Title: Using exergy to assess air pollution levels from a smokestack – Part 2: illustration and methodology extension

Authors: Marc A. Rosen, Yongan Ao

Addresses: Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, University of Ontario Institute of Technology, 2000 Simcoe Street North, Oshawa, Ontario, L1H 7K4, Canada. ' Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering College, Shenyang Jianzhu University, Shenyang, Liaoning, 110168, China

Abstract: Exergy is proposed in a companion paper as a standard for the properties and potential impacts of pollutants from smokestacks, and a method was developed for exergy distributions of such pollutants. Here, the method is applied to an illustrative example. The results include spatial distributions of temperature, pollutant concentration and exergy parameters. Exergy is seen to provide an assessment standard that captures in one measure many characteristics of pollutants from combustion systems. Use of exergy-based environmental assessment methods may simplify assessments and make it easier to identify the magnitudes and locations of the most significant environment impacts and hazards.

Keywords: exergy; environmental impact; smokestack pollutants; emissions; pollutant distribution; air pollution levels; pollution measures; temperature; pollutant concentration.

DOI: 10.1504/IJEX.2008.019111

International Journal of Exergy, 2008 Vol.5 No.4, pp.388 - 399

Published online: 29 Jun 2008 *

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