A Study of Heavy Metals Pollution in Italy with the Atmospheric Modelling System of the MINNI project
1 UTVALAMB-AIR laboratory, National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development (ENEA), Via Martiri di Monte Sole 4, Bologna 40129, ITALY
2 ARIANET Srl, Via Gilino 9, Milan 20128, ITALY
3 Italian Ministry of Environment, Territory and Sea, Department of Environmental Protection, Via Cristoforo Colombo 44, Rome 00147, ITALY
This work shows preliminary results for heavy metals concentrations simulated with the atmospheric modelling system (AMS) of the MINNI project. The simulation has been carried out for the year 2005 with a horizontal resolution of 25 km. The simulated concentrations of As, Cd, Ni and Pb have, in general, the highest values in urban and industrial areas and compare well with available measurements.
Key words: Heavy metals / air quality modelling / model validation
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