environment and Tourism, Governmental Implementing Agency for Meteorology and Environmental Monitoring.

Start Date:

01.09.2017

End Date:

01.03.2019

Faculty:

Faculty of Engineering

Industry Partner:

1. Ministry of Environment and Tourism of Mongolia, 2. Governmental Implementing Agency for Meteorol

Scientific Partner:

1.Ingenieurbüro Lohmeyer GmbH & Co. KG, Dresden Prof. Dr.-Ing., 2. Baumbach der Universität Stut

Funded by:

Federal Environment Agency, Germany

Background

The main aim of this project is to advance the efforts of improving air quality particularly with regard to the particulate matter concentration during wintertime in Ulaanbaatar. For that purpose, staff members of Mongolian administrations and institutions on the national and municipal level will be advised to enhance the analysis of existing datasets. In addition to existing monitoring programs, a modeling approach will be developed in order to allow the Mongolian experts to estimate the source apportionment of air-borne concentrations as well as the influence of meteorology and orography (description of the earth's surface relief) on the pollutant dispersion. With this instrument, Mongolian experts will be enabled to derive air quality control measures for air quality plans and urban development planning.

Intention of the Programme

  • responding demand for advisory assistance
  • exchange and transfer of knowledge and experience
  • strengthening the environmental administration
  • raising environmental standards
  • preparing environmental investments
  • awareness raising
  • supporting cross-boundary and bilateral cooperation

Typical project Activities 

  • Data acquisition
  • Workshops and roundtables
  • Initiation of expert networks
  • Development of national strategies
  • Preparing reports, checklists, brochures, flyers
  • Study visits
  • Practical training

Project goals 

  • Advance the efforts of improving air quality in Ulaanbataar
  • Know how to transfer on air quality planning
  • Enhance the analysis of existing datasets
  • Transfer experiences in description and analysis of air quality situations
  • Derive air pollution mitigation measures regarding local circumstances in Ulaanbaatar together with Mongolian partners
  • Contribution for town planning to reduce the exposition for particulate matter

Project Activities

  • Analysis of existing meteorological and chemical monitoring systems and datasets
  • Development of a meteorological wind field modeling approach
  • Pollutant dispersion modeling
  • Workshops and training on the job for Mongolian experts
  • Preparation of a guideline for the further development of air quality plans and air quality monitoring