In parallel with the Clean Water Act, the Clean Air Act and its amendments have established standards relating to the reduction of air pollution emissions from existing and new sources. Regulations exist for many pollutants but much of the research and impact simulation has focused on six major pollutants: sulfur oxides, particularly SO2; nitrogen oxides, including NO2, NO3 and others; total suspended particulates or TSP; hydrocarbons (HC); carbon monoxide (CO); and photochemical oxidants, particularly ozone. The Clean Air Regulations are rather complex, involving a number of different standards as well as multiple approvals for new sources of air pollution. It might be useful to give a brief overview of these regulations since the models used to describe air pollution impacts are so heavily influenced by them. Following this review, the basic theories behind the air pollution models will be discussed and followed by specific model reviews.


Area Source Emission Factor Line Source Total Suspended Particulate Environmental Planning 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Steven I. Gordon
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  1. 1.Department of City and Regional PlanningThe Ohio State UniversityColumbusUSA

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