air pollution directive Articles

  • Proposal for the calculation of the high percentiles of concentrations necessary for the execution of Directive 1999/30/EU

    Directive 1999/30/EC demands that we determine the 19th highest hourly concentration value of NO2 occurring within a year. Analysis of data from field measurements and wind-tunnel experiments show, that due to the natural variability of 1 hour mean values of concentrations, one cannot expect good agreement between mathematical model results and measurements. It is also pointed out that very ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • EMEP/CORINAIR Emission Inventory Guidebook - 2006

    This third edition of the emission inventory guidebook prepared by the UNECE/EMEP Task Force on Emissions Inventories and Projections provides a comprehensive guide to state-of-the-art atmospheric emissions inventory methodology. Its intention is to support reporting under the UNECE Convention on Long-Range Transboundary Air Pollution and the EU directive on national emission ...

  • Atmospheric aerosols behaviour at an industrial area in Northern France

    Aerosols samplings by bulk filtration and by use of a high volume cascade impactor were performed taking into account wind directions simultaneously at an urban and a rural site in Northern France. Fifteen major and trace species were considered to study characteristics of the particles collected. Evolution of the Weighted Mean Diameter vs. the wind direction, profiles of the Mass Size Function ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Air pollution forecast in Portugal: a demand from the new air quality framework directive

    This work aims at developing and validating a numerical air quality operational forecasting system that will be applied over Portugal. The CHIMERE model was chosen for the chemistry-transport simulation using the meteorological parameters supplied by the MM5 mesoscale meteorological model, forced by the AVN/NCEP global forecasts. An experiment of 48-hour real-time forecast simulations was ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Analysis of the Chinese energy system: implications for future CO2 emissions

    This paper analyses China's energy resources and their development, energy consumption patterns, historical CO2 emissions, and environmental challenges for the Chinese energy system in the CO2 context. It is shown that China is bound to rely mainly on coal to fuel the development of her economy and thereby improve the Chinese standard of living in the foreseeable future. Given this prospect and ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The Italian debate on the role of regulatory models in the framework of the new European directives on air quality

    This paper addresses some topics from the debate in Italy about the role of regulatory models in the management of air quality. It appears that an effective use of dispersion and transformation models cannot take place unless some 'external' (i.e. prejudices against models) as well as 'internal' (i.e. actual deficiencies in model evaluation and use) issues are overcome. Models play an important ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Deads from pollution

    A study connects days with high levels of pollution with myocardial infarctionMore several myocardial infarction happens when pollution levels are higher. A study of cardiologists from Vall d’Hebron demonstrate it Tobacco use, alcoholism, sedentariness, unhealthy diet… The usual bad habits that provoques plaque build-up in the coronary arteries have a new ally, for the first time, ...


    By Toro Equipment S.L.

  • Particulate matter from natural sources and related reporting under the EU Air Quality Directive in 2008 and 2009

    Much of the air pollution that damages human health and the environment today is the result of human activities. But natural sources also emitt air pollutants, contributing to the exposure of European citizens and ecosystems to bad air quality — and potentially undermining EU Member State efforts to meet the air quality standards set out in EU legislation. Recognising the challenge ...

  • 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

  • Update and revision of Turkish air quality regulation

    The Air Quality Assurance Regulation (AQAR) was issued on October 1986. This regulation was basically a direct translation of the German TA-Luft of 1984. The main purpose of AQAR was to control the effect of industry, domestic heating and Traffic on ambient air quality which previously had not adequately been represented. Two new regulations, "Industry Related Air Pollution Control Regulation" ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The Usual Suspects - U.S. EPA 2011 - 2013 Enforcement Initiatives

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) has announced its 2011 through 2013 National Enforcement Initiatives to handle national environmental and public health problems. For air pollution, the initiatives include addressing air pollution from the usual suspects: the largest sources of particulate matter, nitrogen oxides, and sulfur dioxide.  This includes continued recent ...


    By All4 Inc.

  • Revision of the Netherlands National Model for short range dispersion of air pollutants

    The Dutch National Model was revised during 1995 and 1996 in a task group consisting of representatives of the relevant institutes and universities in the Netherlands. The advanced model 'STACKS' was chosen as the model of departure. From an evaluation some modifications were agreed, in particular for the surface layer and the treatment of directional wind shear in the model. The resulting ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Recommendations for the spatial assessment of air quality resulting from the FP6 EU project Air4EU

    Air4EU is an FP6 European project with the major aim of providing recommendations on methodologies for the spatial assessment of air quality on local, urban and regional scales. The emphasis is on methodologies that combine monitoring and modelling and on spatial assessment for regulatory purposes, i.e., the EU daughter directives. The recommendations coming from Air4EU are intended as guidance ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Meteorological data from numerical weather prediction or observations for dispersion modelling

    Synoptic observations of wind speed, direction, cloud cover, precipitation and temperature are inputs to regulatory dispersion modelling. Numerical Weather Prediction (NWP) data generated by national meteorological services are easily formatted for dispersion models. Changing from observations to NWP data raises concerns amongst regulators and model users – how might impact assessments differ if ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Characterisation of pollutant sources in Istanbul with PM10 and EU directives

    Air pollution is globally significant because pollutants not only affect their source region, but also through transport they can affect other regions. The purpose of this study is to show the stand point of Turkey for EU directives. Sampling days that exceed PM10 limit values of EU PM10 restrictions are chosen as episode days for this research (PM10 > 150 μg/m³). Two test cases representative of ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Enhancing source apportionment with receptor models to foster the air quality directive implementation

    Receptor models (RMs) identify pollution sources by solving a mass balance equation using measured chemical composition of samples either in combination with known source profiles or not. This approach has been extensively used in North America and South–Eastern Asia mainly on particulate matter (PM). Also, in Europe RMs found wide acceptance and contributed to the identification of sources in ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Air pollution in Europe 1990-2004

    Overall picture This report analyses and presents changes in air pollutant emissions and their possible health or ecosystem impacts in Europe covering the period 1990–2004. Emissions of all air pollutants fell substantially during the period 1990–2004 in the 32 EEA member countries (EEA-32), resulting in improved air quality over the region. However, ambient concentrations of particulate ...

  • Assessing the local scale annual air quality impact of industrial source from characteristic days

    An approach of assessing the annual air quality impact of industrial sources from results of simulations performed for characteristic days, representative for different local scale dispersion conditions, is being studied. The methodology for selecting the characteristic days is presented. For classifications with different number of similar day clusters the air–quality directive limit and target ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Air pollution by ozone across Europe during summer 2011

    Ozone is the main product of complex photochemical processes in the lower atmosphere, involving NOX and VOCs as precursors. Ozone is a strong photochemical oxidant. In elevated concentrations it causes serious health problems and damage to materials and vegetation such as agricultural crops. The main sectors that emit ozone precursors are road transport, power and heat generation plants, ...

  • December 2005 - Regulatory Update

    The Onyx Environmental Services - Environmental, Health, Safety, and Transportation department is pleased to present the Monthly Regulatory Update. The update contains a brief summary of the proposed and final rules from EPA, OSHA, and DOT published in the Federal Register in the past calendar month. If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions regarding the Monthly Regulatory Updates, ...

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