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Multivariate Statistical Analysis For Priority Area Localization In Air Quality Management Plans

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/AIR010291

Volume

47

Pages

10

Published

2001

Size

1,041 kb

Author(s)

C. Trozzi & R. Vaccaro

Abstract

Multivariate statistical analysis for priority area localization in air quality management plans C. Trozzi & R. Vaccaro Techne Sri, Via N. Zabaglia 3, 00153 Roma, Italy Abstract In the paper the methodology established to locate priority areas for remediation actions in air quality management plans is reported. For classification of areas within the regions an innovative methodology based on multivariate statistical analysis techniques was developed. Particularly automatic classification criteria such as cluster analysis combined with simple statistical procedures were used. In the methodology environmental sensibility and pollutants loads are evaluated and combined to obtain a classification of the areas based on remediation action priority within the regional territory. For priority areas localization two methodology are introduced: the first one takes into account overall sources, the second one keeps distinct area/line sources from point sources. Two different regiona

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