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Chemical Processes Effect On Ambient Air Quality: Modelling And Primary/secondary Pollutants Monitoring Study

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/AIR070281

Volume

101

Pages

10

Published

2007

Size

1,738 kb

Author(s)

M. S. Al-Salem, A. Al-Haddad & A. Rehman Khan

Abstract

The aim of this paper is to show the monitoring results of airborne pollutants around an urban area surrounded with a number of industrial facilities in the state of Kuwait. Data collected (2004-2005) in two different spans included primary and secondary ambient pollutants as well as major metrological conditions. The adsorption effect of PM10 on methane gas and other atmospheric chemicals recorded was investigated. A series of concentration and wind roses were constructed to study the prevailing wind and dispersion manner of the airborne chemicals from the different sources. Seasonal analysis was carried out with respect to ground and ambient methane levels from the upstream and downstream neighbouring facilities. A discussion on future strategies for the reduction of the different emitted pollutants from the industrial sites is given. Keywords: primary pollutants, metrological conditions, downstream, airborne, methane. 1 Introduction Downstream industry in the state of Kuwait is expanding due to a number of reasons mainly the increase of the local demand on certain crude oil cuts.

Keywords

primary pollutants, metrological conditions, downstream, airborne, methane.