traffic emissions regulation Articles

  • 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

  • Update and revision of Turkish air quality regulation

    The Air Quality Assurance Regulation (AQAR) was issued on October 1986. This regulation was basically a direct translation of the German TA-Luft of 1984. The main purpose of AQAR was to control the effect of industry, domestic heating and Traffic on ambient air quality which previously had not adequately been represented. Two new regulations, "Industry Related Air Pollution Control Regulation" ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Strategies for controlling pollution from vehicular emissions in Beijing

    Beijing is one of the most polluted cities in the world, which is caused by surprising vehicular growth in the past decade. This paper describes the severe situation of vehicular emission pollution in Beijing, and discusses the following strategies for mitigation: improving fuel quality, controlling the exhaust from new vehicles, controlling the emissions from vehicles in use through, e.g., ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Car industry supports reducing CO2 emissions

    The European automobile manufacturers support the EU objective of further reducing average car emissions to 120 grammes carbon dioxide (CO2) per kilometre by 2012. Crucial for the future of the industry, however, is how this target is achieved. Controlling climate change is a complex and global challenge and needs concerted efforts embracing all areas of society. Placing the burden mainly on the ...

  • Black carbon emissions of individual cars measured under real conditions

    Measurements of individual vehicle emissions are usually made in laboratory tests. In this study, researchers followed cars driving in real conditions to measure emissions of air pollutants, including black carbon and nitrogen oxides. The study shows that diesel cars contribute disproportionately to air pollution, and highlights the value of on-road measurements. Vehicle traffic is a major source ...


    By European Commission

  • EMEP/EEA air pollutant emission inventory guidebook 2016

    1 Guidebook Introduction 1.1 Introduction The joint EMEP (1)/EEA Air Pollutant Emission Inventory Guidebook (the 'Guidebook'), following the 'Guidelines for Reporting Emissions and Projections Data' under the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) Convention on Long-range Transboundary Air Pollution (LRTAP) (2), provides concise guidance on how ...

  • Overview of Airborne metals regulations, exposure limits, health effects, and contemporary research case study

    One of the consequences of the current state of industrialization and an increasing demand for modern conveniences and improved quality of life has been an increased exposure to air pollutants from industrial activities, traffic, and energy production. Regulatory bodies, such as federal, state, and local environmental protection agencies, are responsible for assuring the public that the air is ...

  • Projections in hindsight - An assessment of past emission projections reported by Member States under EU air pollution and GHG legislation

    Over the past decade, European Union (EU) Member States were required to regularly compile and report official estimates of their projected (future) emissions for the year 2010 under two complementary pieces of legislation: for greenhouse gases (GHGs), the Monitoring Mechanism Decision (MMD), i.e. Decision No 280/2004/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 February 2004 ...

  • Guide for developing a multi-metals, Fence-line monitoring plan for fugitive emissions using x-ray based Monitorsa case study

    Airborne metals and metal compounds are of particular concern to human health. Not only are they included in the United States (U.S.) Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) list of 187 hazardous air pollutants (HAPs), they represent 8 of the 33 urban pollutants identified by the EPA as posing the greatest potential health threat in urban areas. This is particularly significant since 80% of ...

  • Issues in evaluating the long-term global impacts of transport policy

    This paper provides an overview of issues involved in evaluating the long-term impacts of transport policy. It considers the effects of global warming, and the costs and benefits of action to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases. The overall case for such action rests on the choice of discount rate. The paper considers the relative effectiveness of taxes and regulations in controlling 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

  • 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 international shipping on European air quality and climate forcing

    Due to its dependence on fossil fuel combustion and the fact that it is one of the least regulated anthropogenic emission sources, emissions from the marine transport sector contribute significantly to air pollution and climate change. The main objective of this report is to provide a comprehensive review of recent literature and reports, taking into account expert knowledge, on the maritime ...

  • Black Carbon – the elephant in the room!

    Traditionally, ambient particulates have been measured gravimetrically according to their size. However, in this article Jim Mills, Managing Director of Air Monitors, will demonstrate that the time has come to change or at least augment the way ambient particulates are monitored and regulated. Air Monitors has supplied most of the UK's ambient monitoring network, but Jim will explain why the ...


    By Air Monitors Ltd.

  • Rise in flights will outweigh carbon cuts

    The aviation industry insists that it is making only a tiny contribution to global warming, with just 2% of global carbon dioxide emissions coming from its aircraft. The problem is the speed at which aviation itself is growing. One aircraft builder believes the number of planes in service in 2011 will have doubled by 2031. Whatever ...


    By Climate News Network

  • Controlling Railroad Smoke: An Historical Perspective on Regulatory, Educational, and Technological Options

    Control of pollutants from mobile sources has been a persistent problem for well over 100 years. While today’s focus is primarily on emissions from the internal combustion engine, before 1960, clean air crusaders considered the coal-burning steam locomotive the mobile source most affecting urban air quality.  The problem of controlling railroad smoke ...

  • A closer look at urban transport - TERM 2013: transport indicators tracking progress towards environmental targets in Europe

    Transport guarantees our mobility and access to goods. Moreover, the transport sector helps maintain and develop our societal and economic systems. Transport is also a main source of pressures on the environment, such as the unsustainable use of natural resources, as well as greenhouse gas, air pollutant and noise emissions. Many of these environmental problems are inter-linked, requiring ...

  • Analytical Support for Cost-Effective Pollution Control

    ' Analytical tools have been developed by the World Bank Group to estimate rapidly the extent and impacts of pollution in a given situation and to support decisions on pollution management. These tools help decision makers to overcome the frequent lack of data on emissions from different sources, their impact on ambient quality, and mitigation alternatives.' Decision Support System for ...


    By The World Bank

  • An extreme summer shows why we need to get real about climate change

    2011 was the summer of extreme weather— from the massive drought in the Southwest to record-breaking heat waves to Hurricane Irene’s torrential rains. Each of these events serves as a stark reminder of the growing impacts of climate change. Even so, the main recent discussion around climate change comes from Republican presidential candidates who have been debating the issue. Notably, ...

  • Are self-driving vehicles good for the environment?

    Autonomous transportation has lots of advantages. Reducing greenhouse gas emissions could be one of them. Can autonomous cars be a boon for the environment? The transportation sector is the second largest source of greenhouse gas emissions in the United States, accounting for 27 ...


    By Ensia

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