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Regional and Local Aspects of Air Quality Management

Proceedings

Series: Advances in Air Pollution Volume: 12

Edited By: DM Elsom and JWS Longhurst

322 pages, Tabs, figs, graphs

WIT Press

Hardback | Dec 2004 | #136209 | ISBN: 1853129526
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About this book

The resolution of local and regional air pollution problems requires the development of an appropriate scientific and decision-making framework within which effective air quality management may be undertaken. Drawn from nine countries around the world - Argentina, Australia, Colombia, India, Iran, Italy, Mexico, the United Kingdom and United States - this collection of case studies describes the development and implementation of selected aspects of local or regional management frameworks and/or measures adopted in the pursuit of achieving and sustaining acceptable air quality. Identifying aspects that are particularly successful will help assess the potential for transferability of approaches between nations.


Contents

Chapter 1: Local and regional aspects of air quality management: an overview Introduction; Air quality management; Air quality management in Australia and Great Britain; The importance of modelling: case study of Mendoza, Argentina; Tackling motor vehicle emissions: the USA experience; The challenges facing Bogota, Delhi, Mexico City and Tehran; Regional air quality management: Italy and United Kingdom; Conclusion Chapter 2: Air quality management in Australia Introduction; Steps toward a nationally consistent approach to air quality management in Australia; Air pollution science; Air pollution management; Conclusion Chapter 3: A critical evaluation of the local air quality management framework in Great Britain. Is it a transferable process? Introduction to historical context and conceptual framework; Developing the new legislative framework for air quality management; Local air quality management; How have local authorities fared in the review and assessment process?; Discussion; Conclusions on the British approach; A transferable system?; Recommendations Chapter 4: Monitoring and modelling air quality in Mendoza, Argentina Introduction; Materials and methods; Results; Case study; Conclusions Chapter 5: Management of motor vehicle emissions in the United States Introduction; Air pollution emissions from motor vehicles; Impacts from motor vehicles; Motor vehicle legislation; Controlling emissions from motor vehicles; Voluntary motor vehicle emission reduction programs; International programs Chapter 6: Air quality management in Bogota Introduction; State of the air quality in Bogota; Regulatory framework; Emission sources; Actions being taken to improve the air quality of Bogota; Actions to be taken to improve the air quality of Bogota Chapter 7: Sectoral analysis of air pollution control in Delhi Introduction; India's legislative framework for air pollution control; Institutional framework; Study area; Status of ambient air quality; Health implications of air quality; Sectoral analysis; Conclusions Chapter 8: Mexico City's air pollution problem Introduction; The air pollution-monitoring network; The public transport problem; The taxi fleet problem; Air pollutant trends; Impact of air pollution on health; Conclusions Chapter 9: Air quality management in Greater Tehran Metropolitan area Introduction; More about air pollution chart in Tehran; Nitrogen deposition in the greater Tehran metropolitan area; Comparison of air quality in 1999-2000 with regarding to carbon monoxide (CO) and particulate matter (PM -10); Emission reduction projects in Tehran Chapter 10: Regional air quality management in Italy Introduction; Emission inventory; Analysis of air quality data; Classification of territory and analysis of priority in intervention; Mortality data analysis; Emissions projections; Definition of air quality objectives; Strategies and scenarios for emission control; Evaluation of emissions red

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