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Air Quality Monitoring, Assessment and Management

Human beings need to breathe oxygen diluted in certain quantity of inert gas for living. In the atmosphere, there is a gas mixture of, mainly, oxygen and nitrogen, in appropriate proportions. However, the air also contains other gases, vapours and aerosols that humans incorporate when breathing and whose composition and concentration vary spatially. Some of these are physiologically inert. Air pollution has become a problem of major concern in the last few decades as it has caused negative effects on human health, nature and properties. This book presents the results of research studies carried out by international researchers in seventeen chapters which can be grouped into two main sections: a) air quality monitoring and b) air quality assessment and management, and serves as a source of material for all those involved in the field, whether as a student, scientific researcher, industrialist, consultant, or government agency with responsibility in this area.

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Air Quality Monitoring, Assessment and ManagementEdited by Nicolas Mazzeo

Published: July 8th 2011

DOI: 10.5772/1029

ISBN: 978-953-307-317-0

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9 Crossref Citations

20 Web of Science Citations

25 Dimensions Citations

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1. Planning Air Pollution Monitoring Networks in Industrial Areas by Means of Rremote Sensed Images and GIS Techniques

By Mauro Rotatori, Rosamaria Salvatori and Roberto Salzano

1658

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2. Design of Urban Air Quality Monitoring Network: Fuzzy Based Multi-Criteria Decision Making Approach

By Abdullah Mofarrah, Tahir Husain and Badr H. Alharbi

1697

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3. Malodor Detection Based on Electronic Nose

By Chatchawal Wongchoosuk, Panida Lorwongtragool and Teerakiat Kerdcharoen

3259

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4. "Nuisance Dusts"- Validation and Application of a Novel Dry Deposition Method for Total Dust Fall

By Gary T. Hunt

2370

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5. Characterization of Particles Transmitted by Wind from Waste Dump of Phosphatic Fertilizers Plant Deposited on Biological Sample Surfaces

By Malgorzata Iwona Szynkowska, Aleksandra Pawlaczyk and Jacek Rogowski

1771

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6. Role of the Ionic Component and Carbon Fractions in the Fine and Coarse Fractions of Particulate Matter for the Identification of Pollution Sources: Application of Receptor Models

By Pierina Ielpo, Claudia Marcella Placentino, Isabella Cafagna, Gianluigi De Gennaro, Martino Amodio, Barbara Elisabetta Daresta and Alessia Di Gilio

1194

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7. Monitoring and Reporting VOCs in Ambient Air

By Anjali Srivastava and Dipanjali Mazumdar

10423

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8. Estimated Atmospheric Emissions from Mobile Sources and Assessment of Air Quality in The Urban Area

By Elba Teixeira, Camila D. P. Mattiuzi, Flavio Wiegand, Sabrina Feltes and Felipe Norte

1279

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9. Application of Remote Sensing Instrument in Air Quality Monitoring

By Chuen Meei Gan, Barry Gross, YongHua Wu and Fred Moshary

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10. The Surveillance of the Air Quality in the Vicinity of an Active Volcano : Case of the Piton de la Fournaise .

By Chatrapatty Bhugwant, Miloud Bessafi and Bruno Sieja

1431

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11. Remote Zones Air Quality. Persistent Organic Pollutants: Sources, Sampling and Analysis

By Alessandro Bacaloni, Susanna Insogna and Lelio Zoccolillo

1464

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12. Asian Dust Storm as a Natural Source of Air Pollution in East Asia; its Nature, Aging and Extinction

By Chang Jin Ma

1225

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13. Genetic Biomarkers Applied to Environmental Air Quality: Ecological and Human Health Aspects

By Vera Maria Ferrão Vargas, Kelly Cristina Tagliari De Brito and Mariana Vieira Coronas

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14. An Evaluation of Atmospheric Aerosols in Kanana, Klerksdorp Gold Mining Town, in the North-West Province of South Africa

By Brighton Kaonga and Eno Ebenso

1935

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15. Some Guidelines to Improve the Air Quality Management of Santiago, Chile

By Margarita Préndez, Gerardo Alvarado and Italo Serey

1536

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16. Multi-year Assessment of Airborne Metals in Fallon, Nevada, Using Leaf-surface Chemistry

By Gary Ridenour, Mark Witten and Paul Sheppard

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17. Organic Compound in Airborne Particles and their Genottoxic Effects in Mexico City

By Rafael Villalobos-Pietrini, Omar Amador-Muñoz, Brenda Valle-Hernández, Sandra Gomez-Arroyo and Stefan Waliszewski

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