Air quality management
Scientific monograph „Air quality management“ is the result of three years’ work of the international team of the AIR TRITIA project. Authors from academia and research institutions from three counties and five institutions participated on Monograph.
- University of Žilina, Slovakia
- VSB - Technical University of Ostrava, Czech Republic
- ACCENDO – Center for Science and Research, Institute, Ostrava, Czech Republic
- Central Mining Institute, Katowice, Poland
- Institute of Meteorology and Water Management - National Research Institute, Warszawa, Poland
The aim of the AIR TRITIA project was to bring comprehensive solutions to improve local and regional transboundary air quality management, provide information based on specific expertise and technical data, development and implementation of innovative tools and national policies of four regions from three countries to mitigate the health risks of the population. The Slovak Republic is represented by the Žilina Self-Governing Region, the Czech Republic is represented by the Moravian-Silesian Region and Poland represents the Silesian Voivodeship and the Opole Voivodeship.
The implementation of the project enabled to increase the possibilities of public administration in the area of decision making and solving air quality. It makes possible to improve air quality in in polluted areas of regions, which are affected by pollution sources from neighboring countries.
The monograph presents some of the problems and challenges of environmental air quality management, by which respond to changes in society.
The reader of the monograph will obtain a comprehensive overview and presentation of air quality management at the theoretical and practical level. Monograph has a role of a reference book to help the target groups to understand better the air pollution topic and the role of a guidance book for municipalities to help them to proceed with appropriate measures.
The Monograph is structured and divided into seven chapters focused in theory, but they also include practical outputs. The first part of monograph describes air pollution sources (industrial, transport, local heating) and meteorological assumptions of dispersion of pollutants. The second part introduces air quality modeling and monitoring. Air quality management tools are described in the end.