urban air monitoring Articles

  • Report on COST 615 Action "Database, monitoring and modelling of urban air pollution"

    COST is a framework for scientific and technical cooperation, allowing the coordination of national research on a European level. It focuses on specific subjects for which there is particular interest in the COST countries. Action 615 concentrated on the physical, chemical and ecological aspects of urban air pollution. It combined activities from 18 European countries. This paper gives an ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Design methodology for background air pollution monitoring site selection in an urban area

    We present an air monitoring site selection procedure to determine the minimum number and location of monitoring stations to identify the occurrence of background concentrations greater than a reference value in an urban area. The objective technique reported here is based on the analysis of concentrations estimated using an urban dispersion model for at least one year of hourly information. As ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • 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    The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) recently issued draft guidance on ‘Air pollution - outdoor air quality and health.’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.

  • An ambient air quality monitoring network for Buenos Aires city

    This paper proposes an objective methodology for designing a multi-pollutant urban air-quality monitoring network to detect concentrations greater than reference concentration levels (CL). The network design includes both air quality simulation and an objective analysis based on monitoring tasks. The proposed methodology is applied to the city of Buenos Aires. Pollutants of concern are nitrogen ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • 2 ambient air monitoring stations for Bangladesh

    Bangladesh is one of the most densely populated countries in the world and its urban areas suffer from air pollution of different levels and it is extremely high in the Dhaka city where the population is about 12 million in 300 km2 of surface area. It has been estimated that air pollution is causing about 15,000 premature deaths and several million cases of illness every year, in the Dhaka city ...


    By ENVEA

  • Application of The Air Pollution Model (TAPM) to the urban airshed of Bangkok, Thailand

    Bangkok has been faced with air pollution problems as a result of increasing traffic emissions. The Air Pollution Model (TAPM) was employed to simulate carbon monoxide (CO) concentrations based on an emissions inventory data. The hourly CO concentrations from a year-long simulation have been evaluated against observations from six monitoring sites. The simulated concentrations were evaluated ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Ultrafine particle and gas contamination of urban air in Seoul, Korea, during winter

    To investigate the contamination characteristics of ultrafine particles and gases originating from vehicle exhaust, data were obtained from one-week intensive monitoring at an urban site in Seoul, Korea during the winter of 2003. The diurnal variations of size-segregated particle concentrations for both ultrafine particles (20?100 nm) and accumulation mode particles (100?600 nm) were very ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Status of black carbon monitoring in ambient air in Europe

    Black carbon (BC) is increasingly discussed in science and environmental policy areas as an example of an air pollutant that affects both human health and contributes to climate change (e.g. WHO, 2012; UNEP/WMO, 2011; Bond et al., 2013; IPCC, 2013). In order to be able to make comparable measurements of BC in ambient air and to relate BC monitoring to health impacts and climate change it is ...

  • AQMesh: a new option for flexible air quality monitoring

    AQMesh has an impressive collection of global users and performance results measuring ambient air quality in applications ranging from traffic planning and urban hotspots to industrial fence line monitoring, building ventilation management, or environmental lobbying. This pole-mounted unit comes with an independent power supply and communications, so offering the possibility of measuring air ...


    By AQMesh

  • Application of an ISCST3 model for predicting urban air pollution in the Izmir metropolitan area

    A Gaussian atmospheric dispersion model, Industrial Source Complex Short Term (ISCST3), was used to estimate ground-level concentrations of sulphur dioxide (SO2) emitted from source categories of industrial and domestic heating in the city of Izmir, Turkey. Predictions were estimated for the year 2000 across a study area of 80 km x 100 km. Statistical analyses were carried out to evaluate ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Use and Validation of ADMS-Urban in contrasting Urban and Industrial Locations

    Throughout Europe there is increasing activity to assess and improve air quality in urban areas. In the UK this has beendriven by a National Air Quality Strategy which requires local government authorities e.g. towns and districts, tomanage air quality in their areas, with the aim of achieving the objectives laid out in Table 1. As the first step towardsimplementing the strategy, 14 authorities ...

  • Use and validation of ADMS-Urban in contrasting urban and industrial locations

    ADMS-Urban has been used in approximately half of the pilot studies of air pollution recently carried out in the UK. The pilot areas varied in spatial extent and in the nature of the sources, the balance between traffic, industrial and domestic sources, and the pollutants which are important. The studies used local emission inventories, and outputs included time-series of predicted concentrations ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • A Method of Assessing Air Toxics Concentrations in Urban Areas Using Mobile Platform Measurements

    ABSTRACTThe objective of this paper is to demonstrate an approach to characterize the spatial variability in ambient air concentrations using mobile platform measurements. This approach may be useful for air toxics assessments in Environmental Justice applications, epidemiological studies, and environmental health risk assessments. In this study, we developed and applied a method to characterize ...

  • Monitoring with the use of passive samplers ? a useful source of information for the mapping and modelling of urban atmosphere pollution

    Due to human activities, increasing numbers of harmful substances are emitted into the atmosphere; they are recognised as potentially dangerous to living organisms, mainly because of their toxicity. Among others, compounds from the BTEX group, e.g. benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene and xylenes, are considered as such toxic substances. They are present in the air above urbanised as well as rural ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Development of a GIS-based urban air quality modelling system for transport-related pollution

    In recent years motor vehicles have become the dominant source of air pollution in metropolitan areas. Hence, the assessment of transport-related air quality is of major concern to policymakers and municipal planners. This paper describes an urban air quality modelling system for evaluating the environmental effects of transport related air pollution. A preliminary evaluation of the model has ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • A review on urban air quality, global climate change and CDM issues in the transportation sector

    Although their potential for reducing both Greenhouse Gases (GHGs) and local air pollutants is considered significant, transportation projects remain an almost negligible part of the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM). Inspired by the CURB-AIR project, this paper reviews several case studies focused on Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) and biofuels in the context of CDM. The key difficulties associated with ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Case study - N°AA3 – Ambiant air monitoring – WWP TRS MEDOR odor monitoring

    Context & Challenges Globally, the wastewater treatment is the first public health issue. Urban development leads to urbanization near waste water treatment plant and extension of sewerage network. These aspects induce to an augmentation of sulfur compounds (H2S, mercaptans and sulfides) which are very corrosive, odorant and toxic. To monitor this compounds online CHROMATOTEC® ...


    By Chromatotec Group

  • Stormwater Management for Urban Environments

    IntroductionElmhurst College, a hundred-thirty-five year old private learning institution, is proceeding with a campus redevelopment project that will include a one hundred seventy bed residence hall. In addition, the college continues to be a role model for sustainable site design and an educational resource for both students and the community.The need for additional housing, due to ...


    By Advanced Pavement Technology

  • Air monitoring of persistent organic pollutants in the Great Lakes: IADN vs. AEOLOS

    When designing a monitoring campaign, one has to consider many factors in the decision to perform a long-term synoptic monitoring program or a short-term intensive study. Each has its own advantages and disadvantages. This paper compares and contrasts the information obtained from two studies conducted on the Laurentian Great Lakes. One, the Integrated Atmospheric Deposition Network (IADN), is a ...


    By Springer

  • Case study - N°AA2 – Ambiant air monitoring – WWP TRSMEDOR deodorisation

    Context & Challenges Globally, the wastewater treatment is the first public health issue. Urban development leads to urbanization near waste water treatment plant and extension of sewerage network. These aspects induce to an augmentation of sulfur compounds (H2S, mercaptans and sulfides) which are very corrosive, odorant and toxic. To monitor this compounds online CHROMATOTEC® ...


    By Chromatotec Group

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