Laboratory of Sustainable Road Transport

The laboratory focuses on experimental research of the load of the external environment by emissions from road transport, solution of critical environmentally congested transport sites in cities (functional urban areas), measurement and evaluation of transport impacts on urban quality, modelling of environmentally full sites. Currently, the infrastructure is strategically essential, and the laboratory equipment is used for research focused on environmental improvement, health protection and public awareness, monitoring and recommending new materials for building roads in urban environments as part of sustainable mobility plans.

Influence of road surface properties on road safety

The air quality monitoring technology is made of instruments that are used for measuring the emissions of particulate matter in the air (TSP, PM10, PM4, PM2,5, PM1) and equipped with components for recording meteorological parameters (temperature, humidity, pressure). The assembly is supplemented by a reference particulate sampler and an air-conditioning chamber for measuring and determining the particulate concentration.

The use of such a set of instruments is to provide the scientific community with unique opportunities for experimental research of air pollution, especially from road transport directly in the field without restriction. But the tools are used in laboratory conditions as well. Experimental measurements can be performed under any weather conditions. The experiments are to monitor air pollution by pollutants and the behaviour of the traffic flow. All performed experiments in the field can be evaluated and controlled in the laboratory and then available to students and the scientific community.