Asian Atmospheric Pollution

Asian Atmospheric Pollution
Author: Ramesh P. Singh
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 580
Release: 2021-08-31
ISBN 10: 0128166940
ISBN 13: 9780128166949
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Asian Atmospheric Pollution Book Review:

Asian Atmospheric Pollution: Sources, Characteristics and Impacts provides a concise yet comprehensive treatment of all aspects of pollution and air quality monitoring, across all of Asia. It focuses on key regions of the world and details a variety of sources, their transport mechanism, long term variability and impacts on climate at local and regional scales. It also discusses the feedback on pollutants, on different meteorological parameters like radiative forcing, fog formations, precipitation, cloud characteristics and more. Drawing upon the expertise of multiple well-known authors from different countries to underline some of these key issues, it includes sections dedicated to treatment of pollutant sources, studying of pollutants and trace gases using satellite/station based observations and models, transport mechanisms, seasonal and inter-annual variability and impact on climate, health and biosphere in general. Asian Atmospheric Pollution: Sources, Characteristics and Impacts is a useful resource for scientists and students to understand the sources and dynamics of atmospheric pollution as well as their transport from one continent to other continents, helping the atmospheric modelling community to model different scenarios of the pollution, gauge its short term and long term impacts across regional to global scales and better understand the ramifications of episodic events. Covers all of Asia in detail in terms of pollution Focuses not only on local pollution, but on long-term transport of these pollutants and their impacts on other regions as well as the globe Includes discussion of both particulate matter and greenhouse gases Serves as a single resource on Asian air pollution and Impacts from the most current research across the globe including the US, Asia, Africa and Europe

World Atlas of Atmospheric Pollution

World Atlas of Atmospheric Pollution
Author: Ranjeet S. Sokhi
Publsiher: Anthem Press
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2011-08-01
ISBN 10: 0857288598
ISBN 13: 9780857288592
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

World Atlas of Atmospheric Pollution Book Review:

Air pollution affects us all in a number of crucial ways, causing lasting damage to our health and our environment. While primary pollution can result from local activities, the extent of the impact can be felt at spatial scales from the individual up to the whole planet and temporal scales from minutes to decades. Consequently, pollution of our atmosphere remains a critical concern, warranting continued scientific investigation and the development of effective local and global solutions. ‘The World Atlas of Atmospheric Pollution’ clearly and engagingly summarises current understanding of the state of air pollution on city to global scales.

Hazardous Air Pollutants

Hazardous Air Pollutants
Author: Dong-Chun Shin
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 185
Release: 2016-04-06
ISBN 10: 1482297906
ISBN 13: 9781482297904
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hazardous Air Pollutants Book Review:

Hazardous Air Pollutants: Case Studies from Asia examines the variety of public health problems, such as cardiovascular disease, respiratory disease, increased mortality, and impaired mental health, that are severely affecting multiple Asian countries as a result of exposure to high concentrations of air pollution in the wake of rapid industrialization. The contributors to this book have direct research experience in health problems caused by air pollution in the countries under discussion. The countries analyzed include China, Taiwan, Japan, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Korea. The book is divided in two sections. Each chapter of the first section focuses on one country and summarizes multiple key aspects that contextualize public health issues within it, including Geography Meteorology Economics Demographics Sources of air pollution Epidemiological findings Biological mechanisms The first section also assesses the exposure and risk within each country. The second section introduces new fields of air pollution research, the impact of vehicle emission regulations, the effects of coal energy generation, and climate change. Presented in a concise and methodical manner, this book provides an up-to-date overview of the air pollution levels, health findings, and air quality policies of Asian countries. It expands understanding about the effects of air pollution on public health in Asia and lays a groundwork for future approaches to research and policy.

Air Pollution in Eastern Asia An Integrated Perspective

Air Pollution in Eastern Asia  An Integrated Perspective
Author: Idir Bouarar,Xuemei Wang,Guy P. Brasseur
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 504
Release: 2017-08-18
ISBN 10: 3319594893
ISBN 13: 9783319594897
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Air Pollution in Eastern Asia An Integrated Perspective Book Review:

