Emission and air quality measurements around fossil fuel plants

Sz Torok, B. Alfoldy, S. Kurunczi

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Abstract

The air quality contribution from fossil fuel burning point sources was simulated from emission and air quality data in the vicinity of Tisza I, coal- and the Tisza II, oil-burning power plants. Air quality data were measured by a moving car with a meteorological tower to monitor the direction and speed of the wind, and the air temperature, and by a permanent station. The air quality measurements were performed for O3, CO2, SO2, NOx, and solid particles. A maximum point was found in time function of the SO2 concentration at noon, indicating that the measuring car was situated in the wind direction from the plant. The ambient concentrations depended on wind direction rather than the emitted stack gas concentration. The results of the transport model calculation were different for particles in class with the smallest and the biggest average diameter.

Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 1998
Event11th World Clean Air and Environment Congress: 'The Interface between Developing and Developed Countries' - Durban, South Africa
Duration: Sep 14 1998Sep 18 1998

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Other11th World Clean Air and Environment Congress: 'The Interface between Developing and Developed Countries'
CountrySouth Africa
CityDurban
Period9/14/989/18/98

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Torok, S., Alfoldy, B., & Kurunczi, S. (1998). Emission and air quality measurements around fossil fuel plants. Paper presented at 11th World Clean Air and Environment Congress: 'The Interface between Developing and Developed Countries', Durban, South Africa.