Air Quality Plans with IMMIS: The software system IMMIS, a comprehensive set of tools to access
traffic induced air pollution, has been and is used to develop many Air
Quality Plans, Clean Air Plans and Action Plans in Germany. Selected cities, where IMMIS has been used for the development of more
than 50 plans, are listed in a table.
Air quality assessment in the European Mega City Ruhr Area and effects of low emission zones:
The Ruhr area is the biggest German megalopolis
with more than 5,3 million inhabitants living in an area of about 4.400 km2,
is a conglomerate of several overlapping major cities. For this region
IVU Umwelt has identified the hot spots by a combination of
measurements and modelling. The concentrations caused by local road traffic were then calculated with the screening model IMMISluft. Pollution maps have been created on behalf
of the Landesumweltamt (State Environmental Agency) of North
Within the framework of the BMBF project MOBINET - Mobility in Megalopolis the
Division for Health and Environment (Referat für Gesundheit und Umwelt) of the
City of Munich and the partners IVU Umwelt GmbH and GEVAS software is currently
developing a city-wide screening system to calculate traffic-induced air and
noise pollution online. The real-time pollution situation in the main road
traffic network of Munich based on current traffic data is being
calculated and visualized using the online environmental monitoring system.
Within the system, the models of the program system IMMIS (IVU Umwelt) is used
to determine the air and noise pollution.