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Social Activities Influence On The Air Quality In San Nicolis City, Argentina

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/AIR010251

Volume

47

Pages

9

Published

2001

Size

1,008 kb

Author(s)

N. Quaranta & C. Grasselli

Abstract

Social activities influence on the air quality in San Nicolas City, Argentina N. Quaranta^ & C. Grasselli Grupo de Estudios Ambientales, Facultad Regional San Nicolas, Universidad Tecnologica Nacional. Argentina * CICPBA researcher Abstract San Nicolas, located in the north of Buenos Aires province, Argentina, is a medium sized city with a population of 160,000 inhabitants. It is settled in an important industrial area and its vehicular traffic has steadily increased during the last years. About 50% of the automobile units are more than 10 years old, and they have neither good combustion systems nor catalytic converters. Pollution levels in the center area of San Nicolas City, where the traffic is more intense, have been determined every hour for two years through a monitoring station that measures the concentrations of different pollutants. One meteorological station simultaneously measures the surface parameters. In that way it is possible to study the air quality situ

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