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Journal of Civil & Environmental Engineering
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Estimation of Air Pollution Cost for Optimization of Highway Alignment

Seyed Mahdi Sajjadi*, Mohd Zulkifli Bin Mohd Yunus, Othman Che Puan and Taha Mehmannavaz
Department of Civil Engineering, University Technology Malaysia, Johor, Malaysia
Corresponding Author : Seyed Mahdi Sajjadi
Department of Civil Engineering
university Technology Malaysia
Johor, Malaysia
Tel: 6-07-5531581
E-mail: [email protected]
Received August 11, 2015; Accepted October 17, 2015; Published October 27, 2015
Citation: Sajjadi SM, Yunus MZBM, Puan OC, Mehmannavaz T (2015) Estimation of Air Pollution Cost for Optimization of Highway Alignment. J Civil Environ Eng 5:197. doi:10.4172/2165-784X.1000197
Copyright: © 2015 Sajjadi SM, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
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Abstract

The current air pollution increase prompts scientists to look for new candidates for highway alignment that would eventually result in reduced vehicle fuel consumption. In the current study, an empirical and computational method has been proposed which needs to be implemented simultaneously with the alignment optimization process so that different alignment candidates could be assessed in terms of fuel consumption of vehicles. The results obtained from the final equation indicate the total cost of CO2 clean-up required for each vehicle in each highway candidate and these costs could be compared to each other to determine the best candidate of highway.

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