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IJESD 2017 Vol.8(4): 264-269 ISSN: 2010-0264
doi: 10.18178/ijesd.2017.8.4.960

Using Numerical Simulation Technology to Assess the Contribution of Key Polluters to Air Pollution in the Huancui District, Weihai, China

Zhenxing Chi, Jia Guan, Lin Zhong, Xunuo Zhang, and Ye Shan
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 statistics.

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.

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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.

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