Atmospheric Dispersion Calculator

Air Pollution Control Stacks Equation Formulas

Inputs:

pollution rate emission rate(Q)
average wind speed (u)
y direction plume standard deviation (σy)
z direction plume standard deviation (σz)
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Conversions:

pollution rate emission rate(Q)
= 0
= 0
gram/second
average wind speed (u)
= 0
= 0
meter/second
y direction plume standard deviation (σy)
= 0
= 0
meter
z direction plume standard deviation (σz)
= 0
= 0
meter

Solution:

contaminant concentration at ground level
along the plume centerline when the
emission source is at ground level (C)
= NOT CALCULATED

Other Units:

Change Equation
Select to solve for a different unknown
Gaussian plume dispersion model developed by Pasquill
 plume contaminant concentration at a point in space plume contaminant concentration at ground level contaminant concentration at ground level alongthe plume centerline contaminant concentration at ground level alongthe plume centerline when the emission source isat ground level
wind speed at elevation from known wind speed and elevation
 wind speed at elevation weather station wind speed elevation weather station elevation stability parameter
effective stack height
 effective stack height physical stack height plume rise
plume rise for superadiabatic conditions
 plume rise stack gas exit speed stack diameter average wind speed stack heat emission rate
plume rise for neutral stability conditions
 plume rise stack gas exit speed stack diameter average wind speed stack heat emission rate
plume rise for subadiabatic conditions
 plume rise stack gas exit speed stack diameter average wind speed stack heat emission rate
Where
 C = downwind concentration Q = pollution source emission rate u = average wind speed σy = y direction plume standard deviation σz = z direction plume standard deviation x = position in the x direction or downwind direction y = position in the y direction z = position in the z direction H = effective stack height

References - Books:
1) P. Aarne Vesilind, J. Jeffrey Peirce and Ruth F. Weiner. 1994. Environmental Engineering. Butterworth Heinemann. 3rd ed.

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