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An application of a puff dispersion model on power plant emissions in Yatagan region, Turkey

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The present paper describes the application of the CALMET meteorological model and CALPUFF plume dispersion model to the Yatagan district to study the impact of Yatagan Power Plant emissions on the SO2 levels on December 2000 in the region. Results indicate that SO2 concentrations over the city depend strongly on advected emissions from the power plant and on the local variation of the wind field and limited vertical mixing conditions. It is found that South Westerly and light winds and the night time surface inversion layers lead to accumulation of pollutants coming from the power plant over the Yatagan district. The results are compared with the observations obtained from Local Environmental Authorities of Mugla. The simulation results indicate that the maximum ground level concentrations were found northeast from the source, which agrees with the measurements, but differ in terms of magnitudes.

Keywords: SO2 pollution, sulphur dioxide, air quality modelling, power plant plumes, CALPUFF modelling system, Turkey, plume dispersion, meteorological model, power plant emissions, air quality, air pollution, pollution emissions

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