Keywords: dispersion model, downdraught, ISC model, METI-LIS model, wind tunnel experiments, environmental impact, Japan, air pollution
Development of a low-rise industrial source dispersion model
In Japan, with amendment of the Air Pollution Control Law in May 1996, various substances, including benzene and trichloroethylene, were newly designated as hazardous air pollutants, and environmental standards were established. In this situation, it is necessary to develop a dispersion model that is applicable to environmental impact assessment of industrial areas with a complex of factory buildings. To overcome this problem, modification of the ISC downdraught model was undertaken based on datasets from wind tunnel experiments by the Ministry of International Trade and Industries and Japan Environmental Management Association for Industry. This new model is called the METI-LIS model, and comparison shows that the performance of the model is better than that of the original ISC model.