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Dispersion Modeling of Jaipur Fire, India

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Roorkee, INDIA
  • 2 Department of Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, Kharagpur, INDIA

Res.J.chem.sci., Volume 2, Issue (2), Pages 1-9, February,18 (2012)


The continental model equations take the form of partial differential equations which are very difficult to solve analytically. In the present work emphasis is given on the modeling of the horizontal transport of pollutant by taking basic assumptions for the wind velocity, mass burning rate of pollutant from the source etc. Model equations have been developed by taking suitable control volume and are solved by using finite volume method. MATLAB Simulation results give the idea about concentration profile of a pollutant along X and Y co-ordinate of horizontal direction in different time period. Then the model has been used to predict the concentration of SPM at various meteorological stations and is compared with the observed concentration in those stations for the Jaipur Indian Oil Corp. Fire Episode, 2009. ArcGIS is used to determine the geographical locations and distance between meteorological stations for this purpose.


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