Development Of An Emission Model For Mexico City
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A. Wellens, V. Fuentes-Gea & J. Aysa
Development of an emission model for Mexico City A. Wellens, V. Fuentes-Gea, J. Aysa Mezzco ABSTRACT This paper describes an emission model, developed at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UN AM) to feed a CO-dispersion model for Mexico City. At this moment, the emission model generates hourly vehicular CO-emissions in the valley of Mexico, taking into account vehicular composition and volume, mean velocity, traffic fluxes and their hourly changes. A distinction is made between primary and secondary roads. Fixed emissions are not taken into account at the moment. INTRODUCTION Nowadays, air quality control is one of the biggest challenges in Mexico City. To design an effective air pollution abatement strategy, it is necessary to identify pollution sources and to quantify their emissions. This emission information will be used afterwards as input data in a mathematical dispersion model, that can be applied to assess the effectiveness of control strategies.