Asian Atmospheric Pollution Book

Asian Atmospheric Pollution


  • Author : Ramesh P. Singh
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2021-08-31
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 580
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128166949
  • Total Read : 93
  • File Size : 18,7 Mb

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Asian Atmospheric Pollution Summary:

Asian Atmospheric Pollution: Sources, Characteristics and Impacts provides a concise yet comprehensive treatment of all aspects of pollution and air quality monitoring, across all of Asia. It focuses on key regions of the world and details a variety of sources, their transport mechanism, long term variability and impacts on climate at local and regional scales. It also discusses the feedback on pollutants, on different meteorological parameters like radiative forcing, fog formations, precipitation, cloud characteristics and more. Drawing upon the expertise of multiple well-known authors from different countries to underline some of these key issues, it includes sections dedicated to treatment of pollutant sources, studying of pollutants and trace gases using satellite/station based observations and models, transport mechanisms, seasonal and inter-annual variability and impact on climate, health and biosphere in general. Asian Atmospheric Pollution: Sources, Characteristics and Impacts is a useful resource for scientists and students to understand the sources and dynamics of atmospheric pollution as well as their transport from one continent to other continents, helping the atmospheric modelling community to model different scenarios of the pollution, gauge its short term and long term impacts across regional to global scales and better understand the ramifications of episodic events. Covers all of Asia in detail in terms of pollution Focuses not only on local pollution, but on long-term transport of these pollutants and their impacts on other regions as well as the globe Includes discussion of both particulate matter and greenhouse gases Serves as a single resource on Asian air pollution and Impacts from the most current research across the globe including the US, Asia, Africa and Europe

Trans Boundary Pollution in North East Asia Book

Trans Boundary Pollution in North East Asia


  • Author : Kazuichi Hayakawa
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2022-11-30
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 214
  • ISBN 10 : 1536141631
  • Total Read : 90
  • File Size : 8,5 Mb

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Trans Boundary Pollution in North East Asia Summary:

In East Asia, the economics and industrial outputs of Japan, China, Korea and Russia have developed rapidly in recent decades. Together, these countries account for more than a quarter of the world's energy consumption. The primary energy consumption of China has especially increased drastically. The main energy sources in these countries are oil in Japan and Korea, coal in China and natural gas in Russia (additionally, coal is harvested in Far Eastern Russia). The burning of these fuels and biomass releases many kinds of pollutants including gases and particulates into the atmosphere. From 1970-1980, "acid rain/snow" was a typical trans-boundary form of environmental pollution not only in Eastern Europe and North America, but also in North East Asia. Acid rain/snow was observed on the Sea of Japan coastline of the Japanese islands during the winter. It was caused by sulfur dioxide emitted from the combustion of a large amount of coal in China. Yellow sand is also observed in various parts of Japan during the spring. It is caused by dust storms generated in deserts such as the Takramakan in China and transported at long ranges to Japan via microorganisms. Recently, a high concentration of PM2.5 in the urban atmosphere has become a large problem in China. PM2.5 as an originated form of fossil fuel combustion and biomass combustion contains many polycyslic aromatic hydrocarbons, which exhibit carcinogenic and/or mutagenic, endocrine disrupting and reactive oxygen species producing activities. A part of PM2.5 emitted in China has been transported at long ranges to Japan. These pollutans cause respiratory and circulatory diseases. On the other hand, in 1997, enormous amounts of oil spilled from an old Russian tanker which caused a serious pollution problem in the Sea of Japan. Backbone bending in fish was reported in several marine areas polluted with the spilled oil. From these view points, trans-boundary pollution attracts much attention from environmental and health

Global Sources of Local Pollution Book

Global Sources of Local Pollution


  • Author : National Research Council
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release Date : 2010-02-15
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 248
  • ISBN 10 : 9780309144018
  • Total Read : 92
  • File Size : 9,5 Mb

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Global Sources of Local Pollution Summary:

