Modelling and Simulation of Accidental Air Pollutant Dispersion in Urban Areas – an Approach Suitable for Developing Countries
Keywords:air pollution, hazardous gases, software simulation, Gaussian equation, GEPSUS
In this paper an idea of using commercial, low cost software for simulation of air pollution dispersion over complex terrain is presented. The modified Gaussian equation is used as well as custom design software pre-processor, needed to prepare elevation image. The case study with terrain map of city Podgorica, Montenegro, with elevation and embedded urban area is presented. The simulation system, named Z-plume is very suitable for developing countries since request low cost and widely available, GIS software as Global Mapper and mathematical tool as MATLAB. The approach is mainly based on the research and technical results from NATO GEPSUS project.