Title: Comparison between modelled and measured NOX concentrations in aircraft plumes at Athens International Airport

Authors: Kateryna Synylo; Ralf Kurtenbach; Peter Wiesen; Oleksandr Zaporozhets

Addresses: National Aviation University, Kosmonavta Komarova 1, 03058 Kyiv, Ukraine ' Inst. Atmos. and Environ. Res., University of Wuppertal, 42097 Wuppertal, Germany ' Inst. Atmos. and Environ. Res., University of Wuppertal, 42097 Wuppertal, Germany ' National Aviation University, Kosmonavta Komarova 1, 03058 Kyiv, Ukraine

Abstract: Although airports provide several benefits for our society, communities in the vicinity of airports are subjected to the deterioration of air quality. This environmental problem is becoming greater because of increasing air traffic, which is quite often associated with the expansion of airports and the continuous growth of moving closer and closer to airports. The analysis of emission inventories from major European and Ukrainian airports has highlighted that aircraft is the dominant source of air pollution in most cases considered. To assess the impact of aircraft engine emissions to local air quality (LAQ) it is important to recall some features, which define emission and dispersion parameters of the source. The complex model PolEmiCa provides the dispersion (Pollution) and inventory (Emission) calculations for the aircraft engine emission during the landing-takeoff-cycle (LTO)-cycle of the aircraft movement inside the airport area. This paper is devoted to the validation of the complex model PolEmiCa using the results of a measurement campaign at Athens International Airport (AIA).

Keywords: air pollution; aircraft engine emission; emission index; local air quality; exhaust gases jet; concentration.

DOI: 10.1504/IJSA.2017.090296

International Journal of Sustainable Aviation, 2017 Vol.3 No.4, pp.279 - 296

Received: 26 Dec 2016
Accepted: 03 Aug 2017

Published online: 20 Feb 2018 *

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