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DOI: 10.5593/sgem2017/41/S19.079

THE EFFECT OF NOISE BARRIER AT THE CONCENTRATIONS OF PM10 IN THE VICINITY OF ROADS

D. Jandacka, D. Durcanska, D. Fullova
Tuesday 12 September 2017 by Libadmin2017

References: 17th International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference SGEM 2017, www.sgem.org, SGEM2017 Conference Proceedings, ISBN 978-619-7408-06-5 / ISSN 1314-2704, 29 June - 5 July, 2017, Vol. 17, Issue 41, 631-638 pp, DOI: 10.5593/sgem2017/41/S19.079

ABSTRACT

Monitoring the status of air quality is the set of activities leading to the discovery of the environment and monitoring the evolution of air pollution in time. Knowledge of the environment is not the primary objective of monitoring, but a means of predicting its further development and designing sustainability measures. A clear statement of the objectives of monitoring is a vital precondition for the correctness of the decision about monitoring pollutants, how and where they should be monitored and the accuracy and precision required. Many factors impact air quality that determines its development and changes. Air pollution is subject to the especially primary source of pollution (road traffic) and consequently secondary influences (meteorological parameters, road surrounding segmentation) which have a different impact on current concentrations of pollutants in the air. Meteorological parameters are uncontrollable but we can change road surrounding, for example by the construction of noise barrier. This contribution deals with monitoring of air pollution from road traffic and the influence of the noise barrier on detected concentrations of selected pollutants and their dispersion. The monitoring stations were placed in the vicinity of urban road with noise barrier and there were monitored particulate matter PM10.

Keywords: particulate matter, road, traffic volume, spread of pollution, noise barrier