Recent Status and Policy of Fine Dust in the Metropolitan Area of Korea - Volume 9 Number 7 (July 2018) - IJESD
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IJESD 2018 Vol.9(7): 183-186 ISSN: 2010-0264
doi: 10.18178/ijesd.2018.9.7.1097

Recent Status and Policy of Fine Dust in the Metropolitan Area of Korea

Ji Young Kim, Ji Ye Yoo, and Chan Jin Park
Abstract—Recently concerns about fine dust pollution are increasing. There was only attention to yellow dust and the concept of fine dust was not clear in few years ago. The worry about fine dust has become serious enough to distinguish sprinkling with fine dust even the naked eye in the sky. The concentration of fine dust in Korea is higher than the World Health Organization recommendation level. In 2015, the annual averaged concentration of PM2.5 in Seoul is 23.1μg/m3 and the daily averaged maximum value is 70 μg/m3, far exceeding the recommended standards of the World Health Organization.
We have target of 30% reduction of fine dust emission in 2022 when compared with the special measures for fine dust management in 2016 as a comprehensive dust management policy. There is a big difference between the power generation sector and the industrial sector in terms of domestic emission reduction policy measures. Plans for an eco-friendly cooperative system and network for the protection of sensitive groups are being proceeded.
We investigated the characteristics of comprehensive measures for fine dust management and measures to reduce fine dust in the metropolitan area. And we also suggested improvement plans for the particulate management in Korea.

Index Terms—Fine dust (PM10), ultrafine dust (PM2.5).

Ji Young Kim is with the Department of Energy and Environment Engineering, Incheon National University, Republic of Korea (e-mail: jiyoungK@inu.ac.kr).
Ji Ye Yoo is with the Department of Climate International Cooperation, Incheon National University, Republic of Korea (e-mail: yoojiye@inu.ac.kr).
Chan Jin Park is with the Department of Energy and Env. Engineering and the Department of Climate International Cooperation, Incheon National University, Republic of Korea (corresponding author: Chan Jin Park; e-mail: cjpark@inu.ac.kr).

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Cite: Ji Young Kim, Ji Ye Yoo, and Chan Jin Park, "Recent Status and Policy of Fine Dust in the Metropolitan Area of Korea," International Journal of Environmental Science and Development vol. 9, no. 7, pp. 183-186, 2018.

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