Comparison of iscst3 and aermod air dispersion models: case study of cayirhan thermal power plant

Dölek, Emre
In this study, emission inventory was prepared and pollutant dispersion studies were carried out for the area around Çayırhan Thermal Power Plant to determine the effects of the plant on the environment. Stack gas measurement results were used for the emissions from the power plant and emission factors were used for calculating the emissions from residential sources and coal stockpiles in the study region. Ground level concentrations of SO2, NOx and PM10 were estimated by using EPA approved dispersion models; namely ISCST3 and AERMOD. The ground level concentrations predicted by two models were compared with the results of ambient air pollution measurements for November 2004. Predictions of both ISCST3 and AERMOD were underestimating the ground level SO2 concentrations. However, AERMOD predictions are better than ISCST3 predictions. The results of both models had good correlation with the results of NOx measurements. It has been shown that the contribution of the power plant to SO2, NOx and PM10 pollution in the area studied is minimal.


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Citation Formats
E. Dölek, “Comparison of iscst3 and aermod air dispersion models: case study of cayirhan thermal power plant,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2007.