Urban roadside monitoring and prediction of CO, NO₂ and SO₂ dispersion from on-road vehicles in megacity Delhi

The study inspects the traffic-induced gaseous emission dispersion characteristics from the urban roadside sites in Delhi, India. The concentration of pollutants viz. CO, NO₂ and SO₂ along with traffic and ambient atmospheric conditions at five selected local urban road sites were simultaneously measured. A developed General Finite Line Source Model (GFLSM) was used to predict the local roadside CO, NO2 and SO₂ concentrations. A comparison of the observed and predicted values emission parameters using GFLS model has shown that the predicted values for SO₂, CO and NO₂ at all the selected local urban roadside locations are found to lie within the error bands of 5%, 6%, and 7% respectively. A high level of agreement was found between the monitored and estimated CO, NO₂ and SO₂ concentration data. From the study, it has also been established that the developed model exhibits the capability of reasonably predicting the characteristics of gaseous pollutants dispersion from on-road vehicles for the urban city air quality.

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  • Accession Number: 01603350
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 31 2016 12:29PM