WIT Press


Air Pollution And Urban Plane Of Road Traffic: Experimental Research About Situations Of Environmental Health Hazard

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/UT030261

Volume

64

Pages

10

Published

2003

Size

504.43 kb

Author(s)

F. Patania, A. Gagliano & F. Nocera

Abstract

Air pollution and urban plane of road traffic: experimental research about situations of environmental health hazard F. Patania, A. Gagliano, F. Nocera Energy and Environment Division of D. I. I. M. Engineering Faculty of University of Catania (Italy) Abstract Some characteristic infrastructures of city roads, as like as underpasses, roundabouts and crossroads equipped with traffic lights, are indispensable indeed to fluidify car traffic through the city but often could transform themselves in environmental traps on account of air polluting substances that such facilities could concentrate in the air. For this reason people believes that City Plane of Road Traffic (P.U.T. in Italian language) must provide itself with a preliminary and pertinent "Study of Environmental Impact (S.E.I.) to avoid health hazards to city - dwellers. In this way the S.E.I. must be able both to forecast the limit of car traffic volume in transit compatible with the limits of the pollution of air established by environ

Keywords