Practical use of the ISCST3 model to select monitoring site locations for air pollution control

Authors
Mazzeo, Nicolas Antonio; Venegas, Laura Esperanza
Publication Year
2000
Language
English
Format
article
Status
Published version
Description
We present an objective methodology for selection of the minimum number of sampling sites required to register the highest concentration values of air pollutants emitted from a continuous point source. The methodology is based on the analysis of 1 hour concentration values above a threshold value estimated by atmospheric dispersion models. The number and location of the air monitoring stations are determined according to the likelihood that a station can measure high concentration values in accordance with model results. The efficiency of the monitoring network design depends on the accuracy of the considered dispersion model, a low inter-annual variability of atmospheric conditions and the number of samplers. Following a brief description of the methodology we detail an application to design an air monitoring network. We apply the ISCST3 atmospheric dispersion model to a point source emission, considering one year of hourly meteorological data. In this example, an approximated va1ue of the efficiency of the network design is 0.475 at best.
Fil: Mazzeo, Nicolas Antonio. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas; Argentina. Universidad de Buenos Aires. Facultad de Ciencias Exactas y Naturales. Departamento de Ciencias de la Atmósfera y los Océanos; Argentina
Fil: Venegas, Laura Esperanza. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas; Argentina. Universidad de Buenos Aires. Facultad de Ciencias Exactas y Naturales. Departamento de Ciencias de la Atmósfera y los Océanos; Argentina
Subject
AIR POLLUTION
AIR QUALITY CONTROL
ISCST3 MODEL
MONITORING NETWORK
Meteorología y Ciencias Atmosféricas
Ciencias de la Tierra y relacionadas con el Medio Ambiente
CIENCIAS NATURALES Y EXACTAS
Access level
Open access
License
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.5/ar/
Repository
CONICET Digital (CONICET)
Institution
Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas
OAI Identifier
oai:ri.conicet.gov.ar:11336/71892