This book, written by an international group of experts from China, Europe and the USA, presents a broad and comprehensive analysis of the chemical and meteorological processes responsible for the formation of air pollutants in eastern Asia, and in particular for the development of severe pollution episodes observed primarily during winter in the northeastern part of China. With the rapid population growth, economic development and urbanization occurring in Asia, air pollution has become a major environmental problem in this part of the world. The book is organized around six distinct parts. The first part of the volume offers a general perspective on issues related to air pollution including persistent haze events in eastern and southern Asia. The second part presents an overview of air pollution sources (i.e., anthropogenic and biomass burning sources). The third part analyzes in-situ observations of chemical species in China, while the fourth part focuses on space observations of gas-phase and aerosol species. The modeling aspects are treated in the fifth part of the volume, which includes a presentation of several air quality forecast systems and an assessment of the role of urbanization on air pollution levels. Finally, the effects of air pollution on health and crop productivity in China are discussed in the last part of the book. The book also presents an integrated view of past and present situations in Asia and provides the scientific basis from which mitigation policies can be established and air quality can be improved. Audience: This book is written for scientists, educators, students, environmental managers, policy-makers and leaders in public administration and private corporations who wish to use science-based information to mitigate air pollution. The book should help decision-makers to design effective policies for air quality improvement and to successfully manage short-term air pollution episodes that substantially affect people’s quality of life and strongly impact the economy.

Urban Air Pollution in Asian Cities

Urban Air Pollution in Asian Cities
Author: Dietrich Schwela
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 276
Release: 2006
ISBN 10: 1844073750
ISBN 13: 9781844073757
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Urban Air Pollution in Asian Cities Book Review:

"This book provides a comprehensive and comparative assessment of the current status and challenges in urban air pollution management in 20 cities in the Asian region. It examines the effects on human health and the environment, and future implications for planning, transport and energy sectors. National and local governments have begun to develop air quality management strategies to address the deterioration in urban air quality; however, the scope and effectiveness of such strategies vary widely. This book benchmarks these air quality management strategies, examines successes and failures in these cities and presents strategies for improving air quality management in cities across Asia and the rest of our rapidly urbanizing world." "Information on air quality in Asia is clearly presented with easy-to-read city profiles, tables and graphs. This is an essential resource for all those concerned with urban air quality management."--BOOK JACKET.

World Atlas of Atmospheric Pollution

World Atlas of Atmospheric Pollution
Author: Ranjeet S. Sokhi
Publsiher: Anthem Press
Total Pages: 120
Release: 2008
ISBN 10: 1843312891
ISBN 13: 9781843312895
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

World Atlas of Atmospheric Pollution Book Review:

Provides a revealing global overview of air pollution and its startling impact through graphical and visual representation of data.

Global Sources of Local Pollution

Global Sources of Local Pollution
Author: National Research Council,Division on Earth and Life Studies,Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate,Committee on the Significance of International Transport of Air Pollutants
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2010-01-15
ISBN 10: 9780309150316
ISBN 13: 0309150310
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Global Sources of Local Pollution Book Review:

Recent advances in air pollution monitoring and modeling capabilities have made it possible to show that air pollution can be transported long distances and that adverse impacts of emitted pollutants cannot be confined to one country or even one continent. Pollutants from traffic, cooking stoves, and factories emitted half a world away can make the air we inhale today more hazardous for our health. The relative importance of this "imported" pollution is likely to increase, as emissions in developing countries grow, and air quality standards in industrial countries are tightened. Global Sources of Local Pollution examines the impact of the long-range transport of four key air pollutants (ozone, particulate matter, mercury, and persistent organic pollutants) on air quality and pollutant deposition in the United States. It also explores the environmental impacts of U.S. emissions on other parts of the world. The book recommends that the United States work with the international community to develop an integrated system for determining pollution sources and impacts and to design effective response strategies. This book will be useful to international, federal, state, and local policy makers responsible for understanding and managing air pollution and its impacts on human health and well-being.

Technical assistance for strengthening the capacity of the association of southeast Asian nations to prevent and mitigate transboundary atmospheric pollution

Technical assistance for strengthening the capacity of the association of southeast Asian nations to prevent and mitigate transboundary atmospheric pollution
Author: Asian Development Bank
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 31
Release: 1998
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: OCLC:1293415459
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Technical assistance for strengthening the capacity of the association of southeast Asian nations to prevent and mitigate transboundary atmospheric pollution Book Review:

Trans Boundary Pollution in North East Asia

Trans Boundary Pollution in North East Asia
Author: Kazuichi Hayakawa,Seiya Nagao,Yayoi Inomata,Mutsuo Inoue,Atsushi Matsuki
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 214
Release: 2022
ISBN 10: 9781536141634
ISBN 13: 1536141631
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Trans Boundary Pollution in North East Asia Book Review:

