Air Pollution: Measurement, Modelling and Mitigation, Third Edition

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CRC Press, Sep 10, 2009 - Nature - 508 pages
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A one stop, comprehensive textbook, covering the three essential components of air pollution science. The Third Edition has been updated with the latest developments, especially the inclusion of new information on the role of air pollutants in climate change. The authors give greater coverage to the developing economies around the world where air pollution problems are on the rise.

The Third Edition continues to cover a wide range of air quality issues, retaining a quantitative perspective. Topics covered include - gaseous and particulate air pollutants, measurement techniques, meteorology and dispersion modelling, mobile sources, indoor air, effects on plants, materials, humans and animals. Moving away from classical toxic air pollutants, there is a chapter on climate change and another on the depletion of stratospheric ozone. A special feature of this new edition is the inclusion of a fresh chapter on air pollution mitigation by vegetation, mainly its role in maintaining a sustainable urban environment.

Recommended for upper-level undergraduate and postgraduate courses specialising in air pollution, both for environmental scientists and engineers. The new material included in the Third Edition extends its use by practitioners in consultancies or local authorities.

 

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Contents

Air pollutants Sources and control of gases
1
Air pollutants Particulates
54
Mobile sources
91
Measurement of gases and particles
139
Concentrations and deposition
191
Meteorology and modelling
225
Analysis of an airquality data set
261
Indoor air quality
275
Mitigation of air pollution The role of vegetation
293
Effects on plants visual range and materials
317
Responses of humans and other animals
355
Greenhouse gases and climate change
387
Ozone depletion and ultraviolet radiation
427
Standards and legislation
457
Index
489
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About the author (2009)

Abhishek Tiwary is a Chartered Scientist and a Chartered Environmentalist involved in issues related to urban air pollution management and sustainable development. He is based at the University of Newcastle, UK.

Jeremy Colls is Professor Emeritus in Atmospheric Environment at the University of Nottingham, UK. He authored the previous two editions of Air Pollution.