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Air quality modelling as a tool used in selecting technological alternatives for developing a new abrasive facility

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Author(s): Radu Mihăiescu | Tania Mihăiescu | Nicolae Ajtai | Zoltán Török | Alexandru Ozunu

Journal: Advances in Environmental Sciences
ISSN 2066-7620

Volume: 3;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 123;
Date: 2011;
Original page

Keywords: air quality modelling | BAT | abrasive production | IPPC Directive | ISCST3 model

ABSTRACT
Production of abrasive compounds employs the use of various organic materials as adhesivesor as conditioners. During the baking process, a significant amount of air pollutant substances, includingvarious forms of organic compounds are emitted in the atmosphere. Selecting the most suitabletechnological process is a procedure that involves a cost benefit analysis as well as procedures forcomplying with BAT requirements (best available techniques). Assessing the resulting environmentquality in the vicinity of a new facility is also important, IPPC Directive clearly specifies that a new facilitymust not induce changes of the quality of the environment. This is highly dependent on localmeteorological and topographical conditions. The ISCST3 model was applied to assess the atmosphericdispersions associated with several potential technological designs, and compare their impacts on theenvironment.
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