Publications


These are published journal articles, chapters, reports, editorials, and commentaries (authored/co-authored/contributed to). Our in-house publications are listed as the SIM-air working paper series

A primer on air quality of management Download

A primer on pollution source apportionment Download

A primer on composing wet waste Download

Air Pollution Knowledge Assessments (APnA) city program (2017)
[website] [summary report]
summary leaflets [Agra] [Amritsar] [Bengaluru] [Bhopal] [Bhubaneswar] [Chandigarh] [Chennai] [Coimbatore] [Dehra Dun] [Indore] [Jaipur] [Kanpur] [Kochi] [Ludhiana] [Nagpur] [Patna] [Pune] [Raipur] [Ranchi] [Varanasi]

Health assessments of future PM2.5 exposures from indoor, outdoor, and secondhand tobacco smoke concentrations under alternative policy pathways in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
Journal article in PLOS one (2017) Download

Come Deepavali (Diwali), it’s the explosion of hot air around pollution that hurts us more
Op-Ed in the WIRE (2017) Download

It’s about time we got smarter about monitoring our air pollution?
Op-Ed in the WIRE (2017) Download

Anthropogenic fugitive, combustion, and industrial dust is a significant, underrepresented fine particulate matter source in global atmospheric models
Journal article in Environmental Research Letters (2017) Download

How do we improve Delhi’s graded responsibility action plan for better air quality
Op-Ed in the WIRE (2017) Download

Estimates of health impacts and radiative forcing in winter haze in Eastern China through constraints of surface PM2.5 predictions
Journal article in Environmental Science and Technology (2017) Download

A sense of Déjà Vu – How Delhi knew what to do to fix its air pollution in 1997
Op-Ed in the WIRE (2017) Download

To combat air inequality, governments and researchers must open their data
Commentary article in the Clean Air Journal (2016) Download

What it means to taking the long view on air pollution in Delhi
Op-Ed in the WIRE (2016) Download

Why Delhi’s plan for air filters at traffic intersections is a red herring
Op-Ed in the WIRE (2016) Download

India leads the way: A health centered strategy for air pollution
Editorial in Environmental Health Perspectives (2016) Download
[Steering committee report by MoHFW, on air pollution and health related issues in India]

Indian emissions of technology linked NMVOCs with chemical speciation: An evaluation of the SAPRC99 mechanism with WRF-CAMx simulations
Journal article in Atmospheric Environment (2016) Download

Exposure to particulate matter in India: A synthesis of findings and future directions
Journal article in Environmental Research (2016) Download

Survey of ambient air pollution risk assessment tools
Journal article in Risk Analysis (2016) Download

Analysis of size segregated winter season aerosol data from New Delhi, India
Journal article in Atmospheric Pollution Research (2016) Download

On-road PM2.5 pollution exposure in multiple transport microenvironments in Delhi
Journal article in Atmospheric Environment (2015) Download
[Press cover in the Indian Express]

Assessment of motor vehicle use in three Indian cities
Journal article in Transportation Research Part-D (2015) Download

Is banning old vehicles enough to control air pollution in Delhi?
Infograph (2015) Download
Commentary article in India Together (2014)

What will it take to make Indian cities environment smart?
Commentary article in India Together (2015)
Infograph with methods to report air quality index (2015) Download

Role of urban growth, technology, and judicial interventions on vehicle exhaust emissions in Delhi for 1991-2014 and 2014-2030 periods
Journal article in Environment Development (2015) Download

The polluted air we breathe
Op-Ed in the Hindu (2015) Download

Evolution of on-road vehicle exhaust emissions in Delhi
Journal article in Atmospheric Environment (2015) Download
[Press cover in Scroll.in]
[Supplementary Material – Fleet average emission factors for 1990]
[Supplementary Material – Fleet average emission factors for 2000]
[Supplementary Material – Fleet average emission factors for 2030]
[Supplementary Material – Annual emissions, modal shares, and fuel shares for 1990 to 2030]

Health impacts and economic loss assessment of the 2013 severe haze event in Greater Beijing Area
Journal article in Science of the Total Environment (2015) Download

Regulating air pollution from the coal fired power plants in India
Commentary article in Economic and Political Weekly (2015) Download

Benchmarking vehicle and passenger travel characteristics in Delhi for on-road emissions analysis
Journal article in Travel Behaviour and Society (2015) Download
[Press cover in Times of India]
[Press cover in Scroll.in]

An investigation of potential regional and local source regions affecting PM2.5 concentrations in Delhi, India
Journal article in Journal of Air & Waste Management (2015) Download

Particulate and gaseous emissions in two coastal cities – Chennai and Visakhapatnam, India
Journal article in Air Quality, Atmosphere, & Health (2015) Download

