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Influence Of The Urban Transport Upon The Air Quality As Experienced In The Romanian City Of Timisoara

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/UT010441

Volume

52

Pages

10

Published

2001

Size

1,035 kb

Author(s)

I. lonel , D. Marin, A. Ritivoiu & D. Lelea

Abstract

Influence of the urban transport upon the air quality as experienced in the Romanian city of Timisoara I. lonel* , D. Marin^, A. Ritivoiu^ & D. Lelea* ' Department TMT AR, "Politehnica" University of Timisoara, Romania * Territorial Environmental Agency, Timisoara, Romania Abstract Romania, as a Balkan country also belonging to the former socialist bloc has to face major environmental problems, air quality being dominant. Because no regular monitoring systems are locally available, emission inventories by means of numerical simulation are practised. The paper focuses on the results obtained by managing the main stationary and mobile sources from Timisoara. The pattern of pollutant concentration variation with time is calculated for the traffic sources considered. The contribution of the traffic is determined and the extremely high rate of this component in the general city-pollution is stated. 1. Background of the Pollution in general and for Romania Atmospheric pollution

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