A Targeted Approach to Tracking Air Quality

Air quality is recognized in the United Kingdom (UK) as the second biggest public health concern. Local authorities are struggling to meet air quality targets with 40 of the 43 assessment zones currently in breach of European Union (EU) legal limits. Traffic pollution has been identified as the most significant source of nitrogen dioxide (NO2) breaches and the maps show the areas with the highest NO2 pollution closely match that of the UK road network. Removing the most polluting diesel vehicles from the worst affected areas offers an attractive solution in terms of air quality, however, in the current economic climate large scale vehicle replacement is not an affordable option. The article discusses how retrofit technology should be considered as part of any local authority's air quality plans, particularly for older diesel buses.


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  • Accession Number: 01446908
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 20 2012 4:38PM