Coal Kills: Health Impacts of Air Pollution from India’s Coal Power Expansion
Report by UrbanEmissions.info and Conservation Action Trust (2014) [Read more & Download]
[Press cover in Huffington Post]
[Press cover in Economic Times]
[Press cover in Quartz]
[Press cover in Counterview]
[Cover story in India Today]
[Report discussed in Rajya Sabha (Indian Parliament) during a Q&A session]

How much do you know about the air you are breathing?
Commentary article in India Together (2014)

Characterizing Patna’s Ambient Air Quality and Assessing Opportunities for Policy Intervention
Report by UrbanEmissions.info and Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation (2014) [Read more & Download]
[Press Release by SSEF]

Bringing Development and Climate Change Together
White Paper by Asian Co-benefits Partnership, IGES, Japan (2014) [Download]

Nature of air pollution, emission sources, and management in the Indian cities
Journal article in Atmospheric Environment (2014) Download
[Cover story in India Today]

Atmospheric emissions and pollution from the coal-fired thermal power plants in India
Journal article in Atmospheric Environment (2014) Download
[Press release from Q&A in Rajya Sabha – Indian Parliament]
[Press release in New York Times]
[Supporting material from the study]

Re-fueling road transport for better air quality in India
Journal article in Energy Policy (2014) Download
[Study results are included in the Planning Commission’s National Transport Policy Committee report]
[Supporting material from the study]
[Press cover in Times of India]
[Press cover in Hindustan Times]

Health benefits of adapting cleaner brick manufacturing technologies in Dhaka, Bangladesh
Journal article in Air Quality, Atmosphere, & Health (2014) Download

Source emissions and health impacts of urban air pollution in Hyderabad, India
Journal article in Air Quality, Atmosphere, & Health (2014) Download

Receptor model based source apportionment of particulate pollution in Hyderabad, India
Journal article in Environmental Monitoring and Assessment (2013) Download

Particulate Pollution in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
Journal article in Air Quality, Atmosphere, & Health (2013) Download

Bounding the role of black carbon in the climate system: A scientific assessment
Journal article in Journal of Geophysical Research (2013) Download

Health impacts of particulate pollution in a megacity – Delhi, India
Journal article in Environmental Development (2013) Download
[Award – best research paper in the Journal 2013]
[Press release in the Economist]

A GIS based emissions inventory at 1km x 1km spatial resolution for air pollution analysis in Delhi, India
Journal article in Atmospheric Environment (2013) Download

Particulate pollution from brick kiln clusters in the Greater Dhaka region, Bangladesh
Journal article in Air Quality, Atmosphere, & Health (2013) Download

SIM-air Working Paper Series (2012)
No.39-2012 : Urban air pollution and co-benefits for six Indian cities
No.38-2012 : Multi-pollutant emissions inventory for the National Capital Region of Delhi
No.37-2012 : An analysis of health and carbon benefits using integrated air pollution modeling for Pune, India

Application of SIM-air tools to assess air quality in Indian cities
Journal article in Atmospheric Environment (2012) Download
[Support material from the study]
[Press release in Indian Express, Pune]
[Press release in Times of India, Ahmedabad]
[Press release in Hindustan Times, Indore]
[Press release in DNA India, Rajkot]
[Press release in The Hindu, Chennai]

Air pollution in Delhi
Commentary article in Economic and Political Weekly (2012) Download
[Press release in the Economist]

Role of meteorology in seasonality of air pollution in megacity Delhi, India
Journal article in Environmental Monitoring and Assessment (2012) Download

SIM-air Working Paper Series (2011)
No.36-2011 : Air Quality Forecasting Systems for Cities: Modeling Architecture for Delhi, India

Integrated Assessment of Black Carbon and Tropospheric Ozone
Publication by UNEP (2011) [Summary to Decision Makers] [Full Report]

Tools for improving air quality management:
A review of top-down source apportionment techniques and their application in developing countries
Publication by the World Bank (2011) Download

SIM-air Working Paper Series (2010)
No.35-2010 : AQI for Delhi, India: Trend Analysis & Implications for the Commonwealth Games 2010 & Beyond
No.34-2010 : Air Quality Index (AQI): Methodology & Applications for Public Awareness in Cities
No.33-2010 : Electronic Road Pricing: Experience and Lessons from Singapore
No.32-2010 : Estimated Air Pollution & Health Benefits of Metro System in Delhi, India
No.31-2010 : Role of Meteorology on Urban Air Pollution Dispersion: A 20yr Analysis for Delhi, India

