Analysis of NO2 Emissions at Charles-de-Gaulle Airport Research Paper

Analysis of NO2 Emissions at Charles-de-Gaulle Airport
An in-depth research report on NO2 emissions from Charles de Gaulle Airport.
# 129214 | 5,084 words | 10 sources | APA | 2009 | FR
Published on Sep 19, 2010 in Environmental Studies (Air Pollution)

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This paper presents an in-depth report containing the sources of NO2 emissions in the area of France's Charles de Gaulle airport, the materials and methods to sample this pollution, and the impact of this pollution on the platform. The paper opens by explaining that in response to the increase of air traffic in the Paris region and the preoccupation of the inhabitants, supervising measures have been requested to monitor air pollution. The paper concludes that the influence of the airport's platform towards the air quality of the surroundings towns and areas was clearly established. This paper contains various illustrative charts, graphs, photos, and figures.

Measures program and means used
Indicators of atmospheric pollution linked to human activity
Means of measurements
Domain of study and sampling plan
Meteorological conditions and dispersion of the pollutants
Meteorological conditions during the sampling period
Influence of meteorological conditions on the level of pollution
Air quality over the whole study zone
The influence of Paris agglomeration
General mapping of NO2 concentration found on the sampling area
Characterization of the impact of the airport platform on the air quality
Influence of the combined road and air traffic
Air traffic characteristics
Daily profile of air and road traffic
Actual situation regarding the standards

From the Paper:

"We can easily see that the profile of the air traffic and road traffic are similar during the day and even on a week. This correlation is logical due to the fact that the planes movements are linked with the arrival or departure of passengers, and also employees, to or from the airport. This kind of result (such as for the data that for the similarity between air and road traffic) were found in most of the sampling stations in the study zone, with however a possibility of difference of peaks and magnitude in some small areas. This similarity of profile as well as the lack of specific indicators for the study of road traffic around the platform, combined of the direct effect of the city of Paris and its suburban activities makes it really difficult and practically impossible to calculate exactly the impact of the only air traffic on the daily evolution of NO2 concentrations. As a consequence, those two sources have to be taken in account simultaneously."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Aeroport Roissy Charles de Gaulle
  • Airparif report : "Campaign of measurements around the Charles de Gaulle airport" - March 2009
  • Aeoroport de Paris : "Environmental report" - 2008
  • " Airparif Actualites " - February 2004
  • Drire Ile-de-France

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