WIT Press


Estimation Of Motor Vehicle Emission Factors From Road Measurements Of Pollutant Concentrations

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/UT010431

Volume

52

Pages

11

Published

2001

Size

1,069 kb

Author(s)

L. Morawska, L. Ferreira, M. Jamriska, S. Thomas & F. McGregor

Abstract

Motor vehicle emission factors for application in traffic/transport models are often estimated indirectly, through measurements of pollutant concentrations in the close vicinity of a road link. Such an approach provides insight into total vehicle fleet emissions on that link. However, estimation of emission factors from the measured concentration raises a set of complex issues. The concentrations depend not only on the emission factors, but also to a large degree on meteorological factors, as well as on the topography of the area. Using the number/mass balance model, a theoretical relationship was d

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