An ambient air quality monitoring network for Buenos Aires city

Authors
Venegas, Laura Esperanza; Mazzeo, Nicolas Antonio
Publication Year
2010
Language
English
Format
article
Status
Published version
Description
This paper proposes an objective methodology for designing a multi-pollutant urban air-quality monitoring network to detect concentrations greater than reference concentration levels (CL). The network design includes both air quality simulation and an objective analysis based on monitoring tasks. The proposed methodology is applied to the city of Buenos Aires. Pollutants of concern are nitrogen oxides, carbon monoxide and PM 10. Considering CL as 50% of the Air Quality Standards, the design methodology determines six monitoring sites where to measure different pollutants at the same place. 'Spatial representativeness' of detected exceedances is evaluated analysing air quality simulations of cases with C < CL at any monitoring site and obtaining the areas in the city where concentrations are expected to exceed CL with 70%, 80% and 90% of probability.
Fil: Venegas, Laura Esperanza. Universidad Tecnológica Nacional. Facultad Regional Avellaneda; Argentina. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas; Argentina
Fil: Mazzeo, Nicolas Antonio. Universidad Tecnológica Nacional. Facultad Regional Avellaneda; Argentina. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas; Argentina
Subject
AIR QUALITY MANAGEMENT
AIR QUALITY MONITORING NETWORK
BUENOS AIRES CITY
CARBON MONOXIDE
NITROGEN OXIDES
PARTICULATE MATTER
SPATIAL REPRESENTATIVENESS
URBAN AIR QUALITY
Ciencias Medioambientales
Ciencias de la Tierra y relacionadas con el Medio Ambiente
CIENCIAS NATURALES Y EXACTAS
Access level
Restricted access
License
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.5/ar/
Repository
CONICET Digital (CONICET)
Institution
Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas
OAI Identifier
oai:ri.conicet.gov.ar:11336/54616