Fundamentals of Stack Gas Dispersion
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|Author||Milton R. Beychok|
|Publisher||Milton R. Beychok|
|Release date||2005 (4th Edition)|
|Media type||Downloadable in PDF format|
|LC Classification||TD885.B49 1994|
Fundamentals Of Stack Gas Dispersion is a book devoted to the basic fundamentals of air pollution dispersion modeling of continuous, buoyant pollution plumes from stationary point sources. The first edition was published in 1979. The current fourth edition was published in 2005.
It is notable for including the step-by-step derivation of every equation presented in the book without using any highly advanced mathematics.
The book is now (2014) available only as a downloadable version in PDF format.
Subjects covered in the book
The subjects covered in the book include atmospheric turbulence and stability classes, buoyant pollution plume rise, Gaussian dispersion modeling, time-averaged concentrations, wind velocity profiles, fumigations, trapped plumes and flare stack plumes. All of the many constraints and assumptions involved in the basic equations are fully explained.
The book includes a good many example calculations. More information, including the complete table of contents, is available on the Internet.
- Chapter 1: Atmospheric Parameters
- Chapter 2: Gaussian Dispersion Equations
- Chapter 3: Dispersion Coefficients
- Chapter 4: Plume Rise
- Chapter 5: Time-Averaging Of Concentrations
- Chapter 6: Wind Velocity Profiles
- Chapter 7: Calculating Stack Gas Plume
- Chapter 8: Trapped Plumes
- Chapter 9: Fumigation
- Chapter 10: Meteorological Data
- Chapter 11: Flare Stack Plume Rise
- Chapter 12: Miscellany
Where the book is used
The book is used in universities, large industrial companies, engineering and construction companies, and consulting companies as well as individual consultants in 84 countries worldwide. It is currently available in 233 libraries worldwide.
It has been cited or referenced more than 850 times in journal articles, conference proceedings and online websites as well as in 34 regulatory publications of state or national governmental agencies worldwide. It is or has been used as recommended reading or a textbook in 61 university courses worldwide. In addition, it is listed in the Open Library, the LibraryThing, goodReads, the Wageningen University Library, the Internet Archive and citeulike.
Excerpts from some published reviews of this book:
- James P. Lodge (November 1995), "Book review", Atmospheric Environment, Vol. 29, No. 22, p. 3397, ISSN 1352-2310:
- Karen Kowalewsky (January 1997), "Book reviews", Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, Vol. 78, No. 1, pp.90-94, ISSN 0003-2310:
- Stanley S. Grossel (August 1995), "Book review", Chemical Engineering Progress, Vol. 91, No. 8, p.88, ISSN 1352-2310:
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