SIM-air Working Paper Series (2009)
No.30-2009 : Simplified Atmospheric Transport Modeling System (ATMoS-4.0) for the SIM-air Tool
No.29-2009 : Monitoring & Mapping Urban Air Pollution: A One Day Experiment in Delhi, India
No.28-2009 : Measuring Autorickshaw Emissions to Inform Air Quality Policy
No.27-2009 : Particulate Matter (PM) Pollution in India in 2007
No.26-2009 : What is the Role of Air Pollution Modeling in Policy Support?
No.25-2009 : Photochemistry of Air Pollution in Delhi, India: A Monitoring Based Analysis
No.24-2009 : Motorized Passenger Travel in Urban India: Emissions & Co-benefits Analysis
No.23-2009 : Urban Particulate Pollution Source Apportionment: Part 2 (Applications, Results, & Policy)
No.22-2009 : Air Quality Management in Delhi: Then, Now, & Next
No.21-2009 : Impact Analysis of Brick Kilns on the Air Quality in Dhaka, Bangladesh
No.20-2009 : Particulate Pollution in Asia: Part 1 (Multi-pollutant Modeling, Contributions, & Health Impacts)
No.19-2009 : A Review of Air Pollution from Transport Sector in China
No.18-2009 : Indicative Impacts of Vehicular Idling on Air Emissions
No.17-2009 : Ten Frequently Asked Questions About Particulate Matter
No.16-2009 : Urban Particulate Pollution Source Apportionment: Part 1 (Definition, Methodology, & Resources)
No.15-2009 : A Review of the Impact of Biofuels on Local, Regional, and Global Air Quality

SIM-air Working Paper Series (2008)
No.14-2008 : An “Air Quality Management” Action Plan for Hanoi, Vietnam
No.13-2008 : VAPIS – Vehicular Air Pollution Information System
No.12-2008 : DIESEL Program in Bangkok: Fuel for the Last Mile
No.11-2008 : Urban Transport in India – Not so Fast for Nano Car
No.10-2008 : What is Particulate Matter – Composition & Science?
No.09-2008 : Air Pollution & Co-Benefits Analysis for Hyderabad, India
No.08-2008 : Co-Benefits: Management Options for Local Pollution & GHG Emission Control
No.07-2008 : Estimating Road Dust Emissions: Methods & Parameters
No.06-2008 : Estimating Health Impacts of Urban Air Pollution
No.05-2008 : Urban Air Pollution Analysis for Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
No.04-2008 : Simple and Interactive Models for Air Pollution Analysis
No.03-2008 : Informed Decision Support for Air Quality Management Developing Cities
No.02-2008 : Four Simple Equations for Vehicular Emissions Inventory
No.01-2008 : Using Google Earth to Create GIS Road Maps

DIESEL – Developing Integrated Emission Strategies for Existing Land-transport
Publication by the World Bank (2008) Download

PREPair – Program for Rapid Evaluation of air pollution in Kathmandu, Nepal
Proceedings at Better Air Quality conference (2008) Download

Urban air pollution analysis for Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
Publication by the World Bank (2007) Download

East Asia Environment Monitor – Adapting to Climate Change
Publication by the World Bank (2007) Download

Promoting global environmental priorities in the urban transport sector
Publication by the World Bank (2006) Download

Impacts of Asian megacity emissions on regional air quality during Spring 2001
Journal article in Journal of Geophysical Research (2005) Download

Quantifying health benefits of air pollution controls in Shanghai, China
Journal article in Journal of Environmental Management (2004) Download

Impacts of dust on regional tropospheric chemistry during the ACE-Asia experiment: A model study with observations
Journal article in Journal of Geophysical Research (2004) Download

Impact assessment of growing Asian megacity emissions
Chapter in Air Pollution Modeling and Its Applications XV (2004) Download

Programs to control air pollution and acid rain
Chapter in “Urbanization, Energy, and Air Pollution in Chinaby National Academies Press (2004) Download

Regional chemical weather forecasting system (CFORS): Model description and analysis of surface observations at Japanese island stations during the ACE-Asia experiment
Journal article in Journal of Geophysical Research (2003) Download

Air pollution and acid rain control in China: Case studies of Shijiazhuang and Changsha
Publication by the World Bank (2003) Download

Evaluating regional emission estimates using the TRACE-P observations
Journal article in Journal of Geophysical Research (2003) Download

The contribution of megacities to regional sulfur pollution in Asia
Journal article in Atmospheric Environment (2003) Download

Urban air pollution and health in China
Journal article in Urban Studies (2002) Download

Transport of air pollution from Asia to North America
Chapter in Air Pollution Modeling and Its Applications XIV (2004) Download

Sulfur deposition in Asia: Seasonal behavior and contributions from various energy sectors
Journal article in Water, Air, and Soil Pollution (2001) Download

The episodic nature of air pollution transport from Asia to North America
Journal article in Journal of Geophysical Research (2000) Download

The growing contribution of sulfur emissions from ships in Asian waters 1998-95
Journal article in Atmospheric Environment (2000) Download