Comparison between modelled and measured NOx concentrations in aircraft plumes at Athens International Airport

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).


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  • Accession Number: 01669728
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 11 2018 11:54AM