air pollution information Articles

  • Regulatory dispersion modelling in Finland

    We present a review of regulatory atmospheric dispersion models and their application to environmental impact assessment (EIA) in Finland. The following regulatory models are available: the urban dispersion modeling system, models for dispersion of vehicular pollution, the air pollution information system, and the dispersion model for odorous compounds. All of these models are connected to a ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Air pollution and health: Do popular portrayals reflect the scientific evidence?

    Environmentalists, regulators, health scientists, and journalists are the main purveyors of information on air pollution health risks. Unfortunately, these groups create the appearance that harm from air pollution is much greater and more certain than suggested by the underlying evidence. The incentives in air pollution health research encourage risk exaggeration, because information purveyors ...


    By Blue Sky Consulting Group

  • The air quality Model Documentation System of the European Environment Agency

    With the aim of providing objective, reliable and comparable information on air pollution models, the European Topic Centre on Air Quality (ETC/AQ) has developed a concept for an air quality Model Documentation System (MDS) to be accessible on the internet. The aim of the system is to include adequate information on the individual models, their application areas, and their status with respect to ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Environmental Policies to Reduce Cancer Risk

    Untitled Document Cancer is the second most prevalent cause of death in the United States, behind heart diseases. The lifetime risk ...

  • Air pollution and climate change policies in Europe: exploring linkages and the added value of an integrated approach

    This report explores the linkages between air quality and climate change from a European perspective in order to assist the European Environment Agency (EEA) in approaching the issues of air quality and climate change in an integrated way. ...

  • Canarina DISPER Software · air toxics dispersion model · algorithms 7

      Canarina DISPER Software · air toxics dispersion model   9.1.2 Downwind and Crosswind Distances  The model uses a Cartesian receptor network. All receptor points are converted to Cartesian (X,Y) coordinates ...

  • A GIS based air quality system for the Apulia region, southern Italy

    A GIS based air quality modelling system has been developed in Apulia region in the Southern Italy, to support local authorities in air quality management. Meteorological and dispersion simulations were performed for the year 2005. Predictions have been compared with concentration data from the air quality monitoring network. Results evidence a good correlation between predictions and ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Methodology for developing an air quality index (AQI) for Tunisia

    Air quality index (AQI) is a quantitative tool through which air pollution data can be reported, providing information on how clean or polluted the air is. Several countries employ some type of air quality index to communicate the quality of their air. Some of these systems rely on relating measured (monitored) or predicted concentrations of air pollutants (results of modelling system). In this ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Evaluation of AirGIS: a GIS–based air pollution and human exposure modelling system

    This study describes in brief the latest extensions of the Danish Geographic Information System (GIS)–based air pollution and human exposure modelling system (AirGIS), which has been developed in Denmark since 2001 and gives results of an evaluation with measured air pollution data. The system shows, in general, a good performance for both long–term averages (annual and monthly averages), ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Photochemical smog modelling in Prague

    A model for simulation and evaluation of summer episodes of anthropogenic surface ozone (summer smog episodes) is presented in this paper. This model has been used for air-pollution studies in the region of Prague (central part of Bohemia, the Czech Republic). It is based on so-called "puff model" technology and the Lagrangian method of trajectory construction in the boundary layer of ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Application of nanocrystalline metal oxide gas sensors for air quality monitoring

    Increasing concern regarding health effects caused by air pollution, together with the limited spatial resolution achievable with conventional monitoring stations, have driven efforts to develop inexpensive metal oxide gas sensors for air quality measurements. The sensing mechanism is dependent on physicochemical reactions between adsorbed gas molecules and oxygen species on the oxide surface, ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • European Union CO2 emissions: different accounting perspectives

    The aim of this technical report is to explain to a wider audience the concepts and methodologies behind different air emission accounting perspectives and the resulting emissions data at the EU level. In brief, there are three of these different accounting perspectives: territorial, production and consumption. Three perspectives on air emissions The territorial ...

  • Air quality in Europe — 2012 report

    'Air pollution is bad for our health. It reduces human life expectancy by more than eight months on average and by more than two years in the most polluted cities and regions. Member States must comply with EU air quality standards quickly and reduce air pollutant emissions,' Janez Potočnik, EU Commissioner for the Environment (EU, 2010a). Emissions of air pollutants derive from almost all ...

  • Air pollution by ozone across Europe during summer 2010

    Ozone is a 'secondary' pollutant formed in the lower part of the atmosphere (the troposphere) from complex photochemical reactions following emissions of precursor gases such as nitrogen oxide and volatile organic compounds. Ozone is a powerful oxidising agent and one of the air pollutants of most concern in Europe. In Europe, ozone concentrations are also influenced by emissions in other ...

  • Using Rn-222 to manage the air quality of air conditioned buildings in Hong Kong

    This paper proposes a pragmatic methodology to manage the air quality of an air conditioned building as well as optimizing energy consumption during venting. Radon-222 (Rn-222) is used as a tracer to quantify the specific production rates and resultant losses of pollutants for which the information is important in indoor air quality management. A term, indoor pollutant inventory, is introduced ...


    By SAGE Publications Ltd

  • Revealing the costs of air pollution from industrial facilities in Europe

    This European Environment Agency (EEA) report assesses the damage costs to health and the environment resulting from pollutants emitted from industrial facilities. It is based on the latest information, namely for 2009, publicly available through the European Pollutant Release and Transfer Register (E-PRTR, 2011) in line with the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) Aarhus ...

  • Relief for Allergy Sufferers: AQM Stations from Plair Visualize Pollen

    The prevalence of pollen allergy is vast, attaining 25-30% of the population worldwide, and this number continues to grow. Symptoms include rhino-conjunctivitis, asthma and eczema. Plair’s Rapid-E system powered with artificial intelligence provides real-time pollen measurements together with other particle present in the air to ...


    By OTT HydroMet

  • Air pollution by ozone in Europe in summer 2005

    Ground-level ozone is one of the air pollutants of most concern in Europe. Ozone pollution is produced by photochemical processes involving nitrogen oxides and volatile organic compounds in the lower parts of the atmosphere. Ozone levels become particularly high in regions close to high ozone precursor emissions and during summer when stagnant meteorological conditions with high insolation and ...

  • Air pollution facts, 5 pollution facts you should know!

    Air Pollution Facts Most Don't Know The air we breathe becomes polluted for many reasons. Emissions from cars and trucks, chemicals from industrial production and that list can go on. Many people consider themselves air pollution experts -it is after all a hot topic and common discussion point that many of us want part of and to demonstrate our knowledge. The best way to tackle air ...


    By Allerair Industries

  • How to Make a Positive Impact on the Environment This Earth Day

    This Saturday, April 22, 2017, marks the 47th annual Earth Day. Earth Day was founded by US Senator Gaylord Nelson, who was concerned that environmental issues were not being addressed. He created the first Earth Day on April 22, 1970, as an educational “teach-in,” with celebrations taking place at ...

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