Title: Experiences in dispersion modelling in the development of an air quality management system in Krakow

Authors: Agnieszka Bartocha; Marek Rosicki

Addresses: ATMOTERM S.A., Langowskiego 4, 45-031 Opole, Poland ' ATMOTERM S.A., Langowskiego 4, 45-031 Opole, Poland

Abstract: Krakow is one of the most polluted cities in Poland and in Europe. As a result of ten years of collecting data, tools and knowledge have been developed and the participation of citizens and their support has been built, which has led to the implementation of a difficult and hopefully effective action plan for Krakow. The study shows how the results of dispersion modelling have influenced the development of air quality management methods in the city of Krakow within the period of 2004-2013. The key findings on particulate matter origins are presented as well as past and current air quality improvement tools.

Keywords: Krakow; air quality management; PM10; emission inventories; source apportionment; particulate matter; air pollution; atmospheric dispersion modelling; Poland.

DOI: 10.1504/IJEP.2015.076588

International Journal of Environment and Pollution, 2015 Vol.58 No.1/2, pp.112 - 123

Received: 20 Dec 2014
Accepted: 28 Dec 2015

Published online: 16 May 2016 *

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