WIT Press

The Impact Of Airport Operations On Urban Air Quality

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/AIR940112

Volume

4

Pages

7

Published

1994

Size

750 kb

Author(s)

D.W. Raper, J.W.S. Longlmrst & D.E. Conlan

Abstract

The impact of airport operations on urban air quality D.W. Raper, J.W.S. Longlmrst, D.E. Conlan Atmospheric Research and Information Centre, Department of Environmental and Geographical Sciences, Manchester Metropolitan University, CYtesZer ,#reeZ, Mcmc/tesZer ABSTRACT The impact of airport operations on air quality has received relatively little scientific attention yet it is a concern of both airport operators and nearby communities. This concern is exemplified when the airport is in close proximity, or adjacent, to a major urban centre. This paper will discuss the major emisson sources which include aircraft exhaust emissions, airside vehicles, landside vehicles and energy/heating plant emissions. The relative importance of airport emissions compared to other sources in urban environments will be identified and future contributions to air quality examined. INTRODUCTION Emissions of gaseous pollutants at and around European airports are expected to increa

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