Dragana Popovic

University of Belgrade Serbia

Dr. Dragana Popović, a physicist, was born in Belgrade, where she obtained her MSc and PhD degree in biophysics, at Belgrade University. She is a full professor and Head of Department of Biophysics, on the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine (Belgrade). Her scientific and teaching interest are radiation and environmental biophysics, scientific methodology, and history of science. She published over 140 scientific papers and contributed to a number of books on air pollution, radiation biophysics, teaching and gender studies. Her latest book “Chernobyl: Not Just An Accident” (2010) is on long term environmental, political and social consequences of Chernobyl nuclear accident in Serbia. Dr Popović translated a number of scientific books and essays and has been a member of editorial boards of Young Scientist, Acta Veterinaria and Genero, a journal in feminist and cultural theory. She has a daughter and a son, and lives and works in Belgrade.

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Air pollution has been a major transboundary problem and a matter of global concern for decades. High concentrations of different air pollutants are particularly harmful to large cities residents, where numerous anthropogenic activities strongly influence the quality of air. Although there are many books on the subject, the one in front of you will hopefully fulfill some of the gaps in the area of air quality monitoring and modeling, and be of help to graduate students, professionals and researchers. The book is divided in five sections, dealing with mathematical models and computing techniques used in air pollution monitoring and forecasting; air pollution models and application; measuring methodologies in air pollution monitoring and control; experimental data on urban air pollution in China, Egypt, Northeastern U.S, Brazil and Romania; and finally, the health effects due to exposure to benzene, and on the influence of air pollutants on the acute respiratory diseases in children in Mexico.

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