New dispersion modeling text released by renowned environmental experts
World-renowned experts in air dispersion modeling, D. Bruce Turner, C.C.M, and Richard H. Schulze, P.E., QEP, have co-authored the book, Practical Guide to Atmospheric Dispersion Modeling, which details the use of air dispersion modeling to assess the impact of emissions to the atmosphere. The 430 page book covers topics such as: plume behavior under various atmospheric conditions, conditions that promote the highest concentrations of air pollutants, usage of meteorological data, refined techniques related to complex terrain, algorithms used in popular computer models (AERMOD, CALPUFF), and assessment of human health exposures from chronic and acute release events. The Practical Guide is co-published by the Air & Waste Management Association, a non-profit organization for environmental professionals, and Trinity Consultants, a nationwide environmental consulting firm founded by Schulze, which assists organizations with environmental regulatory compliance and sustainable environmental management.
With over 150 tables, figures, and examples, the Practical Guide is a useful textbook for teaching air dispersion modeling in college-level courses. Instructors adopting this book can also receive additional solved problem sets, multiple choice questions, and a PowerPoint® presentation. The book is also a solid reference text for environmental professionals, as its content closely parallels the course material from Trinity Consultants’ “Fundamentals of Air Dispersion Modeling,” professional training course taught by Schulze for the last 33 years.
'This textbook is a culmination of years of practical experience with air dispersion modeling. Both Bruce and I have the theoretical and academic background to support the text, but the most outstanding feature of the book is its practical approach to dispersion modeling gleaned from our careers as modelers, meteorologists, and consultants” said Schulze.
Bruce Turner is a certified consulting meteorologist with 31 years of service at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on assignment to U.S. EPA, and an authority and pioneer in the field of air dispersion modeling. Mr. Turner authored the first short-term computerized dispersion model and participated in the development of other simulation models used worldwide.
Richard Schulze is a registered professional engineer, qualified environmental professional, Diplomate of the Academy of Environmental Engineers, and a veteran air quality consultant and educator. He has taught short courses on dispersion modeling to well over 2,000 environmental professionals and authored more than 30 related articles.