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Puff Models for Simulation of Fugitive Hazardous Emissions in Atmosphere

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A puff model for the dispersion of material from fugitive hazardous emissions is presented. For vertical diffusion the model is based on general techniques for solving time dependent advection-diffusion equation: the ADMM (Advection Diffusion Multilayer Method) and GILTT (Generalized Integral Laplace Transform Technique) techniques. Both approaches accept wind and eddy diffusion coefficients with any restriction in their height functions. Comparisons between values predicted by the models against experimental ground-level concentrations (from Copenhagen data set) are shown. The preliminary results confirm the applicability of the approaches proposed and are promising for future work.

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L. Pereira, C. Costa, M. Vilhena and T. Tirabassi, "Puff Models for Simulation of Fugitive Hazardous Emissions in Atmosphere," Journal of Environmental Protection, Vol. 2 No. 2, 2011, pp. 154-161. doi: 10.4236/jep.2011.22017.


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