air quality management impact Articles

  • 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

  • Analysis of the impacts of an environmental traffic management system on vehicle emissions and air quality

    Environmental traffic management systems (ETMS) are implemented to improve air quality in urban streets. They allow for a situation-related control of light signal systems to optimise road capacities and enhance traffic flow in street sections. Therefore, they are equipped with mitigation strategies and continuously provided with traffic and air quality data. In this context, it is ...


    By IVU Umwelt GmbH

  • Can roadway design air quality impacts

    In recent years, a consensus has emerged that exposure to traffic emissions increases risks of adverse health effects for populations living, working, or going to school near large roadways.1-4 Near-roadway air pollution is characterized by elevated levels of trafficgenerated compounds compared to overall urban background levels with the gradual decrease in concentrations within several hundred ...

  • The impact of landfills on the air quality of towns: a simple heuristic model for the city of Palermo

    In this study, the landfill of Palermo, is investigated as a potential source of the unusual methane concentrations found in the urban context. The source for these pollution episodes is identified by means of a simple heuristic method. A cross-correlation analysis between wind data and methane concentration levels is also used to confirm the hypotheses formulated. Doppler Sound Detection And ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Impact of selected policy measures on Europe`s air quality

    This report was prepared by the European Topic Centre for Air and Climate Change (ETC/ACC) of the European Environment Agency (EEA). The authors of the report were Jeroen Kuenen, Mtinkheni Gondwe, Tinus Pulles (TNO, the Netherlands), Frank de Leeuw (PBL, the Netherlands) and Justin Goodwin (S-ESC, United Kingdom). The EEA project manager was Martin Adams. Dr. Leonidas Ntziachristos (Aristotle ...

  • Modelling the air quality impact of industrial emissions over a valley in Southern Italy

    The aim of this study is to support decision makers and stakeholders in the management of air quality in an industrial area located in a valley in southern Italy, where neither air quality nor meteorological parameters are routinely monitored. The first phase focused on the inventory of emissions through monitored data at stacks, permissions to emit from local authorities, and life cycle ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Air quality in europe 2017

    The Air quality in Europe report series from the EEA presents regular assessments of Europe's air pollutant emissions, concentrations and their associated impacts on health and the environment. Air pollution is a key environmental and social issue and, at the same time, it is a complex problem posing multiple challenges in terms of ...

  • AirQuis: A modern air quality management system

    AirQUIS represents the main tool for establishing and integrating the different components of the AQMS. AirQUIS is the air pollution module of an Environmental Surveillance and Information System (ENSIS), developed by NILU in co-operation with other institutions. The system has been established and operated in several cities and urban areas world-wide. It received the European IT prize in 1998, ...

  • Better air quality in Oslo

    Norwegian Institute for Air Research (NILU) has performed trend analysis of exposure to air pollution for Oslo, the capital city of Norway, in the period 1995 – 2001. In this period, the number of persons exposed to concentrations of PM10 above the Norwegian guideline for good air quality, were reduced with approx. 100 000 ...

  • A quantitative approach to the traffic air quality problem: the traffic air quality index

    The Traffic Air Quality (TAQ) model is a simple tool to estimate traffic fine particulate emissions on roadways (g/km) and can be used for both real-time analysis and for localized conformity analysis (“hot-spot” analysis for nonattainment areas) as defined by 40 CFR 93.123. This paper is a follow-up to a study published earlier regarding the development of the TAQ model. This paper shows how ...

  • A decision support system for air quality management combining GIS and optimisation techniques

    This paper describes a multi-tiered approach to the design of plans and policies for urban environmental management, in particular air quality, as related to the energy and transportation sectors. The approach is based on the iterative combination of sectoral and global optimisation models, including a discrete multi-criteria approach, and spatially distributed air quality models. The approach ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • 2013: a ‘perfect storm’ in air quality

    As many countries fail to meet air quality targets and large numbers of premature deaths still result from air pollution, Jim Mills, a particulate monitoring specialist and Managing Director of Air Monitors, explains why 2013 will be a pivotal year. In November 2011 Janez Potočnik, European Commissioner for the Environment, expressed his determination to make 2013 the ‘Year of ...


    By Air Monitors Ltd.

  • A congestion sensitive approach to modelling road networks for air quality management

    This research establishes an approach to modelling a congested road network for air quality management, which enables the assessment of traffic management solutions that may create only subtle changes in the traffic flow regimes. Road network emissions have been calculated using standard factors taking into account details of vehicle fleet composition, average speeds and road type. Additionally, ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Air quality in Europe — 2015 report

    Air pollution is both an environmental and a social problem, as it leads to a multitude of adverse effects on human health, ecosystems, the built environment and the climate. Air pollution poses the single largest environmental health risk in Europe today. Air pollutants are emitted from anthropogenic and natural sources; they may be transported or formed over long distances; and they may affect ...

  • NILU supports South African implementation of air quality management

    The Department of Environmental Affairs and Tourism (DEAT) in South Africa is preparing an efficient implementation of the sections of the National Environmental Management: Air Quality Act (Act No. 39, 200) which details governmental air quality management planning requirements. Together with Zanokuhle Environmental Services (ZES) in Durban, NILU supports DEAT in establishing the baseline for ...

  • Minimising Risks to Air Quality and Regulatory Compliance With Total Filter Management

    It has been shown in recent studies that as much as 25% of the total site operating budget (excluding raw material costs) for a typical medium-large dosage-form manufacturing facility will be spent on compliance measures for internal quality systems and external regulatory activities. (1) Market realities indicate that the pharmaceutical companies will need to address the overall cost of ...


    By GVS Filter Technology

  • Environmental impact assessment of air quality in street canyons related to council directives 1999/30/EC and 2000/69/EC

    Council directive 96/62/EC on ambient air quality assessment and management requires the development of action plans for zones where concentrations of pollutants in ambient air exceed limit values. The directive also recognises air quality models as assessment tools. We discuss the application of an integrated air quality model, Air quality modelling in Urban Regions using an Optimal Resolution ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Experts to handle air quality in Abu Dhabi

    United Arab Emirates (UAE) has one of the highest per capita CO2 emission rates in the world. There is also a challenge of high impact of particulate matter throughout the Emirate, which exceeds air quality guidelines. NILU Abu Dhabi, selected as strategic partner for the Environment Agency will be responsible for the air and noise quality monitoring network in UAE. NILU will also renew and ...

  • Air quality one of many risk factors for IVF

    Pregnancy is a complex process in the best possible scenario - two people deciding to have a baby and conceiving naturally. Even then, many things can go wrong. There is truth in sayings such as “babies are miracles.” But what if a couple just doesn’t get pregnant? According to the CDC, infertility is a common concern in North America, affecting one out of every eight couples ...


    By Allerair Industries

  • Proactive Indoor Air Quality Surveys Save Budgets

    As facility budgets tighten, managers are realizing the many benefits that money spent for proactive indoor air quality is a smart investment. Here is a simple comparison to exemplify the point. Indoor air quality investigations conducted in response to employee complaint or illness clusters cost $3.00 to $10.00 per square foot of space investigated compared to 2 to 10 cents per square foot for a ...

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