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Application of a developed dispersion model to port of Brisbane


Jahangiri, S and Nikolova, N and Tenekedjiev, K, Application of a developed dispersion model to port of Brisbane, American Journal of Environmental Sciences, 14, (4) pp. 156-169. ISSN 1553-345X (2018) [Refereed Article]


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Copyright 2018 Sanaz Jahangiri, Natalia Nikolova and Kiril Tenekedjiev. Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)

DOI: doi:10.3844/ajessp.2018.156.169


The emissions from vessels utilising heavy fuel oil include large amounts of nitrogen oxides, sulphur dioxide and particulate matter, presenting significant health risks to people living near ports. To determine the effect of these emissions on human health, complex atmospheric dispersion modelling using CALPUFF assesses ground-level concentrations at receptors surrounding the sources. This paper demonstrates the application of the methodology by applying it to Port of Brisbane for the full 2013 calendar year. Various Health impact assessments as well as carcinogenic and ecological effects are discussed in depth. Results reveal that with the imminent development of many Australian ports, there is a need for continual monitoring of emissions caused by shipping.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:shipping, health risk, emission inventory, dispersion modelling
Research Division:Environmental Sciences
Research Group:Environmental management
Research Field:Environmental assessment and monitoring
Objective Division:Environmental Policy, Climate Change and Natural Hazards
Objective Group:Mitigation of climate change
Objective Field:Management of greenhouse gas emissions from transport activities
UTAS Author:Jahangiri, S (Ms Sanaz Jahangiri)
UTAS Author:Nikolova, N (Professor Nataliya Nikolova)
UTAS Author:Tenekedjiev, K (Professor Kiril Tenekedjiev)
ID Code:128564
Year Published:2018
Deposited By:Maritime and Logistics Management
Deposited On:2018-09-30
Last Modified:2018-12-14
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