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Publikacje Pracowników Politechniki Lubelskiej

MNiSW
100
Lista 2021
Status:
Autorzy: Połednik Bernard
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Rok wydania: 2021
Wersja dokumentu: Elektroniczna
Język: angielski
Wolumen/Tom: 22
Numer artykułu: 101233
Strony: 1 - 9
Web of Science® Times Cited: 11
Scopus® Cytowania: 11
Bazy: Web of Science | Scopus
Efekt badań statutowych NIE
Materiał konferencyjny: NIE
Publikacja OA: TAK
Licencja:
Sposób udostępnienia: Witryna wydawcy
Wersja tekstu: Ostateczna wersja opublikowana
Czas opublikowania: W momencie opublikowania
Data opublikowania w OA: 20 sierpnia 2021
Abstrakty: angielski
Introduction In 2020, due to the outbreak of COVID-19, there has been an unprecedented decrease in road traffic in almost all urbanized areas around the globe. This has undoubtedly affected the ambient air quality. Methods In this study mobile and fixed-site measurements of aerosol particle concentrations in the ambient air in one of the busiest streets in Lublin, a mid-sized city in Central Europe (Poland) during the COVID-19 lockdown in the spring of 2020 were performed. Based on the measurements particle doses received by road users during different times of the day were assessed. The obtained results were compared with corresponding pre-COVID-19 measurements also performed in the spring which were available only from 2017. Results During lockdown the mass concentration of traffic-related submicrometer PM1 particles and number concentration of ultrafine PN0.1 particles was significantly reduced. This resulted in a decrease of doses inhaled by road users as well as of particle doses deposited in their respiratory tracks. The greatest reductions of respectively over 2 times and over 5 times were observed during the day for total particles and traffic-related particles. Smaller reductions indicating the existence of relatively intensive non-traffic emissions were reported at night. Conclusions Substantial decrease in traffic intensity in the city caused by lockdown restrictions resulted in a significant reduction in the concentration of vehicle-generated particles in the ambient air. This in turn could have resulted in smaller doses inhaled by the inhabitants, specifically road users, which should have a positive impact on their health.