Title: Gas dispersion modelling harmonisation: an industrial viewpoint

Authors: Martin Tasker

Addresses: ICI Engineering Technology, Environmental Engineering Group, PO Box 13, The Heath, Runcorn, Cheshire, WA7 4QF, UK

Abstract: The harmonisation of gas dispersion modelling across Europe requires not only harmonisation of the physics incorporated into different mathematical models but also harmonisation of the way that practitioners actually use these models. This paper highlights the need to define minimum acceptable standards for gas dispersion modelling, especially in the specification of source conditions and roughness length, and in the choice of appropriate wind and weather conditions. Particularly important is the need for practical guidelines, to ensure that plant engineers, process designers and environmental specialists can carry out routine environmental gas dispersion modelling applications to a satisfactory standard.

Keywords: gas dispersion modelling; industrial viewpoint; source conditions; standards; harmonisation; mathematical modelling; gaseous emissions; air pollution; environmental pollution; environmental impact.

DOI: 10.1504/IJEP.1997.028171

International Journal of Environment and Pollution, 1997 Vol.8 No.3/4/5/6, pp.241 - 249

Published online: 15 Sep 2009 *

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