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Comparison Of The SAFE AIR Code Numerical Results Against Wind Tunnel Measurements On A Two-stack Waste Incinerator Model

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/ENV000511

Volume

41

Pages

19

Published

2000

Size

1,706 kb

Author(s)

E. Canepa, A. Cortf, D. Contini & C.F. Ratto

Abstract

The SAFE AIR code simulates the transport and diffusion of airborne pollutants. This Lagrangian dispersion code is based on the advection of Gaussian segments and puffs driven by a 3D diagnostic wind model, able to deal with both non-stationary and inhomogeneous conditions. SAFE AIR is an evolution of the AVACTA II code, "recommended" by the U.S. EPA. In this paper, results obtained by means of SAFE_AIR are compared against measurements concerning plume dispersion experiments on a small scale model of a waste incinerator with two stacks. These experiments were carried out in the developed boundary-layer wind

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