air quality handbook

by Dr. Eng. Abouraya
(Port Said, Egypt)

A good solid air quality reference

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.

Barry's Response - Dr.:

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.

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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.

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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.

Use keywords like "air quality," "air pollution," "environmental science," "climate change," and "health effects" when looking for references or handbooks. To make sure the information is accurate and up-to-date, check the credibility and reliability of the sources you find.

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Very Educational
by: Diane

Great site i learned a few tings, and will be back when i have more time to explore further.

From Barry - You might recommend this site to anyone looking for more info. This is supposed to be a great resource, so I'm glad I made it. Thanks, Diane, for noticing the effort put into making it free!

Extremely Useful
by: Jason Burroughs

As a young professional in the field of engineering, this handbook has the potential to be very useful. Dispersion modelling is a very important subject.

From Barry - The handbook covers topics like air pollution, transport, and atmospheric processes related to dispersion modeling. Additionally, it provides practical advice on how to apply dispersion modeling in the engineering field and provides real-world examples.

just me
by: winetou1984

this is not the first post i comment on this site. it`s just great work. i've already recommended it to a few friends. 5 stars.

From Barry - Thanks a lot, W. I hope more friends get as much out of it as you seem to have. This website is intended to make science accessible to the public in an easy to understand way.

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