Energy use, emissions, and air pollution reduction strategies in Asia

Foell W, Green C, Amann M, Bhattacharya S, Carmichael G, Chadwick M, Cinderby S, Haugland T, et al. (1995). Energy use, emissions, and air pollution reduction strategies in Asia. Water, Air, & Soil Pollution 85 (4): 2277-2282. DOI:10.1007/BF01186173.

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Abstract

In contrast to Europe and North America, air pollution in Asia is increasing rapidly, resulting in both local air quality problems and higher acidic depositions. In 1989, an east-west group of scientists initiated a multi-institutional research project on Acid Rain and Emissions Reduction in Asia, funded for the past two years by the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank. Phase I, covering 23 countries of Asia, focussed on the development of PC-based software called the Regional Air Pollution INformation and Simulation Model (RAINS-ASIA). A 94-region Regional Energy Scenario Generator was developed to create alternative energy/emission scenarios through the year 2020. A long-range atmospheric transport model was developed to calculate dispersion and deposition of sulfur, based upon emissions from area and large point sources, on a one-degree grid of Asia. The resulting impacts of acidic deposition on a variety of vegetation types were analyzed using the critical loads approach to test different emissions management strategies, including both energy conservation measures and sulfur abatement technologies.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Acid Rain; Asia; Conservation; Critical Loads; Emissions; Energy; Sulfur Deposition; Sulfur Dioxide
Research Programs: Transboundary Air Pollution (TAP)
Transboundary Air Pollution (TAP)
Depositing User: Romeo Molina
Date Deposited: 20 Apr 2016 09:52
Last Modified: 20 Apr 2016 09:57
URI: http://pure.iiasa.ac.at/12822

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