American Society of Civil Engineers


Investigation of Traffic Emissions in the Vicinity of an Inner City Elementary School


by Jiangchuan Hu, (University of Cincinnati, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, 2850 Campus Way, 765 Baldwin Hall, Cincinnati, OH 45221. E-mail: hujn@mail.uc.edu), Mingming Lu, (University of Cincinnati, 797 Rhodes Hall, Cincinnati, OH 45221. E-mail: mingming.lu@uc.edu), Bradford Albrinck, (University of Cincinnati, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, 2850 Campus Way, 765 Baldwin Hall, Cincinnati, OH 45221), Chaichana Chaiwatpongsakorn, (University of Cincinnati, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, 2850 Campus Way, 765 Baldwin Hall, Cincinnati, OH 45221), Vijay Krishna Nemalapuri, (University of Cincinnati, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, 2850 Campus Way, 765 Baldwin Hall, Cincinnati, OH 45221), and Heng Wei, (University of Cincinnati, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, 2850 Campus Way, 765 Baldwin Hall, Cincinnati, OH 45221)
Section: Overseas Papers, pp. 4103-4112, (doi:  http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/41186(421)409)

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Document type: Conference Proceeding Paper
Part of: ICCTP 2011: Towards Sustainable Transportation Systems
Abstract: The goal of this study is to understand the correlations between traffic variables and air pollutant concentrations at an inner city school site. Carbon monoxide has been selected as a representative traffic generated pollutant and the traffic column is used to represent transportation. A total of five days data collection was performed from both arterial area and highway in March, 2010. CO concentration, traffic volume at local intersection and highway and meteorology data was obtained. CO concentration increases in the peak hour time. Good correlations were observed from highway and some local samplings.


ASCE Subject Headings:
Emissions
Air pollution
Traffic management