Abstract—We used observational data and numerical
simulation technology for evaluating the rate at which that key
polluters contribute to air pollutants in the Huancui district of
the city of Weihai, China. We evaluated air quality monitoring
data, meteorological data, high-altitude sounding data and the
emissions intensity of key polluters as provided by the
Shandong Provincial Department of Environmental Protection.
We adopted the Aermod System, an atmospheric
environmental impact assessment system, to simulate pollutant
concentrations released from key polluters at each monitoring
point in Weihai. Then, we compared the results with values
from each monitoring point established by the Department of
Environmental Protection of Shandong Province. The results
showed the rates that key polluters contribute to air pollutants
in the city of Weihai. The analysis concluded that contribution
rates of sulphur dioxide and nitrogen oxides from key polluters
in the Huancui district of Weihai were higher in the Huaxia
Technical School zone at 32.72% and 81.39%, respectively,
while they were lower for the remaining five monitoring sites.
This study provides data support for the relevant government
departments alongside a simple and convinient method to use
for related research by using existing official monitoring
Index Terms—Contribution rate, nitrogen oxides, sulphur dioxide, numerical simulation.
Zhenxing Chi is with School of Marine Science and Technology, Harbin Institute of Technology, Weihai, China, he is also with State Key Laboratory of Urban Water Resource and Environment, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin, China and Guangzhou Key Laboratory of Environmental Exposure and Health, School of Environment, Jinan University, Guangzhou, China (e-mail: Zhenxingchi@gmail.com).
Jia Guan, Lin Zhong, Xunuo Zhang, and Ye Shan are with School of Marine Science and Technology, Harbin Institute of Technology, Weihai, China.
Cite: Zhenxing Chi, Jia Guan, Lin Zhong, Xunuo Zhang, and Ye Shan, "Using Numerical Simulation Technology to Assess the Contribution of Key Polluters to Air Pollution in the Huancui District, Weihai, China," International Journal of Environmental Science and Development vol. 8, no. 4, pp. 264-269, 2017.