Environmental Noise Pollution

This book examines environmental noise pollution, its health implications, the role of strategic noise mapping for problem assessment, major sources of environmental noise pollution, noise mitigation approaches, and related procedural and ...

Author: Enda Murphy

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0124115950

Category: Science

Page: 268

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"This book offers an introduction to the concept of environmental noise pollution. In doing so, it provides the contextual background for understanding concerns around environmental noise pollution. This includes elucidating variations in the definition of noise vis-áa-vis environmental noise. It also provides a reflective introduction to key debates and challenges in the environmental noise pollution area from issues around the historical dimension of noise pollution in cities to modern challenges facing policymakers in an increasingly urbanised society"--
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Noise Pollution

Many countries have adopted ambient noise pollution standards.This book all important aspects of this subject in detail.

Author: Agarwal

Publisher: APH Publishing

ISBN: 817648833X

Category: Noise control

Page: 165

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Noise pollution affects human beings at threelevels: auditory effects, non-auditory effects and physiological effects. Noisepollution control avenues include insulation of noise source, isolation of noisesource, personal isolation, volume reduction, legal protection, ekistics andpolitical will. Many countries have adopted ambient noise pollution standards.This book all important aspects of this subject in detail.
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Environmental Noise Pollution

This book examines environmental noise pollution, its health implications, the role of strategic noise mapping for problem assessment, major sources of environmental noise pollution, noise mitigation approaches, and related procedural and ...

Author: Enda Murphy

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780128201015

Category: Science

Page: 300

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Environmental Noise Pollution, Second Edition, addresses the key debates surrounding environmental noise pollution using examples from across the globe. Environmental noise pollution is an emerging concern in public and environmental policy and is considered to be one of the most important environmental stressors affecting public health throughout the world. Thoroughly revised throughout, this new edition includes updated global case studies as well as new chapters on technology and noise, soundscapes and wind farm noise. This book examines environmental noise pollution, its health implications, the role of strategic noise mapping for problem assessment, major sources of environmental noise pollution, noise mitigation approaches, and related procedural and policy implications. Drawing on the authors' considerable research expertise in the area, the book is a fully updated resource on this major environmental pollutant that crosses disciplinary, policy and national boundaries. Highlights recent developments in the policy arena with particular focus on global developments in environmental noise management and mitigation Explores the lessons emerging from nations within the EU and other jurisdictions attempting to legislate and mitigate against the harmful effects of noise pollution Covers the core theoretical concepts and principles surrounding the mechanics of noise pollution as well as the evidence-base linking noise with public health concerns Thoroughly revised throughout with more global examples and two new chapters on technology and noise and soundscapes
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Environmental Noise Pollution and Its Control

Environmental Scientists, Activists And Academics Besides The Policy Planners Will Find This Work Most Informative And Useful.

Author: G. R. Chhatwal

Publisher: South Asia Books

ISBN: 8170411378

Category: Education

Page: 301

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Environmental Noise Pollution And Its Control Compiles Authoritative Material On Various Important Topics, Viz., Nature Of Noise; Effects Of Noise On People, Sources Of Noise; Comparison Of Noise And Air Pollutants Assessment And Measurement Of Sound; Basic Principles Of Noise Control; Noise In The Home And Its Control; Noise From Construction And Civil Engineering Works And Its Control; Fan Noise And Its Control; Noise From Industry And Its Control; Road Traffic Noise And Its Control; Aircraft And Airport Noise; Legal Aspects Of Noise Pollution; Economics Of Noise; And Final Remarks On Control Of Noise Pollution Etc. Environmental Scientists, Activists And Academics Besides The Policy Planners Will Find This Work Most Informative And Useful.
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Noise and Environment

Deeper studies are needed to understand the core of current noise problems; new materials and techniques are needed to control them. This book is a combination of theory and practice based on the latest research.

