Air Pollution Impact Of Alternative Highway Alignments

A modification of the Gaussian diffusion model for dispersion of a gaseous plume from a point source is combined with vehicle emissions factors and traffic volume predictions to assess the comparative impact of four alternative highway routes upon local air quality. Predicted contributions to local...

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Authors: James J. Schuster, C. M. Kelly
Conference Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Conference Dates: April 24-26, 1974
Proceedings Title: Proceedings of the fifth annual Pittsburgh conference on Modeling and Simulation
Format: Conference Proceeding
Published: 1974
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Summary: A modification of the Gaussian diffusion model for dispersion of a gaseous plume from a point source is combined with vehicle emissions factors and traffic volume predictions to assess the comparative impact of four alternative highway routes upon local air quality. Predicted contributions to local pollutant levels are small for each roadway, when compared to national air quality standards.