Comparison of modeled traffic exposure zones using on–road air pollution measurements

Mukerjee Shaibal, Smith Luther, Brantley Halley, Stallings Casson, Neas Lucas, Kimbrough Sue, Williams Ronald
2015 Atmospheric pollution research  
Modeled traffic data were used to develop traffic exposure zones (TEZs) such as traffic delay, high volume, and transit routes in the Research Triangle area of North Carolina (USA). On-road air pollution measurements of nitrogen dioxide (NO2), carbon monoxide (CO), carbon dioxide (CO2), black carbon (BC), coarse (PM2.5-10), fine (PM2.5) particulate matter and ultrafine particles (UFPs) were made on routes that encountered these TEZs. Results indicated overall greater traffic pollutant levels in
more » ... pollutant levels in high volume and delay road sections than bus routes or areas of higher signal light density. The combination of delineating roadways into TEZs with highly time resolved on-road measurements demonstrated how pollutant levels can vary within roadways.
doi:10.5094/apr.2015.010 fatcat:awo2z337ezdq5h53edkcjebatm