2022-2024 SOFORA

2022-2024 SOFORA

Secondary Organic aerosol Formation by Organic waste Recycling in Agriculture


Résumé :

Agriculture with the use of fertilizers is known to emit volatile organic compounds (VOC) that have the potential in forming secondary organic aerosols (SOA) through their reactions with atmospheric photo-oxidants. In a societal context that encourages the recycling of Organic Waste Products (OWP) in agriculture, the comparative effects of mineral fertilizers and OWP on these emissions are of particular interest. The objective of this project is to elucidate the mechanisms of production and degradation of VOC emitted by different OWP and to quantify the potential for SOA formation. It will address this fundamental problem in atmospheric science by combining laboratory experiments and field measurements. It also aims to model this SOA formation in order to assess the environmental impacts in an agricultural landscape and provide recommendations to preserve air quality following the use of organic and mineral fertilizers.


Illustration of the SOFORA project: overall structure of the work plan, the main WPs and their interdependencies

Scientific coordinator and its consortium

Partner 1 (coordinator R Ciuraru): ECOSYS (Ecologie fonctionnelle et écotoxicologie des agroécosystèmes)

Partner 2: PC2A (Physicochimie des Processus de Combustion et de l'Atmosphère, Université de Lille)

Partner 3: PhLAM (Physique des lasers, atomes et molécules, Université de Lille)

Partner 3: CEREA (Centre d'Enseignement et de Recherche en Environnement Atmosphérique)

Partner 4: LCE (Laboratoire de Chimie de l'Environnement, Université de Marseille)

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Modification date : 06 July 2023 | Publication date : 08 February 2022 | Redactor : SF