A methodological proposal for the identification of energy-environmental performance indicators aimed at recovering the air quality

Fabrizio Cumo, Umberto Di Matteo, Giambattista Guidi

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The paper deals with the introduction of a complex index capable of evaluating environmental air quality in industrial areas. In Italy regional plans of recovery and protection of air quality have been put in practice in order to identify areas where the increase of the emissions into atmosphere, owing to urban and/or industrial development, should be limited or prevented. The methodology is founded on an evaluation system of energy efficiency of cogeneration plants, based on some meaningful energy-environmental performance indicators, containing weighting factors taking into account the Best Available Techniques (BATs), even considering the contribution of secondary particulate matter. Copyright © 2007 Inderscience Enterprises Ltd.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)85 - 98
Number of pages14
JournalInternational Journal of Environmental Technology and Management
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 2007


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Geography, Planning and Development

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