Title: The sustainable development of Heathrow Airport: model inter-comparison study

Authors: Silvana Di Sabatino, Efisio Solazzo, Rex Britter

Addresses: Dipartimento di Scienza dei Materiali, University of Salento, Via Monteroni, 73100 Lecce, Italy. ' Division of Environmental Health and Risk Management, School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Birmingham, B15 2TT Birmingham, UK. ' Visiting Scientist, DUSP, MIT. Boston, MA 02139, USA

Abstract: Air quality modelling near airports has received attention due to the impact of emissions from aircrafts near ground level. This work is part of the model inter-comparison study undertaken for the Department of Transport in connection with air quality near Heathrow Airport. Results formed part of a submission to the UK government in July 2006. The Emissions and Dispersion Modelling System (EDMS) was used. Our contribution required the setting up and running of EDMS for Heathrow Airport and its surroundings to simulate the year 2002. NOX, NO2 and PM10 were chosen for the study; these being of particular concern.

Keywords: sustainable development; sustainability; Heathrow Airport: model inter-comparison; air quality; dispersion modelling; planning; air pollution; aircraft emissions; UK; United Kingdom; NOx; PM10; particulate matter.

DOI: 10.1504/IJEP.2011.038436

International Journal of Environment and Pollution, 2011 Vol.44 No.1/2/3/4, pp.351 - 358

Published online: 07 Feb 2011 *

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