Title: Pollution abatement for improving air quality of Tangshan municipality, China: a perspective of urban-airshed carrying-capacity concept

Authors: S.Y. Cheng, L. Liu, D.S. Chen, H.Y. Wang, R. Li, Y.Q. Jin

Addresses: College of Environment and Energy Engineering, Beijing University of Technology, Beijing 100022, China. ' Department of Civil and Resource Engineering, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS B3J 1Z1, Canada. ' College of Environment and Energy Engineering, Beijing University of Technology, Beijing 100022, China. ' College of Environment and Energy Engineering, Beijing University of Technology, Beijing 100022, China. ' College of Environment and Energy Engineering, Beijing University of Technology, Beijing 100022, China. ' College of Environment and Energy Engineering, Beijing University of Technology, Beijing 100022, China

Abstract: This paper presents a perspective of Urban-Airshed Carrying-Capacity (UACC) concept for air pollution abatement in Tangshan Municipality, China. A 3D Multi-Box Air Quality Prediction (3DMBAQP) model was developed for predicting daily average SO2, TSP and PM10 concentrations in each sub-box of different municipal Function Zones (FZs). A 6-step procedure was designed to determine the UACC levels for each pollutant. The abatement amounts for each zone can then be obtained. The study results can be used by municipal authorities to develop effective initiatives to allocate abatement amounts among different emission contributors and thus improve local air quality in a long run.

Keywords: air pollution; air quality; urban airshed; carrying capacity; pollution abatement; prediction modelling; China.

DOI: 10.1504/IJEP.2010.034224

International Journal of Environment and Pollution, 2010 Vol.42 No.1/2/3, pp.5 - 31

Available online: 30 Jul 2010 *

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