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Tropospheric Ozone Abatement

Developing Efficient Strategies for the Reduction of Ozone Precursor Emissions in Europe

  • Rainer Friedrich
  • Stefan Reis
  • The book offers information and aids in decision-making to those concerned with air pollution.

  • It covers the analysis of ozone precursor emissions and the transport and chemical transformation of precursor substances and gives insight into the integrated assessment of air pollution control strategies.


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXIV
  2. Rainer Friedrich
    Pages 1-3
  3. Stefan Reis, Rainer Friedrich
    Pages 5-24
  4. Stefan Reis, Rainer Friedrich
    Pages 25-33
  5. Demosthenes Papameletiou, Jose Maria Maqueda-Barrera
    Pages 35-60
  6. Stefan Reis, Rainer Friedrich
    Pages 61-82
  7. David Simpson, Jan Eiof Jonson
    Pages 83-97
  8. Stefan Reis, David Simpson, Rainer Friedrich
    Pages 99-120
  9. Nicolas Moussiopoulos, Peter Sahm, Paraskevi-Maria Tourlou, Theodoros Nitis, Abul Kalam Azad, Sofia Papalexiou
    Pages 121-150
  10. Roger Salmons
    Pages 151-192
  11. Claudia Kemfert
    Pages 193-203
  12. Rainer Friedrich, Stefan Reis
    Pages 205-217
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 219-238

About this book


The occurrence of high concentrations of ozone during summer episodes in the troposphere over Europe is a problem still unsolved. Although a number· of measures have been implemented that will achieve a further reduction of precursor emissions in the next years, this will not be sufficient to reduce the ozone concentration to levels below thresholds set up to protect human health and plants. Thus, further reductions of emissions of volatile organic compounds and nitrogen oxides are necessary. However, with regard to the increasing costs associated with increasing emission reduction, it is essential to implement abatement strategies, that are effective, i.e. achieving the environmental aim set up, and efficient, i. e. doing this with the least costs possible. In this book, the authors describe the features and the application of a methodology and a model system to identify effective and efficient strategies to reduce ambient concentrations of tropospheric ozone to comply with thresholds set up to protect human health, agricultural crops and ecosystems. Furthermore, macroeconomic impacts of such strategies are addressed and, as burden and benefits of these strategies are not equally distributed between countries, different burden sharing schemes are discussed. The content of this book is based on results of a comprehensive research project, the project INFOS (assessment of policy instruments for efficient ozone abatement strategies in Europe), funded by the European Commission (Directorate General XII) under the Fourth Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration activities.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Rainer Friedrich
    • 1
  • Stefan Reis
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Energy Economics and the Rational Use of EnergyUniversity of StuttgartStuttgartGermany

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