2.50
Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/335743
Title:
Influence of vehicular traffic on a major trunk road on rural air quality in UK
Authors:
Obara, Paul G.; Obara, Chizi E.; Roberts, Clive L.; Young, Christopher ( 0000-0001-6090-7315 ) ; Williams, Craig D.
Abstract:
Although poor air quality has long been linked to urban areas, it is seemingly apparent that many rural areas have locations where air quality strategy objectives may be threatened in the wake of increasing vehicular traffic. This study examined the contributions of traffic towards air quality status by conducting monthly assessment of rural air quality along the A49 trunk road. The aim is to observe differences in main pollutant concentrations depending on the distance from the road. Monthly data of particulate deposits were monitored at roadsides, 50 m and 100 m distance in proximity to the A49 trunk road over a 22-month period (June 2008–Apr 2010). Direct analysis by SEM-EDS, ICP-MS, PTrak and XRF revealed a seasonal, intra-and inter-site variations and a distance–decay relationship. However, at some locations with increased vehicular activities, this relationship was altered.
Citation:
Influence of vehicular traffic on a major trunk road on rural air quality in UK 2011, 99 (2):344 Microchemical Journal
Publisher:
Elsevier
Journal:
Microchemical Journal
Issue Date:
2011
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/335743
DOI:
10.1016/j.microc.2011.06.001
Additional Links:
http://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0026265X11001159
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
0026265X
Appears in Collections:
Plant and Environmental Research Group

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorObara, Paul G.en_GB
dc.contributor.authorObara, Chizi E.en_GB
dc.contributor.authorRoberts, Clive L.en_GB
dc.contributor.authorYoung, Christopheren_GB
dc.contributor.authorWilliams, Craig D.en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2014-11-18T12:10:09Z-
dc.date.available2014-11-18T12:10:09Z-
dc.date.issued2011-
dc.identifier.citationInfluence of vehicular traffic on a major trunk road on rural air quality in UK 2011, 99 (2):344 Microchemical Journalen_GB
dc.identifier.issn0026265X-
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.microc.2011.06.001-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/335743-
dc.description.abstractAlthough poor air quality has long been linked to urban areas, it is seemingly apparent that many rural areas have locations where air quality strategy objectives may be threatened in the wake of increasing vehicular traffic. This study examined the contributions of traffic towards air quality status by conducting monthly assessment of rural air quality along the A49 trunk road. The aim is to observe differences in main pollutant concentrations depending on the distance from the road. Monthly data of particulate deposits were monitored at roadsides, 50 m and 100 m distance in proximity to the A49 trunk road over a 22-month period (June 2008–Apr 2010). Direct analysis by SEM-EDS, ICP-MS, PTrak and XRF revealed a seasonal, intra-and inter-site variations and a distance–decay relationship. However, at some locations with increased vehicular activities, this relationship was altered.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherElsevieren_GB
dc.relation.urlhttp://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0026265X11001159en_GB
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Microchemical Journalen_GB
dc.subjectTrafficen_GB
dc.subjectTrunk roaden_GB
dc.subjectRuralen_GB
dc.subjectAir Qualityen_GB
dc.subjectParticulate matteren_GB
dc.subjectUKen_GB
dc.titleInfluence of vehicular traffic on a major trunk road on rural air quality in UKen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalMicrochemical Journalen_GB
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