Environmental Impact Analysis
fluidyn-PANACHE, developed in collaboration with ADEME (French Ministry and Environmental Agency), is used for impact analysis. It is a self-contained fully 3-D Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) software package designed to simulate atmospheric pollutant dispersion over complex topography of industrial and urban areas. This simulates general air quality in various weather conditions, specially for low wind velocities and by including vertical air flow due to natural convection in the urban canopy. Beyond prediction of high pollution expediency periods, this software helps in finding optimal responses to them. The user can micromanage topography & traffic or industrial parameters to mitigate the effect on air quality. Non-homogenous meteorology over a complex terrain is as easily managed as over a flat terrain.