Environmental health and ecotoxicology
1. The effect of short-term of fine particles on daily respiratory emergency in cities contaminated with wood smoke

R. Torres; N. Baker; G. Bernal; F. Peres; A. Maldonado; D.D. Caceres

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 12 June 2020

  BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The goal of this study is to evaluate in a time-series study the short-term effects of particulate matter-2.5exposure on respiratory emergency visits in six central-southern Chilean cities highly contaminated by wood smoke. METHODS: Association was assessed using both distributed ...  Read More

Air pollution control and management
2. Statistical evaluation of selected air quality parameters influenced by COVID-19 lockdown

M.H. Masum; S.K. Pal

Volume 6, Special Issue (Covid-19) , 2020, , Pages 85-94


  Air pollution has become a serious concern for its potential health hazard, however, often got less attention in developing countries, like Bangladesh. It is expected that worldwide lockdown due to COVID-19 widespread cause reduction in environmental pollution in particularly the air pollution: however, ...  Read More

Air pollution control and management
3. The relationships between meteorological parameters and air pollutants in an urban environment

I. Kayes; S.A. Shahriar; K. Hasan; M. Akhter; M.M. Kabir; M.A. Salam

Volume 5, Issue 3 , Summer 2019, , Pages 265-278


  Meteorological parameters play a significant role in affecting ambient air quality of an urban environment. As Dhaka, the capital city of Bangladesh, is one of the air pollution hotspot among the megacities in the world, however the potential meteorological influences on criteria air pollutants for this ...  Read More

Air pollution control and management
4. Exposure to indoor and outdoor air pollution among children under five years old in urban area

A.K.R. Kouao; E.T. N’datchoh; V. Yoboue; S. Silue; H. Attoh; M. Coulibaly; T. Robins

Volume 5, Issue 2 , Spring 2019, , Pages 191-202


  Indoor air pollution associated with cooking and heating biomass fuel burning is estimated to be responsible for 7 million deaths in 2016 and most of these deaths occur in low and middle income countries. In Côte d'Ivoire, 73% of the population is reported using biomass (charcoal or wood) for cooking. ...  Read More

Air pollution control and management
5. Artificial neural network forecast application for fine particulate matter concentration using meteorological data

M. Memarianfard; A.M. Hatami; M. Memarianfard

Volume 3, Issue 3 , Summer 2017, , Pages 333-340


  Most parts of the urban areas are faced with the problem of floating fine particulate matter. Therefore, it is crucial to estimate the amounts of fine particulate matter concentrations through the urban atmosphere. In this research, an artificial neural network technique was utilized to model the PM2.5 ...  Read More

Environmental economics
6. Assessment of willingness to pay for improved air quality using contingent valuation method

S. Akhtar; W. Saleem; V.M. Nadeem; I. Shahid; A. Ikram

Volume 3, Issue 3 , Summer 2017, , Pages 279-286


  Rapid urbanization and severe air quality deterioration in Pakistan have increased citizens’s concern towards air pollution. This study, conducted in November, 2016, aimed to develop relationship between degraded air quality and resident’s willingness to pay for improved air quality in city ...  Read More

Air pollution control and management
7. Integrated environmental management model of air pollution control by hybrid model of DPSIR and FAHP

M.J. Mohammadizadeh; A.R. Karbassi; Gh.R. Nabi Bidhendi; M. Abbaspour

Volume 2, Issue 4 , Autumn 2016, , Pages 381-388


  The aim of this study is to evaluate the obstacles due to a DPSIR model combined with fuzzy analytic hierarchy process technique. Hence, to prioritize the responses regarding the driving forces, pressures, states and impacts, the hierarchy of the model is established. Evaluations and prioritization of ...  Read More

Air pollution control and management
8. Effect of the Apulia air quality plan on PM10 and benzo(a)pyrene exceedances

L. Trizio; L. Angiuli; M. Menegotto; F. Fedele; R. Giua; F. Mazzone; A.G.C. Carducci; R. Bellotti; G. Assennato

Volume 2, Issue 2 , Spring 2016, , Pages 95-104


  During the last years, several exceedances of PM10 and benzo(a)pyrene limit values exceedances were recorded in Taranto, a city in southern Italy included in so-called areas at high risk of environmental crisis because of the presence of a heavy industrial district including the largest steel factory ...  Read More