Apple Academic Press
306 pages | 16 Color Illus. | 52 B/W Illus.
This title includes a number of Open Access chapters.
This new compendium provides a nuanced look at monitoring, measuring, and modeling air quality pollution in conjunction with its effects on public health and the environment. Air pollution has been proven to be a major environmental risk to health. Protecting and improving air quality requires knowledge about the types and levels of pollutants being emitted. It also requires the best possible measurement and monitoring capabilities. The chapters in this volume serve as a foundation for monitoring, measuring, and modeling air pollution.
Part I: Overview. Perspectives of Low-Cost Sensors Adoption for Air Quality Monitoring. Part II: Waste Incineration. A Review of Exposure Assessment Methods in Epidemiological Studies on Incinerators. Management of Atmospheric Pollutants from Waste Incineration Processes: The Case of Bozen. Comparative Assessment of Particulate Air Pollution Exposure from Municipal Solid Waste Incinerator Emissions. Part III: Industrial Emissions. Comparative Analysis of Monitoring Devices for Particulate Content in Exhaust Gases. Perspectives of Unconventional PCDD/F Monitoring for a Steel-Making Plant. Deposition near a Sintering Plant: Preliminary Comparison between Two Methods of Measurements by Deposimeters. Estimation of Regional Air-Quality Damages from Marcellus Shale Natural Gas Extraction in Pennsylvania. Part IV: Urban Air Pollution. Modelling Human Exposure to Air Pollutants in an Urban Area. New Considerations for PM, Black Carbon and Particle Number Concentration for Air Quality Monitoring across Different European Cities. Air Quality Modeling in Support of the Near-Road Exposures and Effects of Urban Air Pollutants Study (NEXUS). Part V: Agriculture. Characteristics and Emission Budget of Carbonaceous Species from Post-Harvest Agricultural-Waste Burning in Source Region of the Indo-Gangetic Plain.