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Exposure of buildings to pollutants in urban areas - a review of the contributions from different sources.

Hall D J, Spanton A M, Kukadia V, Walker S, 1996
pollutant | outdoor air
Bibliographic info: UK, Building Research Establishment, December 1996, BRE Client Report CR 209/96
Languages: English

The paper describes the characteristics of different types of pollutant sources in the way that they are experienced in a fixed locality in an urban area. The locality in this sense can also be a building or part of a building (a ventilation inlet for example). The most important parameter is the distance of the polluting source and therefore the characteristic features of sources at different distances are discussed. The relationship between 'local' sources and 'background' levels of pollutants, their contributions to the total local pollution levels and the vertical and lateral gradient of pollution are considered. The discussion is illustrated by examples from measurements of dispersing plumes and of urban pollution levels experienced during a specific investigation in a large urban area.


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