Influencia de la Construcción del Tranvía en las Concentraciones de Dióxido de Nitrógeno en la Ciudad de Cuenca-ecuador

Translated title of the contribution: Influence of the Construction of the Tram in the Concentrations of Nitrogen Dioxide in the City of Cuenca-ecuador

Fernando Pacheco, Freddy Marco Armijos Arcos, Ruben Fernando Jerves Cobo, Claudia Espinoza

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Abstract

Air quality in a city with the characteristics of Cuenca is closely related to different factors such as the distance to the main emission sources, the type of emissions, the relief and atmospheric conditions (Jerves and Armijos, 2016). At year 2007, it was determined that the main source of atmospheric pollutants it was vehicular traffic with a contribution of 85% of emissions totals (Palacios and Espinoza, 2014). In particular, the engines Diesel have extensive use compared to gasoline engines due to its low operating costs, energy efficiency, high durability and reliability, which likewise makes them one of the biggest culprits for environmental pollution caused by exhaust emissions through the release of monoxide carbon (CO), hydrocarbons (HC), nitrogen oxides (NOx) and particulate matter (PM) mainly (Reşitoğlu et al., 2015). To determine the concentration of these pollutants, especially NOx in 2008 the Municipality of Cuenca started monitoring of ambient air quality from a network of monitoring that currently includes 20 sampling points per passive diffusion (Jerves and Armijos, 2016; Sellers and Espinoza, 2017).
Translated title of the contributionInfluence of the Construction of the Tram in the Concentrations of Nitrogen Dioxide in the City of Cuenca-ecuador
Original languageSpanish (Ecuador)
Title of host publicationAlejando el Umbral del Desequilibrio Ambiental
PublisherEditorial Abya-Yala
Pages125-142
ISBN (Print)978-9978-10-566-5
StatePublished - 30 Jun 2021

CACES Knowledge Areas

  • 125A Environment

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