Search for dissertations about: "pollution"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 737 swedish dissertations containing the word pollution.

  1. 1. Bioenergy, pollution, and economic growth

    Author : Mattias Ankarhem; Runar Brännlund; David Stern; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Economics; Forest sector; Forest fuels; Dynamic factor demand; Adjustment costs; Economic growth; Pollution; Environmental Kuznets curve; Shadow price; Distance function; Nationalekonomi; Economics; Nationalekonomi; Economics; nationalekonomi;

    Abstract : This thesis consists of four papers: two of them deal with the effects on the forest sector of an increase in the demand for forest fuels, and two of them concern the relation between economic growth and pollution. Paper [I] is a first, preliminary study of the potential effects on the Swedish forest sector of a continuing rise in the use of forest resources as a fuel in energy generation. READ MORE

  2. 2. Renewable Energy in Energy-Efficient, Low-Pollution Systems

    Author : Bengt Johansson; Miljö- och energisystem; []
    Keywords : TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; hydrogen; ethanol; methanol; rape methyl ester; biomass; renewable energy; cogeneration; energy efficiency; scenarios; air pollution; carbon dioxide; Environmental technology; pollution control; Miljöteknik; kontroll av utsläpp;

    Abstract : Energy use accounts for the dominating fraction of total sulphur dioxide (SO2), nitrogen oxide (NOx), volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. In this thesis, different strategies for reducing these emissions are evaluated, using a bottom-up approach. The thesis is divided in two parts. READ MORE

  3. 3. Air Pollution Dependency on Climate Variability and Source Region : Past, Current and Future Air Pollution Scenarios over Europe

    Author : Camilla Andersson; Hans-Christen Hansson; Christer Johansson; Joakim Langner; David Simpson; Peter Builtjes; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; Acidification; Air Pollution; Climate Change; Europe; Numerical Model; Emission; Eutrophication; Key region; Nitrogen Dioxide; Particulate Matter; PM; Source region; Surface Ozone; Tropospheric Ozone; Earth sciences; Geovetenskap; Applied Environmental Science; tillämpad miljövetenskap;

    Abstract : The main objectives of this thesis were to investigate the dependency of European air pollution on climate variability and emission source region. Calculations with a chemistry transport model (CTM) were conducted to investigate the influence of climate variability. READ MORE

  4. 4. Air pollution in Nairobi slums : sources, levels and lay perceptions

    Author : Kanyiva Muindi; Nawi Ng; Joacim Rocklöv; Elizabeth Kimani-Murage; Marie Thynell; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Air pollution; perceptions; slums; health impacts; Nairobi; Epidemiology; epidemiologi; folkhälsa; Public health;

    Abstract : BackgroundAir quality in Africa has remained a relatively under-researched field. Most of the African population is dependent on biomass for cooking and heating, with most of the combustion happening in low efficiency stoves in unvented kitchens. READ MORE

  5. 5. Pollution, Health and Housing Markets : Essays on the Consequences of Environmental Policy

    Author : Samuel Lindgren; Niclas Krüger; Jan-Erik Swärdh; Niklas Jakobsson; Örebro universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; noise; air pollution; health; housing; environmental valuation; distributional effects;

    Abstract : The objective of the thesis is to estimate the health and housing market effects of environmental policies and estimate how these effects are distributed among individuals.The first essay estimates the health effects of a noise mitigation program that provided dwelling insulation and noise barriers. READ MORE