CARTEEH’s Dr. Suriya Vallamsundar delivered a presentation on “Modeling framework for assessing transportation-induced exposure to air pollution” at the Workshop on Interaction between transportation-related emissions and air quality in urban areas in India hosted by the Centre for infrastructure, Sustainable Transportation and Urban Planning (CiSTUP) in Bangalore. The aim of the workshop is to obtain input from leading experts in relevant topics on the planned development of a comprehensive system that will enable the study of interactions between transportation and air quality. Transportation-related emissions are the major contributors to air pollution in Indian cities, so a comprehensive system is necessary to facilitate the formulation of strategies to mitigate air pollution in these areas. There is an initial focus on Bengaluru, where receptor modeling suggests PM10 emissions from vehicle exhaust and re-entrained dust contribute close to 70% of the measured concentrations. Dr. Vallamsundar and other participants are working on a memo for the government to secure funding for implementing mitigation scenarios for Bangalore.
/ Dr. Suriya Vallamsundar presents modeling framework at the Centre for Infrastructure, Sustainable Transportation and Urban Planning in Bangalore, India