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Variation of PM2.5 concentrations in relation to street washing activities
Year:2012
Research Areas
  • Engineering
Information
Abstract
Several studies conducted in urban areas have pointed out that road dust resuspension contributes significantly to PM concentration levels. Street washing is one of the methods proposed to reduce resuspended road dust contributions to ambient PM concentrations. As resuspended particles are mainly found in the coarse mode, published studies investigating the effects of street washing have focused on PM10 size fraction. As the PM2.5 mass fraction of particles originating from mechanical abrasion processes may still be significant we conducted a study in order to evaluate the effects of street washing on the mitigation of resuspension of fine particles. The PM2.5 mass concentration data were examined and integrated with the occurrence of street washing activities. In addition, the effect of the meteorological variability, traffic flow and street washing activities, on ambient PM2.5 levels was valuated by means of a multivariate regression model. The results revealed that traffic low is the most important factor that controls PM2.5 hourly concentrations while street washing activities did not influence fine particle mass levels.
International
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JCR
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Title
Atmospheric Environment
ISBN
1352-2310
Impact factor JCR
3,465
Impact info
Volume
54
10.1016/j.atmosenv.2012.02.006
Journal number
From page
465
To page
469
Month
SIN MES
Ranking
Participants
  • Autor: Angeliki Karanasiou (Institute of Environmental Assessment and Water Research (IDAEA-CSIC))
  • Autor: Teresa Moreno (Institute of Environmental Assessment and Water Research (IDAEA-CSIC))
  • Autor: Fulvio Amato (Institute of Environmental Assessment and Water Research (IDAEA-CSIC))
  • Autor: Aurelio Tobías (Institute of Environmental Assessment and Water Research (IDAEA-CSIC))
  • Autor: Elena Boldo (National Center for Epidemiology, Carlos III Institute of Health)
  • Autor: Cristina Linares (National Center for Epidemiology, Carlos III Institute of Health)
  • Autor: Julio Lumbreras Martin (UPM)
  • Autor: Rafael Borge Garcia (UPM)
  • Autor: Andrés Alastuey (Institute of Environmental Assessment and Water Research (IDAEA-CSIC))
  • Autor: Xavier Querol (Institute of Environmental Assessment and Water Research (IDAEA-CSIC))
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Tecnologías Ambientales y Recursos Industriales
  • Departamento: Ingeniería Química Industrial y del Medio Ambiente
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