In East Asia, the economics and industrial outputs of Japan, China, Korea and Russia have developed rapidly in recent decades. Together, these countries account for more than a quarter of the world's energy consumption. The primary energy consumption of China has especially increased drastically. The main energy sources in these countries are oil in Japan and Korea, coal in China and natural gas in Russia (additionally, coal is harvested in Far Eastern Russia). The burning of these fuels and biomass releases many kinds of pollutants including gases and particulates into the atmosphere. From 1970-1980, "acid rain/snow" was a typical trans-boundary form of environmental pollution not only in Eastern Europe and North America, but also in North East Asia. Acid rain/snow was observed on the Sea of Japan coastline of the Japanese islands during the winter. It was caused by sulfur dioxide emitted from the combustion of a large amount of coal in China. Yellow sand is also observed in various parts of Japan during the spring. It is caused by dust storms generated in deserts such as the Takramakan in China and transported at long ranges to Japan via microorganisms. Recently, a high concentration of PM2.5 in the urban atmosphere has become a large problem in China. PM2.5 as an originated form of fossil fuel combustion and biomass combustion contains many polycyslic aromatic hydrocarbons, which exhibit carcinogenic and/or mutagenic, endocrine disrupting and reactive oxygen species producing activities. A part of PM2.5 emitted in China has been transported at long ranges to Japan. These pollutans cause respiratory and circulatory diseases. On the other hand, in 1997, enormous amounts of oil spilled from an old Russian tanker which caused a serious pollution problem in the Sea of Japan. Backbone bending in fish was reported in several marine areas polluted with the spilled oil. From these view points, trans-boundary pollution attracts much attention from environmental and health science fields. This book will focus on the trans-boundary pollutants observed in North East Asia with recent research results.

Air Quality Monitoring Assessment and Management

Air Quality Monitoring  Assessment and Management
Author: Nicolas Mazzeo
Publsiher: IntechOpen
Total Pages: 392
Release: 2011-07-08
ISBN 10: 9789533073170
ISBN 13: 9533073179
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Air Quality Monitoring Assessment and Management Book Review:

Human beings need to breathe oxygen diluted in certain quantity of inert gas for living. In the atmosphere, there is a gas mixture of, mainly, oxygen and nitrogen, in appropriate proportions. However, the air also contains other gases, vapours and aerosols that humans incorporate when breathing and whose composition and concentration vary spatially. Some of these are physiologically inert. Air pollution has become a problem of major concern in the last few decades as it has caused negative effects on human health, nature and properties. This book presents the results of research studies carried out by international researchers in seventeen chapters which can be grouped into two main sections: a) air quality monitoring and b) air quality assessment and management, and serves as a source of material for all those involved in the field, whether as a student, scientific researcher, industrialist, consultant, or government agency with responsibility in this area.

Technical Assistance financed from the Japan Special Fund for Strengthening the Capacity of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations to Prevent and Mitigate Transboundary Atmospheric Pollution

Technical Assistance  financed from the Japan Special Fund  for Strengthening the Capacity of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations to Prevent and Mitigate Transboundary Atmospheric Pollution
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 32
Release: 1998
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UOM:39015041247936
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Technical Assistance financed from the Japan Special Fund for Strengthening the Capacity of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations to Prevent and Mitigate Transboundary Atmospheric Pollution Book Review:

WHO Guidelines for Indoor Air Quality

WHO Guidelines for Indoor Air Quality
Author: World Health Organization
Publsiher: World Health Organization
Total Pages: 488
Release: 2010
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UCBK:C105261333
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

WHO Guidelines for Indoor Air Quality Book Review:

This book presents WHO guidelines for the protection of public health from risks due to a number of chemicals commonly present in indoor air. The substances considered in this review, i.e. benzene, carbon monoxide, formaldehyde, naphthalene, nitrogen dioxide, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (especially benzo[a]pyrene), radon, trichloroethylene and tetrachloroethylene, have indoor sources, are known in respect of their hazardousness to health and are often found indoors in concentrations of health concern. The guidelines are targeted at public health professionals involved in preventing health risks of environmental exposures, as well as specialists and authorities involved in the design and use of buildings, indoor materials and products. They provide a scientific basis for legally enforceable standards.

