Noise Pollution in Urban and Industrial Environments: Measurements and Noise Mapping

Paulo Henrique Trombetta Zannin (Editor)
Environmental and Industrial Acoustics and Acoustical Comfort, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Federal University of Paraná, Brazil

Series: Pollution Science, Technology and Abatement
BISAC: TEC012000

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Urban and industrial noise pollution is present in virtually every country in the world. Noise pollution studies are therefore needed to find solutions to improve the quality of life in cities. This book contains eighteen chapters that address the problem of noise in urban and industrial environments. One of the chapters evaluates how noise is perceived by the residents of three cities with different population densities, and a methodology is presented for the assessment of road traffic noise in one of these cities, using noise maps. Noise pollution is also evaluated on a university campus and at leisure locations such as public parks. Industrial noise is discussed in two chapters, and solutions are proposed to reduce the noise levels that reach communities located in the proximities of a metal working plant and a paper mill. One of the chapters focuses on technical standards and noise assessment regulations. Another proposes a methodology aided by three-dimensional acoustic mapping to design the sound insulation of building facades. The problems caused by rail traffic noise and aircraft noise levels are discussed in two other chapters, based on measured sound pressure levels, interviews and noise maps. A prediction matrix for the assessment of traffic-related noise pollution is presented in another chapter. This matrix, which is based on noise prediction maps, allows for the qualification and quantification of the global impact of environmental noise resulting from the implementation of a road construction project and its operation. The last chapter in this book focuses on a unique problem that most people are rarely aware of; this problem is the effects of traffic noise on the acoustic signals emitted by birds in an urban environment. The analyses discussed in this book are based on field measurements of sound pressure levels and computer calculations of noise maps. Noise mapping is a highly effective technique to visualize the problem of noise in large urban centers and noise generated by manufacturing plants. This technique facilitates the search for answers to the problem of noise pollution and is helpful for comparing solutions, enabling one to select the most effective and economically feasible solution. Several case studies are described throughout the book. These are examples of real cases, which were used to assess the quality of urban and industrial environments. Based on measurements, noise maps are calculated to show the current status of noise pollution. Subsequent analyses based on noise mapping simulations indicate the urban and industrial noise abatement measures recommended for the cases in question. The target audience of this book includes undergraduate and graduate students, as well as professionals working in the areas of environmental management of cities, of factories, in architecture, urban design, in environmental, mechanical and civil engineering, urban planning, and health care professional planning. (Imprint: Nova)

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Preface

Chapter 1. Environmental Noise Assessment Standards and Regulations
Dra. Carolina Reich Marcon Passero, M. Sc. Paulo Eduardo Kirrian Fiedler, M. Sc. Marcus Manfrin de Oliveira Filho, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Paulo Henrique Trombetta Zannin (Laboratory of Environmental and Industrial Acoustics and Acoustic Comfort, Federal University of Paraná – UFPR, Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil)

Chapter 2. Development of Prediction Models for the Analyses of Daytime and Nighttime Urban Noise
M. Sc. Elaine Carvalho da Paz, Prof. Dr. Alfredo Calixto, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Paulo Henrique Trombetta Zannin (Laboratory of Environmental and Industrial Acoustics and Acoustic Comfort, Federal University of Paraná – UFPR, Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil)

Chapter 3. Methodology for Road Noise Pollution Assessment using Noise Maps
M. Sc. Paulo Eduardo Kirrian Fiedler and Prof. Dr.-Ing. Paulo Henrique Trombetta Zannin (Laboratory of Environmental and Industrial Acoustics and Acoustic Comfort, Federal University of Paraná – UFPR, Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil)

Chapter 4. Diagnosis of Environmental Noise in Communities Using Subjective and Objective Data Aided by Geographical Information Systems – GIS
Margret Sibylle Engel, M. Sc., and Paulo Henrique Trombetta Zannin, Prof. Dr. - Ing (Institute of Technical Acoustics, Medical Acoustics Group, RWTH Aachen, Germany, and others)

Chapter 5. Mapping Noise Pollution Generated by Substation Power Transformers in Urban Areas
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Paulo Henrique Trombetta Zannin and M. Sc. Fabiano Belisário Diniz (Laboratory of Environmental and Industrial Acoustic and Acoustic Comfort – LAAICA, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Federal University of Paraná, Brazil)

Chapter 6. Noise Mapping of Urban Public Parks
Prof. Dr. Bani Szeremeta and Prof. Dr.-Ing. Paulo Henrique Trombetta Zannin (Laboratory of Environmental and Industrial Acoustics and Acoustic Comfort, Federal University of Paraná – UFPR, Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil)

