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Analysis of the effect of COVID-19 on air pollution: Perspective of the Spanish case

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dc.contributor.author Cárcel-Carrasco, Javier es_ES
dc.contributor.author Pascual Guillamón, Manuel es_ES
dc.contributor.author Langa Sanchis, Jaime es_ES
dc.date.accessioned 2021-11-05T14:07:03Z
dc.date.available 2021-11-05T14:07:03Z
dc.date.issued 2021-07 es_ES
dc.identifier.issn 0944-1344 es_ES
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10251/176269
dc.description.abstract [EN] The pandemic caused by coronavirus COVID-19 is having a worldwide impact that affects health and the economy and indirectly affects air pollution in cities. In Spain, the effect has evolved from being anecdotal in January 2020 to become the second country in Europe with the highest number of cases (614,000 cases by 17/09/2020), which has affected the health system and caused major mobility restrictions. In contrast, COVID-19 has affected air pollution and energy consumption in the country. This article analyzes the indirect effect produced by this pandemic on air pollution, referenced to various stages that occurred in Spain: first stage, without public awareness of COVID-19 impact (mid-January 2020); second is when Spanish Government alerted (late February 2020); and third, after the decree of alarm and mobility restriction of citizens by the government (March 2020) along with the various phases of the de-escalation. The indirect effect produced by this pandemic on air pollution in Spanish cities has been resulted in a decrement of 70% to 80% of average, taking into account dates after the decree of alarm and mobility restriction by the Spanish government (14/03/2020), compared to days prior to that date. Thus, the results of this analysis indicate a significant alteration in air pollutants; these alteration patterns have followed similar paths over different countries worldwide improving the air quality as discussed by Dutheil et al. (Environ Pollut (Barking, Essex: 1987) 263:114466, 2020). es_ES
dc.description.sponsorship This work was supported by the European Union under the project Green Cities for Climate and Water Resilience, Sustainable Economic Growth, Healthy Citizens and Environments with reference 730283 and the framework of Condereff project (Ref. PGI05560Condereff) Construction & demolition waste management policies for improved resource efficiency. es_ES
dc.language Inglés es_ES
dc.publisher Springer-Verlag es_ES
dc.relation EC/PGI05560 CONDEREFF
dc.relation.ispartof Environmental Science and Pollution Research es_ES
dc.rights Reserva de todos los derechos es_ES
dc.subject Air pollution es_ES
dc.subject COVID-19 es_ES
dc.subject Air quality es_ES
dc.subject Cities es_ES
dc.subject Energy es_ES
dc.subject.classification CIENCIA DE LOS MATERIALES E INGENIERIA METALURGICA es_ES
dc.subject.classification CONSTRUCCIONES ARQUITECTONICAS es_ES
dc.title Analysis of the effect of COVID-19 on air pollution: Perspective of the Spanish case es_ES
dc.type Artículo es_ES
dc.identifier.doi 10.1007/s11356-021-13301-1 es_ES
dc.relation.projectID info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/EC/H2020/730283/EU/Green Cities for Climate and Water Resilience, Sustainable Economic Growth, Healthy Citizens and Environments/ es_ES
dc.rights.accessRights Abierto es_ES
dc.contributor.affiliation Universitat Politècnica de València. Departamento de Construcciones Arquitectónicas - Departament de Construccions Arquitectòniques es_ES
dc.contributor.affiliation Universitat Politècnica de València. Departamento de Ingeniería Mecánica y de Materiales - Departament d'Enginyeria Mecànica i de Materials es_ES
dc.description.bibliographicCitation Cárcel-Carrasco, J.; Pascual Guillamón, M.; Langa Sanchis, J. (2021). Analysis of the effect of COVID-19 on air pollution: Perspective of the Spanish case. Environmental Science and Pollution Research. 28(27):36880-36893. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11356-021-13301-1 es_ES
dc.description.accrualMethod S es_ES
dc.relation.publisherversion https://doi.org/10.1007/s11356-021-13301-1 es_ES
dc.description.upvformatpinicio 36880 es_ES
dc.description.upvformatpfin 36893 es_ES
dc.type.version info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion es_ES
dc.description.volume 28 es_ES
dc.description.issue 27 es_ES
dc.identifier.pmid 33710482 es_ES
dc.identifier.pmcid PMC7952261 es_ES
dc.relation.pasarela S\429366 es_ES
dc.contributor.funder European Commission es_ES
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