Title: Air pollution at the Bily Kriz mountains in the Czech Republic

Authors: Marie-Helene Tshiamala Mbuyia

Addresses: Institute of Landscape Ecology, Mendel University of Agriculture and Forestry Brno, Zemedelska 1, 613 00 Brno, Czech Republic

Abstract: An evaluation of air pollution at the Bily Kriz mountains in the Czech Republic is given. Annual daily concentrations of sulphur dioxide (SO2), nitrogen oxides (NOx), particulate matter of size 10 mm (PM10) and ozone (O3) measured in the years 1994–2000 are presented. Air pollution at Bily Kriz is assessed with the reference to the European Union Directives and the standards adopted by the Czech Republic. In general, the concentrations of air pollutants were lower in 1996 for ozone and decreased for SO2, NOx and PM10 from 1994. The daily values of SO2 and PM10 exceeded the European Union limits in approximately 0.0% and 5.5% of cases, respectively. The values of ozone exceeded the limits for the considered period.

Keywords: air pollutant concentration; nitrogen oxides; ozone; particulate matter; sulphur dioxide.

DOI: 10.1504/IJEP.2003.002344

International Journal of Environment and Pollution, 2003 Vol.19 No.1, pp.1-10

Published online: 16 Jul 2003 *

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