Faculty Advisor

Kinicki, Robert

Faculty Advisor

Taylor, Steven S.

Project Center

Copenhagen, Denmark


Ultrafine particulate (UFP) pollution causes 500 premature deaths annually in Copenhagen, Denmark. This project, in conjunction with Miljøpunkt Østerbro, measured UFP using a P-Trak Ultrafine Particle Counter, near various schools and a large park in Østerbro district, chosen because children are at the greatest risk of developing long-term complications. Final measurements and analysis showed a strong correlation between the number of diesel engines and high concentrations of UFP, that UFP dissipates over distance, and solid noise barriers decrease the concentration in the immediate area. Using this data and additional observations, the team created a list of suggestions for businesses to reduce UFP emissions and strategies for individuals to avoid high UFP concentrations.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

May 2014

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Computer Science

Advisor Department