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Air quality and MOLAND : description of a methodology to determine emissions output and affected populations
Casey, Edward; Twumasi, Bright Osei
In recent years, awareness of air quality issues in urban areas has increased significantly. The negative consequences for human health as a result of poor air quality have resulted in numerous laws being enacted both in Ireland and around the world, in an attempt to limit exposure. Within the urban environment, motor vehicles are one of the most significant contributors to pollution. As a result, constant monitoring takes place but little work is done on predicting likely changes in air quality, for better or worse, as a result of changes in landuse or transport. The MOLAND model can provide the basis for an emissions estimation methodology to predict changes in vehicular emissions, and consequently air quality, both now and in the future, enabling policy makers and planners to examine the air quality implications of their decisions. Other funder Environmental Protection Agency ti,ke.kpw6/10/10
Keyword(s): Air quality; Transport; Emissions; MOLAND; Automobiles--Motors--Exhaust gas--Health aspects; Air--Pollution--Computer simulation
Publication Date:
2010
Type: Working paper
Peer-Reviewed: Unknown
Language(s): English
Institution: University College Dublin
Publisher(s): University College Dublin. Urban Institute Ireland
File Format(s): other; application/pdf
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