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Application of a Developed Dispersion Model to Port of Brisbane


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Jahangiri, S ORCID: 0000-0001-5139-8213, Nikolova, N ORCID: 0000-0001-6160-6282 and Tenekedjiev, K ORCID: 0000-0003-3549-0671 2018 , 'Application of a Developed Dispersion Model to Port of Brisbane' , American Journal of Environmental Sciences, vol. 14, no. 4 , pp. 156-169 , doi: 10.3844/ajessp.2018.156.169.

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The emissions from vessels utilising heavy fuel oil include large amounts of nitrogen oxides, sulphur dioxide and particulate matter, presenting significant health risks to people living near ports. To determine the effect of these emissions on human health, complex atmospheric dispersion modelling using CALPUFF assesses ground-level concentrations at receptors surrounding the sources. This paper demonstrates the application of the methodology by applying it to Port of Brisbane for the full 2013 calendar year. Various Health impact assessments as well as carcinogenic and ecological effects are discussed in depth. Results reveal that with the imminent development of many Australian ports, there is a need for continual monitoring of emissions caused by shipping.

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Jahangiri, S and Nikolova, N and Tenekedjiev, K
Keywords: shipping, health risk, emission Inventory, dispersion modelling
Journal or Publication Title: American Journal of Environmental Sciences
Publisher: United Arab Emirates
ISSN: 1553-345X
DOI / ID Number: 10.3844/ajessp.2018.156.169
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Copyright 2018 Sanaz Jahangiri, Natalia Nikolova and Kiril Tenekedjiev. Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)

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