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Main Title Use of Plume Dispersion Modelling for Viable Aerosols from an Activated Sludge Sewage Treatment Plant.
Author Holden, J. A. ; Babcock, L. R. ;
CORP Author Illinois Univ. at the Medical Center, Chicago. School of Public Health.;Health Effects Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC.
Year Published 1985
Report Number EPA-R-805003; EPA/600/J-85/156;
Stock Number PB86-100963
Additional Subjects Mathematical models ; Aerosols ; Sludge disposal ; Public health ; Air pollution ; Activated sludge process ; Sewage treatment ; Concentration(Composition) ; Plumes ; Solid waste disposal ; Comparison ; Toxicology ; Reprints ; Air pollution effects(Humans) ; Atmospheric dispersion ; Pathogens ; Gaussian plume models
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NTIS  PB86-100963 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
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Predictions of the emissions of airborne total viable particle (TVP) concentrations from sewage are of concern due to possible adverse human health effects. Two types of modelling approaches were explored: dispersion modelling such as the Gaussian plume dispersion model and statistical modelling. Until a better method is found for estimating the ambient total viable decay rate and defining background concentrations, the Gaussian plume dispersion modelling technique does not appear to provide a more useful approach for estimating TVP concentrations downwind from an activated sludge sewage treatment plant than does downwind from an activated sludge sewage treatment plant than does statistical modelling.