Effects of Traffic on NO2 and PM10 Emissions in Novi Sad
Valentina Basarić1, Vladimir Đorić2, Vuk Bogdanović1, Jelena Mitrović1, Jadranka Jović2
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1Faculty of Technical Sciences, University of Novi Sad, Novi Sad, Serbia
2Faculty of Traffic and Transport Engineering, University of Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbia
Pol. J. Environ. Stud. 2014;23(5):1837–1842
Traffic-related emissions depend on traffic volume, traffic flow composition, and fleet age, as well as urban housing density and meteorological conditions. Thus, software technology and high-quality (applicable) input databases are the key prerequisites for multidisciplinary and multiparameter analysis of the impact of traffic on air quality. A series of studies conducted in Novi Sad and the use of modern technology for data measurement and storage enabled improved assessment of the impact on air quality. This paper presents the simulation results pertaining to the influence of traffic on NO2 and PM10 emissions at the most heavily congested city streets, based on the surrounding housing and meteorological conditions in Novi Sad.
The results of this type of research have multiple benefits, including application in the development of air quality plans and testing environmental effects of different transport policy measures.