air quality handbook
by Dr. Eng. Abouraya
(Port Said, Egypt)
A good solid air quality reference
I have work in the educational project of pollutions in the factories. please you can help me find the right air quality handbook or references.
Here's the one I know best
The Workbook of Atmospheric Dispersion Estimates: An Introduction to Dispersion Modeling, Second Edition (Hardcover) by D. Bruce Turner.
The front cover shows Gaussian dispersion. Second edition from 1994 updates readers on changes in modelling theory and techniques since 1969. A computer disk came with software you could use to calculate secondary parameters like plume rise. You could test a lot of scenarios with it.
This book also goes into some of the flaws of this model. Each chapter includes sample problems so the reader can practice using the formulae.
See https://www.amazon.com/Workbook-Atmospheric-Dispersion-Estimates-Introduction%20/dp/156670023X/sr=1-2/qid=1160197912/ref=sr_1_2/102-7091559-5993711?ie=UTF8&%20s=books for more details.
I haven't read the whole thing, but it covers the basics of dispersion modelling we do. This air
quality handbook is a good (though expensive) starting point for many young professionals in the field. Search
this site for more information now.
Choosing the right air quality handbook or reference can be a valuable resource for someone interested in this endeavour.
Here are some recommendations and steps to find the right materials:
- Start by checking out your library. There's usually a section in libraries about environmental science or air quality.
You can ask librarians for books, encyclopedias, or reference materials. Public libraries are also great sources of information. Find magazines, and resources about air quality at your local library.
- If you're a student, many schools offer online academic databases and research platforms. Peer-reviewed articles, research papers, and reports about air quality are usually made available in these databases. JSTOR, PubMed, Google Scholar, and ProQuest are popular databases.
- Websites of government agencies like the Environmental Protection Agency
(EPA) in the United States and similar agencies in other countries often have resources on air quality. High school students can learn about air quality and environmental science on several educational websites. Educational resources are available on National Geographic, NASA's Earth Science Division, and the World Health Organization (WHO).
- Find books and publications about air quality written for a general audience, professionals or students. Find titles about environmental science, air pollution, climate change, and health.
- Journals: While some scientific journals may be advanced, they often have in-depth and accurate info on air quality. Look for summaries or articles in journals that are more student-friendly.
- You can get recommendations or access to relevant resources from your science teacher, environmental science instructor, or school counselor if in school. You can engage the expertise of a professional consultant
if in business or in a policy-making position.
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