A drivers exposure to traffic pollution

Clarke, Robert (1998) A drivers exposure to traffic pollution. MPhil thesis, University of Nottingham.

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Abstract

The increasing use of road transport in the post war years has caused a substantial rise in the amounts of traffic related air pollutants and has raised concerns about urban air quality. This thesis describes a series of experiments designed to evaluate the level of traffic pollutants experienced by drivers in heavy traffic.

Field and wind tunnel measurements were initially carried out to assess pollutant transport and dispersion characteristics. These were followed by a series of experiments to determine the ventilation characteristics of a car derived van which was later used in two pollution surveys. The surveys were conducted over two heavily trafficked routes during the Nottingham morning and evening rush hours. Measurements of carbon monoxide and ozone concentrations were taken and the results analysed to give a time integrated exposure for the vehicle occupants.

Item Type: Thesis (University of Nottingham only) (MPhil)
Supervisors: Riffat, S.B.
Shao, L.
Subjects: T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering
Faculties/Schools: UK Campuses > Faculty of Engineering > Built Environment
Item ID: 13664
Depositing User: EP, Services
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2013 12:22
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2016 23:06
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/13664

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