Author: Daniela Siano

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 9781839682391

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 172

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Noise pollution is one of the factors that affect the quality of life of the general population, especially in urban areas, where the noise levels are often high due to the presence of numerous sources, such as transport infrastructures, activities production and commercial areas, entertainment venues and other sound sources which, although temporary, such as construction sites and outdoor music events, affect general noise levels. Even if noise is one of the oldest pollutants referred to in history, for years, the problem of noise pollution has been often considered less important than others related to the environment, such as air pollution, water pollution, and waste management.The regulations in force to contain the noise have become increasingly stringent as each individual is constantly exposed to noise and often the noise is treated just as a scourge of modern society. Making noise is becoming easier and cheaper each day, but just the opposite for controlling it. Deeper studies are needed to understand the core of current noise problems; new materials and techniques are needed to control them. This book is a combination of theory and practice based on the latest research. The studies in this book range from evaluation methods for the perception of noise and outline forecast criteria that can be integrated with applications for acoustic mapping as well as the use of innovative techniques and materials for its abatement. The main purpose of this book, organized in 8 chapters, is to provide an overview of the recent studies in this field and the applications in different research studies. The authors, contributing to the success of this book, provide a series of practical applications of their recent studies aimed at the reduction of noise in different environments. The editors would like to thank all the authors who, through their studies and research, have accepted our invitation to share recent discoveries in this field with the scientific community.
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Advanced Air and Noise Pollution Control

In Advanced Air and Noise Pollution Control: Handbook of Environmental Engineering, Volume 2, leading pollution control educators and practicing professionals describe how various combinations of different cutting-edge process systems can ...

Author: Lawrence K. Wang

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781592597796

Category: Science

Page: 526

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Leading pollution control educators and practicing professionals describe how various combinations of different cutting-edge process systems can be arranged to solve air, noise, and thermal pollution problems. Each chapter discusses in detail a variety of process combinations, along with technical and economic evaluations, and presents explanations of the principles behind the designs, as well as numerous variant designs useful to practicing engineers. The emphasis throughout is on developing the necessary engineering solutions from fundamental principles of chemistry, physics, and mathematics. The authors also include extensive references, cost data, design methods, guidance on the installation and operation of various air pollution control process equipment and systems, and Best Available Technologies (BAT) for air thermal and noise pollution control.
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Environmental Noise and Management

Environmental Noise and Management provides a comprehensive overview of environmental noise pollution. The book begins by covering the fundamentals of noise and acoustics, major noise sources and prediction and evaluation techniques.

Author: Selma Kurra

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118887400

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 864

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Environmental Noise and Management Selma Kurra, Istanbul Technical University and dBKES Engineering Ltd, Turkey A comprehensive overview of environmental noise pollution from the standpoint of environmental impact and control Environmental noise is studied, regulated and monitored by many governments and institutions, as well as forming the basis for a number of different occupations due to the adverse effects of noise exposure. Environmental Noise and Management provides a comprehensive overview of environmental noise pollution. The book begins by covering the fundamentals of noise and acoustics, major noise sources and prediction and evaluation techniques. Developments in noise measuring techniques, and mapping and improvement of legislation to control noise pollution are then discussed, and international regulations are presented. Technological advances and recent developments regarding strategy and action plans are also covered in depth. Key features: Summarizes the relevant international standards covering noise pollution and environmental engineering practice. Presents technological advances and recent developments regarding strategy and action plans. Covers developments in noise measuring techniques, prediction models, mapping and improvement of legislation to control noise pollution. Environmental Noise and Management is a comprehensive resource for researchers and graduate students who are involved in noise pollution from the standpoint of environmental impact and control.
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Air and Noise Pollution Control

The principal intention of this series of books is to help the reader to formulate answers to the last two of the above three questions.

Author: Lawrence K. Wang

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781461262367

Category: Science

Page: 484

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The past few years have seen the emergence of a growing, widespread desire in this country, and indeed everywhere, that positive actions be taken to restore the quality of our environment, and to protect it from the degrading effects of all forms of pollution-air, noise, solid waste, and water. Since pollution is a direct or" indirect consequence of waste, if there is no waste, there can be no pollution, and the seemingly idealistic demand for" zero discharge" can be construed as a demand for zero waste. However, as long as there is waste, we can only attempt to abate the consequent pollution by converting it to a less noxious form. In those instances in which a particular type of pollution has been recognized, three major questions usually arise: 1, How serious is the pollution? 2, Is the technology to abate it available? and 3, Do the costs of abatement justify the degree of abatement achieved? The principal intention of this series of books is to help the reader to formulate answers to the last two of the above three questions. The traditional approach of applying tried-and-true solutions to specific pollution problems has been a major factor contributing to the success of environmental engineering, and in large measure has accounted for the establishing of a "methodology of pollution control.
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Noise Pollution

This book discusses several topics that include driver style influence in the vehicle acoustic emissions in urban traffic; reaction to hybrid noise in communication; otoacoustic emissions by product distortion in metallurgical workers ...

