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International Laboratory for Air Quality and Health (ILAQH)

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Queensland University of Technology

ILAQH undertakes research, postgraduate training and consultancy in the complex, interdisciplinary field of air quality and its impact on human health, with a specific focus on ultrafine and nanoparticles. The three main aspects of ILAQH research activities are: comprehensive characterisation of indoor and outdoor air, including emission sources; integrated health and environmental risk assessments; and strategies for controlling and managing air pollutants.


Key science sectors

Strengths and capabilities

  • Collaborating Centre of the World Health Organization
  • air quality, exposure and risk assessment
  • association between asthma and fine particles
  • bioaerosols
  • characterisation of emissions from motor vehicles and vehicle emission factors
  • deposition of particles in the human respiratory tract
  • emissions from biomass burning
  • indoor residential, hospital and workplace exposure to particles
  • modelling of particles and gaseous pollutants behaviour
  • performance of nebulisers for drug treatment

Facilities and major equipment

  • air monitoring station
  • bioaerosol unit
  • chemical analysis unit
  • state of the art instrumentation for aerosol generation
  • mass and number size classification
  • monitoring of atmospheric gases;
  • real time biological studies
  • vehicle emission testing
  • lung deposition studies
  • computer modelling

Number of research staff

20–100 research staff


M Block, Gardens Point Campus, 2 George St, Brisbane, QLD 4000

Organisation type

  • University Research Centre

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Last updated:
19 June 2019