arises from anthropogenic sources, such as industrial, utility, and
transportation, and from natural sources, such as fires, deserts,
volcanic activity, and forests. Air pollution can threaten the
health of human beings, trees, lakes, crops, and animals by
degrading air quality, can damage the ozone layer and buildings, and
can also cause haze, reducing visibility.
focuses on anthropogenic sources of air pollutants since these are
linked to design decisions, which engineers have a responsibility to
address. Here, we primarily examine mobile sources, which emit
pollutants such as carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxides, hydrocarbons,
and particulate matter from the tailpipe. Production of these
pollutants results from combustion of organic fuels. We will also
explore the addition of stationary sources on ground level
concentrations of these
pollutants affecting the central campus airshed.