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Regional and Local Aspects of Air Quality Management


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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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.


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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