Recent advances in air pollution monitoring and modeling capabilities have made it possible to show that air pollution can be transported long distances and that adverse impacts of emitted pollutants cannot be confined to one country or even one continent. Pollutants from traffic, cooking stoves, and factories emitted half a world away can make the air we inhale today more hazardous for our health. The relative importance of this "imported" pollution is likely to increase, as emissions in developing countries grow, and air quality standards in industrial countries are tightened. Global Sources of Local Pollution examines the impact of the long-range transport of four key air pollutants (ozone, particulate matter, mercury, and persistent organic pollutants) on air quality and pollutant deposition in the United States. It also explores the environmental impacts of U.S. emissions on other parts of the world. The book recommends that the United States work with the international community to develop an integrated system for determining pollution sources and impacts and to design effective response strategies. This book will be useful to international, federal, state, and local policy makers responsible for understanding and managing air pollution and its impacts on human health and well-being.

Air Quality Monitoring  Assessment and Management Book

Air Quality Monitoring Assessment and Management


  • Author : Nicolas Mazzeo
  • Publisher : IntechOpen
  • Release Date : 2011-07-08
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 392
  • ISBN 10 : 9533073179
  • Total Read : 86
  • File Size : 18,5 Mb

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Air Quality Monitoring Assessment and Management Summary:

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.

World Atlas of Atmospheric Pollution Book

World Atlas of Atmospheric Pollution


  • Author : Ranjeet S. Sokhi
  • Publisher : Anthem Press
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 145
  • ISBN 10 : 9781843312895
  • Total Read : 74
  • File Size : 19,5 Mb

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World Atlas of Atmospheric Pollution Summary:

Provides a revealing global overview of air pollution and its startling impact through graphical and visual representation of data.

Land Atmospheric Research Applications in South and Southeast Asia Book

Land Atmospheric Research Applications in South and Southeast Asia


  • Author : Krishna Prasad Vadrevu
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2018-03-26
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 725
  • ISBN 10 : 9783319674742
  • Total Read : 64
  • File Size : 16,8 Mb

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Land Atmospheric Research Applications in South and Southeast Asia Summary:

This edited volume sheds new light on the impact of rapid Land Use/Cover Changes (LU/CC) on greenhouse gases (GHG’s) and aerosol emissions in South and Southeast Asia. Several countries in South/Southeast Asia have the highest population growth rates in the world, which is the main cause for LU/CC. Conversion of dense forests to agricultural areas and then to residential and urban areas is most commonly observed in South/Southeast Asian countries with a significant release of GHG’s and aerosols. The book showcases several case studies on the use of remote sensing and geospatial technologies to quantify biomass burning and air pollution impacts, aerosol pollution, LU/CC, and impacts on ecosystem services. The book also includes articles on regional initiatives in research, capacity building, and training. The authors of this book are international experts in the field, and their contributions highlight significant drivers and impacts of air pollution in South/Southeast Asia. Readers will discover the latest tools and techniques, in particular, the use of satellite remote sensing and geospatial technologies for quantifying GHG’s, aerosols and pollution episodes in this region.

WHO Guidelines for Indoor Air Quality Book

WHO Guidelines for Indoor Air Quality


  • Author : World Health Organization
  • Publisher : World Health Organization
  • Release Date : 2010
  • Genre: House & Home
  • Pages : 488
  • ISBN 10 : UCBK:C105261333
  • Total Read : 60
  • File Size : 19,8 Mb

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WHO Guidelines for Indoor Air Quality Summary:

This book presents WHO guidelines for the protection of public health from risks due to a number of chemicals commonly present in indoor air. The substances considered in this review, i.e. benzene, carbon monoxide, formaldehyde, naphthalene, nitrogen dioxide, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (especially benzo[a]pyrene), radon, trichloroethylene and tetrachloroethylene, have indoor sources, are known in respect of their hazardousness to health and are often found indoors in concentrations of health concern. The guidelines are targeted at public health professionals involved in preventing health risks of environmental exposures, as well as specialists and authorities involved in the design and use of buildings, indoor materials and products. They provide a scientific basis for legally enforceable standards.

Urban Air Pollution in Asian Cities Book

Urban Air Pollution in Asian Cities


  • Author : Dietrich Schwela
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2006
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015069131228
  • Total Read : 78
  • File Size : 15,5 Mb

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Urban Air Pollution in Asian Cities Summary:

First Published in 2006. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.