Regional Air Pollution Impact: A Dispersion Methodology Developed and Applied to Energy Systems

Dennis RL (1976). Regional Air Pollution Impact: A Dispersion Methodology Developed and Applied to Energy Systems. IIASA Research Memorandum. IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria: RM-76-022

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Abstract

A methodology is presented to account for the dispersion of air pollution emissions at a regional level to arrive at ambient ground-level concentrations. Air pollution due to energy is a major concern. This methodology has particular relevance to studies of alternative futures and to long-range environmental policy analysis. The methodology is developed using detailed dispersion model results and a Smeared Concentration Approximation (SCA) Dispersion Model is derived for Wisconsin using the methodology. A preliminary validation for sulfur dioxide and particulate matter pollution indicates that the methodology provides a reasonable picture of the urban air pollution concentrations. Results are presented to demonstrate that dispersion is important and relative impact is not at all proportional to a sector's percentage of total emissions. The results of the use of the SCA method in specific case studies indicates the value the method has for addressing air pollution impacts.

Item Type: Monograph (IIASA Research Memorandum)
Research Programs: Resources and Environment Area (REN)
Depositing User: IIASA Import
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 01:43
Last Modified: 05 Nov 2016 14:27
URI: http://pure.iiasa.ac.at/662

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