This title includes a number of Open Access chapters.

This new 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. The chapters in this volume serve as a foundation for monitoring, measuring, and modeling air pollution.

part |2 pages

Part I: Overview

chapter 1|12 pages

Perspectives of Low-Cost Sensors Adoption for Air Quality Monitoring

ByElena Cristina Rada, Marco Ragazzi, Marco Brini, Luca Marmo, Pietro Zambelli, Mauro Chelodi, Marco Ciolli

part |2 pages

Part II: Waste Incineration

chapter 2|28 pages

A Review of Exposure Assessment Methods in Epidemiological Studies on Incinerators

ByMichele Cordioli, Andrea Ranzi, Giulio A. De Leo, Paolo Lauriola

chapter 3|16 pages

Management of Atmospheric Pollutants from Waste Incineration Processes: The Case of Bozen

ByMarco Ragazzi, Werner Tirler, Giulio Angelucci, Dino Zardi, Elena Cristina Rada

chapter 4|30 pages

Comparative Assessment of Particulate Air Pollution Exposure from Municipal Solid Waste Incinerator Emissions

ByDanielle C. Ashworth, Gary W. Fuller, Mireille B. Toledano, Anna Font, Paul Elliott, Anna L. Hansell, and Kees de Hoogh

part |2 pages

Part III: Industrial Emissions

chapter 5|28 pages

Comparative Analysis of Monitoring Devices for Particulate Content in Exhaust Gases

ByBeatrice Castellani, Elena Morini, Mirko Filipponi, Andrea Nicolini, Massimo Palombo, Franco Cotana, Federico Rossi

chapter 6|10 pages

Perspectives of Unconventional PCDD/F Monitoring for a Steel Making Plant

ByElena Cristina Rada, Marco Ragazzi, Gabriela Ionescu, Marco Tubino, Werner Tirler, Maurizio Tava

chapter 7|10 pages

Deposition Near a Sintering Plant: Preliminary Comparison Between Two Methods of Measurements by Deposimeters

ByMarco Ragazzi, Elena Cristina Rada, Marco Tubino, Marianna Marconi, Alessandro Chistè, Eleonora Girelli

chapter 8|20 pages

Estimation of Regional Air-Quality Damages from Marcellus Shale Natural Gas Extraction in Pennsylvania

ByAviva Litovitz, Aimee Curtright, Shmuel Abramzon, Nicholas Burger, Constantine Samaras

part |2 pages

Part IV: Urban Air Pollution

chapter 9|14 pages

Modelling Human Exposure to Air Pollutants in an Urban Area

ByMarco Schiavon, Gianluca Antonacci, Elena Cristina Rada, Marco Ragazzi, Dino Zardi

chapter 10|42 pages

New Considerations for PM, Black Carbon and Particle Number Concentration for Air Quality Monitoring Across Different European Cities

ByC. 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

chapter 11|24 pages

Air Quality Modeling in Support of the Near-Road Exposures and Effects of Urban Air Pollutants Study (NEXUS)

ByVlad Isakov, Saravanan Arunachalam, Stuart Batterman, Sarah Bereznicki, Janet Burke, Kathie Dionisio, Val Garcia, David Heist, Steve Perry, Michelle Snyder, Alan Vette

part |2 pages

Part V: Agriculture