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Computational Tools for Analysing Air Pollutants Dispersion: A Comparative Review

TSK Company, Ada Byron, 220 Gijón, Asturias, Spain
Energy Department, University of Oviedo, 220 Mieres, Asturias, Spain
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Presented at the 2nd International Research Conference on Sustainable Energy, Engineering, Materials and Environment (IRCSEEME), Mieres, Spain, 25–27 September 2018.
Proceedings 2018, 2(23), 1408;
Published: 2 November 2018
Atmospheric pollution is one of the biggest problems and concerns in modern society, especially in industrial and highly populated areas. Poor air quality can have adverse impact on human health and ecosystems. For this reason, air quality forecasting becomes increasingly important, especially for governments and administrations, which use these predictions to enhance the design of mitigation actions in order to reduce air pollution in urban areas. In this framework, process of pollutant dispersion simulation is the best way to predict the most affected areas by industrial and other kinds of emissions. To carry out these simulations, there is a great number of computational tools currently available. However, not all of them have the same functionalities, nor can they be applied to the same case studies, so it is necessary to establish the advantages and disadvantages of each one of them in order to choose the most suitable tool in each case. Therefore, the objective of this paper is to identify the main available simulation tools and to make a comparative review between them in order to define advantages and disadvantages.
Keywords: modelling; pollutant dispersion; air quality modelling; pollutant dispersion; air quality
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Yudego, E.A.; Candás, J.C.; Álvarez, E.Á.; López, M.S.; García, L.; Fernández-Pacheco, V. Computational Tools for Analysing Air Pollutants Dispersion: A Comparative Review. Proceedings 2018, 2, 1408.

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