Environmental Health

Air Quality
Monitoring, Measuring, and Modeling Environmental Hazards

Editor: Marco Ragazzi, PhD

Air Quality

Pub Date: December 2016
Hardback Price: $149.95 US
Hard ISBN: 9781771884273
E-Book ISBN: 978-1-315-36607-4
Pages: 306pp w/ index
Binding Type: hardback
Notes: 16 color and 52 b/w illustrations

This title includes a number of Open Access chapters.

This compendium provides a nuanced look at monitoring, measuring, and modeling air quality pollution in conjunction with its effects on public health and the environment. Air pollution has been proven to be a major environmental risk to health. Protecting and improving air quality requires knowledge about the types and levels of pollutants being emitted. It also requires the best possible measurement and monitoring capabilities.

Air Quality: Monitoring, Measuring, and Modeling Environmental Hazards provides an overview of low-cost sensors adoption for air quality monitoring. The book then goes on to examine modeling and monitoring systems from different sources of criteria air contaminants (CAC), or criteria pollutants, including those generated from:
  • waste incineration
  • industrial emissions
  • urban air pollution
  • agriculture
Chapters look at comparative analyses of monitoring devices and management practices along with different sources of pollutants, such as from manufacturing plants, municipal solid waste, exhaust gases, shale natural gas extraction, steel-making plants, post-harvest agricultural-waste burning, and other sources.

With air quality at the forefront of the world’s attention, the valuable volume provides information on measurement and monitoring capabilities to help researchers, scientists, policymakers, and others create better and cleaner air quality policies and management practices.

Part I: Overview
1. Perspectives of Low-Cost Sensors Adoption for Air Quality Monitoring
Elena Cristina Rada , Marco Ragazzi , Marco Brini, Luca Marmo, Pietro Zambelli, Mauro Chelodi, and Marco Ciolli

Part II: Waste Incineration
2. A Review of Exposure Assessment Methods in Epidemiological Studies on Incinerators
Michele Cordioli, Andrea Ranzi, Giulio A. De Leo, and Paolo Lauriola
3. Management of Atmospheric Pollutants from Waste Incineration Processes: The Case of Bozen
Marco Ragazzi, Werner Tirler, Giulio Angelucci, Dino Zardi, and Elena Cristina Rada
4. Comparative Assessment of Particulate Air Pollution Exposure from Municipal Solid Waste Incinerator Emissions
Danielle C. Ashworth, Gary W. Fuller, Mireille B. Toledano, Anna Font, Paul Elliott, Anna L. Hansell, and Kees de Hoogh

Part III: Industrial Emissions
5. Comparative Analysis of Monitoring Devices for Particulate Content in Exhaust Gases
Beatrice Castellani, Elena Morini, Mirko Filipponi, Andrea Nicolini, Massimo Palombo, Franco Cotana, and Federico Rossi
6. Perspectives of Unconventional PCDD/F Monitoring for a Steel Making Plant
Elena Cristina Rada, Marco Ragazzi, Gabriela Ionescu, Marco Tubino, Werner Tirler, and Maurizio Tava
7. Deposition Near a Sintering Plant: Preliminary Comparison Between Two Methods of Measurements by Deposimeters
Marco Ragazzi, Elena Cristina Rada, Marco Tubino, Marianna Marconi, Alessandro Chistè, and Eleonora Girelli
8. Estimation of Regional Air-Quality Damages from Marcellus Shale Natural Gas Extraction in Pennsylvania
Aviva Litovitz, Aimee Curtright, Shmuel Abramzon, Nicholas Burger, and Constantine Samaras

Part IV: Urban Air Pollution
9. Modelling Human Exposure to Air Pollutants in an Urban Area
Marco Schiavon, Gianluca Antonacci, Elena Cristina Rada, Marco Ragazzi, and Dino Zardi
10. New Considerations for PM, Black Carbon and Particle Number Concentration for Air Quality Monitoring Across Different European Cities
C. Reche, X. Querol, A. Alastuey, M. Viana, J. Pey, T. Moreno, S. Rodríguez, Y. González, R. Fernández-Camacho, A. M. Sánchez de la Campa, J. de la Rosa, M. Dall’Osto, A. S. H. Prévôt, C. Hueglin, R. M. Harrison, and P. Quincey
11. Air Quality Modeling in Support of the Near-Road Exposures and Effects of Urban Air Pollutants Study (NEXUS)
Vlad Isakov, Saravanan Arunachalam, Stuart Batterman, Sarah Bereznicki, Janet Burke, Kathie Dionisio, Val Garcia, David Heist, Steve Perry, Michelle Snyder, and Alan Vette

Part V: Agriculture
12. Characteristics and Emission Budget of Carbonaceous Species from Post-Harvest Agricultural-Waste Burning in Source Region of the Indo-Gangetic Plain
Prashant Rajput, Manmohan Sarin, Deepti Sharma, and Darshan Singh

About the Authors / Editors:
Editor: Marco Ragazzi, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Civil, Environmental, and Mechanical Engineering, University of Trento, Italy

Marco Ragazzi has a PhD in sanitary engineering from Milan Polytechnic, Italy. The author or co-author of more than 500 publications (111 in the Scopus database), he is currently a member of the Department of Civil, Environmental, and Mechanical Engineering at the University of Trento, Italy. His research interests include solid waste and wastewater management, environmental engineering, and environmental impact risk assessment.

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