Develop a simplified airport emissions inventory tool for criteria pollutants.
The Environment research topic has historically been focused on three primary areas including water, air, and noise. Each of these areas has been further separated into subtopics of emphasis, such as groundwater, wastewater, various air quality concerns, and noise modeling. Other topics have also been added to this overall research field to address issues such as NEPA compliance, alternative fuels, and climate change impacts.
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This research would examine several examples where implementation of Metroplex or other procedures has resulted in widespread increased community complaints and would explore options for redesigning those flight tracks to reduce noise concentrations over noise sensitive areas while satisfying project design goals and constraints. Changes in aircraft noise exposure, fuel consumption, and air emissions would be quantified ...more »
Perform economic, environmental and social benefits analysis of using plant based diet in airports and flights. Industrial meat, poultry, and dairy production has a huge footprint of resource consumption--energy, water, and land. As a result the practice produces air, water and land pollution. The practice also causes human health related deceases. A triple Bottom Line analysis of low carbon plant based food usage ...more »