Environmental Monitoring and Assessment

, Volume 111, Issue 1–3, pp 89–112 | Cite as

Air Quality Assessment And Control Of Emission Rates

  • Yuri N. SkibaEmail author
  • David Parra-Guevara
  • Davydova Valentina Belitskaya


Mathematical methods based on the adjoint model approach are given for the air-pollution estimation and control in an urban region. A simple advection–diffusion-reaction model and its adjoint are used to illustrate the application of the methods. Dual pollution concentration estimates in ecologically important zones are derived and used to develop two non-optimal strategies and one optimal strategy for controlling the emission rates of enterprises. A linear convex combination of these strategies represents a new sufficient strategy. A method for detecting the enterprises, which violate the emission rates prescribed by a control, is given. A method for determining an optimal position for a new enterprise in the region is also described.


adjoint model control and identification of emission rates pollution estimates 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yuri N. Skiba
    • 1
    Email author
  • David Parra-Guevara
    • 1
  • Davydova Valentina Belitskaya
    • 2
  1. 1.Laboratorio de Modelación Matemática de Procesos Atmosféricos, Centro de Ciencias de la AtmósferaUniversidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Circuito Exterior, Ciudad UniversitariaMéxicoMexico
  2. 2.Departamento de Meteorología, Servicio Meteorológico NacionalComisión Nacional del AguaMéxicoMexico

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