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Conference Proceedings
UWI Author(s)
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Pinnock, Willard; Kahn, Rashidah; Richards, Mark
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Author Affiliation
Department of Chemistry
Paper/Section Title
Air pollution studies of the Kingston atmosphere using passive monitors
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Reeson, Peter; Rose, Don
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Proceedings Title
Jamaica Institute of Environmental Professionals - Third National Conference on the Environment
Date of Meeting
May 15-17, 2007
Place of Meeting
Kingston
Place of Publication
Kingston
Publisher Name
Jamaica Institute of Environmental Professionals
Date of Publication
2007
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15-16
Extent of Work
28
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Abstract
Passsive monitors have been either modified or developed from first principles and tested before being used to measure NO2, SO2, and O3 at several sites around the City during periods of a few months in 2002, 2004 and 2006. Modification and development were done to produce monitors which are cost effective but accurate in the measurement of each pollulant. The sites chosen were meant to be representative of areas in which people live and work within the City. The monitors were exposed for a week at a time at each of 19 sites. The NO2 results which are the most extensive in space and time are discussed in this paper. They show low levels of NO2 in residential areas where road and traffic densities are low and high levels near major intersections of main roads. A seasonal variation is seen at all sites, with NO2 levels reaching maximum in the November to January period each year and minimum in the June to October period. It is concluded that the main source of NO2 is likely to be emissions of NO from traffic followed by oxidation in the atmosphere. The results suggest that it is unlikely that the 100 g m-3 acceptable limit set by NEPA will be exceeded at any of the sites where measurements were made.....
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