Author: Eugene Roberto Nicchi

Publisher: Nova Science Pub Incorporated

ISBN: 163321110X

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 152

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Environmental noise is defined as the noise emitted from sources such as road, rail and air traffic, industries, construction and public works, and the neighborhood. Noise has been ranked high among forms of pollutions, which include air pollution, radioactive waste pollution, water pollutions, etc. In recent years, noise has received considerable worldwide attention as a result of the many studies linking noise pollution to various health effects that include auditory as well non-auditory health effects. It should be noted here that the effect of noise is seldom catastrophic, and is often only transitory. However, its adverse effects can be cumulative with prolonged or repeated exposure. Noise with daily activities and it causes sleep disruption, masking of speech, reduction in performance and the inability to enjoy one's property or leisure time. It impairs the quality of life. In addition, several studies have linked extended exposure to high noise levels to cardiovascular diseases, including high blood pressure and irregular heartbeat. It has also been reported that high noise levels have an economic effects, especially tourism and real estate sectors, where it has been reported that the prices of houses tend to be higher in quite areas. There is also some evidence that noise can adversely affect general health and well-being in the same manner as chronic stress. Because of these factors, and the recent public awareness of the adverse effects of noise in the last few decades, many studies and noise monitoring programs have been established in various parts in the world. These studies and programs focus on measurements of perceived sound levels in communities, in the workplace (occupational noise), near airports and in public parks. A second area of research, which is getting more attention in recent years, focuses on assessing the effects of noise on individuals and communities, i.e. noise annoyance. This book discusses several topics that include driver style influence in the vehicle acoustic emissions in urban traffic; reaction to hybrid noise in communication; otoacoustic emissions by product distortion in metallurgical workers exposed to different doses of occupational noise; underwater noise pollution; and noise pollution in Zimbabwe.
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Air and Noise Pollution Control

The principal intention of this series of books is to help the reader to formulate answers to the last two of the above three questions.

Author: Lawrence K. Wang

Publisher: Humana Press

ISBN: 1461262380

Category: Science

Page: 484

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The past few years have seen the emergence of a growing, widespread desire in this country, and indeed everywhere, that positive actions be taken to restore the quality of our environment, and to protect it from the degrading effects of all forms of pollution-air, noise, solid waste, and water. Since pollution is a direct or" indirect consequence of waste, if there is no waste, there can be no pollution, and the seemingly idealistic demand for" zero discharge" can be construed as a demand for zero waste. However, as long as there is waste, we can only attempt to abate the consequent pollution by converting it to a less noxious form. In those instances in which a particular type of pollution has been recognized, three major questions usually arise: 1, How serious is the pollution? 2, Is the technology to abate it available? and 3, Do the costs of abatement justify the degree of abatement achieved? The principal intention of this series of books is to help the reader to formulate answers to the last two of the above three questions. The traditional approach of applying tried-and-true solutions to specific pollution problems has been a major factor contributing to the success of environmental engineering, and in large measure has accounted for the establishing of a "methodology of pollution control.
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Noise Pollution and Control Strategy

In the last chapter, an effort has been made to lay an appropriate strategy to control noise. The book concludes with the future vision in the area of noise pollution and an up-to-date list of references and bibliography.

Author: S. P. Singal

Publisher: Alpha Science International Limited

ISBN: UOM:39015062626687

Category: Science

Page: 323

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"Noise Pollution and Control Strategy discusses the basics of acoustic propagation, reviews the problem of noise generation over all national and international situations and gives various techniques available for noise measurements and assessment, health effects of noise, the standards adopted by various countries of the world, environmental impact assessment techniques, control measures and status of noise measurement and abatement practices. In the last chapter, an effort has been made to lay an appropriate strategy to control noise. The book concludes with the future vision in the area of noise pollution and an up-to-date list of references and bibliography. The acoustical terminology in a separate appendix would be of great help as a ready reference."--BOOK JACKET.
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