Modelling of Pollutants from a Point Source: A Case study from Coke Industry, Dharwad, India
Pages : 19-23
In the present study, the Gaussian Plume Model (GPM) was applied to predict pollution dispersion due to a point source from a coke Industry from – Dharwad, located in semi arid zone of tropical climate of Karnataka, India. Based on the observed pollutants in different season, metrological data, the model is validated and used to predict the concentration of pollutants for different seasons. Distribution of air pollutants concentration such as Nitrogen Dioxides (NO2), Sulphur Dioxides (SO2) and Total Suspended Particulates (TSP) due to a Coke industry is considered. The effect of wind speed and its direction on the pollutant concentration within the affected area is evaluated.
Keywords: Gaussian Plume Model, Wind rose plots, SPM, SO2, NO2
Article published in the Proceedings of National Conference on ‘Women in Science & Engineering’ (NCWSE 2013), SDMCET Dharwad