This textbook covers the entire spectrum of topics required
to completely understand air pollution. It emphasizes the atmospheric processes governing air pollution (emissions, atmospheric
dispersion, chemical transformations, deposition on surfaces and ecosystems). Other areas of focus include air pollutant emission
control technologies, health and environmental impacts, regulations and public policies, and interactions between climate
change and air pollution. Topics are first presented conceptually, and then in terms of their fundamental aspects. Actual
case studies are incorporated throughout to illustrate major air pollution phenomena, such as the dispersion of pollutants
in the atmosphere, and the development of strategies to reduce urban air pollution, mitigate acid rain, and improve atmospheric
visibility. Graduate students, researchers, and air quality professionals will find the full coverage of these important matters
to be well suited to their needs.
Preface; 1. Brief history of air pollution; 2. Emissions of air pollutants and emission
control technologies; 3. Meteorology: general circulation; 4. Air pollution meteorology; 5. Atmospheric radiative transfer
and visibility; 6. Atmospheric dispersion; 7. The stratospheric ozone layer; 8. Gaseous pollutants; 9. Atmospheric particles;
10. Clouds and acid rain; 11. Transfer of pollutants between the atmosphere and surfaces; 12. Health effects; 13. Environmental
impacts; 14. Climate change and air pollution; 15. Regulations and public policies; Index.
Complete coverage of air
pollution from its sources to its health and environmental impacts, for advanced students and researchers.