Modelling of Sub-micrometer Particle Concentrations in Free-flowing Freeway Traffic, Brisbane Australia: Some Empirical Results

McGregor, Fraser A., Ferreira, Luis, & Morawska, Lidia (2003) Modelling of Sub-micrometer Particle Concentrations in Free-flowing Freeway Traffic, Brisbane Australia: Some Empirical Results. Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment, 8(3), pp. 229-241.

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As road networks become increasingly more congested, environmental concerns relating to emissions from motor vehicles assume a higher significance. This study found that road side concentrations of particles produced by freeway traffic in Brisbane, Australia, is primarily dependent upon of traffic flow differentiated into fuel type, and wind speed. The analysis differentiates between diesel and petrol vehicles, and finds that particle concentration is very sensitive to the proportion of diesel fuelled vehicles. A 20% increase in diesel vehicles can produce an 18% increase in particle concentrations compared with a 2% particle increase for the same number of additional petrol vehicles.

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ID Code: 3632
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Particles, sub, micrometer, particulate matter, traffic flows, modelling, diesel fuel
DOI: 10.1016/S1361-9209(03)00005-1
ISSN: 1361-9209
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 2003 Elsevier
Copyright Statement: Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Deposited On: 02 Mar 2006 00:00
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 13:01

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