Land Atmospheric Research Applications in South and Southeast Asia

Land Atmospheric Research Applications in South and Southeast Asia
Author: Krishna Prasad Vadrevu,Toshimasa Ohara,Chris Justice
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 725
Release: 2018-03-26
ISBN 10: 3319674749
ISBN 13: 9783319674742
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Land Atmospheric Research Applications in South and Southeast Asia Book Review:

This edited volume sheds new light on the impact of rapid Land Use/Cover Changes (LU/CC) on greenhouse gases (GHG’s) and aerosol emissions in South and Southeast Asia. Several countries in South/Southeast Asia have the highest population growth rates in the world, which is the main cause for LU/CC. Conversion of dense forests to agricultural areas and then to residential and urban areas is most commonly observed in South/Southeast Asian countries with a significant release of GHG’s and aerosols. The book showcases several case studies on the use of remote sensing and geospatial technologies to quantify biomass burning and air pollution impacts, aerosol pollution, LU/CC, and impacts on ecosystem services. The book also includes articles on regional initiatives in research, capacity building, and training. The authors of this book are international experts in the field, and their contributions highlight significant drivers and impacts of air pollution in South/Southeast Asia. Readers will discover the latest tools and techniques, in particular, the use of satellite remote sensing and geospatial technologies for quantifying GHG’s, aerosols and pollution episodes in this region.

TORUS 3 Toward an Open Resource Using Services

TORUS 3   Toward an Open Resource Using Services
Author: Dominique Laffly
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 260
Release: 2020-04-09
ISBN 10: 1119720516
ISBN 13: 9781119720515
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

TORUS 3 Toward an Open Resource Using Services Book Review:

This book, presented in three volumes, examines environmental disciplines in relation to major players in contemporary science: Big Data, artificial intelligence and cloud computing. Today, there is a real sense of urgency regarding the evolution of computer technology, the ever-increasing volume of data, threats to our climate and the sustainable development of our planet. As such, we need to reduce technology just as much as we need to bridge the global socio-economic gap between the North and South; between universal free access to data (open data) and free software (open source). In this book, we pay particular attention to certain environmental subjects, in order to enrich our understanding of cloud computing. These subjects are: erosion; urban air pollution and atmospheric pollution in Southeast Asia; melting permafrost (causing the accelerated release of soil organic carbon in the atmosphere); alert systems of environmental hazards (such as forest fires, prospective modeling of socio-spatial practices and land use); and web fountains of geographical data. Finally, this book asks the question: in order to find a pattern in the data, how do we move from a traditional computing model-based world to pure mathematical research? After thorough examination of this topic, we conclude that this goal is both transdisciplinary and achievable.

Integrated Air Quality Management

Integrated Air Quality Management
Author: Nguyen Thi Kim Oanh
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 443
Release: 2012-07-05
ISBN 10: 1439862257
ISBN 13: 9781439862254
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Integrated Air Quality Management Book Review:

The steady growth in the number of vehicles on the road, heavy reliance on coal, use of dirty fuels for residential combustion, and extensive open burning are some of the major factors leading to the progressive deterioration of air quality in developing countries in Asia. And despite efforts to establish and implement air quality measurement systems, the development of infrastructure, environmental technology, and management practices continues to lag behind the rate of emission increase. Based on ten years of coordinated research, Integrated Air Quality Management: Asian Case Studies discusses technical and policy tools for the integrated air quality management of developing countries in Asia. The book begins with an overview of major issues of air quality management practices in developing Asia and potential approaches to reduce pollution, including opportunities for integration of air quality improvement and climate migration strategies. It covers the methodology and results of fine particulate matter monitoring using traditional filter-based and satellite monitoring techniques. It examines the applications of a 3D dispersion modeling tool for urban and regional air quality management focusing on surface ozone, fine particulate matter, and acid deposition. The final chapters discuss innovative control technologies for gaseous air pollutants and illustrate the integrated air quality management in developing Asia through case studies for target source categories including agricultural residue field burning, vehicle emissions, brick kilns, and industrial VOC emission. Illustrated with case studies, this book presents an integrated air quality management methodology that employs technical and policy tools to achieve air quality goals. It includes technical information and policy recommendations based on the outcomes of several multi-year air quality research programs coordinated by the Asian Institute of Technology. The text combines fundamental information and advanced knowledge useful to large audiences dealing with subjects of integrated air quality management.

