chapter  2
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Role of Feedstock Transport in the Balance of Primary PM Emissions in Two Case-Studies: RMSW Incineration vs. Sintering Plant

One of the main air quality indicators is the particulate matter (PM) concentration at ground level. It is demonstrated that small aerosol particles or particulate matter (as PM10 and PM2.5) affect air quality and can have significant effects on human’s health [1]. Anomalous exposure to PM can shorten life expectancy, hospital admissions and emergency room visits. For these reasons, various national and international institutions [2,3] have established regulations to reduce PM concentration caused by human activities and to set adequate PM concentration limits.