air quality planning Articles

  • Air quality planning for Durban, South Africa

    NILU has designed a programme to improve and update the monitoring and to assess the air quality for South Durban Basin. A planning tool for improving the air quality is currently under ...

  • Master plan for improved air quality in Shanxi, China

    With the goal of improving air quality in urban areas of the Shanxi province, the Shanxi Environment Information Centre (SEIC) and the Norwegian Institute for Air Research (NILU), cooperated in the development of master plans for the cities of Taiyuan, Datong and Yangquan. The cost benefit analysis clearly shows that reducing pollution from centralized heating is the most effective ...

  • What`s Hiding in Your Waste Piles?

    In over 25 years in the grinding and recycling industry, we’ve learned that there’s always more than meets the eye in a pile of waste materials. Whether it’s a pile of pallets or household garbage, there’s some good and some bad hiding under the surface. It's there if you know how to find it. You can find it with the right industry knowledge, the right equipment, ...


    By Rotochopper, Inc.

  • NILU supports air quality planning in Durban, South Africa

    NILU has designed a programme to improve and update the air quality monitoring and assessment programme for South Durban Basin in order to establish a planning tool for improving the air ...

  • Plans and programmes to improve air quality over Portugal: a numerical modelling approach

    PM10 limit values have been surpassed in the northern region of Portugal, and, according to European legislation, Plans and Programmes (PP) must be designed and implemented to reduce those PM10 levels. The Air Pollution Model (TAPM) was applied over the study region, to the year 2004, for the reference situation with the current PM10 emissions; and, for the reduction scenario with PM10 emissions ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • 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

  • PM2.5 Air Quality Modeling Updates

    There has been much activity over the past six (6) months that will impact how air quality modeling analyses will be conducted for Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) permit applications with respect to particulate matter less than 2.5 microns (PM2.5).  As the resident air quality modeling expert at ALL4, I thought it ...


    By All4 Inc.

  • 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 ...

  • Dealing with Indoor Air Quality Issues

     According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) journal, the average American spends about ninety percent of their time indoors. This is why the chances are overwhelming that most of the air you breathe either has entered via your building's ventilation system... or filtered in through doors, windows, or porous wall materials. Along the way, the air might have picked up any number ...


  • 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.

  • Particle reduction plans in Europe - Implementation of the first Daughter Directive on Ambient Air Quality in Europe

    Untitled Document IMPLEMENTATION OF THE FIRST DAUGHTER DIRECTIVE ON AMBIENT AIR QUALITY IN EUROPE INTRODUCTION AND EXECUTIVE SUMMARY This ...

  • Particle reduction plans in Europe - Implementation of the first daughter directive on ambient air quality in Europe

    This publication analyses the quality of national implementation of the first Air Quality Daughter Directive (1999/30/EC). The report is based on information from 15 NGOs (members of the EEB’s Clean Air Working Group), who provided data for PM10 concentrations in ambient air as well as information about air quality management plans from 30 cities in Europe. The air pollution challenge Air ...

  • Application to Northern Italy of a new modelling system for air quality planning: a comparison between different chemical mechanisms

    A modelling system has been developed for the analysis of photochemical pollution. It is composed of three modules: CALMET meteorological model, POEM-PM emission model and TCAM model. The system can accommodate chemical schemes based on both lumped molecule and lumped structure approaches. Application to an intense ozone production episode occurred in northern Italy has been performed. The ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • 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 ...

  • National Ambient Air Quality Standards Update

    You have seen ALL4 documenting the corresponding evolution of the NAAQS levels since the current U.S. EPA administration started in January 2009, and we will continue to follow them closely and provide you with updates that we think are important to your operations.  The following sections provide updates on the most important NAAQS and how you can plan for them today.  Discusses SO2, ...


    By All4 Inc.

  • 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

  • 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, ...

  • Ambient Air Quality in India - An Alarming Report

    Are we mortgage India against air pollution? The answer may be “Yes”. The reason is India has witnessed a phenomenal increase in the number of industries and vehicles in the last decade, along with the mushrooming of cities. As a consequence, there has been a dramatic deterioration in the quality of urban air in most regions of the country particularly in big cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkatta ...


  • 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 ...

  • 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

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