Title: Particulate matter dispersion modelling along urban traffic paths

Authors: Jiri Pospisil, Miroslav Jicha

Addresses: Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Brno University of Technology, Technicka 2, 61669 Brno, Czech Republic. ' Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Brno University of Technology, Technicka 2, 61669 Brno, Czech Republic

Abstract: In this paper authors compare two different approaches of 10 μm particles (PM10) dispersion modelling in urban areas. The study is focused on comparison of the Eulerian-Lagrangian approach accurately describing particle aerodynamics and the passive scalar approach representing simplified alternative for description of dispersion processes. CFD code StarCD has been used for this study as appropriate tool capable of correct velocity field prediction and inclusion of both approaches. A street canyon with intensive traffic located in the central part of the city of Brno is used as a convenient study area.

Keywords: PM10 modelling; particulate matter; CFD; computational fluid dynamics; street canyons; particle movement; PM10 dispersion modelling; air pollution; pollutant dispersion; particle aerodynamics; velocity field prediction; intensive traffic; air quality.

DOI: 10.1504/IJEP.2010.030880

International Journal of Environment and Pollution, 2010 Vol.40 No.1/2/3, pp.26 - 35

Available online: 11 Jan 2010 *

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