air quality assessment Articles

  • Cumulative Air Quality Impact Assessments - A Case Study

    Introduction Deregulation across the country has resulted in the proposal of hundreds of new power plants within the last several years.  Each power plant, individually, is required to demonstrate conformance with state and federal air quality regulations.  However, there is still a great deal of public concern over the combined or cumulative impact that all of these proposed ...


    By Trinity Consultants

  • Air quality monitoring and assessment programme for Botswana

    An Air Pollution Monitoring and Surveillance Program (BAQMAP) is being developed, installed and tested for Botswana. The project is funded partly by NORAD and partly by the Botswana Government.  The project is undertaken in a co-operation between Norwegian Institute for Air Research (NILU) in Norway and Department of Mines (DoM) in Botswana. NILU shall provide professional assistance in the ...

  • Air quality assessment in Bologna by an urban dispersion model

    An urban dispersion model (ADMS?Urban) was run to calculate PM10 and NO2 concentration during a one-year period, on a district of Bologna, Italy. Moreover, the exposure of 333 children was estimated using model outputs corrected with observations. The model was able to correctly simulate the long-term statistical properties of roadside observed concentrations (such as annual mean and frequency ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Criteria for the assessment of air quality levels in homogeneous areas

    A methodology is proposed for the appraisal of the data to confront with air quality limits. The methodology assesses air quality levels on the basis of mean values calculated as an average of all data collected in homogeneous areas, from monitoring stations located in sites not conditioned from local sources emissions. The resulting value represents the air quality of the area better than a ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Towards uncertainty mapping in air-quality modelling and assessment

    The aim of this paper is to promote the use of uncertainty mapping when spatial assessments of air quality are made. A large number of air quality maps are produced for scientific and policy purposes but rarely are corresponding maps of their uncertainty included. The need for such maps and the methods to produce them are described. Several uncertainty parameters are discussed but it is ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • An integrated perspective on assessing agricultural air quality

    The biogeochemical cycling of trace gases (e.g. nitrogen, sulphur, etc.), and contaminants on local, regional, and global scales is a complex system of emissions, transformations, transport, and deposition. To date, limited, if any, attempt has been made on quantifying and identifying direct emissions of gaseous sulphur compounds from agricultural operations. This represents a major regulatory ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Air quality assessment in the EU: room for improvement?

    Different modelling approaches are used to design and assess air quality plans across Europe. This study assessed the strengths and weaknesses of these different approaches. The researchers conclude that a large variety of models is in use, without a preferred or standard model having emerged yet. They identify integrating local-scale and large-scale models and verifying models with measurements ...

  • 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

  • Improving air quality in the office

    Most people spend the main part of their day indoors – in the home, school or office environment. Focusing specifically on improving air quality in the office and workplace setting, we are looking at the key potential sources of pollution which impact upon air quality and employees’ health. Examples include, outdoor air (particularly relevant if the workplace is next to a busy road), ...


    By Commercial Air Filtration

  • Urban Air Quality Management

    ' Poor air quality due to pollution is a serious environmental problem in most urban areas. The greatest burden of pollution is on human health. Urban air quality management requires an integrated approach that (i) identifies the most serious problems and measures that offer cost-effective and feasible solutions across a range of economic sectors and pollution sources including industries, ...


    By The World Bank

  • Air quality modelling as a supplementary assessment method in the framework of the European Air Quality Directive

    According to the European Air Quality (AQ) Directive, member states must annually report their AQ to the European Commission (EC). This report can be based on modelling data if the concentration levels do not exceed the established lower assessment thresholds (LAT), or on combined data from modelling and monitoring systems (supplementary assessment methods) if concentrations levels are below the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Assessment of ambient air quality in Bishnumati corridor, Kathmandu metropolis

    The Kathmandu valley urban area is growing as a metropolis. Bishnumati corridor in Kathmandu valley is is a target of increased pollution. The unabated solid waste land-filling on either side of the river-bank and animal slaughter houses and biological waste arising from these activities, busy commercial and high residential density characterize the corridor. Six areas, namely Teku Dovan, ...

  • Uncertainty analysis of modelling studies included in air quality assessments

    This paper deals with the development of a quality analysis/quality control (QA/QC) methodology for modelling studies associated with air quality assessments. Among other benefits, this will allow data quality objectives for model input data to be derived and the importance of policy oriented model applications to be assessed. The procedure for evaluating model uncertainty has profited from a ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Application of a long-range transport model for the assessment of air quality on a local scale

    The simple statistical air pollution transport model called UGEM (the University of Greenwich Evaluation Model) has been developed to evaluate medium-range transport and deposition of acidic pollutants (sulphur, nitrogen) from all sources of emissions in the UK and to estimate their average annual deposition and concentrations throughout the UK. It has been tested for sulphur and nitrogen oxides ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Using ADMS models for Air Quality Assessment and Management in China

    Many cities and regions are undertaking studies of air quality in cities to determine both the current state of the environment and the effect of future economic and environmental strategies in order to manage local air quality. Often these studies are driven by legislation such as the European Union requirement to model agglomerations or the Chinese requirements to study air quality capacity and ...

  • Application of the MELPUFF model to air quality assessment in the industrial area of Huelva (Spain)

    The mesoscale Lagrangian puff dispersion model (MELPUFF) has been used in air quality assessment in the area of Huelva. The Huelva area is highly industrialised and it is located on the Atlantic coast of southern Spain. The MELPUFF model was applied to obtain monthly-averaged distributions of SO2 and number of probable exceedances per month of the EU air quality standards. The study period ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Combination of measured and modelling data in air quality assessment in Spain

    This paper describes a methodology to combine measurements from air quality stations and estimates from the CHIMERE model for air quality assessment in Spain. The methodology consists of using linear regression and kriging interpolation to correct the model results, improving the fit to the observations. It was separately applied to rural and urban conditions, giving rise to maps for each case, ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Better air quality for the people of Cyprus

    The Minister of Labour and Social Insurance of the Republic of Cyprus, Antonis Vasiliou, today opened a comprehensive system for air quality management in Cyprus. The system, developed by the Norwegian Institute for Air Research (NILU), gives the Cyprian authorities an advanced tool for the monitoring, assessment and management of air pollution in ...

  • Indoor air quality in primary schools

    The indoor air quality (IAQ) in classrooms is expected to play a key role in the assessment of the effects of the children's personal exposure to air pollution since they spend on average 7–11 h per weekday at school. A statistical treatment was conducted over a database of indoor air parameters and the primary schools where these parameters were sampled (urban area of Lisbon, Portugal). The aim ...


    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

Need help finding the right suppliers? Try XPRT Sourcing. Let the XPRTs do the work for you