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Title: Urban air quality in the Asian region
Authors: Hopke, PK
Cohen, DD
Begum, BA
Biswas, SK
Ni, BF
Pandit, GG
Santoso, M
Chung, YS
Davy, P
Markwitz, A
Waheed, S
Siddique, N
Santos, FL
Pabroa, PCB
Seneviratne, MCS
Wimolwattanapun, W
Bunprapob, S
Vuong, TB
Hien, PD
Markowicz, A
Keywords: Asia
Air quality
Developed countries
Issue Date: 1-Oct-2008
Publisher: Elsevier
Citation: Hopke, P. K., Cohen, D. D., Begum, B. A., Biswas, S. K., Ni, B. F., Pandit, G. G., Santoso, M Chung, Y. S., Davy, P., Markwitz, A., Waheed, S., Siddique, N., Santos, F. L., Pabroa, P. C. B., Seneviratne, M. C. S., Wimolwattanapun, W., Bunprapob, S., Vuong, T. B., Hien, P. D., & Markowicz, A. (2008). Urban air quality in the Asian region. Science of the Total Environment, 404(1), 103-112. doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2008.05.039
Abstract: Over the past decade, member states of the Regional Co-operation Agreement (RCA), an intergovernmental agreement for the East Asia and Pacific region under the auspices of the IAEA with the assistance of international organizations and financial institutions such as the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank, have started to set in place policies and legislation for air pollution abatement. To support planning and evaluate the effectiveness of control programs, data are needed that characterizes urban air quality. The focus of this measurement program describe in this report is on size segregated particulate air pollution. Such airborne particulate matter can have a significant impact on human health and urban visibility. These data provide the input to receptor models that may permit the mitigation of these impacts by identification and quantitative apportionment of the particle sources. The aim of this report is to provide an overview of the measurements of concentrations and composition of particulate air pollution in two size fractions across the participating countries. For many of the large cities in this region, the measured particulate matter concentrations are greater than air quality standards or guidelines that have been adopted in developed countries. © 2008, Elsevier Ltd.
Gov't Doc #: 1467
ISSN: 0048-9697
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