ozone profile measurement Articles

  • Production of ozone in the Chamonix Valley (France)

    In the framework of the Pollution of Alpine Valleys (POVA) programme, a numerical investigation aims to better understand how a reduction of traffic emissions can affect air quality in the Chamonix Valley (France). The MM5 model coupled with the Chemistry Transport Model (CTM) TAPOM using a 1-km cell grid for the period 5–12 July 2003 showed that the ozone formation in the Chamonix Valley was ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Weekend?Weekday differences in near-surface ozone concentrations in Chennai, South India

    The paper describes the weekend?weekday differences in near-surface ozone (O3) concentration in Chennai, South India. The O3 data measured during 18 January 2006 to 28 February 2006 has been analysed. The result indicated no major difference between the weekdays and weekend profiles for the O3 concentrations. Further, oxides of nitrogen (NOx), carbon monoxide (CO), Suspended Particulate Matter ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • VOC composition and ozone-forming potential of the exhaust gas of in-use motorcycles

    The emission profile of volatile organic compounds (VOC) and the ozone-forming potential (OP) of the exhaust gas of six in-use motorcycles (four 4-stroke- and two 2-stroke-engines) were determined. The motorcycles were tested on a chassis dynamometer in a real-world driving cycle. The analysis involved the C2–C12-hydrocarbons as well as the aldehydes and ketones. Additionally, the regulated THC ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Development and regional application of a photochemical oxidant dispersion/reactivity model

    In this paper we use the urban airshed model IV, simultaneously including the dispersion and the tropospheric chemistry as described in version IV of the carbon bond (CB-IV). The modelling area covers northern France and a part of Belgium, with a total surface area of 15 000 km2. The wind field is calculated using the Meteo France ALADIN code and temperature vertical profiles from radiosoundings. ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Monitor Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC’s) with PPM Technology’s IAQ Monitor

    Volatile organic compounds (VOC’s) are emitted as gases from certain solids or liquids. VOCs include a variety of chemicals, some of which may have short- and long-term adverse health effects. Concentrations of many VOCs are consistently higher indoors (up to ten times higher) than outdoors. VOC’s is one of numerous sensor options that can be incorporated into PPM Technology’s ...


    By PPM Technology

  • Fixed multi-parameter gas detection system can ensure industrial facilities are safe from hazardous or toxic gases

    Industrial workplaces are likely to come across one or more hazardous or toxic gases. Combustible gases such as methane are highly dangerous because they can cause large and fatal explosions when ignited. Other problem areas when working in industry are carbon monoxide (which poisons the cardiovascular system), oxygen deficiency, and elevated levels of other gases and pollutants, depending and ...


    By PPM Technology

  • `Green Buildings` can create problems with IAQ

    The recent trend towards energy conservation measures have in some cases led to airtight building construction that can often create problems with Indoor Air Quality (IAQ). Some 'green buildings' (also known as ‘green construction’ and ‘sustainable buildings’) have ignored the issue of IAQ in pursuit of energy saving measures. Ventilation systems are set to minimize the ...


    By PPM Technology

  • Clearing the air

    Atmospheric chemist Susan Solomon finds hope in past environmental challenges. Written by Jennifer Chu, MIT News Office. You can read the original story in MIT News ...

  • NEC directive status report 2008

    Executive summary This report presents the most recent information provided under the National Emission Ceilings Directive (NECD) (1). The directive requires all 27 Member States of the European Union to report information annually concerning emissions and projections for four main air pollutants: sulphur dioxide (SO2), nitrogen oxides (NOX), non‑methane volatile organic compounds ...

  • Wireless monitoring for a safe indoor environment

    This article discusses the benefits of wireless technology for continously monitoring the indoor environment. In striving for the construction of energy efficient and cost-effective buildings, the imperative issue of the buildings Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) is often overlooked. This can often lead to a unhealthy indoor environment and even to conditions such as Sick Building Syndrome (SBS) or other ...


    By PPM Technology

  • The Right Mix for Clean Air

    Reducing air pollution is an increasingly important topic all around the world. Many governments—also in developing countries—set new limits for emissions such as nitrogen oxides in flue gas. Sulzer offers advanced mixing technology for flue gas cleaning. The installation in a large power plant shows that these high-performance mixers can cope with the most difficult requirements. ...


    By Sulzer Management Ltd

  • The Economic Toll of Pollution’s Effects on Health

    Measuring and valuing the health impacts of pollution are very complex and available methods of economic analysis are often rudimentary. In recent years, considerable progress has been made, especially in respect to air pollution. This note summarizes the latest findings and outlines some basic approaches that can be applied in the economic analysis of Bank projects and sector studies. However, a ...


  • Composting releases less air pollution than previously thought - study

    A new study funded by the California Integrated Waste Board (CIWMB) indicates that well-managed composting of green waste and food waste releases significantly less air pollution than previously thought. The study also demonstrates that a relatively inexpensive management technique - covering active compost piles with a layer of finished compost - may lower air emissions even further, by as ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • New Environment Action Programme to 2020 – questions and answers

    Why do we need a new EAP? Global trends and challenges such as population dynamics and rising consumption in other parts of the world are making some environmental issues more pressing than ever - from resource and land use, to climate change. This makes it ever more important to address environmental problems at EU and at global level. The European Environment Agency's 2010 report on the ...

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