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Main Title Emission and Air Quality Modeling Tools for Near-Roadway Applications.
Author T. Pierce ; V. Isakov ; B. Haneke ; J. Paumier
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. National Exposure Research Lab.
Year Published 2008
Report Number NERL-RTP-AMD-08-023; EPA/600/R-09/001
Stock Number PB2009-103941
Additional Subjects Air quality ; Highways ; Emission models ; Dispersions ; Air pollution monitoring ; Models ; Tables (Data) ; Health effects ; Roadways ; Modeling techniques ; Near-road applications ; Air quality modeling ; Research models ; Proprietary models
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB2009-103941 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 05/12/2010
Collation 40p
In the United States, more than 35 million people live within 100 meters of a major roadway. A growing body of literature suggests that adverse health effects are associated with populations living near major roadways. According to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates from 2006, highway sources contribute 22% of volatile organic compounds (VOCs), 36% of nitrogen oxides (NOx), and 54% of carbon monoxide (CO) of all anthropogenic emissions. Despite cleaner fuels and improved onboard emission control technology, the growth of vehicular miles traveled and traffic congestion in urban areas may further exacerbate the impact of roadway emissions on air quality and human health. The intent of this review is to provide a convenient compendium of existing operational modeling techniques and to provide guidance for researchers interested in improving the accuracy of air quality modeling for near-road applications.