Ambient and street-level air pollution studies within Trujillo, Peru and Baguio City, Philippines

by 1981- Cassidy, Brandon Edward

Abstract (Summary)
Air pollution studies in Trujillo, Peru (July-August and October-November 2003) and Baguio City, Philippines (December 2003) were conducted to quantify the concentrations of multiple air pollutants. Ambient concentrations of particulate matter ?2.5┬Ám in aerodynamic diameter (PM2.5), carbon monoxide (CO), nitrogen dioxide (NO2) and select volatile organic compounds (VOCs) were collected in Peru and Philippines as well as street-level concentrations of PM2.5, PM10 and CO in downtown Baguio City. Multiple regression modeling was done with Filipino street-level pollutant concentrations and environmental variables including traffic intensity, road size, wind, non-automobile pollution sources, building stories and terrain. Traffic intensity was significant with pre-morning rush hour (4:50-6:30am) PM2.5 and PM10 while significant with CO in both morning and afternoon rush hours. Street-level PM2.5 concentrations in Trujillo, Peru is reduced 50% when automobile traffic is removed. Ambient pollution concentrations in both studies were above established PM2.5 limits.
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School:The University of Georgia

School Location:USA - Georgia

Source Type:Master's Thesis



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