On-Road Mobile Source Pollutant Emissions: Identifying Hotspots and Ranking Roads

A considerable amount of pollution to the air in the forms of Hydrocarbons, Carbon Monoxide, nitrogen oxides, particulate matter and air toxics comes from on-road mobile sources. Estimation of the emissions of these pollutants and quantification of the pollutants released are the most important initial steps in the process of controlling the air pollution. This study proposes a methodology (1) to account the On-Road Mobile Source Air Pollutant (ORMSAP) emission, (2) to identify and delineate ORMSAP hotspots, (3) to rank the roads based on the presence of ORMSAP, and (4) to estimate the portion that MSAP contribute to the total air quality. This methodology will be applied to a case study in the Miami Valley Region of Ohio to the historic air quality and ORMSAP data available in the literature and to the data that will be collected by the researchers during the project. The objective is to develop a methodology for identifying similar ORMSAP clusters and pollutant hotspots in a transportation network using a combination of deterministic and data driven mathematical models.


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    • Status: Completed
    • Funding: $38010.00
    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Ohio Board of Regents

      30 East Broad Street
      Columbus, OH  United States  43215-3414

      Ohio Transportation Consortium

      University of Akron
      Akron, OH  United States  44325-4702
    • Performing Organizations:

      Central State University

      111 C.J. McLin Center
      1400 Brush Row Road
      Wilberforce, OH  United States  45384-1004
    • Principal Investigators:

      Kandiah, Ramanitharan

    • Start Date: 20090306
    • Expected Completion Date: 0
    • Actual Completion Date: 20101001
    • Source Data: RiP Project 21748

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01464233
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Ohio Transportation Consortium
    • Files: UTC, RIP
    • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 2:38PM