Atmospheric and hydrological transport modelling of SOx emissions in a unique verification context

McLellan, B. C., Dicks, A. and Diniz da Costa, J. C. (2010) Atmospheric and hydrological transport modelling of SOx emissions in a unique verification context. AIChE Journal, 56 3: 815-824.


Author McLellan, B. C.
Dicks, A.
Diniz da Costa, J. C.
Title Atmospheric and hydrological transport modelling of SOx emissions in a unique verification context
Journal name AIChE Journal   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0001-1541
1547-5905
Publication date 2010-03
Year available 2009
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1002/aic.11985
Volume 56
Issue 3
Start page 815
End page 824
Total pages 10
Place of publication Hoboken, NJ, United States
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
Collection year 2011
Language eng
Subject 090702 Environmental Engineering Modelling
96 Environment
960699 Environmental and Natural Resource Evaluation not elsewhere classified
C1
Abstract In this work, we developed a conceptual model incorporating atmospheric transport and hydrological removal of sulfur compounds from a single isolated source. A process engineering approach with conceptual tanks, reactors, pipes, and valves is used for environmental transport modeling. The work includes verification of the model using current data and historical soil sulfur data from a study 23 yrs earlier, collected from sites in a forest and within 20 km from an isolated coal-fired power plant. This verification opportunity is unique in that the power plant is the single major pollutant source within the airshed. In the conceptual process engineering model, environmental relationships with local soil conditions and climate are modeled. The model is validated for three sampling sites, and a sensitivity analysis shows that rainfall has the greatest variance among several other parameters, including sulfur emissions, dry deposition rate, runoff factor, permeability factor, and airshed dimensions. The model is shown to be suitable for a location-specific sustainability metrics application, but it has limitations that further research could improve on including the incorporation of more complexity with the modeling of ground and surface water flows, atmospheric and soil reactions, and vegetation effects. © 2009 American Institute of Chemical Engineer
Keyword Australia
Sulfur
Acidification
Transport
Model
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Published online August 24, 2009

 
Versions
Version Filter Type
Citation counts: TR Web of Science Citation Count  Cited 0 times in Thomson Reuters Web of Science Article
Scopus Citation Count Cited 0 times in Scopus Article
Google Scholar Search Google Scholar
Access Statistics: 88 Abstract Views  -  Detailed Statistics
Created: Sun, 14 Mar 2010, 00:08:10 EST