Problems associated with the emissions limitations from road transport in the Lubuskie Province (Poland)

Maciej Dzikuć , Janusz Adamczyk , Arkadiusz Piwowar


According to the report of the World Health Organization (WHO) on the list of 50 cities with the most polluted air in Europe as many as 33 are located in Poland. All the cities that are on the list exceed the maximum concentration of dust recommended by WHO at least three times. In the Lubuskie Province there is a very serious problem of maintaining good air quality. The air in Poland is among the most polluted in the European Union and this also applies to less-industrialized areas, such as Lubuskie, where the concentration levels of substances hazardous to human health and the environment are recorded as exceeded. One of the main factors affecting the poor air quality in the region is road transport. It is not just a problem near roads with heavy traffic, but also applies to the cities, where there is a large movement of cars, which are often old and do not meet current environmental standards. This article aims to identify the main sources of low emission from road transport and identify potential solutions to help reduce emission from this sector. The actions aimed at limiting low emission from road transport can bring a significant positive ecological effect. The aim of this article is to review one of the main sources of low emission in the province of Lubuskie, which is transportation. Moreover, the authors of the paper indicate the main problems associated with the emission coming from road transport and describe the possibilities for opportunities to reduce pollution from this sector. In addition, the article presents the three-scenario simulation of annual emissions from passenger cars that could take place in 2020.
Author Maciej Dzikuć - University of Zielona Góra (UZ)
Maciej Dzikuć,,
, Janusz Adamczyk - University of Zielona Góra (UZ)
Janusz Adamczyk,,
, Arkadiusz Piwowar (EaE / IES / DMaFE)
Arkadiusz Piwowar,,
- Department of Management and Food Economy
Journal seriesAtmospheric Environment, ISSN 1352-2310, e-ISSN 1873-2844, [0004-6981], (A 40 pkt)
Issue year2017
Publication size in sheets0.5
Keywords in EnglishEconomy, Road transport, Ecology, Low emission, Simulations
ASJC Classification1902 Atmospheric Science; 2300 General Environmental Science
Languageen angielski
LicenseJournal (articles only); author's original; Uznanie Autorstwa (CC-BY); after publication
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Publication indicators Scopus Citations = 14; WoS Citations = 17; Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2017 = 1.489; WoS Impact Factor: 2017 = 3.708 (2) - 2017=4.042 (5)
Citation count*31 (2020-09-19)
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