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Integrated Air Quality Management: Asian Case Studies

Edited By: Nguyen Thi Kim Oanh

424 pages, 100 b/w illustrations, tables

CRC Press

Hardback | Jan 2012 | #192193 | ISBN-13: 9781439862254
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The steady growth in the number of vehicles on the road, heavy reliance on coal, use of dirty fuels for residential combustion, and extensive open burning are some of the major factors leading to the progressive deterioration of air quality in developing countries in Asia. And despite efforts to establish and implement air quality measurement systems, the development of infrastructure, environmental technology, and management practices continues to lag behind the rate of emission increase. Based on ten years of coordinated research, Integrated Air Quality Management: Asian Case Studies discusses technical and policy tools for the integrated air quality management of developing countries in Asia.

The book begins with an overview of major issues of air quality management practices in developing Asia and potential approaches to reduce pollution, including opportunities for integration of air quality improvement and climate migration strategies. It covers the methodology and results of fine particulate matter monitoring using traditional filter-based and satellite monitoring techniques. It examines the applications of a 3D dispersion modeling tool for urban and regional air quality management focusing on surface ozone, fine particulate matter, and acid deposition. The final chapters discuss innovative control technologies for gaseous air pollutants and illustrate the integrated air quality management in developing Asia through case studies for target source categories including agricultural residue field burning, vehicle emissions, brick kilns, and industrial VOC emission.

Illustrated with case studies, this book presents an integrated air quality management methodology that employs technical and policy tools to achieve air quality goals. It includes technical information and policy recommendations based on the outcomes of several multi-year air quality research programs coordinated by the Asian Institute of Technology. The text combines fundamental information and advanced knowledge useful to large audiences dealing with subjects of integrated air quality management.


Air Quality Status and Management Practices in Asian Developing Countries, Nguyen Thi Kim Oanh, Didin Agustian Permadi, Nguyen Hong Phuc, and Yahui Zhuang

Particulate Matter Monitoring and Source Apportionment Study
Receptor Modeling for Air Pollution Source Apportionment Study, Prapat Pongkiatkul and Nguyen Thi Kim Oanh
Monitoring and Source Apportionment for Particulate Matter Pollution in Six Asian Cities, Nguyen Thi Kim Oanh, Prapat Pongkiatkul, Melliza Templonuevo Cruz, Nghiem Trung Dung, Ligy Phillip, Guoshun Zhuang, and Puji Lestari
Satellite Tools for Air Quality Management with Focus on Particulate Matter, Jill A. Engel-Cox, Amy K. Huff, Thongchai Kanabkaew, and Nguyen Thi Kim Oanh

Modeling Tool for Air Quality Management
Applications of Photochemical Smog Models for Assessment of Ozone, Particulate Matter Air Quality, and Acid Deposition in Asian Cities, Nguyen Thi Kim Oanh, Didin Agustian Permadi, Zhang Bao-Ning, Tran Nguyen Quang Huy, Nguyen Lu Phuong, Thongchai Kanabkaew, and Asif Iqbal
Regional-Scale Modeling for Projection of Ozone Air Quality and Potential Effects on Agricultural Crops in Southeast Asia, Didin Agustian Permadi, Frank Murray, and Nguyen Thi Kim Oanh
Synoptic Climatological Approach to Forecasting Air Pollution Potentials, Nguyen Thi Kim Oanh

Air Pollution Control Techniques
Development of Air-Cleaning Device Using Chemically Impregnated Activated Carbon for Interior Vehicle Application, Nguyen Thi Kim Oanh and Sukanya Kiatphuangchai
Application of Nanometallic Particles Coated on Porous Materials for VOC Destruction, Amornpon Changsuphan and Nguyen Thi Kim Oanh
Development of VOC Control Technology for the Paint and Coating Sector in China, Hailin Wang, Wei Zhao, Wei Zhang, and Xiaoke Wang
Removal of VOCs from Contaminated Gas Streams by Biofiltration, Tyagarajan Swaminathan and Ligy Philip
Novel Bioscrubbing Process for Complete Treatment of NOx from Flue Gases, Ligy Philip and Sanjeev Arjunagi

Integrated Management Case Studies
Integrated Approach to Rice Straw Management for Reduction of Field-Burning Activity, Nguyen Thi Kim Oanh
Integrated Management Strategies for VOC Emission Control in the Paint and Coatings Sector in China, Yahui Zhuang, Hailin Wang, Wei Zhang, Zhengping Hao, and Xiaoke Wang
Integrated Air Quality Management to Reduce Traffic Emission in Bandung City, Puji Lestari
Integrated Air Quality Management for Brick-Manufacturing Village in Vietnam, Hoang Xuan Co, Nghiem Trung Dung, and Nguyen Thi Kim Oanh


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