Autori: Popescu Francisc, Ioana Ionel, Ungureanu Corneliu
Editorial: SCIBULCOM, JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AND ECOLOGY, 10 (1), p.1 - 13, 2009.
The paper is an attempt to conclude over complex problems concerning air quality in the Romanian city of Timisoara, in an European perspective. The town is one of the most developed
one in Romania, famous for its history and rapid progress into a modern but traditional location of human development. Air quality monitoring (AQM) is still new and less experienced in Eastern
European countries. The article relates to the experience and results from a range of over 120 days of on-line air quality monitoring campaigns in the Romanian city of Timisoara, achieved in
crossroads, industrial areas, and in parks. The ‘Politehnica’ University of Timisoara undertook on-line experiments in urban areas, using measuring methods, in accordance with the national and
European legislation (point source measurement), but also remote controlled open path techniques. Air quality meteorological data acquisition and traffic structure determination have been achieved
in parallel, in addition. The results and conclusions of the study are illustrated with graphical pictures and tables. The values measured might not be considered as average for the pollution of the
town because they focus only over one season, but, as no other exist, they may be considered as representative and the general conclusions drawn are of main importance for the air quality in the city
and in other similar cases, as well.
Cuvinte cheie: air quality; SOx; NOx; CO; monitoring; perspectives