Motor Vehicle Pollution Control in Asia: The Lessons of Europe 900613

Areas of rapid Industrialization in Asia are now starting to experience unacceptable air quality or are projecting that they will in the relatively near future as a result of rapid growth in their vehicle populations. In addressing these problems, there is much that can be learned from the experience and mistakes of the industrialized world. In addition, however, there are some unique problems of developing countries, especially certain of the smaller ones in Asia, which would seem to benefit from special approaches.
The purpose of this paper is to briefly survey the adverse environmental impacts resulting from motor vehicles, to review technologies developed to address these problems, and to summarize the current status around the world. Special focus will be on the development of strategies to address the emerging problems of developing countries in Asia.


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