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    Modelling of Pollutants in Complex Environmental Systems, Volume II

    Following on from Volume I, this second volume presents an extended look at environmental modelling research and its applications from an even larger selection of global experts. The book presents timely topics and applications of the study of environmental contaminants, with detailed discussions of mathematical concepts used. Five sections cover ...

  • Air Pollution XXVI

    Dealing with issues related to the modelling, monitoring and management of air pollution, this book includes papers presented at the 26th International Conference on Modelling, Monitoring and Management of Air Pollution. The papers from this conference continue a wide ranging collection of high quality research works that develop the fundamental ...

  • Indoor Air Pollution

    Indoor Air Pollution has become a major topic in environmental research and health. Most people spend more than 80% of their time in buildings and are exposed to a broad range of pollutants from indoor sources such as building materials, furniture, carpets and textiles, heating and cooking, household and consumer products, etc. The volume provides ...

  • Air Pollution and Health

    The impact of air pollution on human health is currently of international concern. A comprehensive review of the subject is given in this volume, which complements the previous title covering air quality management. Dealing with the common gaseous and particulate air pollutants, including chemical carcinogens, it reviews the epidemiological and ...

  • Inhalation Toxicology of Air Pollution: Clinical Research Considerations

    Discusses issues critical to the design, execution, and analysis of basic and applied research. Divided into four sections: an overview of clinical research; measuring the response; subjects with underlying lung disease; and statistical and analytical ...

  • The Particulate Air Pollution Controversy

    This concise book presents the relevant scientific data, historical developments, unsolved problems, and new research opportunities related to particulate air pollution and human health. Included are chapters on the nature of particulate air pollution, fates and toxicity of inhaled particles, evidence of harmful effects of air pollution, events ...

  • Air Pollution Effects On Biodiversity

    Biodiversity is the delicate ecological balance within biological systems such as species and populations. Evidence suggests air pollution disrupts and impoverishes ecosysytems processes, and genetic and population diversity. Based on a symposium conducted by the EPA's Environmental Research Laboratory, this book pulls together current ...

  • Intercontinental Transport of Air Pollution

    Transboundary transport of air pollution has been a topic of scientific research for several decades and has also been addressed already by environmental policies. However, the importance of air pollution transport on the largest - intercontinental - scales, has been recognized only recently. It was soon found that the meteorological and chemical ...

  • Air Pollution Modelling and Simulation

    This book collates the written contributions of the Second Conference on Air Pollution Modelling and Simulation (APMS 2001). A wide range of current topics is covered, focusing on three challenging issues: (1) the modelling issue of complex, multiphase, atmospheric chemistry; (2) the numerical issue associated with comprehensive three-dimensional ...

  • Health Effects of Ambient Air Pollution

    Health Effects of Ambient Air Pollution provides the reader with an overview of the health effects of air pollution in human subjects. The majority of the book is devoted to the discussion of the health effects of common widespread air pollutants regulated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency through national ambient air quality ...

  • The Effects of Air Pollution on Cultural Heritage

    This book reviews the sources of the air pollutants responsible for building damage and the mechanisms involved. Studies investigating the relationships between pollution concentration (dose) and the resulting damage (response) are described and the latest research findings for dose-response functions are presented.Trends in pollutant emissions, ...

  • Biotechnology for Odor and Air Pollution Control

    Biotechnology offers one of the most economical and environmentally benign methods of air pollution control for industrial and municipal airstreams. Volatile organic and inorganic odorous compounds from various industries are emitted in large quantities and create hazards to the ecosystem and health effects to humans. Thus, the demand for odor and ...

  • The Role of Ecological Chemistry in Pollution Research and Sustainable Development

    The papers presented in this book demonstrate clearly the role of the processes defining the natural environment’s composition, structure and chemical properties adequate to the biologic value of habitation, the essential impacts of human activity and other related factors on all the environmental compartments, including water, soil and air. The ...

  • The Role of Ecological Chemistry in Pollution Research and Sustainable Development

    The papers presented in this book demonstrate clearly the role of the processes defining the natural environment’s composition, structure and chemical properties adequate to the biologic value of habitation, the essential impacts of human activity and other related factors on all the environmental compartments, including water, soil and air. The ...

  • Air Pollution Modeling and its Application XX

    Recent developments in air pollution modelling are explored as a series of contributions from researchers at the forefront of their field. This book on air pollution modelling and its application is focused on local, urban, regional and intercontinental modelling; data assimilation and air quality forecasting; model assessment and evaluation; ...

  • Air Pollution Modeling and Its Application XIX

    The book is aimed at researchers and government policy makers who wish to keep abreast of the most recent developments in air pollution modelling and air quality issues. The book emphasizes the following key topics: 1. Local and urban scale modelling; 2. Regional and intercontinental modelling; 3. Data assimilation and air quality forecast; 4. ...

  • Air Pollution Modeling and Its Application XIX

    The book is aimed at researchers and government policy makers who wish to keep abreast of the most recent developments in air pollution modelling and air quality issues. The book emphasizes the following key topics: 1. Local and urban scale modelling; 2. Regional and intercontinental modelling; 3. Data assimilation and air quality forecast; 4. ...

  • Plant Responses to Air Pollution and Global Change

    The main impetus for climate change is the elevated concentration of CO2 in the atmosphere. Carbon dioxide and air pollutants arise largely from the same industrial sources and are diffused throughout the world, so that air pollution is also part of global change. The impacts on plants have complex interrelationships and lead to changes in land ...

  • Impact of Air Pollutants on Southern Pine Forests

    This book summarizes a five-year research program on the impact of air pollution on southern commercial forests. Topics covered include: the condition of southern commercial forests, abiotic and biotic stress factors on southern pine forests, growth and physiological effects of regional air pollutants on southern pines, and impacts of atmospheric ...

  • Large Scale Computations in Air Pollution Modelling

    The protection of the environment is one of the most important problems facing us today. Reliable and robust strategies for keeping pollution caused by harmful chemicals under safe levels have to be developed and used routinely. Large mathematical models, incorporating all important physical and chemical processes, can solve this task, but ...

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