PM10 Particulate Monitoring Articles

  • Air quality maps of NO2 and PM10 for the region including Stavanger, Sandnes, Randaberg and Sola (Nord-Jæren) - Documentation of methodology

    Introduction and background This report provides detailed background documentation of the air quality modelling and mapping activities carried out at NILU for the mapping of PM10 and NO2 in the Nord-Jæren region. This documentation supports the ‘summary report’ (in Norwegian) provided to Statens Vegvesen region west (NILU report TR 57/2013) entitled ...

  • Fireworks air pollution in Slovenia

    Over the 'Christmas–New Year' period 12/2010–01/2011, PM10 air pollution measurements on most of the automatic measuring stations in Slovenia reached extreme values of up to 300 µg/m³. Analysis shows a very close correlation with the timings of the fireworks displays in the areas. This paper shows the other side of this cultural enjoyment - the effect on PM10 air pollution. As the correlation ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • 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

  • Performance characterization of the MiniVol PM2.5 Sampler case study

    Measurements were conducted to assess the MiniVol PM2.5 sampler performance for various particle preseparator configurations including flat and cup impaction stages. Laboratory measurements were conducted to determine the impactor collection efficiency as a function of paricle size. Impactor cut points - the aerodynamic particle diameter exhibiting 50% collection efficiency - were 2.5 um (+- 10%) ...


    By Airmetrics

  • Particulate matter from natural sources and related reporting under the EU Air Quality Directive in 2008 and 2009

    Much of the air pollution that damages human health and the environment today is the result of human activities. But natural sources also emitt air pollutants, contributing to the exposure of European citizens and ecosystems to bad air quality — and potentially undermining EU Member State efforts to meet the air quality standards set out in EU legislation. Recognising the challenge ...

  • Environmental Traffic Management with IMMISmt in Potsdam, Germany

    The main idea of the Environmental Traffic Management in Potsdam is to reduce peak pollutant concentrations by temporarily activating measures to influence the traffic during episodes of high concentration levels. IMMISmt, a software product of IVU Umwelt is used in Potsdam as an extension to the traffic management system to determine current concentrations in hot spots in near ...


    By IVU Umwelt GmbH

  • Source apportionment technique: inorganic aerosol transformation processes in the Milan area

    The CAMx chemical and transport Eulerian model has been applied over a domain focused on the Milan area (Northern Italy) for the whole 2004, on the basis of CityDelta III project input data set. Model results have been analysed by mean of the Source Apportionment technique at the Milan receptor. A quantitative analysis of the main processes governing the Secondary Inorganic Aerosols (SIAs) ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Air–quality impact of PM10 emission in urban centres

    This paper calculates a detailed inventory of PM10 emissions in the urban area of Mendoza, Argentina, and evaluates the impact of such emissions by using the CALPUFF dispersion program. It includes direct and indirect emissions from mobile sources; emissions from industrial sources and fugitive emissions from unpaved road and dust production from bare land. The main results show the relevance of ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Annual simulation of secondary pollution over northern Italy

    A secondary pollution modelling system for simulating airborne dispersion and chemical reactions is applied over a regional scale domain located in the North-West of Italy, where urban and industrial areas are present. It was found an overestimation of NO2 in the urban areas, probably due to an underestimation of the vertical diffusivity; the analysis of O ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Investigation of indoor/outdoor air pollutants at the shopping malls in Wuhan

    Indoor air quality was investigated at eight shopping malls in Wuhan. Results demonstrate that there are different concentrations of CO2 and HCHO at different floors of a shopping mall. Even at different merchandise zones of a floor for the same mall, there are apparent variations in the concentrations of ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Comparing the impact of a road tunnel vs. a road viaduct by means of an integrated exposure assessment

    Using the MOBILEE methodology, we performed a detailed air quality assessment for three scenarios for the ring road around Antwerp, a major city in Belgium, using PM10 and NOx emission inventories for 2003 (reference) and 2015 (projected future situation), followed by an assessment of the exposure of the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Modelling the impact of sea-salt particles on the exceedances of daily PM10 air quality standards in the Netherlands

    Particles generated at the sea surface contribute to PM10 levels in coastal areas. Current estimates suggest annual average contributions of up to 10 µg/m³ along the North Sea coast in the Netherlands. In this paper the generation of size-segregated sea salt particles is described as a function of meteorological parameters. These particles are fed into a model ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Modelling national air quality strategy scenarios with UKIAM: uncertainties emerging from the integration of multiple spatial scales

    For the UK's air quality strategy we assessed future scenarios involving reductions of emissions from traffic based on results from the UK integrated assessment model for national emissions integrated with European contributions from the Abatement Strategies Assessment Model. We quantify the uncertainties and assumptions relating to the percentage of primary ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Reverse modelling for the determination of fugitive sources of PM10

    Time-series of half-hourly PM10 concentrations and meteorological data measured near industrial sites where dusty materials are processed can be used to estimate PM10 source strengths for these activities using reverse modelling. Reverse modelling starts with building an over-determined system of linear equations: Observed_Cmj = ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Data assimilation within the Air4EU project: the Athens case

    The current study aims to investigate the application of the Data Assimilation (DA) in the greater Athens basin, according to the methodology developed within the framework of the Air4EU project. The advanced Sequential Importance Re-sampling (SIR) method was applied in an effort to improve the performance of the regional scale model OFIS. The current study was focused on the concentration levels ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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