Transportation, Energy Use and Environmental Impacts - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128134542

Transportation, Energy Use and Environmental Impacts

1st Edition

Authors: Marcio D'Agosto
Paperback ISBN: 9780128134542
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 1st July 2019
Page Count: 256
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Transportation, Energy Use and Environmental Impacts show researchers, students, and professionals the important connection between transportation planning, energy use, and emissions.

Transportation, Energy Use and Environmental Impacts examines the major transportation activities, components, systems, and subsystems by mode. It closely explores the resulting environmental impacts from transport planning, construction, and decommissioning of transportation systems.

The book discusses transportation planning procedures from an energy use standpoint, offering guidelines to make transportation more energy consumption efficient. It looks at propulsion and energy use systems, focusing on road transportation, railway, waterway, pipeline, and air. The book addresses transport energy sources and their supply chains, along with air pollutants and greenhouse gases emissions. The book concludes by examining the environmental impacts associated with noise, vibration, visual intrusion, and waste generation.

Key Features

  • Shows the relationship between road, rail, maritime, air and pipeline transportation activities with fuel use and pollution, greenhouse gases, and waste
  • Comprehensive approach covering transportation systems planning, design, and infrastructure construction
  • Synthesizes the needed information and data to explain how to improve transportation systems performance
  • Includes learning aids such as cases from around the globe, glossary, extensive bibliography, as well as chapters objectives, summaries, and exercises


Advanced students and researchers in Transportation, Urban Planning, Engineering, Logistics, and Environmental Science; Practitioners such as transport planners, urban planners, transportation engineers, civil engineers, and environment engineers; Transport policy makers and city officials

Table of Contents

1. Transportation, an introductory view
2. Planning, design and construction of infrastructure for transportation systems and their environmental impacts
3. Transport planning and energy use
4. Propulsion systems and energy use
5. Transport energy sources
6. Air pollution and greenhouse gas
7. Noise pollution, vibration, visual intrusion and solid and liquid waste output


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About the Author

Marcio D'Agosto

Marcio D'Agosto is Associate Professor of Transportation Engineering at Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. Prior to academia he worked in logistics and freight transport for Ipiranga Oil, SHV Energy, and Coca-Cola. He is a consultant to the National Scientific and Technological Development Council of the Brazilian Ministry of Science and Technology and President of the Brazilian National Association for Research and Education in Transport. He is the author of 84 articles, 9 book chapters, and 7 books.

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor of Transportation Engineering, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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