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Urban Air Pollution - European Aspects : Environmental Pollution - Jes Fenger

Urban Air Pollution - European Aspects

Environmental Pollution

By: Jes Fenger (Editor), Ole Hertel (Editor), F. Palmgren (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 31st January 1999
ISBN: 9780792355021
Number Of Pages: 482

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Since 1950 the population of the world has more than doubled, and the proportion of people living in cities has increased by a factor of four. In the year 2000 nearly half of the world's population will live in urban areas. Air pollution has always been one of the major nuisances of urban living, but in recent decades the sources of pollution have changed in importance in most of the industrialised world. Earlier they were dominated by individual heating systems, industry and local power plants; now they are mainly related to traffic. Concurrent with this development, the composition of the pollution has changed; it is now dominated by nitrogen oxides, volatile organic compounds and small particles arising from diesel exhaust.
Urban Air Pollution - European Aspects was initiated within the European Community COST-Citair programme, in which many of the authors participated. The book presents an up-to-date account of the situation with special reference to European cities. The structure of the book follows by and large the logical chain of events in air pollution, from sources, through dispersion and deposition, to impacts, with additional chapters on experimental or computational techniques and regulatory aspects. The target group is university students at graduate level, but the book should also be useful for technical experts in international, governmental and municipal institutions as well as in private consulting companies and non-governmental organizations.

Preface
Statement of the Problem
About the Book
History of Urban Air Pollution
Europe and its Cities
Urban Sources of Air Pollution
Stationary Sources
Mobile Sources
Emission Inventories
Basic Atmospheric Phenomena
Dynamical and Thermal Processes
Transformation of Air Pollutants
Particles
Air Pollution Modelling
Regional/Mesoscale Models
Urban Scale Models
Street Scale Models
Stochastic Models
Wind Tunnel Experiments
Air Quality Measurements
Measurement Techniques
Monitoring Networks and Air Quality Management Systems
Quality Assurance and Quality Control
Impacts of Urban Air Pollution
Health Impacts
Materials Damage
Impacts on Urban Vegetation and Ecosystems
Reduction of Visibility
Policies, Legislation e- and a Final Overview
Policies to Reduce Urban Air Pollution
Air Quality Indicators
Limit Values
Air Pollution in European Cities e- An Overview
Summary and Conclusions
Index
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ISBN: 9780792355021
ISBN-10: 0792355024
Series: Environmental Pollution : Book 1
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 482
Published: 31st January 1999
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 2.69
Weight (kg): 0.87