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Pollution Modelling

Emission and Exposure Modelling Using Real Time Traffic Data (EU FP7 Project ‘EcoNav’)

Information of Emission and Exposure should be easily understandable and instantly accessible to an individual while making or having completed a trip in order to build awareness about the environmental impact. Thus, Investigation of Vehicle Emission and Exposure from such bottom up approach must have potential on future consideration to emission level reduction in a link, area or city level.  It is expected that accurate information of emission based on rigorous traffic and meteorological variables for a single trip will influence traveller’s decision of taking efficient mode or best route choice/eco-driving. Previous attempts to date are rare considering the detail features and purpose of this research for the estimation and prediction of emission and exposure of a single trip. This research area is close to Modal model or Instantaneous or Microscopic Emission modelling which will account of the ITS tools like GPS and may use Neural Network as possible method for estimation and prediction.  

Project coordinator: Associate Prof. Aonghus McNabola


An investigation of the influence of daily activities & location on personal exposure to air pollution in Dublin: measurement, analysis, modelling & application

A GIS model for the Dublin Area is constructed. This model is based on an extensive personal exposure and ambient air quality modelling. Measured air pollution concentrations in a particular location are regressed against factors such as road network, traffic volumes, land use, meteorological factors, etc. This facilitates the inclusion of parameters associated with a wide range of activities and locations. It will result in a model that is more directly linked to the environment health impact of air pollution on the individual as well as the population. The model will be web based as a means of disseminating information to the general public in a more intuitive manner. (Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) STRIVE Programme 2007-2013)

Project coordinator: Prof. Brian Broderick


Validation of air dispersion models for road and industrial sources

Project coordinator: Prof. Brian Broderick