Atmospheric emissions

The airport performs air quality control tests in an station equipped to measure and register atmospheric pollutants.

The airport has established maintenance programmes for its vehicles and machinery with the goal of minimising polluting gas emissions.

There are no central heating boilers, and the power plant generators, which are vital to keeping the airport operational, have an established programme of preventive maintenance.

To control air quality, the airport has a fixed air quality monitoring station on the airfield. This station continuously monitors levels of NO, NO2, NOX, SO2, O3, CO and PM10, and captures samples for analysing levels of Pb, PM2.5 and benzene.

For the prevention of legionella, the airport air-conditioning systems do not include cooling towers or evaporating condensers, which constitute a high risk for contamination with Legionella Pneumophila. The facilities in the airport which are subject to regulations belong to the low-risk group.

However, legionella-prevention plans have been drawn up, involving the cleaning and disinfection of the drinking water supply and the fire-fighting systems. There are also regular tests to analyse the quality of the air in buildings and that of the water used for drinking and fire-fighting water-supply systems.