Environmental Noise and Management Selma Kurra, Istanbul Technical University and dBKES Engineering Ltd, Turkey A comprehensive overview of environmental noise pollution from the standpoint of environmental impact and control Environmental noise is studied, regulated and monitored by many governments and institutions, as well as forming the basis for a number of different occupations due to the adverse effects of noise exposure. Environmental Noise and Management provides a comprehensive overview of environmental noise pollution. The book begins by covering the fundamentals of noise and acoustics, major noise sources and prediction and evaluation techniques. Developments in noise measuring techniques, and mapping and improvement of legislation to control noise pollution are then discussed, and international regulations are presented. Technological advances and recent developments regarding strategy and action plans are also covered in depth. Key features: Summarizes the relevant international standards covering noise pollution and environmental engineering practice. Presents technological advances and recent developments regarding strategy and action plans. Covers developments in noise measuring techniques, prediction models, mapping and improvement of legislation to control noise pollution. Environmental Noise and Management is a comprehensive resource for researchers and graduate students who are involved in noise pollution from the standpoint of environmental impact and control.
Environmental Noise Pollution: Noise Mapping, Public Health and Policy addresses the key debates surrounding environmental noise pollution with a particular focus on the European Union. Environmental noise pollution is an emerging public policy and environmental concern and is considered to be one of the most important environmental stressors affecting public health throughout the world. This book examines environmental noise pollution, its health implications, the role of strategic noise mapping for problem assessment, major sources of environmental noise pollution, noise mitigation approaches, and related procedural and policy implications. Drawing on the authors' considerable research expertise in the area, the book is the first coherent work on this major environmental stressor, a new benchmark reference across disciplinary, policy and national boundaries. Highlights recent developments in the policy arena with particular focus on developments in the EU within the context of the European Noise Directive Explores the lessons emerging from nations within the EU and other jurisdictions attempting to legislate and mitigate against the harmful effects of noise pollution Covers the core theoretical concepts and principles surrounding the mechanics of noise pollution as well as the evidence-base linking noise with public health concerns
Noise pollution generated by transport is acknowledged to be a major environmental problem. This book examines both the acoustic and landscape issues affecting the design of barriers. By addressing the needs of the whole design team, it provides expert guidance on good practice and highlights the pitfalls of poor design. Detailed consideration is given to materials, engineering, legal and environmental issues as well as the health and social impacts of noise barriers. Environmental Noise Barriers is a unique one-step reference for practitioners, be they acoustic engineers, landscape architects or manufacturers and for highways departments in local and central authorities. * illustrates the wide variety of design solutions for different acoustic and landscape situations in several European countries * contains a generous range of full colour photographs * provides information on manufacturers, products and services.
Project Report from the year 2016 in the subject Physics - Acoustics, grade: 3.56, , language: English, abstract: This study was carried out in order to investigate the noise level at the Ondo State School of Health Technology, Akure. Prospective study design was adopted for this study and noise level meter was used to collect data and simple random sampling technique was used. The school was divided into 4 sections which are Academic, commercial, administrative, and residential sections and a sample size of 100 was determined, the retrieved questionnaire were sorted and analyzed using tables and bar charts. During the course of sampling with noise level meter, it was noted that noise coming from the commercial section was higher than any other section and ranged between 80dB and 89dB which is above the threshold limits man can be exposed to due to the operations carried out in the section. However, at night it was measured to be at lowest level of 49dB based on the close of commercial activities around 7pm daily. In the residential section it was noted that the level of noise produced between the hours of 10am and 1pm was the lowest but from the hour of 2pm upward the noise was at its peak based on the presence of the student in their various lodge ranging between 65dB to 79dB at the academic section the noise level range between 45dB to 60dB which means that the noise levels is low at the section. In the administrative section, the noise produced was between 45dB and 50dB which means that the noise level was at the lowest level for the entire school environment. In the questionnaire people′s knowledge and perception was measured, sorted and analyzed which shows that noise level is high at the ondo state school of Health Technology which should be minimized to enhance a good and conducive environment for learning/teaching.
This book provides a concise and up-to-date overview of environmental noise control issues, utilizing specific case studies from India to help explore noise mapping and monitoring, impact analysis, and policy, among other relevant topics. The book provides an extensive review of recent studies, including references, and describes the latest noise monitoring structures. It also addresses heretofore under-emphasized topics, including but not limited to acoustic metrology, Multi Attribute Decision Making (MADM) techniques, and sound insulation utilizing passive control strategies.