air pollution dispersion modeling
I am an Environmental Engineer and I am very interested in modeling the Air Pollution (NOx, SOx, CO,...) which is caused by the fossil fuel power plants. I know that there are many softewares like disper and screen but they are not free to download. I would be so appreciative if you provide me any information for the air pollution modelling and guide me how I can find appropriate softewares which are free to download.
Elham Barry's Response
- Free download: good air quality models. What?
Yes, the US Environmental Protection Agency has made several regulatory models available for many years now. Look over the list at
And see the lists of models for varying purposes. In fact I don't even know what most of them are for, but I am most experienced with CALPUFF, RTDM, ISC-PRIME (under alternate models), and SCREEN3. An industrial modeller will need to use BPIP, also available here for free.
Most of them come with manuals, executables and source code for editing if you so desire. It's a playland for scientific types.
Here is some explanation I have provided for distinguishing amongst SOME of these models: search
this site for CALPUFF, AERMOD & ISC
More on the introductory SCREEN3 model below.search
this site for more information now.