air quality 47 no4

air quality 47 no4

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CASANZ 2013 Keynotes

  • Improving estimates of non-exhaust particulate matter emissions from motor vehicles
  • Potential increased radon exposure due to greater building energy-efficiency for climate change mitigation
  • Field odour assessments for estimating odour concentrations
  • Environmental Effects of Wildfire Emissions Associated with Changing Climates

Description

  • Improving estimates of non-exhaust particulate matter emissions from motor vehicles
  • Potential increased radon exposure due to greater building energy-efficiency for climate change mitigation
  • Field odour assessments for estimating odour concentrations
  • Environmental Effects of Wildfire Emissions Associated with Changing Climates

 

Contents

Office Bearers

Guest Editorial, Judith Cox and Damon Roddis, CASANZ LOC Chairs CASANZ 2013

President’s Column, The Winds of Change

New Editor of AQCC Mark Goldstone

Resignation of Executive Director 

List of Fellows and Accredited Professionals

Branch Reports

Book Review: Air Pollution and Cancer Mark Goldstone, Deputy Editor

9th Australia New Zealand Aerosol Workshop Lista Choir, ANSTO

16th IUAPPA World Clean Air Congress Guy Coulson, NIWA

CASANZ 2013 Transport SIG Workshop Report Robin Smit, Chair TSIG

CASANZ 2013 ModSIG Workshop Report Mathew Pickett, Vic/Tas Branch

CASANZ 2013 MSIG Workshop Report Jozua Taljaard, MSIG Chair

CASANZ 2013 Air Quality Management Workshop Cynthia Isley, Chair, Hunter Sub-branch

 

Environment and Industry News

NSW coal mines to report on dust controls
New way to report vehicle pollution at your finger tips
EPA releases draft energy from waste guidelines
Morwell east air monitoring report
EPA presents 2013 state of the environment report
Le Fevre 2 air quality monitoring site launch
EPA wa rejects bid to rezone industrial land due to Pilbara dust
Climate science boost with tropical aerosols profile
Soil carbon ‘Blowing in the Wind’
USEPA proposes carbon pollution standards for new power plants
EPA and coast guard reach pollution control agreement with Carnival
Use of climate-forcing F-gases underlines need for innovation
Hot summer weather exacerbating ozone pollution
China monitors more smaller cities’ air quality
MEP releases new emission standards for light-duty vehicles and brick and tile industry Beijing to invest heavily to treat air pollution
Chinese MEP releases air quality of key regions and 74 cities
IPCC confirms that human activity will further warm the earth
Human influence on climate clear, IPCC report says
Indoor air quality can be worse than outdoor
New global treaty cuts mercury emissions
Air pollution still harming health across Europe
IARC: outdoor air pollution a leading environmental cause of cancer deaths
Area of Antarctic ozone depletion reaches annual peak

 

Technical Articles

P.S. Monks
A Commentary on air quality and climate – options and opportunities
This short commentary explores some of the opportunities and options offered by treating Air Quality and Climate practical actions in a holistic manner. A short context as to the main pollutants considered as both being air pollutants and climate forcers is given. A discussion of the trade-off matrix between the two and potential for win-win benefits is explored.

 

G. Yarwood, E. Tai and J. Jung
Contributions of North American emissions and global transport to ozone in the US and Texas
This study used a global chemistry and transport model (GEOS-Chem) for 2012 to compare contributions of anthropogenic emissions within North America (NA) and from the rest of the world (ROW) to O3 in the US. The ROW contribution tended to be higher in the western than eastern US due to prevailing winds transporting O3 from Eurasia in combination with effects of mountainous terrain of the western US. In contrast, the NA contribution tended to be larger in the eastern than western US.

 

R. M. Harrison
Air pollution and human health: where does the latest evidence lead us?
According to the Global Burden of Disease project, air pollution exposure remains a major cause of mortality and associated loss of life expectancy globally. Ambient matter pollution ranks ninth amongst avoidable causes of disease in 2010 accounting for 3% of global disability-adjusted life years. Ambient ozone pollution was also a significant causal factor in loss of life expectancy.

 

G. Bathan-Baterina, K. Patdu, and M. Ajero
Urban air quality management in Asia: Status and trends
In this technical report, Clean Air Asia, a non-government organization working since 2001 for better air quality and liveable cities in Asia, shares its analyses and updates on (1) air quality in Asian cities, (2) health impacts of air pollution in Asia, and (3) air quality management in Asian cities and countries. In the concluding section of the paper, Clean Air Asia shares nine (9) goals for 2016 which stakeholders can work towards to achieve better air quality and liveable cities in Asia.

 

S. N. Pandis, N. M. Donahue and A. L. Robinson
Atmospheric evolution and chemical aging of organic particulate matter
Organic material has been traditional classified as either primary or secondary with the primary component being treated as non-volatile and inert. Laboratory and field studies during the last decade, demonstrate that primary combustion aerosol is highly dynamic, consisting of mostly semi-volatile material that moves between the gas and phases in the atmosphere and at the same time is oxidized forming a variety of oxygenated products.