air quality management information Articles

  • A modelling system for air quality management

    To develop effective air quality management strategies at regional and urban levels requires the preparation of several actions belonging to different scientific areas and analysis of their complex interactions. A well-structured management system must be based on efficient tools that integrate diverse sets of information - emissions, traffic, meteorological variables and air quality data. ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Air quality management - from traffic management to environmental traffic management

    Traffic management systems are commonly used to optimize traffic flow in urban areas, e.g. to prevent traffic congestion. However, the regulation of traffic flows can also be used to control traffic induced emissions and therefore affects air quality. To use a traffic management system as an instrument for the benefit of air quality, the application requires reliable information about the current ...


    By IVU Umwelt GmbH

  • Air Quality Monitoring

    Why monitor air quality? Well, to monitor is to know. Everything else is just more or less qualified guesses. International, national and local air quality targets and limits are also tied to monitoring results. What is Air Quality? How is air quality ...


    By Opsis AB

  • Reporting and exchanging air quality information using e-Reporting

    A number of EU legal instruments require EU Member States to monitor and report air quality data. This information is collated, analysed and disseminated by the European Environment Agency (EEA). At present much of the data is reported electronically by countries in data flows required under a specific legal instrument. As a result, reporting on air quality is not always integrated across all ...

  • Canarina DISPER Software · air quality information system · algorithms 4

      Canarina DISPER Software · air quality information system   Symbol / Definition z= Receptor/terrain height above mean sea level (m) zd= Dry deposition reference height (m) zr= Receptor ...

  • 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

  • The value of accurate air quality forecasts

    The value of accurate air quality forecasts critically depends upon how the information will be used. This paper proposes a simple model of private firm decision-making under uncertainty to consider potential economic applications and benefits from accurate air quality forecasts. It uses the findings of a survey of employees from five large employers in southern New Hampshire and northeastern ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • 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

  • Indoor Air Quality Complaint Response

    Hygieneering’s Industrial Hygiene department recently responded to Indoor Air Quality concerns by occupants in a hospital following a localized fire within their building.  The response including conducting air sampling for potential contaminants associated with the fire and an evaluation of remediation efforts.  Recommendations were provided to change air flow patterns to better ...


    By Hygieneering, Inc.

  • The ‘ins and outs’ of air quality monitoring

    The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) recently issued draft guidance on ‘Air pollution - outdoor air quality and health.’ In the following article Jim Mills, Managing Director of Air Monitors Ltd, explains why there will need to be more funding for monitoring if the mitigation measures mentioned in the guidance are to be implemented effectively. Jim also ...


    By Air Monitors Ltd.

  • Hazard material information management and regulatory compliance

    Prior to the 1970s, legislative acts addressing hazardous chemicals were few in number and specific to a handful of topics. The Refuse Act of 1899 was often ignored and rarely enforced, and the Atomic Energy Act of 1954 was exclusive to radioactive material. When it came to workplace and community safety involving the handling, storage, disposal, and transportation of hazardous materials, ...


    By Verisk 3E

  • Development of air quality indices for Mumbai, India

    This paper proposes a simple approach for developing air quality indices for different sites in an urban region of India. The database used for calculating these indices included various physical and chemical characteristics of suspended particulate matter, such as particle size distribution, chemical (elemental) properties and parameters governing the acidity of precipitation. The indices were ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Confronting allegations of air quality non-compliance

    A facility with an air quality permit must comply with all the conditions of that permit and demonstrate its compliance on an on-going basis. Unfortunately, no matter how diligently the facility and corporate staff strives to assure continuous compliance, unexpected compliance challenges can occur. For example, new equipment fails the emissions guarantees provided by equipment vendors; new staff ...


    By Trinity Consultants

  • The challenges and benefits of local air quality monitoring

    A new generation of air quality monitors is now being offered to provide localised, real-time air quality readings – but the potential benefit is only just starting to be realised. It is generally accepted that whilst measurements from air quality reference stations are highly accurate, they are not sufficiently location-specific. Key pollutants – such as NO2 and PM2.5 ...


    By AQMesh

  • 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

  • Operational meteorological pre-processing at Emilia- Romagna ARPA Meteorological Service as a part of a decision support system for air quality management.

    In the framework of the Integrated Decision Support System for air quality assessment and management operating at the Emilia-Romagna Region Meteorological Service, an appropriate meteorological input is necessary: 1) to provide meteorological information for evaluation of the pollution data observed at the urban monitoring stations; 2) as input data to run daily statistical models for air quality ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Smart cities risk reputation with poor air quality data

    The team at AQMesh continue to receive many enquiries from smart city initiatives and are concerned that integrators risk undermining entire projects by distributing meaningless or misleading air quality information. “Many of the people I speak to are used to dealing with sensors that are easy to ‘plug and play’ and expect to be able to do the same with air quality sensors. This ...


    By AQMesh

  • AQMesh used to measure local air quality at Surrey school

    Cleves School in Weybridge, Surrey (UK) has used AQMesh to measure pollution at the primary school’s entrance. The project, led by Dr. Edward Salter over the school’s summer term, aimed to understand exposure of the children (aged 7-11) to dangerous pollutant gases, with particular interest in the levels of nitrogen dioxide (NO2) and ozone (O3). Initial findings showed that levels of ...


    By AQMesh

  • 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 ...

  • 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

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