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Modelling of Particle Emissions from Motor Vehicles in Urban Environments

McGregor, Fraser A., Ferreira, Luis, Morawska, Lidia, Jamriska, Milan, & Thomas, Stephen (2002) Modelling of Particle Emissions from Motor Vehicles in Urban Environments. In ICTTS, 2002, Guilan, China.

Abstract

Air quality impacts of urban transportation policies and strategies are often assessed using modelling techniques based on traffic flow simulation and travel demand analysis tools. Such analytical methods have traditionally been aimed at estimating the overall mass of individual pollutants with an emphasis on gaseous emissions. Significantly less attention is usually given to the quantification of particle emissions. Extensive data relating to fine and ultra-fine airborne particle concentration levels and the corresponding contributing vehicles have been collected at two significantly different Brisbane sites. Analysis of the relationships between the data so far point to a strong correlation between traffic flow and meteorological variables and particle concentrations.

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ID Code: 3631
Item Type: Conference Paper
Keywords: Particles, particulates, submicrometer, modelling
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > CIVIL ENGINEERING (090500) > Transport Engineering (090507)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EARTH SCIENCES (040000) > ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES (040100) > Atmospheric Sciences not elsewhere classified (040199)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2002 (please consult author)
Deposited On: 01 Mar 2006
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2010 22:30

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