By R.E. HESTER, R HARRISON
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Using catalytic converters for the purification of car exhaust gases is a comparatively new know-how which used to be introduced into lifestyles through social pressures for the maintenance of appropriate environmental stipulations. nearly all of catalytic practitioners were in a position to watch the expansion of this expertise from its inception to its present kingdom of class.
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When vehicles are first started, and the catalyst is A. T. Buckland and D. R. Middleton, Nomograms for Street Canyons, 1997, submitted to Atmos. Environ. TRL, Design Manual for Roads and Bridges, vol. 11, sect. 3, part 1—Air Quality, Transport Research Laboratory, Department of Transport, amended 1994, HMSO, London, 1995. 3 job:LAY01 28-7-1998 page:4 colour:1 black–text D. R. 94 *When calculating the factors for an average car or light goods vehicle, the assumed percentages of petrol and diesel were: cars 90%P, 10%D; light goods vehicles 50%P, 50%D.
A good network design should therefore seek to optimize both spatial and temporal coverage, within available resource constraints. The previous section dealt with the task of maximizing spatial coverage and representativeness of measurements. Achieving good time-domain performances is not a problem for most commonly used air monitoring methodologies: 49 job:LAY03 28-7-1998 page:10 colour:1 black–text J. Bower continuously operating automatic analysers readily provide adequate temporal representativeness and resolution, as do well-recognized semi-automatic methods such as OECD-type smoke/SO samplers.
We have here an example of how the new moves to improve air quality through local management are providing a stimulus to scientific research. As well as encouraging the development of simple assessment techniques, it has led to the need to develop simple monitoring methods for pollutants such as buta-1,3-diene, along the lines of the diffusion tubes for benzene. There is also work now in progress by a number of local authority groupings funded by the Department of the Environment (DoE) to validate dispersion models against each other and against measurements.
AIR QUALITY MANAGEMENT by R.E. HESTER, R HARRISON