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Transportation, Energy Use and Environmental Impacts

  • Book

  • 308 Pages
  • June 2019
  • Elsevier Science and Technology
  • ID: 4753521

Transportation, Energy Use and Environmental Impacts shows researchers, students and professionals the important connection between transportation planning, energy use and emissions. The book examines the major transportation activities, components, systems and subsystems by mode. It closely explores the resulting environmental impacts from transport planning, construction and the decommissioning of transportation systems. It discusses transportation planning procedures from an energy use standpoint, offering guidelines to make transportation more energy consumption efficient. Other sections cover propulsion and energy use systems, focusing on road transportation, railway, waterway, pipeline, air, air pollutants, greenhouse gas emissions, and more.

  • Shows the relationship between road, rail, maritime, air and pipeline transportation activities with fuel use and pollution, greenhouse gases and waste
  • Provides a comprehensive approach, covering transportation system planning, design and infrastructure construction
  • Synthesizes the needed information and data, explaining how to improve transportation system performance
  • Includes learning aids, such as cases from around the globe, a glossary, extensive bibliography, chapter objectives, summaries and exercises

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Table of Contents

1. Transportation, an introduction 2. Planning, design, and construction of infrastructure for transportation systems and their environmental impacts/ 3. Transportation planning and energy use 4. Propulsion systems and energy use 5. Energy sources for transportation 6. Air pollutant and greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) 7. Noise pollution, vibration, visual intrusion, and emission of solid and liquid waste


D'Agosto, Marcio de Almeida Marcio D'Agosto is Associate Professor of Transportation Engineering at Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. Prior to academia he worked in logistics and freight transport for Ipiranga Oil, SHV Energy, and Coca-Cola. He is a consultant to the National Scientific and Technological Development Council of the Brazilian Ministry of Science and Technology and President of the Brazilian National Association for Research and Education in Transport. He is the author of 84 articles, 9 book chapters, and 7 books.