Wednesday, December 16, 2015

King Publishes Research.

King Publishes Research in International Journal

Eoin King, assistant professor of mechanical engineering and acoustics, CETA, has published an article in the international journal Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment.

The article is titled “A combined assessment of air and noise pollution on the High Line, New York City,” and was co-authored by Ethan Bourdeau ‘15, Kevin Zheng ’15 and Francesco Pilla, a professor of civil engineering at Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland.

The paper reports on noise and air quality levels along the High Line in New York City. The High Line is an elevated public park, transformed from an unused freight rail line. King and his team took noise and air quality samples simultaneously for two cases: 1) pedestrians walking on a sidewalk at street level and 2) pedestrians walking on the elevated High Line. Results were analyzed to investigate if pedestrians using the High Line would have a lower pollution exposure to those using the sidewalk below. The study suggests that the reduction in air and noise pollution along the High Line compared to the footpath below is approximately 37 percent.

The research was supported by funding from the University of Hartford under a 2014–2015 Greenberg Junior Faculty Grant.

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