Fine particulate matter PM2.5 and PM10 at heavy traffic areas in Bangkok: Application of the air pollution model (TAPM)

Chumpol Sripraparkorn, Wanida Jinsart, Saranee Treerattanapan, Steven T. Siems

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Abstract

Air particulate matter was measured at two heavily congested roads in Bangkok during the dry season in 2006. Air samples of both coarse particulate matter (PM10) and fine particulate matter (PM2.5) were collected by individual, low-flow personal air samplers. The numerical simulations of the PM10 concentration were made by the Air Pollution Model (TAPM, version 3.0). An emissions inventory for PM10 was developed based on the local traffic records near the stations. To improve the level of accuracy in future simulations of urban air quality, it is necessary to implement PM10 and PM2.5 emission inventories for Bangkok. The Air Pollution Model (TAPM) could be applied under subtropical condition like Bangkok. However, to improve its accuracy, some parameters such as urban heat island, subtropical boundary layer and urban canopy should be included in the model. This is an abstract of a paper presented at the 14th International Union of Air pollution Prevention and Environmental Protection Associations World Congress 2007 (Brisbane, Queensland 9/9-13/2007).

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProc. 14th International Union of Air Pollution Prevention and Environmental Protection Associations (IUAPPA) World Congress 2007, 18th Clean Air Society of Australia and New Zealand (CASANZ) Conf.
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2007
EventInternational Union of Air Pollution Prevention and Environmental Protection Associations, World Congress 2007 - Brisbane, Australia
Duration: 9 Sep 200713 Sep 2007
Conference number: 14th

Conference

ConferenceInternational Union of Air Pollution Prevention and Environmental Protection Associations, World Congress 2007
CountryAustralia
CityBrisbane
Period9/09/0713/09/07

Keywords

  • PM
  • Tapm and bangkok air pollution
  • Traffic

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