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TitleContribution of an environmental monitoring system to evaluate the potential effect of urban air pollution
Author(s)Silva, Lígia Torres
Mendes, Bruno
Oliveira, Carlos
Reis, Cristina
Silva, Paula
Silva, José F.
KeywordsAir pollution
Historical buildings
Particulate matter
Preservation
Protection
Issue dateFeb-2020
PublisherElsevier
JournalProcedia Structural Integrity
CitationSilva L. T., Mendes B., Oliveira C., Reis C., Silva P., Silva J. F. Contribution of an environmental monitoring system to evaluate the potential effect of urban air pollution, Procedia Structural Integrity, Vol. 22, Issue First International Symposium on Risk Analysis and Safety of Complex Structures and Components (IRAS 2019), pp. 130-139, doi:10.1016/j.prostr.2020.01.018, 2020
Abstract(s)The growth of the world?s population has been followed by the increase of residents living in urban areas, which very often results in additional pressures concerning space, ecosystems, infrastructures, facilities and the way of life. The impact of pollutants, emitted into the atmosphere, on materials is enormous and could be irreversible. The effects of the air pollution in façades and on the structural systems lead to unexpected costs for the buildings maintenance and may be avoided if pollution monitoring systems exists. This work presents a methodology to evaluate, on a regular basis, the potential impact of air pollution on historical buildings. It uses a monitoring system to collect samples of particulate matter (PM10 and PM2.5), particulate matter concentration levels and weather parameters. It is possible to act, in time, for the preservation and protection of this historical heritage by joining all of these data. This methodology could complement the studies of the environmental impact assessments on the historical buildings from the outdoor air pollution sources and contributes to the preservation and protection of the historical buildings. This work is being applied in the Portuguese midsized city of Vila Real, where the urban pollution assessment and their effects in urban historical buildings was considered the main goal.
TypeArticle
URIhttp://hdl.handle.net/1822/64458
DOI10.1016/j.prostr.2020.01.018
e-ISSN2452-3216
Publisher versionhttps://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2452321620300330
Peer-Reviewedyes
AccessOpen access
Appears in Collections:C-TAC - Artigos em Revistas Internacionais


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