A short review is given of six papers presented to a joint conference of the Federal Ministry for Research and Technology and the Tuev Rhineland on the subject "Exhaust gas pollution from motor vehicles in highly populated areas and near main traffic routes". Following a fundamental discussion of the subject there is a study comparing the two areas of concentration Rhine route south (area around Cologne) and Ruhr area west (area Duisburg-Oberhausen-Muelheim). The third paper deals with the spatial and temporal variations in air pollution, as derived from meteorological and emission data. It is pointed out in particular that assessment of air quality can be carried out either by measurement or by calculation. As the following paper however makes clear, the use of model simulation for prediction of air pollution for "street canyons" which takes account of the non-stationary behaviour of exhaust emissions and the atmospheric conditions governing the dispersion for intervals of up to one year, is still not fully reliable. The fifth paper shows that in spite of partial success with respect to lead pollution following the lead-in-petrol legislation the position in city centres still needs to be improved. Finally the last paper deals with research activity in the field of the environmental effects of exhaust gas pollution. /TRRL/

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    Franckhlsche Verlagshandlung

    Pfizerstrasse 5, Postfach 640
    7000 Stuttgart 1,   Germany 
  • Authors:
    • Schulte, H J
  • Publication Date: 1978-2


  • German

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  • Accession Number: 00300987
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Bundesanstalt für Straßenwesen (BASt)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 7 1979 12:00AM