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Results Of Atmospheric Dispersion Model For The Localization Of A MSW Incinerator

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/ENV040151

Volume

69

Pages

10

Published

2004

Size

882 kb

Author(s)

E. Brizio, G. Genon & M. Poggio

Abstract

E. Brizio1, G. Genon2 & M. Poggio2 1Cuneo Province Administration, Italy 2Turin Polytechnic, Italy Abstract The present study reports the attempt to localize a MSW incinerator, starting from three proposed sites, on the basis of the atmospheric transport and dispersion modelling. The considered area, around Turin, in North-Western Italy, is characterized by a high percentage of hours of calm wind, so the choice of the atmospheric model is very important in order to have reliable and convincing results. In the present study we used the AERMOD model by the U.S. EPA, that is a hybrid atmospheric dispersion model which can treat the calm hours within a more restrained computational time with respect to Eulerian or Lagrangian models. The investigated issue is generally a very delicate and thorny argument because of the natural opposition of the people against this kind of plant. The first thing to do to treat the localization of a MSW incinerator is to calculate the concentrations at the ground leve

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