Air pollution
index (annual)
In 2017 : 2,7 (low)
Basic air pollution index, averaged through a year. Takes into account annual mean concentrations of priority pollutants. RAPI has 4 levels: low: from 0 to 4 heightened: from 5 to 6 high: from 7 to 13 very high: > 14
Dispersion conditions
yesterday:good
today: poor
tomorrow night: good
tomorrow day: good
Atmospheric dispersion of the emissions lowers concentration of the pollutants in the ambient air due to turbulent diffusion of the dust and gaseous ingredients, emitted into the atmoshere by the anthopogenic and natural sources

Air
quality

in Moscow
53
Automatic air quality monitoring stations Show on the map
Automatic air quality monitoring stations constitute a base of the monitoring network in Moscow. More than 50,000 results of the measurements are gathered daily.
16
Controlled pollutants Show on the map
Measurement of air pollutant concentrations is carried out by the certified automatic analytical equipment

Current air quality in Moscow

Air quality in Moscow is monitored 24/7 by the automatic air qualtiy monitoring stations

City average pollutant concentrations 

Priority pollutants

State of air in the city at 06:05 21.10.2021

In residential areas Near Highways
NO2
Nitrogen dioxide 0.013
MPC 0.2 mg/m3
x
Nitrogen dioxide
Main emission sources: road transport, petrochemical industry, thermal and power generation. When pure, yellowish-brown gas with specific odor; in ambient concentrations has no odor. Russian risk grade – 2.
O3
Ozone (ground-level) 0.04
MPC 0.16 mg/m3
x
Ozone (ground-level)
The main source of the ground-level ozone is photochemical reactions between oxides of nitrogen (NOx) and volatile organic compounds (VOC) in the presence of sun radiation. Colorless gas, powerful oxidizer. Russian maximum allowable (short-term) concentration is 0.003 mg/m3, while WHO recommendation is 0.1 mg/m3. Russian risk grade – 1.
PM10
Particulate matter PM10 0.013
MPC 0.3 mg/m3
x
Particulate matter PM10
Main emission sources: long-range transboundary air pollution, road transport, industry, dusting (roads, open soil), thermal and power generation (when using reserve fuel – black oil). PM 10 is a dust fraction with aerodynamic diameter less than 10 µkm (less than a hair diameter). Russian risk grade – not set.
SO2
Sulfur dioxide 0.002
MPC 0.5 mg/m3
x
Sulfur dioxide
Main emission sources: thermal and power generation (when using reserve fuel – black oil), oil refinery, road transport. When pure, colorless gas with specific odor; in ambient concentrations has no odor. Russian risk grade – 3.
NO2
Nitrogen dioxide 0.015
MPC 0.2 mg/m3
x
Nitrogen dioxide
Main emission sources: road transport, petrochemical industry, thermal and power generation. When pure, yellowish-brown gas with specific odor; in ambient concentrations has no odor. Russian risk grade – 2.
O3
Ozone (ground-level) 0.029
MPC 0.16 mg/m3
x
Ozone (ground-level)
The main source of the ground-level ozone is photochemical reactions between oxides of nitrogen (NOx) and volatile organic compounds (VOC) in the presence of sun radiation. Colorless gas, powerful oxidizer. Russian maximum allowable (short-term) concentration is 0.003 mg/m3, while WHO recommendation is 0.1 mg/m3. Russian risk grade – 1.
PM10
Particulate matter PM10 0
MPC 0.3 mg/m3
x
Particulate matter PM10
Main emission sources: long-range transboundary air pollution, road transport, industry, dusting (roads, open soil), thermal and power generation (when using reserve fuel – black oil). PM 10 is a dust fraction with aerodynamic diameter less than 10 µkm (less than a hair diameter). Russian risk grade – not set.
SO2
Sulfur dioxide 0.002
MPC 0.5 mg/m3
x
Sulfur dioxide
Main emission sources: thermal and power generation (when using reserve fuel – black oil), oil refinery, road transport. When pure, colorless gas with specific odor; in ambient concentrations has no odor. Russian risk grade – 3.

Concentration, mg/m3

Residential areas Near motorways
NO2 O3 PM10 SO2
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Industrial emissions monitoring system

Automatic local monitoring systems perform nonstop measurements of the industrial emissions. Lists of the controlled parameters are generated individually for each enterprise depending on composition of the emissions. The results of the measurements are submitted in real time to the Unified city environmental database, which is operated by Mosecomonitoring.

55 industrial enterprises with local monitoring systems
Under surveillance:
1
oil refinery
51
thermal and power
stations
2
incineration
plants