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Principles of Air Quality Management

2nd Edition

By Roger D. Griffin

CRC Press

334 pages | 120 B/W Illus.

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Blending information from popular mainstream articles, highly technical publications, and research journals, the second edition of Principles of Air Quality Management features new sections on air toxics, new information on chronic and acute health effects, and new approaches to the assessment of those impacts on sensitive populations. It emphasizes toxic air pollutants and alternative approaches to management of air quality in local environments. The book explains how primary pollutants form in industrial and mobile combustion processes and the latest on how they are controlled. It also presents in-depth information on the meteorology of atmospheric transport and explains how secondary photochemical pollutants form in ambient air.

Table of Contents

The Atmosphere and Its Contaminants

History of Air Pollution

Terms and Definitions

Components of the Atmosphere

States of Air Pollutants

Contaminant Classifications

Photochemical Smog

Effects of Air Pollution

Time Effects and Sensitivities

Criteria versus Noncriteria Air Pollutants

Basic Principles of Toxicology

Routes of Exposure

Response to Airborne Chemicals

Classes of Health Effects

Effects on the Ecosystem

Economic Losses

Air Quality Standards and Monitoring


Ambient Air Standards and Exposures

The Pollution Standard Index

Noncriteria Air Contaminant Standards

Risk Assessment

Acceptable Air Quality

Monitoring Ambient Air Quality

Measurement Techniques

Sources and Measurement Methodologies

Global Sources

Air Pollution Sinks

Anthropogenic Air Emissions

Evaporative Emissions

Fugitive Emissions

Waste-Related Emissions

Criteria Air Pollutant Formation

Source Inventories of Criteria Pollutants

Hazardous Air Emissions

Quantification of Emissions

Meteorology, Dispersion, and Modeling

Earth’s Energy and Radiation

Regional Air Pollution Meteorology

Local Air Pollutant Dispersion

Dispersion Modeling


Mathematical Models

Stationary-Source Control Approaches

Source Reduction

Management and Operational Changes

Process-Optimizing Actions

Combustion Modifications

Fuels and Fuel Modification

Planning and Design

Emissions Characterization

Collection of Air Contaminants

Air Pollution Control Approaches

Combustion Gas Control Technologies

Technology Comparisons

Mobile Sources and Control Approaches

Engines and Air Pollutant Emissions

Pollutant Formation in Spark-Ignited Engines

Diesel Ignition Emission Characteristics

Hybrid Internal Combustion Engines

ICE Emission-Control Options

Design Influences on ICEs

External Control Approaches

Fuel Change Effects

Alternatives and the Future

Global Concerns

The Challenge

Intercontinental Pollutant Transport

Stratospheric Ozone

Radiation Primer

Acid Deposition

Global Climate Change

Alternative Views

Air Quality Laws and Regulations

General Law Approaches

Federal Laws Affecting Air Quality Management

The Clean Air Act

International Treaties

The Influence of Nonregulatory Governmental Actions

Management, Trends, and Indoor Air Quality

Elements of Air Quality Management


Indoor Air Quality

Public Buildings

Indoor Air Pollution in Developing Countries

List of Acronyms




Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LAW / Environmental
NATURE / Environmental Conservation & Protection
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Environmental / General