Chapter 7. Spectral Analysis of Urban Noise
M. Sc. Paulo Henrique Soares and Prof. Dr.-Ing. Paulo Henrique Trombetta Zannin (Laboratory of Environmental and Industrial Acoustics and Acoustic Comfort, Federal University of Paraná – UFPR, Curitiba, PR, Brazil)

Chapter 8. Impact of Environmental Noise on the Operation of an Urban Transport System
M. Sc. David Queiroz de Sant’Ana and Prof. Dr.-Ing. Paulo H. T. Zannin (Laboratory of Environmental and Industrial Acoustics and Acoustic Comfort, Federal University of Paraná – UFPR, Curitiba, PR, Brazil)

Chapter 9. Noise Pollution, Acoustic Maps and Health Surveys: The Case of the Municipality of São Paulo – Brazil
Prof. Dra. Karina Mary de Paiva-Vianna and Prof. Dra. Maria Regina Alves Cardoso (Department of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, Federal University of Santa Catarina, Florianópolis, SC, Brazil, and others)

Chapter 10. Assessment of Noise Pollution in a University Setting using Noise Mapping
M. Sc. Fernando Bunn, M. Sc. Samuel Ansay, M. Sc. Paulo Eduardo Kirrian Fiedler, M. Sc. Mirrê Liluz Milanez, M. Sc. Patrícia Soares, M. Sc. Marcus Manfrin de Oliveira Filho, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Paulo Henrique Trombetta Zannin (Laboratory of Environmental and Industrial Acoustics and Acoustic Comfort, Federal University of Paraná – UFPR, Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil)

Chapter 11. 3D Noise Mapping and Sound Insulation of Building Facades: A Combined Methodology
M. Sc. Marcus Vinícius Manfrin de Oliveira Filho and Prof. Dr.-Ing. Paulo Henrique Trombetta Zannin (Laboratory of Environmental and Industrial Acoustics and Acoustic Comfort, Federal University of Paraná – UFPR, Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil)

Chapter 12. Noise Pollution in Major Urban Centers
M. Sc. Jucelino José de Souza Filho, Prof. Dr. Jorge Luiz Steffen, Prof. Dr. Wagner Augusto Andreasi and Prof. Dr.-Ing. Paulo Henrique Trombetta Zannin (Federal University of Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil, and others)

Chapter 13. Railway Noise in an Urban Environment
M. Sc. Fernando Bunn and Prof. Dr.-Ing. Paulo Henrique Trombetta Zannin (Laboratory of Environmental and Industrial Acoustics and Acoustic Comfort, Federal University of Paraná, Brazil)

Chapter 14. Assessment and Control of Environmental Noise Impacts Generated by a Paper Mill, using Noise Maps
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Paulo Henrique Trombetta Zannin, M. Sc. Fabiana Rodrigues Dall Cortivo and M. Sc.José Augusto Coelho Ferreira (Laboratory of Environmental and Industrial Acoustic and Acoustic Comfort, Federal University of Paraná, Brazil)

Chapter 15. Mapping of Impact Noise for Attenuation of Industrial Noise Pollution
Prof. Dr. Walter Jesus Paucar Casas, M. Sc. Edivaldo Pellizzaro Cordeiro and M. Sc. Tiago Chaves Mello (Mechanical Engineering Department, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul – UFRGS, Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil)

Chapter 16. Prediction Matrix of the Environmental Impact of Road Traffic Noise
M. Sc. Elaine Carvalho da Paz and Prof. Dr.-In. Paulo Henrique Trombetta Zannin (Laboratory of Environmental and Industrial Acoustics and Acoustic Comfort, Federal University of Paraná – UFPR, Curitiba, PR, Brazil)

Chapter 17. Annoyance caused by Aircraft Noise
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Paulo Henrique Trombetta Zannin, M. Sc. Maira Karin Carvalho dos Santos, M. Sc. David Queiroz de Sant’Ana, Dra. Carolina Reich Marcon Passero (Laboratory of Environmental and Industrial Acoustic and Acoustic Comfort, Federal University of Paraná, Brazil)

Chapter 18. Spectral Overlap of Traffic Noise and Acoustic Signals by Birds in an Urban Forest in Southern Brazil
Marcelo Alejandro Villegas  Vallejos, M. Sc., and Prof. Dr. - Ing. Paulo Henrique Trombetta Zannin (Hori Consultoria Ambiental, Curitiba, Brazil, and others)

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The topics presented and discussed in this book, considering the proper distance and relativity specific to each country, can help to solve and/or shed light on local problems that involve urban and industrial noise pollution. This book should be of interest for use in theory and practice. We believe that numerous professionals, even those not specialized in noise control, will find it useful. The target audience of this book includes undergraduate and graduate students, as well as professionals working in the areas of environmental management of cities, of factories, in architecture, urban design, in environmental, mechanical and civil engineering, urban planning, health care professionals, etc.

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