International Journal of Environment and Pollution (INT J ENVIRON POLLUT )


The IJEP is a refereed journal providing an international forum for the field of Environment and Pollution. One of three key journals (along with IJETM and IJGEnvI) which together offer complete coverage of key environmental issues, it addresses medium-term challenges involving scientific prediction, modelling and assessment, and social and economic policy areas. The objectives of the IJEP are to establish an effective channel of communication between policy makers, government agencies academics and research institutions and persons concerned with the complex issues of environment and pollution, and to provide a forum for them to disseminate information and to learn from each other's work. The international dimension is emphasised in order to overcome cultural and national barriers and to meet the needs of accelerating technological change and changes in the global economy.

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    ABSTRACT: Knowledge about the spatial distribution of NO2 concentrations is beneficial for setting up air quality measurement plans, assessing exposure, or in licensing procedures, where background concentration levels are required. Styria (16.400 km², 1.2 million population) is the second largest province in Austria. In order to take topographical effects on the pollutant dispersion into account, wind field libraries have been computed using the prognostic non-hydrostatic model GRAMM. Local observations of wind speed, - direction and estimated stability classes have been used as meteorological input. Subsequently quasi steady state wind fields have been computed and stored for later use in dispersion modelling utilizing the Lagrangian particle model GRAL. In order to capture strong NO2 concentration gradients (e.g. near roads), 10 m horizontal grid spacing was used in dispersion calculations. Building effects on dispersion have been taken into account by applying a simple mass-conservative diagnostic flow field model implemented in GRAL.
    International Journal of Environment and Pollution 01/2014; 54(2/3/4):137-146.
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    ABSTRACT: Slovenia is a country of very complex terrain and many problems with air pollution in the valleys, canyons and basins, where industrial air pollution is combined with traffic and domestic heating air pollution, giving rise to problems for the health impact and the ecosystems directly or indirectly. Among indirect effects is also effect on solar radiation budget because of photochemical smog and especially particulate air pollution. To assess air pollutants over the country, a preliminary application of an experimental operational forecast system is presented here, with the aim of exploring its potentials and limitations in modelling the background air quality, and to focus the aspects where improvements are needed for a true operational use.
    International Journal of Environment and Pollution 01/2014; 54(2/3/4):175-183.
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    ABSTRACT: Algiers is the political and economic capital of Algeria. The city drains a large part of the activities of the country with intense road traffic. This road traffic is the main source of air pollution, followed by industry and waste combustion. An application of the new road traffic emission model, called EMISENS, is performed to build road traffic emission inventories for the Algiers region. These emission inventories are then used as input to the MM5/CHIMERE system to estimate air pollution. The objective of this study is to propose a methodology to improve the quality of emission inventories, and to validate results. First, by studying the correlation between observed measurements and data concerning cadastre of primary pollutants emitted mainly by road traffic, then by comparing the pollutants concentrations from observed measures with the simulated concentrations with the model of chemistry-transport CHIMERE.
    International Journal of Environment and Pollution 01/2014; 54(1):32-58.
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    ABSTRACT: This paper examines temporal, spatial and modal effects of second-best congestion pricing schemes in traffic volume reallocation, traffic mode shifting and automobiles toxic pollutants emission control in urban road systems. A problem in two time periods (peak and off-peak) and two travel modes (private car and bus) on one-way network is analysed, and a second-best congestion pricing model with multiple time periods and travel modes is constructed using an excess-demand approach. The paper provides a thorough empirical study of second-best scenario and two extreme regimes: no-toll problem and first-best problem. The main findings are: congestion pricing policies have major impacts: 1) diversion of tolled route to the free route; 2) shift of peak period traffic to the off-peak period; 3) shift of traffic volume by private car to bus; 4) reduction in total traffic volume and increase in total passenger volume (private car and bus); 5) reduction in the total emission amount of automobiles' toxic pollutants.
    International Journal of Environment and Pollution 01/2013; 53(1/2):64 - 86.
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    ABSTRACT: The ambient concentration of particle-bound polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) was investigated in two industrial towns in Upper Silesia, Poland. The 24 h samples of PM2.5 (particles with aerodynamic diameter ≤ 2.5 µm) were collected simultaneously at busy roads (or crossroads) and at an urban background site. Additionally, the samples were collected during the heaviest traffic density (rush hours, from 8 am to 6 pm) at the five crossroads with the most traffic in Zabrze. The impact of traffic emission resulted in the specific distribution of particular PAH concentrations, PAH groups and diagnostic ratio values for all sampling points. The emission of diesel engine cars was significant and influenced dust and PAH concentrations. At four crossroads (including one at which the measurements were carried out for 24 h), the PAH profiles corresponded to that observed for gasoline engine exhausts. At the crossroad in Zabrze, the road in Ruda Ślaska and urban area backgrounds without for traffic emission, the concentration of PM2.5 and PM-related PAHs can be affected by hard coal, wood and crude oil combustion.
    International Journal of Environment and Pollution 01/2013; 53(3):245-264.
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    ABSTRACT: To determine the specific chemical forms of trace elements and to study of their mobility/availability in soil, samples collected in the Republic of Kazakhstan were analysed using the revised BCR protocol. A study was made with dependence of the mobility of different elements of interest on digestion procedures for collected soil samples and Standard Reference Material. The concentrations of the analysed elements (Sc, Mn, Co, Ni, Cu, Zn, Ga, Y, Cd, In, Tl, Pb, Th, U) were measured using ICP-MS in each sequential extraction step (exchangeable, reducible, oxidation and residual) and after a total digestion procedure.
    International Journal of Environment and Pollution 10/2012;