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Main Title Laboratory simulation of plume dispersion from lead smelter in Glover, Missouri, in neutral and stable atmosphere /
Author Liu, Hsien-Ta. ; Lin., Jung-Tai
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Lin, Jung-Tai,
CORP Author Flow Research, Inc., Kent, Wash.;Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, N.C. Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards.
Publisher Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Air and Waste Management, Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards ; For sale by the National Technical Information Service,
Year Published 1975
Report Number EPA-450/3-75-066; Flow Res-55; EPA-68-02-1294
Stock Number PB-253 437
OCLC Number 03819623
ISBN pbk.
Subjects Lead industry and trade--Missouri--Glover ; Smoke plumes
Additional Subjects Environmental simulation ; Plumes ; Atmospheric motion ; Air pollution ; Concentration(Composition) ; Smelters ; Experimental design ; Sampling ; Dispersions ; Wind direction ; Wind velocity ; Combustion products ; Atmospheric diffusion ; Industrial wastes ; Density(Mass/Volume) ; Model tests ; Lead smelters ; Glover(Missouri)
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 450-3-75-066 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 05/06/2014
EKBD  EPA-450/3-75-066 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 08/27/1999
NTIS  PB-253 437 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation ii, vi, 54 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
A series of laboratory experiments which simulated dispersion of pollutants from a lead smelter in Glover, Missouri were conducted in a stratified towing tank at Flow Research, Inc. Results of the experiments, including flow visualization records in the form of still and moving pictures and quantitative measurements with probes, were used here to determine the locations where high ground concentrations were most likely to occur under the simulated conditions. In the laboratory, neutral and stable conditions corresponding to from typical to adverse cases observed in the atmosphere were produced. Four terrain models with a 1/2500 scale, simulating four wind directions, were constructed. Under neutral conditions, the plumes were considerably diluted within the simulated atmospheric boundary layer. Ground concentrations were low everywhere on the four models. Under stable conditions, the plumes were aloft upstream of the mountains, and ground concentrations were low. High ground concentrations were measured in some cases downstream of the mountains and at the locations where downslope winds occur. When the pollutants in the plumes were brought by the downslope wind into direct contact with the leeward mountain slope, the mean ground concentrations were high. Based on the results, one of the most unfavorable situations occurs when a strongly stable atmosphere is present.
Issued Apr. 1975. Contract 68-02-1294, program element no. 2AC129. Includes bibliographical references (p. 28-29).