DISPERSION SIMULATION TECHNIQUES FOR ASSESSING THE AIR POLLUTION IMPACTS OF GROUND TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS
Development of air dispersion simulation techniques for assessing the air pollution resulting from roadway vehicle emissions are discussed. Various mathematical models for air dispersion are surveyed and evaluated in terms of their applicability to estimation of pollutant concentration in the vicinity of roadways. The Gaussian steady-state dispersion model is considered in detail, and extensive field studies are used to validate this model in the region within 500 feet of the edge of both an at-grade roadway and a depressed roadway. The calibrated Gaussian model is used to formulate techniques for estimating annual one-hour and eight-hour maximum concentrations resulting from roadway emissions.
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Argonne National LaboratoryEnergy and Environmental Systems Division, 9700 S Cass Avenue
Argonne, IL United States 60439
Illinois Institute for Environmental Quality3300 South Federal
Chicago, IL United States 60616
- Habegger, L J
- Wolsko, T D
- Camaioni, J E
- Kellermeyer, D A
- Dauzvardis, P A
- Publication Date: 1974-4
- Pagination: 106 p.
- TRT Terms: Air pollution; Exhaust gases; Highways; Mathematical models; Pollutants; Urban areas
- Old TRIS Terms: Dispersion; Emission rates; Gaussian plume model
- Subject Areas: Economics; Highways; Society;
- Accession Number: 00081962
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: ANL/ES-29 Final Rpt.
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Mar 6 1975 12:00AM