Non-Exhaust Emissions - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128117705

Non-Exhaust Emissions

1st Edition

An Urban Air Quality Problem for Public Health

Editors: Fulvio Amato
Paperback ISBN: 9780128117705
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st March 2018
Page Count: 300
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Non-Exhaust Particle Emissions: An Urban Air Quality Problem is a comprehensive book summarizing the most recent research in the field and giving guidance on research gaps and future needs to evaluate non-exhaust particle emissions impact on health and the possible remediation. With contributions from some of the major experts and stakeholders in air quality, this book will comprehensively define the state-of-the-art of current knowledge, gaps, and future needs for a better understanding of particulate matter (PM) emissions from non-exhaust sources of road traffic to improve public health. Dozens of studies now link exposure to ambient particulate matter with increases in both mortality and morbidity. PM is a heterogeneous mix of chemical elements and sources, with road traffic being the major source in large cities. A significant part of the emissions come from the non-exhaust processes such as brake, tire and road wear and road dust resuspension. While motor exhaust emissions have been successfully reduced by means of regulation, non-exhaust emissions are currently uncontrolled and their importance is destined to increase, being the dominant urban source by 2020. Nevertheless, current knowledge on the non-exhaust emissions is still limited.

Non-Exhaust Particle Emissions: An Urban Air Quality Problem will be an essential book to researchers and advanced students from a broad range of disciplines such as public health, toxicology, atmospheric sciences, environmental sciences, atmospheric chemistry and physics, geochemistry, epidemiology, built environment, road and vehicle engineering, and city planning. European and local authorities responsible of air quality and industrial sectors related to vehicle and brake manufacturing and technological remediation measures will also find the book valuable.

Key Features

  • The first book to explore the health impacts of non-exhaust emissions, which will be the dominant urban source of particle matter by 2020
  • Authored by experts from several sectors including academia, industry, and policy
  • Gathers the relevant body of literature and information, defining the current knowledge, gaps and future needs


Researchers and advanced students in Public Health, Epidemiology, Air Quality Studies, Environmental Sciences, Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, Geochemistry, Toxicology, Built Environment, Road and Vehicle Engineering, City planning

Table of Contents

  1. Impact on Air Quality
    Fulvio Amato
    2. Compliance to EU and US Air Quality Directives
    Frank de Leeuw and Philip Hopke
    3. Impact on Public Health – toxicological studies
    Flemming Cassee and Frank Kelly
    4. Impact on Public Health – epidemiological studies
    Jordi Sunyer and Bart Ostro 
    5. Emission inventories and predictions
    Hugo Denier van der Gon 
    6. Modelling exposure across Europe
    Martijn Schaap and Maria Teresa Pay
    7. Regulation on brake/tire composition
    Giovanni Straffelini and Jean Pierre Taverne
    8. Review of brake wear emissions
    Jana Kukutschova and Jaroslaw Grochowicz
    9. Review of tire wear emissions
    Julie Panko
    10. Review of road wear emissions
    Mats Gustaffson
    11. Review of road dust emissions
    Fulvio Amato, Bruce Denby and Matthias Ketzel
    12. Technological remediation measure
    Theodoros Grigoratos and Sebastian Gramstat
    13. Review of non-technological measures
    Xavier Querol, Roy Harrison and Fulvio Amato
    14. Summary and Conclusions
    Fulvio Amato


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About the Editor

Fulvio Amato

Fulvio Amato, PhD, is Tenured Scientist at the Institute of Environmental Assessment and Water Research (IDAEA) of the Spanish Research Council (CSIC). In 2010, he obtained a Doctoral Degree in urban air quality at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (Spain). He specialized in non-exhaust traffic emissions characterization and modelling at the Center for Air Resources Engineering and Science (Potsdam, USA, 2008) and at TNO, the Dutch Organization for Applied Research (Utrecht, Netherlands, 2011-2012). He led national and international research projects on air quality, air pollution source apportionment and remediation measures. He published >80 scientific publications among articles, book and chapters (h-index 27). He acts as member of national and international working groups advising on air quality.

Affiliations and Expertise

Researcher, Spanish National Research Council, Institute of Environmental Assessment and Water Research (IDAEA-CSIC), Barcelona, Spain