Environmental Noise Pollution

Environmental Noise Pollution

Noise Mapping, Public Health, and Policy

2nd Edition - April 1, 2022
  • Authors: Enda Murphy, Eoin King
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128201008

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Environmental Noise Pollution: Noise Mapping, Public Health, and Policy, Second Edition addresses the key debates surrounding environmental noise pollution using global examples. Environmental noise pollution is an emerging concern in public and environmental policy and is considered to be one of the most important environmental stressors affecting public health throughout the world. Thoroughly revised throughout, this new edition includes updated global case studies as well as new chapters on technology and noise, soundscapes and wind farm noise. Drawing on the authors' considerable research expertise in the area, this fully updated resource on this environmental pollutant covers disciplinary, policy and national boundaries. The book examines environmental noise pollution, its health implications, the role of strategic noise mapping for problem assessment, major sources of environmental noise pollution, noise mitigation approaches, and related procedural and policy implications.

Key Features

  • Highlights recent developments in the policy arena, with a particular focus on global developments in environmental noise management and mitigation
  • Explores the lessons emerging from nations within the EU and other jurisdictions attempting to legislate and mitigate against the harmful effects of noise pollution
  • Covers the core theoretical concepts and principles surrounding the mechanics of noise pollution as well as evidence linking noise with public health concerns
  • Thoroughly revised throughout, with more global examples and two new chapters on technology and noise and soundscapes


Environmental Health Specialists, Environmental Consultants, Acoustics consultants; researchers in Environmental Science. Students in Environmental and Mechanical Engineering

Table of Contents

  • 1. Environmental Noise Pollution
    2. Principles of Environmental Noise
    3. Environmental Noise and Health
    4. Strategic Noise Mapping
    5. Transportation Noise
    6. Wind Farm Noise
    7. Noise Mitigation Approaches
    8. Noise and the Role of Technology
    9. Soundscapes
    10. Conclusions and Future Directions

Product details

  • No. of pages: 322
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2022
  • Published: April 1, 2022
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128201008

About the Authors

Enda Murphy

Dr. Enda Murphy is a Lecturer in the School of Geography, Planning & Environmental Policy at University College Dublin. He holds a BA Natural Science, Graduate Diploma in Statistics and PhD in Transportation Planning all from Trinity College Dublin. Prior ot joining UCD he worked as an EPA and then Science Foundation Ireland Research Fellow at Trinity College Dublin investigating methodological and policy issues related to the implementation of the EU Environmental Noise Directive. He has specific expertise in noise modelling, mapping and action planning as well as having broader expertise on the transportation planning process. He recently acted as a technical expert on the development of a new noise strategy for the European Parliament – Towards a Comprehensive Noise Strategy. He is author/co-author of more than 40 academic journal papers, book chapters, conference papers and reports.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, School of Architecture, Planning, & Environmental Policy, University College Dublin, Ireland

Eoin King

Dr. Eoin Anthony King is an Associate Professor of Acoustics at the University of Hartford. He holds a BA in Mechanical Engineering and a PhD in Acoustics, both from Trinity College Dublin, and in 2013 he became a chartered engineer with Engineers Ireland. His doctoral dissertation developed a practical framework for undertaking strategic noise mapping in Europe. In 2008 he was awarded a post-doctoral research fellowship and during this time he co-founded an Irish acoustics consultancy firm, Infrasonic Ltd. His research interests include environmental acoustics, environmental policy and strategic noise mapping techniques and he has published extensively in the field of acoustics and environmental assessment. He has extensive knowledge in the field of noise modeling and prediction. In 2010 he was nominated by the Irish Department of the Environment to represent Ireland on the CNOSSOS-EU Technical Committee of experts. In 2007, and again in 2012, he developed the largest and most complex strategic noise maps prepared in Ireland to date on behalf of the Irish National Roads Authority, in accordance with EU Directive 2002/49/EC.

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor, University of Hartford, CT, USA