WIT Press


An Innovative Study Of Noise And Atmospheric Pollution Emission By Urban Vehicular Traffic

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/UT040781

Volume

75

Pages

9

Published

2004

Size

712 kb

Author(s)

L.M. Caligiuri, A. Reda & A. Sabato

Abstract

Vehicular traffic represents one of the most important sources of noise and environmental pollution in urban centres. The concentration values of main atmospheric pollutants (COx, NOx, SOx, O3, HC, PM) strongly depend on atmospheric conditions and traffic flow features (composition, mean speed, utilized fuels, driving conduct, etc). This information about traffic, except engine data, can be obtained from acoustical data, by considering the time behaviour of Leq and a suitable set of statistical noise levels Ln (as defined in ISO 1996). In this paper we analyse the results of a noise and atmospheric pollutants concentrations levels measurement campaign carried out in a typical urban centre. The pollutants concentration and climatological data have be

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