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Environmental impacts of airports: a study of airport development and its impact on the social, environmental and economic well-being of the community

Fayazbakhsh, M 1996, Environmental impacts of airports: a study of airport development and its impact on the social, environmental and economic well-being of the community , PhD thesis, University of Salford.

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    Abstract

    In the last thirty years, air traffic has increased rapidly causing the need to build more and larger airports. As the aviation industry continues to expand, the need for larger and more efficient aircraft with bigger payloads over greater distances becomes inevitable. The use of larger aircraft coupled with the growing demand for air travel requires the building of more and larger airports. One of the most important factors to consider when building a new airport is the impacts it may have on the environment. This thesis attempts to investigate the most important environmental impacts that may rise from the building of a new airport, it also discusses both the positive and the negative aspects of such impacts. It also discusses the ways and means of reducing and minimisin the adverse environmental impacts. It does iQI, however, concentrate specifically on a particular airport and the contents apply to airports "in general". A " general assessment" of such environmental impacts will also be made in the final Chapter. It should, however, be noted that, although the main aim of this thesis is to investigate the environmental impacts of airports, a considerable amount of' the material in this thesis relates to "aircraft" since some of the most important environmental impacts of airports are directly caused by aircraft, for example, the problem of aircraft noise.

    Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
    Contributors: Pugh Thomas, M(Supervisor)
    Themes: Built and Human Environment
    Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology
    Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology > School of Environment and Life Sciences
    Depositing User: Institutional Repository
    Date Deposited: 17 Aug 2011 12:32
    Last Modified: 17 Feb 2014 09:10
    URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/14809

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