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Analyzing Current and Expected Air Quality and Pollutant Emissions Across Israel
- Lavee, D., Moshe, A., Menachem, O., Hubner, V., Tenanzap, K.
- Water, air, and soil pollution 2015 v.226 no.12 pp. 416
- air, air pollution, air quality, emissions, energy, households, industry, inventories, issues and policy, models, nitrogen dioxide, ozone, pollutants, sulfur dioxide, Israel
- The aim of this paper is to analyze current and expected air quality in Israel and to identify the main responsible sources. To this end, the current (2010) air quality regarding five main air pollutants, PM₁₀, PM₂.₅, NO₂, SO₂, and O₃, was analyzed and the pollutant emission inventories were determined. Next, the expected emission inventories for the target years (2015 and 2020) were estimated. Based on these results, dispersion models (AERMOD, CHIMERE, FARM, and TREFIC) were used to forecast the expected air quality for the target years. The findings indicate that current policy measures are not sufficient and additional policy measures are required, particularly in the transport, industry, energy, and households sectors.