Urban Air Pollution in Asian Cities

Urban Air Pollution in Asian Cities
Author: Dietrich Schwela,Gary Haq,Cornie Huizenga,Herbert Fabian,Wha-Jin Han
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2006
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UOM:39015069131228
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Urban Air Pollution in Asian Cities Book Review:

First Published in 2006. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Atmospheric Pollution

Atmospheric Pollution
Author: Mark Z. Jacobson,Professor Mark Z Jacobson
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 399
Release: 2002-09-05
ISBN 10: 9780521811712
ISBN 13: 0521811716
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Air Pollution Impacts on Plants in East Asia

Air Pollution Impacts on Plants in East Asia
Author: Takeshi Izuta
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 322
Release: 2017-02-13
ISBN 10: 4431564381
ISBN 13: 9784431564386
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Air Pollution Impacts on Plants in East Asia Book Review:

This is the only book to offer an up-to-date overview of air pollution in East Asia and the effects of air pollutants such as ozone, acid deposition and aerosols on Asian crops and trees. It is unique in that it discusses the fundamentals of environmental plant science and research advances in the area at the plant ecophysiology level. It addresses various topics, including gaseous air pollutants such as ozone; soil acidification and atmospheric nitrogen deposition due to acid deposition; PM2.5 and the effects of air pollutants on growth, yield and physiological functions such as photosynthesis of crops and trees in East Asia. It is a valuable resource for environmental scientists, plant scientists, government officials, industrialists, environmentalists, undergraduate and graduate students and anyone interested in the application of the latest findings to agricultural production and protection of forest ecosystems in Asia. It also provides useful information for professionals involved in research, development, production, processing and marketing of agricultural products, including those in developing countries who are interested in advanced environmental science in this field.

Atmosphere of Collaboration

Atmosphere of Collaboration
Author: Rohit Negi,Prerna Srigyan
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 118
Release: 2021-05-25
ISBN 10: 1000379825
ISBN 13: 9781000379822
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Atmosphere of Collaboration Book Review:

This book discusses air pollution in Delhi from scientific, social and entrepreneurial perspectives. Using key debates and interventions on air pollution, it examines the trajectories of environmental politics in the Delhi region, one of the most polluted areas in the world. It highlights the administrative struggles, public advocacy, and entrepreneurial innovations that have built creative new links between science and urban citizenship. The book describes the atmosphere of collaboration that pervades these otherwise disparate spheres in contemporary Delhi. Key features: · Presents an original case study on urban environmentalism from the Global South · Cuts across science, policy, advocacy and innovation · Includes behind-the-scenes discussions, tensions and experimentations in the Indian air pollution space · Uses immersive ethnography to study a topical and relevant urban issue As South Asian and Global South cities confront fast-intensifying environmental risks, this study presents a dialogue between urban political ecology (UPE) and science and technology studies on Delhi’s air. The book explores how the governance of air is challenged by scales, jurisdictions, and institutional structures. It also shows how technical experts are bridging disciplinary silos as they engage in advocacy by translating science for public understanding. The book serves as a reminder of the enduring struggles over space, quality of life, and citizenship while pointing to the possibilities for different urban futures being negotiated by variegated agents. The book will interest scholars and researchers of science and technology studies, urban studies, urban geography, environmental studies, environmental politics, governance, public administration, and sociology, especially in the Global South context. It will also be useful to practitioners, policymakers, bureaucrats, government bodies, civil society organisations, and those working on air pollution advocacy.

Urban Air Quality Management Strategy in Asia

Urban Air Quality Management Strategy in Asia
Author: Jitendra J. Shah,Tanvi Nagpal
Publsiher: World Bank Publications
Total Pages: 149
Release: 1997
ISBN 10: 9780821340356
ISBN 13: 0821340352
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Urban Air Quality Management Strategy in Asia Book Review:

World Bank Technical Paper No. 378. In the cities of Nepal's Kathmandu Valley, the main contributor of air pollution comes from the transport sector, followed by power plants, industrial units, and burning of garbage. Fuel quality and engine conditions significantly influence the level of air pollution. In response to this growing problem, the Urban Environment Management Committee was launched to assist local institutions in developing action plans that would be an integral part of their air quality management system. This report focuses on the development of the air quality management system and concludes with an action plan for air pollution abatement that takes into account the economic costs and benefits of abatement measures for the Kathmandu Valley.