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Volume 354, 202210th International Symposium on Occupational Health and Safety (SESAM 2021)
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|Published online||06 January 2022|
Air quality analysis for a metropolitan area in Romania during the first half of 2021
1 University of Petroșani, Faculty of Mines, Department of Environmental Engineering and Geology, Petroșani, Romania
2 University of Craiova, Faculty of Sciences, Department of Chemistry, Craiova, Romania
3 Technical University of Denmark, Institute of Applied Mathematics and Computer Science, DTU Compute, Digital Media Engineering Master Programme, Copenhagen, Denmark
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This paper aims to interpret and to use within a statistical analysis the concentration profiles of the main air pollutants – i.e., nitrogen oxides (NOx), sulfur dioxide (SO2), carbon monoxide (CO) and suspended particulate matter (PM10) – results recorded during the first half of 2021 by two air quality monitoring stations in Craiova, which is an important metropolitan area in Southern Romania. Another goal of the paper is finding the best numerical diffusion model to fit the recorded values for PM10, as this pollutant seems to be the major problem, because its daily average is often higher than the European Union threshold, meaning that imperative measures have to be taken for reducing particulate matter concentration in Craiova (like in other major Romanian metropolitan areas), in order for Romania to get the exoneration regarding air pollution from the European Union and, of course, for its citizens to improve the quality of their lives.
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