Design of an environmental assessment model on the effect of vehicle emission in greater Tehran on air pollution with economic sensitivity

  • M. Abbaspour
  • A. Soltaninejad


Air pollution is the presence of pollutants in the atmosphere from anthropogenic or natural substances in quantities likely to harm human, plant or animal life; to damage human-made materials and structures; to bring about changes in weather or climate; or to interfere with enjoyment of life or property. With regard to the quality of air in most of the megacities of the world, vehicular air pollution plays an important role in deteriorating air quality. Air pollution in Tehran (Capital of the Islamic Republic of Iran) occurs in highly urbanized areas due to mobile anthropogenic sources which in-turn is hastened by unfavorable tohion sector is responsible for much of urban air pollution and can result in high ambient concentrations that harm people, structures, and environment. This paper examines and estimates the tonnage, concentrations and impacts of air pollutants along with control measures aimed at reducing the effect of pollutants released by transportation navigation, in Tehran.

Key words

Tehran air pollution economic evaluation of pollution vehicle emission 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Mechanical EngineeringSharif University of TechnologyTehranIran
  2. 2.Department of Environmental Engineering, Graduate School of the Environment and EnergyIslamic Azad University, Science and Research Campus TehranIran

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