Human beings need to breathe oxygen diluted in certain quantity of inert gas for living. In the atmosphere; there is a gas mixture of; mainly; oxygen and nitrogen; in appropriate proportions. However; the air also contains other gases; vapours and aerosols that humans incorporate when breathing and whose composition and concentration vary spatially.
Some of these are physiologically inert. Air pollution has become a problem of major concern in the last few decades as it has caused negative effects on human health; nature and properties.
This book presents the results of research studies carried out by international researchers in seventeen chapters which can be grouped into two main sections:
a) air quality monitoring and b) air quality assessment and management; and serves as a source of material for all those involved in the field; whether as a student; scientific researcher; industrialist; consultant; or government agency with responsibility in this area.