Adelaide – a green city? | Biocity Studio


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Adelaide suffers from air, light, water and noise pollution. 70% of the air pollution is from transport, the key emissions that impact air quality are carbon monoxide, oxides of nitrogen. South Australia wastes over $5 million dollars per year on electricity, which produces more than 70,000 tons of carbon dioxide emissions. By reducing light pollution it would be like taking 10,000 cars off the road. Naturally occurring chemical, man-made sources and litter can easily pollute water.

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Adelaide – a green city? | Biocity Studio

  1. 1. Adelaide - a green city?
  2. 2. Air pollution Light pollution Water pollution Noise pollution Adelaide - a green city ? Pollution
  3. 3. Air pollution Industry Transport Domestic activities Waste disposal by incineration Adelaide - a green city ?
  4. 4. Industry Industry
  5. 7. <ul><li>Osbome </li></ul><ul><li>Birkenhead </li></ul><ul><li>Pt Adelaide </li></ul><ul><li>Mile End </li></ul><ul><li>Kidman Park </li></ul>
  6. 8. The key emissions from the transport sector that have an impact on air quality are <ul><li>carbon monoxide </li></ul><ul><li>oxides of nitrogen </li></ul><ul><li>hydrocarbons (also called volatile organic compounds) </li></ul><ul><li>sulphur dioxide </li></ul><ul><li>lead </li></ul><ul><li>particulate matter </li></ul><ul><li>air toxics (organic compounds and metals) </li></ul>
  7. 10. South Australian greenhouse gas emissions from transport by vehicle category
  8. 11. In South Australia transport contributes around 70% of the air pollution in the Adelaide area, principally carbon monoxide and oxides of nitrogen
  9. 12. Greenhouse gas —— Global worming In March 2008, Adelaide experienced 15 consecutive days of 35oC or above and 13 consecutive days of 37.8oC or above, almost doubling previous records and setting new records for any Australian capital city. Human health As the number of very hot days increases more people are vulnerable to heat-related illnesses and death, particularly the elderly.
  10. 13. Light pollution Glary globe-lights at a car park waste light sideways and upwards and contribute to skyglow Light pollution
  11. 14. Nearly all electricity in Australia is generated by burning fossil fuels. In South Australia wasted light from light pollution costs over $5 million dollars of electricity per year and produces more than 70,000 tons of carbon dioxide emissions.
  12. 15. In South Australia, saving the greenhouse emissions from light pollution is equivalent to taking 10,000 cars off the state's roads .
  13. 16. Water pollution Groundwater pollution Stormwater pollution
  14. 17. Groundwater pollution Naturally occurring chemicals Man-made sources (pollution)
  15. 18. Case study illustrating past practices of chemical waste disposal at an industrial site in Adelaide
  16. 19. Stormwater pollution
  17. 20. <ul><li>natural </li></ul><ul><li>chemical </li></ul><ul><li>litter </li></ul>Stormwater pollution can be divided into three categories:
  18. 21. Truck noise monitoring Noise pollution Noise pollution
  19. 22. Noise From surface transport From Aircraft Others Noise
  20. 23. Noise-induced sleep : Physiological stress reactions Difficulty in falling asleep Awakenings Alterations of sleep stages or depth Health
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