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Air Pollution XV

Proceedings

Edited By: CA Borrego and CA Brebbia

597 pages, Tabs, figs

WIT Press

Hardback | Dec 2007 | #167429 | ISBN-13: 9781845640675
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Constitutes the proceedings of the Fifteenth International Conference on Modelling, Monitoring, and Management of Air Pollution. This title contains the developments in aspects like, aerosols and particles, regional air pollution, air pollution modelling, air quality management, climate change and air pollution, emission studies, and others.


Contents

Introduction Fifty years air pollution research and policy in the EU Section 1: Air pollution in Portugal Air pollution and child respiratory diseases: the Viseu case study, Portugal; Application of TAPM to predict photochemical air pollution over Portugal; Evaluating ozone spatial distribution in Portugal using passive samplers; Composition and source apportionment of atmospheric aerosols in Portugal during the 2003 summer intense forest fire period; Influence of traffic on the elemental composition of PM10 and PM2.5 in Oporto region Section 2: Air pollution modelling Modelling of carbon monoxide dispersion along roads with the use of the finite element method; Air velocity and pollutant profiles in Krakow; Optimizing the prediction models of the air quality state in cities; Evaluation of industrial sources' contribution to PM10 concentrations over a coastal area; A neural network based model to forecast hourly ozone levels in rural areas in the Basque Country; Satellite imagery used in constructing emission maps for air quality modelling in the Dubai-Sharjah (UAE) region; A distributed computing solution for CALPUFF Section 3: Air quality management Local scale vehicles pollution study in the absence of sufficient data: the case of the city of Thessaloniki; Barriers and opportunities to successful local air quality management consultation in England; Www.airqualitynow.eu, a common website and air quality indices to compare cities across Europe; Air quality management in Auckland, New Zealand; Simplified reading of one-year air pollution: ranking of chemical and physical variables; SOX emission reduction in the ceramic industry: BAT and beyond; Pollutants site ratio as appointment of highway, industrial and farming sources Section 4: Emission studies Decreasing greenhouse effect in agriculture using biodiesel - when green may be enough; Trends and sources identification of non-methane hydrocarbons (NMHC) concentration in rural areas in France; Emission inventory for an urban area: construction and use; Computing mobile emissions for the Montreal area; Renewable energy impact in reducing greenhouse gas emissions at local scale: the case study of South Tuscany geothermal fields; Wood processing as a source of terpene emissions compared to natural sources; Measuring fugitive emission in the printing sector as a verification of the solvent management plan according to the EU Solvent Directive; Chemical processes effect on ambient air quality: modelling and primary/secondary pollutants monitoring study; Air quality in vicinity of a government school in Kuwait; Mapping anthropogenic B(a)P releases in the Great Lakes Basin; Traffic pollutant emissions in Barreiro city; Source apportionment of VOC in 3 French sites by CMB and PMF models and critical analysis; Simulation of fuel consumption and emissions in typical traffic circumstances in Belgium; Modelling vehicles kinematics and parking processes relevance on pollutant emissions in the city of Florence Section 5: Monitoring and laboratory studies Biological monitoring - the useful method for estimation of air and environment quality; Ambient air quality monitoring in southern Kuwait; Characterization of BTEX sources in a medium-size city by concentration statistical analysis and GIS technique; Potentialities of Vis-NIR spectroradiometry for mapping traffic emissions in urban environments; A pilot investigation into the potential of mineral magnetic measurements as a proxy for urban roadside particulate pollution; Trends in ozone levels and identification of visible injuries on agricultural crops in areas in the Metropolitan Zone of Mexico Valley; A method for the characterisation of ambient dust: geochemical analyses of directional sticky pad dust samples; NOx adsorbent formulation research by uniform design; Effects of process changes on concentrations of individual malodorous sulphur compounds in ambient air near a Kraft pulp plant in Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada; Odour studies and health risk assessment: two complementary approaches in response to residents' complaints; Atmospheric volatile organic compounds in a Portuguese mountain region Section 6: Aerosols and particles PM and NO2 at urban sites with different traffic exposure: curb site measurements in Flemish cities; Human exposure against particles: the indoor-outdoor problem; Size distribution of commuters' exposure to airborne particulate matter in buses in the UK; A comparison between aerosols modelled and measured by AERONET network emitted by vegetation fires over Iberian Peninsula; Generation of monodisperse aerosols through condensation nuclei control; Assessment of particle pollution in an industrial area in Kuwait; Identification of particulate matter and vitreous fibres in theatmosphere of a megacity Section 7: Climate change and air pollution Global climate change - the technology challenge; CDM project approval and evaluation criteria: comparative study of Morocco and South Africa; First investigations on gas-phase mercury in two Italian cities Section 8: Indoor pollution Indoor air quality in Portugal: technical, institutional and policy challenges in the implementation of the directive on the energy performance of buildings (work in progress); Identification and evaluation of the volatile organic compounds in working environment areas at a material recycling facility; Gas phase photocatalytic oxidation of VOC using TiO2-containing paint: influence of NO and relative humidity

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