air pollution assessment Articles

  • Chemometrics in the assessment of local and trans-boundary air pollution

    This paper provides the results and assessment of local and transboundary pollution in the Pozna metropolitan area and at the Wielkopolski National Park, Poland. Precipitation that occurred simultaneously in both locations was collected and the analyses such as H+, F−, Cl−, ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Assessment of air pollution in the conurbation of Munich: present and future

    Traffic emissions have a severe impact to the environment with all its socio-economic consequences in urban conglomerations. Traffic emissions will still increase in the future, whereas other categories of emissions will decrease within the next years. Numerical simulations are a useful tool to assess the effect of different emissions on the regional air quality of primary and secondary ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Assessment of material deterioration in Bulgaria owing to air pollution

    Atmospheric pollution is an important factor in material deterioration, including degradation of systems used for material protection. Owing to pollution, the lifetime of technological products is shortened. Buildings and other structures, as well as objects of cultural heritage exposed to the atmosphere, deteriorate more rapidly. The resulting physicochemical and economic damage can be ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Dispersion models and air quality data for population exposure assessment to air pollution

    Evaluating the extent of exposure to chemicals in absence of continuous measurements of their concentration in air and direct measures of personal exposure is crucial for epidemiological studies. Dispersion models can be a useful tool for reproducing spatio-temporal distribution of contaminants emitted by a specific source. However, they cannot easily be applied to short-term epidemiological ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Assessing the impact of air pollution controls on carbon monoxide reduction: the case of Taiwan

    An inevitable external effect of economic growth, especially for countries in the early stages of growth, is air pollution. The Taiwan experience is a case in point. To control the pollution, Taiwan created the Environmental Protection Administration. This paper assesses the impact of the administration's abatement policy on a primary component of air pollution, carbon monoxide. Using recent ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • A Gaussian puff model with optimal interpolation for air pollution modelling assessment

    A Gaussian plume model was modified to simulate the dispersion of non-reactive air pollutants under non-homogeneous wind conditions through a multi-puff approach. It was applied to the city of Lisbon and evaluated by comparison with measured sulphur dioxide data, showing a reasonable skill to estimate the transport and dispersion of pollutants under complex wind field and different atmospheric ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Costs of air pollution from European industrial facilities – an updated assessment

    In 2011, the European Environment Agency (EEA) published a first assessment of the costs of air pollution caused by European industrial facilities. The report Revealing the costs of air pollution from industrial facilities in Europe (EEA, 2011) applied a simplified modelling approach to assess the damage costs to health and the environment in 2009, caused by pollutant emissions from industrial ...

  • Involving the public in local air pollution assessment: a citizen participation case study

    The central theme of this paper is that the assessment of environmental issues requires citizen participation for several reasons, including access to local knowledge, quality assurance and to reveal values and agendas. One methodology for involving the public is presented, based around the case of air pollution assessment in Sheffield. The study procedure of using citizen groups is described, ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Fuzzy assessment of human-health risks due to air pollution

    Uncertainty of input data creates fuzzy conditions for assessing and forecasting ecological risk and risks associated with human health due to environmental pollution. Many uncertainties are difficult to eliminate and they do not have sufficient structure so that they can be modelled or described by probabilities and probability processes. This paper describes the application of a formalism of ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Synergistic effects of pollutants on air quality

    The Pollutant Standards Index (PSI) was developed in the USA to give the public an overall assessment of the air quality on a regular basis. Currently, the PSI does not include the synergistic effects of the major air pollutants. Synergism applies when the damage caused by two or more pollutants, either to human health or property, is greater than the effect or damage caused by each individual ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Evaluation of air pollution trends in Istanbul

    Previously, SO2 and PM10 (particulate matter less than 10 Bm in size) concentration distributions have been investigated in order to assess air pollution in Istanbul during the winter season (November–March) in which the concentration of these pollutants had reached formidably high levels due to the consumption of low-quality fuels (mainly coal) for residential ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Two impact related air quality indices as tools to assess the daily and long-term air pollution

    The methodology of the recently developed Daily Air Quality Index (DAQx) and Long-term Air Quality Index (LAQx) is explained. Both indices consider air pollutants frequently monitored at long-term stations within official air pollution control networks. Therefore, they enable an assessment of the integral air pollution, which reflects the ambient air consisting of a mixture of air pollutants more ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Operational short-range analytical air pollution modelling

    Operational models that use solutions of the advection-diffusion equation based on more realistic assumptions than that of homogeneous wind and eddy diffusivity coefficients are presented. In particular, these solutions accept that wind and eddy diffusivity profiles are power functions of the height. Moreover, a practical short-range model evaluating ground-level concentrations from elevated ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Pollution survey of carbonyl compounds in train air

    The train is an important vehicle in China, but its air quality has important impacts on passengers’ health. In this work, pollution from carbonyl compounds was measured in the air of six trains. The objectives of this work were to investigate carbonyl compound levels in selected air from trains, identify their emission sources, and assess the intake of carbonyl compounds for passengers. The ...


    By Springer

  • Air pollution at the Bily Kriz mountains in the Czech Republic

    An evaluation of air pollution at the Bily Kriz mountains in the Czech Republic is given. Annual daily concentrations of sulphur dioxide (SO2), nitrogen oxides (NOx), particulate matter of size 10 mm (PM10) and ozone (O3) measured in the years 1994–2000 are presented. Air pollution at Bily Kriz is assessed with ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Effects of meteorological conditions on concentration of air pollutants in Delhi

    Air pollution in Delhi is a serious environmental problem. In this paper, the effects of meteorological conditions on local air quality are quantitatively assessed by determining the relationships between concentrations of Suspended Particulate Matter (SPM), Respirable Suspended Particulate Matter (RSPM), sulphur dioxide (SO2) and nitrogen dioxide (NO2) with meteorological parameters on monthly ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Operational short term health impact assessment of air pollution modelling system over Europe

    The last decade, scientific studies have indicated an association between air pollution to which people are exposed and wide range of adverse health outcomes. We have developed a tool which is based on a model (MM5-CMAQ) running over Europe with 50 km spatial resolution, based on EMEP annual emissions, to produce a short-term forecast of the impact on health. In order to estimate the mortality ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The Applicability of Remote Sensing in the Field of Air Pollution

    This report prepared by KNMI and JRC is the final result of a study on the applicability of remote sensing in thefield of air pollution requested by the DG Environment. The objectives of this study were to: • Have an assessment of presently available scientific information on the feasibility of utilising remote sensing techniques in the implementation of existing legislation, and describe ...


  • China’s response to air pollution poses threat to water

    Record-setting levels of smog this week shut down Harbin, a city of 11 million people in northeast China. Officials blamed increased coal consumption during the first days of winter heating, underscoring the urgency of the China State Council’s ...

  • The OFIS model: an efficient tool for assessing ozone exposure and evaluating air pollution abatement strategies

    The Ozone Fine Structure (OFIS) model describes transport and chemical transformation processes in an urban plume at very low computational effort. This newly developed Eulerian model may be used for calculating ozone levels for individual situations as well as for deriving ozone exceedance statistics based on large-scale meteorological and long-range transport information over a longer time ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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