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38 /. , 1997), and vehicle emissions are projected to double within the next two decades unless drastic strategies both to lower actual driving and emissions per km are employed (Fig. 16). The SO2 levels have been fairly constant around 100|agm~^ as annual average since the early 1980s with a slight recent decrease, and TSP has been reduced from about 500 to 400iLigm~^, but the NOj^ levels have increased drastically from about 70 to 170 \xg m~^. , 1997) with maximum concentrations above 300 ing m~^ (Zhang and Xie, 1998).
Urban congestion and air pollution is seen as a high-priority problem in many countries such as China, India, Pakistan, Indonesia, Philippines and Thailand (UNEP, 1997). 8,1, The general pollution with sulphur and particles Taken as a whole the rapid growth of energy use, combined with extensive use of coal in most of Asia has resulted in a drastic increase in emissions of sul- 36 /. Fenger phur dioxide. Attempts to solve local problems by installing taller stacks only transformed them into an extensive regional pollution.
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