A one stop, comprehensive textbook, covering the three essential components of air pollution science. The Third Edition has been updated with the latest developments, especially the inclusion of new information on the role of air pollutants in climate change. The authors give greater coverage to the developing economies around the world where air pollution problems are on the rise.
The Third Edition continues to cover a wide range of air quality issues, retaining a quantitative perspective. Topics covered include - gaseous and particulate air pollutants, measurement techniques, meteorology and dispersion modelling, mobile sources, indoor air, effects on plants, materials, humans and animals. Moving away from classical toxic air pollutants, there is a chapter on climate change and another on the depletion of stratospheric ozone. A special feature of this new edition is the inclusion of a fresh chapter on air pollution mitigation by vegetation, mainly its role in maintaining a sustainable urban environment.
Recommended for upper-level undergraduate and postgraduate courses specialising in air pollution, both for environmental scientists and engineers. The new material included in the Third Edition extends its use by practitioners in consultancies or local authorities.
Abhishek Tiwary is a Chartered Scientist and a Chartered Environmentalist involved in issues related to urban air pollution management and sustainable development. He is based at the University of Newcastle, UK. Jeremy Colls is Professor Emeritus in Atmospheric Environment at the University of Nottingham, UK. He authored the previous two editions of Air Pollution.
Air Pollutants: Sources and Control of Gases Units for Expressing Pollutant Concentration The Basic Atmosphere The Vertical Structure of the Atmosphere Anthropogenic Emissions Primary Emission Summary Adsorption and Adsorption of Gases Other Air Pollutants Secondary Gaseous Pollutants Emission Interventions Air Pollutants: Particulates Particle Terminology Particle Size Disturbations Aerosol Mechanics Particle Sources Abatement of Primary Particle Emissions Secondary Particles Trends in Particle Emissions Mobile Sources Motor Vehicle Emissions Train Emissions Shipping Emissions Aircraft Emissions Different Models of Transport Measurement of Gases and Particles Methods of Describing Pollutant Concentration Sampling Requirements Gas Sampling Gas Concentration Measurement Quality Control Particle Sampling Particle Measurement Methods Chemical Composition of Aerosol Measurement of Course Particle Deposition Emission Measurement from Stationary Sources Measurement Uncertainty Concentrations and Deposition Gaseous Pollutants Patterns of Occurrence Particulate Matter Dry Deposition of Gases Wet Deposition Total Deposition and Budgets Analysis of an Air Pollution Episode Meteorology and Modelling Meteorological Factors Dispersion Models Gaussian Dispersion Theory Dispersion Theory in Practice Dispersion of Vehicle Emission and Exposure Modelling Receptor Models Box Models Statistical Models Analysis of an Air Quality Data Set The Raw Data Set Period Averages Roses Diurnal Variations Short-Term Events Frequency Disturbations Further Statistical Analyses Indoor Air Quality Building Ventilation Combustion Indoor Organics Sources Bioaerosols Sick Building Syndrome Odour and Ventilation Clean Rooms Mitigation of Air Pollution: The Role of Vegetation Forest Canopy Intervention Particle Deposition to Vegetation Filter Strips Practical Concerns of Vegetation Intervention Effects on Plants, Visual Range and Materials Effects on Plants Visual Range Damage to Materials Responses of Humans and Other Animals Responses of People Effects on Other Animals Greenhouse Gases and Climate Change Our Radiation Environment The Role of Gases The Role of Aerosol Gases and Aerosol Combined Future Scenarios The Main Predictions Feedbacks Global Responses Ozone Depletion and Ultraviolet Radiation Ozone in the Stratosphere Destructive Chemistry The Current Situation Ozone and Ultraviolet Clothing Protection from UV Standards and Legislation UK Legislation EU Air-Quality Legislation UNECE World Health Organization (WHO) EU Industrial Emission Legislation EU Vehicle Emissions US Legislation Legislation in the Asian Region Air Pollution Indices