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Change From Car To Tram. A Prognosis To Expected Effects On Intracity Air Pollution

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/AIR000201

Volume

42

Pages

10

Published

2000

Size

1,051 kb

Author(s)

E. Pulia, C. Puliafito, O. Herbarth, M. Richter & J. Quero

Abstract

Within Mendoza, a city of about 900,000 inhabitants, it is planned to build up a tram system to replace today's public transportation based on diesel buses. The main reason is that a) at present traffic plays an important role in the frame of air pollution source, and b) an increase in traffic is expected. The main topic of this study is to estimate how much reduction will take place if a tram system is developed. An air quality assessment of the city has been performed, based on a) continuous monitoring of NOx, Og, CO and total particles (TSP) at different sites, b) several, fixed stations of 24 h measurements of NOx, SO], TSP and Pb, c) traffic counting in main streets, d) structu

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