WIT Press

Air Pollution In Moscow

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/AIR940481

Volume

3

Pages

8

Published

1994

Size

803 kb

Author(s)

M. Shahgedanova & T.P. Burt

Abstract

Fuel use, pollutant emissions and air quality in Moscow are examined. The concentration of N(>2 is the major aspect of air pollution where problems are encountered in compliance with air quality standards. During recent years a considerable reduction of TSP and S(>2 levels has been achieved through the increased use of natural gas. Introduction of more stringent emission controls on vehicles is required in order to prevent a rise in CO pollution. 1. Introduction Many major cities experience poor air quality. Since the problem was recognised in the 1950s, good progress has been made in controlling air pollution in the industrialised countries of Western Europe, North America and in Japan. Air pollution and its control has received considerably less attention in Eastern Europe and in the former USSR (Shahgedanova & Burt*) even though cities in thos

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