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    • ISSN: 2010-0264
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IJESD 2014 Vol.5(2): 161-164 ISSN: 2010-0264
DOI: 10.7763/IJESD.2014.V5.470

Assimilative Capacity Analysis of Air Pollutants over the Dawai Industrial Complex

Sarawut Thepanondh and Nittaya Jitbantoung
Abstract—The assimilative capacity of Dawai industrial complex, located in Mynamar has been evaluated by the AERMOD air dispersion model. Maximum emission loadings of PM-10, SO2 and NO2 are calculated and presented in the unit of amount per unit of time as well as amount per area per unit of time. Assimilative capacity concentration is determined by subtract the 90% of air pollution standard with the exiting measured air concentration in the study area. Then the maximum loading is calculated using those assimilative capacity values. It is found that assimilative capacity of PM-10, SO2 and NO2 in this area are0.0025, 0.0031 and 0.0075 kg/ha/day, respectively. By considering the modeled results of maximum ground level concentration, it is found that dispersions of air pollutants in this study are greatly affected by complex topographical characteristic of the area.

Index Terms—Air model, assimilative capacity, Dawai industrial complex.

Sarawut Thepanondh is with the Department of Sanitary Engineering, Faculty of Public Health, Mahidol University, Bangkok 10400 Thailand (e-mail: Nittaya Jitbantoeng is with the College of Medicine and Public Health, UbonRatchathani University, UbonRatchathani 34190 Thailand (e-mail:


Cite:Sarawut Thepanondh and Nittaya Jitbantoung, "Assimilative Capacity Analysis of Air Pollutants over the Dawai Industrial Complex," International Journal of Environmental Science and Development vol. 5, no. 2, pp. 161-164, 2014.

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