Minimetrò (MM) is a ropeway public mobility system that has been in operation in the city of Perugia for about ten years to integrate with urban mobility and lighten vehicular traffic in the historic city center. The purpose of this work was to evaluate the impact of MM as a source of pollutants in the urban context, and the exposure of people in the cabins and the platforms along the MM line. These topics have been investigated by means of intensive measurement and sampling campaigns performed in February and June 2015 on three specific sites of the MM line representative of different sources and levels of urban pollution. Stationary and dynamic measurements of particle size distribution, nanoparticle and black carbon aerosol number and mass concentrations measurements were performed by means of different bench and portable instruments. Aerosol sampling was carried out using low volume and high-volume aerosol samplers, and the samples nalysed by off-line methods. Results show that MM is a considerable source of atmospheric particulate matter having characteristics very similar to those of the common urban road dust in Perugia. In the lack of clear indications on road dust effect, the contribution of MM to the aerosol in Perugia cannot be neglected.

Moroni, B., Crocchianti, S., Bruschi, F., Petroselli, C., Di Menno Di Bucchianico, A., Cattani, G., et al. (2021). Characteristics and extent of particulate matter emissions of a ropeway public mobility system in the city center of perugia (Central italy). ATMOSPHERE, 12(10) [10.3390/atmos12101356].

Characteristics and extent of particulate matter emissions of a ropeway public mobility system in the city center of perugia (Central italy)

Ferrero L.;
2021

Abstract

Minimetrò (MM) is a ropeway public mobility system that has been in operation in the city of Perugia for about ten years to integrate with urban mobility and lighten vehicular traffic in the historic city center. The purpose of this work was to evaluate the impact of MM as a source of pollutants in the urban context, and the exposure of people in the cabins and the platforms along the MM line. These topics have been investigated by means of intensive measurement and sampling campaigns performed in February and June 2015 on three specific sites of the MM line representative of different sources and levels of urban pollution. Stationary and dynamic measurements of particle size distribution, nanoparticle and black carbon aerosol number and mass concentrations measurements were performed by means of different bench and portable instruments. Aerosol sampling was carried out using low volume and high-volume aerosol samplers, and the samples nalysed by off-line methods. Results show that MM is a considerable source of atmospheric particulate matter having characteristics very similar to those of the common urban road dust in Perugia. In the lack of clear indications on road dust effect, the contribution of MM to the aerosol in Perugia cannot be neglected.
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Combustive sources; CPC; ICP-MS; Micro-aethalometer; MiniDiSC; Optical particle counters; Road dust; SEM-EDS; Source profiles; Urban aerosol;
English
Moroni, B., Crocchianti, S., Bruschi, F., Petroselli, C., Di Menno Di Bucchianico, A., Cattani, G., et al. (2021). Characteristics and extent of particulate matter emissions of a ropeway public mobility system in the city center of perugia (Central italy). ATMOSPHERE, 12(10) [10.3390/atmos12101356].
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