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Main Title Power plant stack plumes in complex terrain : an appraisal of current research /
Author Koch, Robert C. ; Biggs, W. Gale ; Hwang, Paul H. ; Leichter, Irving ; Pickering., Kenneth E.
CORP Author Geomet, Inc., Gaithersburg, Md. ;Environmental Sciences Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, N.C. Meteorology and Assessment Div.
Publisher Environmental Sciences Research Laboratory, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ;
Year Published 1977
Report Number EPA/600/7-77/020; EPA-68-02-2260
Stock Number PB-266 098
OCLC Number 03380575
Subjects Plumes (Fluid dynamics) ; Electric power-plants--Environmental aspects. ; Smoke plumes.
Additional Subjects Atmospheric chemistry ; Air pollution ; Plumes ; Reviews ; Terrain ; Atmospheric motion ; Chimneys ; Electric power plants ; Transport properties ; Atmospheric diffusion ; Air flow ; Mathematical models ; Oxidation ; Photochemical reactions ; Concentration(Composition) ; Turbulence ; Field tests ; Sulfur dioxide ; Land forms ; Mountains ; Hills ; Numerical analysis ; Particles ; Nitrogen oxides ; Precipitation(Chemistry) ; Experimental design ; Fossil-fuel power plants ; Path of pollutants ; Gaussian plume models
Internet Access
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJAD  EPA 600/7-77-020 Region 3 Library/Philadelphia, PA 03/29/1996
EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-7-77-020 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 09/19/2011
EJBD  EPA 600-7-77-020 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 02/06/2014
EKAM  TD194.U57 no.77-020 Region 4 Library/Atlanta,GA 07/08/1994
EKBD  EPA-600/7-77-020 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 10/17/2003
ESAD  EPA 600-7-77-020 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 10/24/1997
NTIS  PB-266 098 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 01/01/1988
Collation 221 p. : ill. ; 27 cm.
This report reviews the literature of scientific studies of the behavior of stack plumes from fossil-fueled electric power plants in complex (hilly or mountainous) terrain. Non-conservative chemical transformation and depletion, and conservative transport and diffusion of pollutants are considered. Studies of SO2 oxidation rates in power plant plumes are described and the primary mechanisms for conversion to sulfate are detailed. Scavenging of SO2 from plumes by precipitation is reviewed along with surface contact and deposition as important plume depletion processes. Current theories of airflow, turbulence and diffusion phenomena in complex terrain are described, and are exemplified through the review of sixteen field observation programs of the physical behavior of plumes from continuous elevated sources in complex terrain. The review discusses program objectives, data sampling methodologies, model-to-measurement comparisons associated with the field program conclusions. The types of models available to simulate plume behavior numerically are discussed in the contexts of these programs. In addition, results are reported of an independent GEOMET analysis of delta(y) and delta(z) relationships in the Gaussian plume model over complex terrain, using data from LAPPES and TVA field measurement programs.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 188-220).