A Canadian standard for estimating atmospheric dispersion of combustion source pollution from chimneys: M38-8/80E-PDF

"Rising public concern over the persistent nature of air pollution may be expected to result in more stringent ambient air quality criteria. Hence, until air resource management becomes a reality, there is a requirement for a simple yet reliable method of estimating the dispersion of combustion source chimney effluents. To satisfy this need an empirical plume rise equation was developed and together with established diffusion equations, it provides the basis for the graphical stack height calculation method described in this paper. The emissions of gaseous and particulate matter are related to heat flux, stack height and maximum ground level pollution concentrations for both a severe atmospheric inversion and a neutral atmosphere. This enables the selection of a stack height to be made which should meet any stipulated ambient pollution level"--Abstract, p. 177.

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Department/Agency Natural Resources Canada. Dept. of Energy, Mines and Resources. Mines Branch.
Title A Canadian standard for estimating atmospheric dispersion of combustion source pollution from chimneys
Series Title Reprint series ;
Publication Type Series - View Master Record
Language [English]
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Note Cover title. "Reprinted from Atmospheric Environment Pergamon Press 1969, vol. 3, pp. 177-195." Historical publication digitized from print 2017 [by Natural Resources Canada].
Date 1969.
Number of Pages p. 177-195 :
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  • M38-8/80E-PDF
Departmental Catalogue Number 300159
Subject Terms Air pollution, Atmospheric emissions