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Pollution and the Atmosphere
Designs for Reduced Emissions

Edited By

Marco Ragazzi

ISBN 9781774636787
Published March 31, 2021 by Apple Academic Press
320 Pages 28 Color & 31 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This title includes a number of Open Access chapters.

This new compendium volume examines the significant impact of air quality on human health. Assessing air pollution in complex morphologies has become an important issue in order to implement mitigation measures and limit emissions from the most relevant sources, such as waste incineration, traffic emissions, emissions from fuel and electricity production, and household emissions. These pollutants result in adverse health effects, material damage, damage to ecosystems, and global climate change. The book looks at these issues and is divided into several sections, covering air pollution and where we came from and where we’re headed

  • waste incineration and its impact on air quality

  • air pollution vehicle and transportation emissions

  • emissions from fuel and electricity production

The chapters in Pollution and the Atmosphere: Designs for Reduced Emissions contain recent research looking at the two major components of air pollution: air pollution control and air-quality engineering. Air pollution control focuses on the fundamentals of air pollutant formation in process technologies and the identification of options for mitigating or preventing air pollutant emissions. Air quality engineering deals with large-scale, multi-source control strategies, with focus on the physics and chemistry of pollutant interactions in the atmosphere.

Table of Contents

Emissions, Air Concentrations and Atmospheric Depositions of Arsenic, Cadmium, Lead, and Nickel in Italy in the Last Two Decades: A Review of Recent Trends in Relation to Policy Strategies Adopted Locally, Regionally, and Globally

M. Strincone, A. Fino, G. Cattani, M. Catrambone, and N. Pirrone

Role of Feedstock Transport in the Balance of Primary PM Emissions in Two Case-Studies: RMSW Incineration vs. Sintering Plant

Simona Ciuta, Marco Schiavon, Alessandro Chistè, Marco Ragazzi, Elena Cristina Rada, Marco Tubino, Adrian Badea, and Tiberiu Apostol

A Critical Analysis of Emissions and Atmospheric Dispersion of Pollutants from Plants for the Treatment of Residual Municipal Solid Waste

Gabriela Ionescu, Dino Zardi, Werner Tirler, Elena Cristina Rada, and Marco Ragazzi

Performance of a Diesel Engine with Blends of Biodiesel (from a Mixture of Oils) and High-Speed Diesel

Hifjur Raheman, Prakash C. Jena, and Snehal S. Jadav

Comparative Analysis of Exhaust Gases from MF285 and U650 Tractors Under Field Conditions

Gholami Rashid, Rabbani Hekmat, Lorestani Ali Nejat, Javadikia Payam, and Jaliliantabar Farzad

Respiratory Quotient (Rq), Exhaust Gas Analyses, CO2 Emission and Applications in Automobile Engineering

Kalyan Annamalai

Life Cycle Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Electricity Generation: A Comparative Analysis of Australian Energy Sources

Paul E. Hardisty, Tom S. Clark, and Robert G. Hynes

Effects of Energy Production and Consumption on Air Pollution and Global Warming

Nnenesi Kgabi, Charles Grant, Johann Antoine

Venting and Leaking of Methane from Shale Gas Development: Response to Cathles et al

Robert W. Howarth, Renee Santoro, and Anthony Ingraffea

Life-Cycle Greenhouse Gas Inventory Analysis of Household Waste Management and Food Waste Reduction Activities in Kyoto, Japan

Takeshi Matsuda, Junya Yano, Yasuhiro Hirai, and Shin-ichi Sakai

Assessing "Dangerous Climate Change": Required Reduction of Carbon Emissions to Protect Young People, Future Generations and Nature

James Hansen, Pushker Kharecha, Makiko Sato, Valerie Masson-Delmotte, Frank Ackerman, David J. Beerling, Paul J. Hearty, Ove Hoegh-Guldberg, Shi-Ling Hsu, Camille Parmesan, Johan Rockstrom, Eelco J. Rohling, Jeffrey Sachs, Pete Smith, Konrad Steffen, Lise Van Susteren, Karina von Schuckmann, and James C. Zacho

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Marco Ragazzi has a PhD in sanitary engineering from Milan Polytechnic, Italy. The author or co-author of more than 150 publications, he is currently a member of the Department of Civil, Environmental, and Mechanical Engineering at the University of Trento, Italy. His research interests include solid waste and wastewater management, environmental engineering, and environmental impact risk assessment.