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Air pollution monitoring in downtown Rome, Italy

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Abstract

This paper tables air pollution data indicating concentrations of sulfur dioxide, nitrous oxides, carbon monoxide, ozone, non-methane hydrocarbons (NMTHC) and particulate matter measured in downtown Rome during the period, April 1990 - March 1991. These data are analyzed according to National Air Quality Standards. Correlations are developed for nitrous oxide, NMTHC and ozone concentration trends as a function of solar radiation intensity. Analysis of the data reveals that the concentrations of the primary pollutants, carbon monoxide and nitrogen oxide, were very high in the winter months when building heating systems were operating under stable weather conditions. In many cases, the concentrations of carbon monoxide exceeded ambient air quality standards. The paper also discusses the need for the development of limits for NMTHC concentrations and including these limits in the Air Quality Standards.
Authors:
Brocco, D; Petricca, M; Polesi, R [1] 
  1. Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Rome (Italy). Ist. sull'Inquinamento Atmosferico Assessorato Ambiente, Rome (Italy). Amministrazione Provinciale
Publication Date:
Sep 01, 1992
Product Type:
Journal Article
Reference Number:
ITA-93-000539; EDB-93-048883
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Acqua-Aria; (Italy); Journal Volume: 8
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; 02 PETROLEUM; URBAN AREAS; AIR POLLUTION MONITORING; AIR POLLUTION; AIR QUALITY; COMPILED DATA; CORRELATIONS; INSOLATION; ITALY; SPACE HEATING; STANDARDS; WEATHER; DATA; DEVELOPED COUNTRIES; ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY; EUROPE; HEATING; INFORMATION; MONITORING; NUMERICAL DATA; POLLUTION; 540120* - Environment, Atmospheric- Chemicals Monitoring & Transport- (1990-); 020900 - Petroleum- Environmental Aspects
OSTI ID:
6701254
Country of Origin:
Italy
Language:
Italian
Other Identifying Numbers:
Journal ID: ISSN 0390-5772; CODEN: AQARDW
Submitting Site:
ITA
Size:
Pages: 739-746
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Citation Formats

Brocco, D, Petricca, M, and Polesi, R. Air pollution monitoring in downtown Rome, Italy. Italy: N. p., 1992. Web.
Brocco, D, Petricca, M, & Polesi, R. Air pollution monitoring in downtown Rome, Italy. Italy.
Brocco, D, Petricca, M, and Polesi, R. 1992. "Air pollution monitoring in downtown Rome, Italy." Italy.
@misc{etde_6701254,
title = {Air pollution monitoring in downtown Rome, Italy}
author = {Brocco, D, Petricca, M, and Polesi, R}
abstractNote = {This paper tables air pollution data indicating concentrations of sulfur dioxide, nitrous oxides, carbon monoxide, ozone, non-methane hydrocarbons (NMTHC) and particulate matter measured in downtown Rome during the period, April 1990 - March 1991. These data are analyzed according to National Air Quality Standards. Correlations are developed for nitrous oxide, NMTHC and ozone concentration trends as a function of solar radiation intensity. Analysis of the data reveals that the concentrations of the primary pollutants, carbon monoxide and nitrogen oxide, were very high in the winter months when building heating systems were operating under stable weather conditions. In many cases, the concentrations of carbon monoxide exceeded ambient air quality standards. The paper also discusses the need for the development of limits for NMTHC concentrations and including these limits in the Air Quality Standards.}
journal = {Acqua-Aria; (Italy)}
volume = {8}
journal type = {AC}
place = {Italy}
year = {1992}
month = {Sep}
}