Inquinamento atmosferico in un'area urbana limitrofa all'aeroporto di Roma-Ciampino

Alessandro Di Menno Di Bucchianico, Giorgio Cattani, Alessandra Gaeta, Anna Maria Caricchia, Francesco Troiano, Roberto Sozzi, Andrea Bolignano, Fabrizio Sacco, Sesto Damizia, Silvia Barberini, Roberta Caleprico, Tina Fabozzi, Carla Ancona, Laura Ancona, Giulia Cesaroni, Francesco Forastiere, Gian Paolo Gobbi, Francesca Costabile, Federico Angelini, Francesca BarnabaMarco Inglessis, Francesco Tancredi, Lorenzo Palumbo, Luca Fontana, Antonio Bergamaschi, Ivo Iavicoli, Chiara Badaloni, Simone Bucci, Martina N. Golini, Francesca Mataloni, Claudio Morciano, Chelo G. Salatino, Eleonora Zirro, Gianmario Bignardi, Valerio Briotti, Raffaele Piatti, Riccardo De Lauretis, Daniela Romano, Francesco Angelini, Claudia Amadasi, Laura Cestari, Roberta Dorio, Barbara Palazzi, Dorelia Zangrando, Lorenzo Simonato, Daniele Sepulcri, Celestina Arcadi, Luisa Bandroco, Graziella Barra, Fulvia Bellone, Paolo Carnà, Pierina Casu, Maria Conchedda, Carmela De Fano, Piera Di Gilio, Antonella Macario, Maria Peritore, Stefania Sapetti, Luisa Signorile, Vilma Tempia, Marina Ottino, Monica Chiusolo, Jacopo Fogola, Ennio Cadum, Donatella Camerino, Dario Consonni, Angela Pesatori, Pier Alberto Bertazzi, Caterina Ferri, Caterina Minniti, Maddalena Nanni, Davide Petri, Maria Angela Vigotti, Gaetano Licitra, Elena Ascari, Maria Chiara Antoniotti, Lorena Balconi, Domenico Bonarrigo, Cristina Degli Stefani, Aniello Esposito, Maria Gambino, Sabina Speziali, Salvatore Pisani, Silvana Angius, Emanuele Galbusera, Paola Maggi, Roberta Pollini

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Abstract

OBJECTIVES: to assess air pollution spatial and temporal variability in the urban area nearby the Ciampino International Airport (Rome) and to investigate the airport-related emissions contribute. DESIGN AND SETTING: the study domain was a 64 km2area around the airport. Two fifteen-day monitoring campaigns (late spring, winter) were carried out. Results were evaluated using several runs outputs of an airport-related sources Lagrangian particle model and a photochemical model (the Flexible Air quality Regional Model, FARM). MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: both standard and high time resolution air pollutant concentrations measurements: CO, NO, NO2, C6H6, mass and number concentration of several PM fractions. 46 fixed points (spread over the study area) of NO2and volatile organic compounds concentrations (fifteen days averages); deterministic models outputs. RESULTS: standard time resolution measurements, as well as model outputs, showed the airport contribution to air pollution levels being little compared to the main source in the area (i.e. vehicular traffic). However, using high time resolution measurements, peaks of particles associated with aircraft takeoff (total number concentration and soot mass concentration), and landing (coarse mass concentration) were observed, when the site measurement was downwind to the runway. CONCLUSIONS: the frequently observed transient spikes associated with aircraft movements could lead to a not negligible contribute to ultrafine, soot and coarse particles exposure of people living around the airport. Such contribute and its spatial and temporal variability should be investigated when assessing the airports air quality impact.
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)244 - 253
Number of pages10
JournalEpidemiologia e prevenzione
Volume38
Issue number3-4
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2014
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Epidemiology
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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Di Menno Di Bucchianico, A., Cattani, G., Gaeta, A., Caricchia, A. M., Troiano, F., Sozzi, R., ... Pollini, R. (2014). Inquinamento atmosferico in un'area urbana limitrofa all'aeroporto di Roma-Ciampino. Epidemiologia e prevenzione, 38(3-4), 244 - 253.