Faculty Advisor

Hou, Zhikun

Faculty Advisor

Kinicki, Robert

Center

HK / Hong Kong Projects Program

Abstract

This project addresses franchised bus emissions and their impact on disadvantaged communities in Hong Kong. Using interviews, literature reviews, and data analysis, it was found that franchised bus emissions contribute significantly to roadside pollution on main roads in Hong Kong. A modified Social Deprivation Index (mSDI) was also designed, and analysis of this showed a statistically significant (p < 0.05) relationship between high roadside air pollution and social deprivation in the districts of Wan Chai, Central/Western, and Yau Tsim Mong.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

March 2011

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering

Advisor Department

Computer Science

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