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Influence On Air Pollution Monitoring Station By Vehicular Emissions Determined Using Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/AIR030651

Volume

66

Pages

10

Published

2003

Size

456 kb

Author(s)

B.T.Y Wong, R.C.W. Kwok, A.K.M. Chu, T. Cheung & K.N. Yu

Abstract

Influence on air pollution monitoring station by vehicular emissions determined using Geographic Information System (GIs) B. T. Y. wong" R.C.W. ICwok2, A. K. M. chul, T. cheungl & K. N. YU' '~e~artment of Physics and Materials Science, and 2 Department of Public and Social Administration, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong. Abstract The present work proposes a methodology to study the influence on air pollution monitoring stations by vehicular emissions using a Geographic Information System (GIs). As a preliminary study, only one air pollution monitoring station has been chosen as an example. We studied four elements, Zn, Ba, Cu and Pb. The Gaussian plume model was adopted to determine the contribution fiom vehicles to elemental concentrations measured at the monitoring station. When modeling the dispersion, the line pollution sources representing emissions fiom vehicles traversing the streets were treated as if they were on top of the canyons. This was made possible since the time peri

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