The EIMP Air pollution-monitoring program has been established
under the Environmental Quality Sector-Egyptian Environmental
Affairs Agency in order to have a view of the present environment
and to undertake the monitoring of ambient air by establishing a
modern national air quality network. Data are collected using
automatic on-line monitors and variety of sampling equipment.A total
of 42 sites covering all over Egypt have been selected through
several site visits and studies. An additional of 10 to 20 sites are
being used for simplified passive sampling of SO2 and
NO2.The results of the measurements undertaken during the
planning of the EIMP program have been evaluated and considered for
the use in the program. The measurement network, instruments and
data transfer has been established since 1998. The installations
were finalized during 1999.
The design of the EIMP Air Quality Monitoring network
- Data collectors, sensors and
- Data transfer systems and data
quality assurance/control procedures.
- Data distribution systems.
The Center of Environmental Hazard Mitigation
(CEHM) at Cairo University and the Institute of Graduate Studies and
Research (IGSR) at Alexandria University are operating on behalf of
EEAA, the air quality-monitoring network.
Sites and Indicators.
The main air pollution
problem in Egypt.
Sources of air
Egyptian Air Quality Limit
Air quality at historical