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Title: An integrated activity-based modelling framework to assess vehicle emissions: approach and application
Authors: BECKX, Carolien
Vankerkom, Jean
WETS, Geert
Arentze, Theo
Issue Date: 2009
Publisher: PION LTD
Abstract: Owing to the richer set of concepts which are involved in activity-based transportation models, the potential advantages of an activity-based approach for air quality purposes have been recognized for a long time. However, models that have been developed along these lines are still scarce. In this research the activity-based model ALBATROSS was used in combination with the emission model MIMOSA to assess the travelled distances and the mobile source emissions produced by passenger cars in the Netherlands. The fact that this approach is based on hourly travel and emission values, rather than on aggregated results or peak hour values, a common practice within other traditional models, is an important added value. The predicted values seem to correspond well with the reported values from the Dutch Scientific Statistical Agency. Predictions for travelled distances overestimated the reported values by approximately 8%. Predictions for emissions of nitrogen oxide, carbon dioxide, volatile organic compounds, and particular matter differed by 16%, 11%, 9%, and 3%, respectively, from the officially reported values. This paper is novel in the sense that it both reports on the applied methodology and presents the practical results from a case study of the activity-based emission modelling approach.
Notes: [Beckx, Carolien; Panis, Luc Int; Vankerkom, Jean] Flemish Inst Technol Res, B-2400 Mol, Belgium. [Beckx, Carolien; Janssens, Davy; Wets, Geert] Hasselt Univ, Transportat Res Inst, B-3590 Diepenbeek, Belgium. [Arentze, Theo] Eindhoven Univ Technol, Urban Planning Grp, NL-5600 MB Eindhoven, Netherlands.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/10726
DOI: 10.1068/b35044
ISI #: 000272851300011
ISSN: 0265-8135
Category: A1
Type: Journal Contribution
Validation: ecoom, 2010
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