Application of Computer Modeling to Estimate Air Pollution Concentrations in Central Florida Research Park
Air Pollution; Central Florida Research Park; Pollution
Two computer models, namely MOBILE2 and PAL were utilized to estimate the air pollution emissions and concentrations due to traffic to and in the Central Florida Research Park. Since the Park is under construction, there are no actual existing data. Generally accepted engineering techniques were adopted to estimate traffic flow used for the study. Sensitivity analyses were conducted on the results, and it was found that changing the number of lanes for the roads - with different volumes of traffic on each lane - does not change the results significantly . But changing the dimensions of area sources (the parking lots in this study) did change the results. Therefore, accurate dimensions of those area sources are important to an accurate model. For areas with prevailing wind directions, long rectangular parking lots can be designed with their lengths perpendicular to the wind direction to get low pollutant concentrations. The results indicate that the carbon monoxide concentrations generated by vehicles in the Research Park will be within the Ambient Air Quality Standards for all cases studied.
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Master of Science (M.S.)
College of Engineering
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Air -- Pollution; Central Florida Research Park; Pollution -- Data processing
Gari, Lutfallah, "Application of Computer Modeling to Estimate Air Pollution Concentrations in Central Florida Research Park" (1983). Retrospective Theses and Dissertations. 5122.