Equipment for Diluting Air Pollution
Alex Nemes, Helga Kovács, Arpad B. Palotas
Available Online January 2014.
- https://doi.org/10.2991/ccit-14.2014.77How to use a DOI?
- smog, inversion-layer, City Chimney, air pollution
- The quality of air we breathe determines our general health and comfort. Even though this fact is well known, people get used to the effects of the urbanized lifestyle with all its toxic implications. Air pollution includes all contaminants found in the atmosphere, which comes from – amongst others – transportation, industry, and domestic heating. In addition, atmospheric dispersion and chemical transformation conditions as well as topographic location have great influence on the ambient air concentrations. Heavy smog clouds can form when solid air pollutants are trapped in the lower troposphere, near the ground. This behavior of the ambient air is caused by a weather phenomenon so called the inversion, which prevents the polluted air to move out from the ground level. This paper presents a small-scale demonstration using an equipment capable of diluting the ground level pollution. To realize our goal, a long tube was designed in which the contaminated air from ground level is transported above the inversion-layer. An open field experiment was carried out with a test tube at the University of Miskolc, Hungary. The test equipment was made of lightweight fabric. During the experiment, the tube was attached to Helium filled balloons, which held the setting above the ground. By generating enough lift inside the tube, the contaminated air can vent into the higher part of the troposphere. It is important to know the location of the inversion in order to define the height of the tube, therefore several measurements will be conducted in the next period. The aim of this project is to develop an advanced version that can vent the most polluted areas of heavily polluted cities.
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TY - CONF AU - Alex Nemes AU - Helga Kovács AU - Arpad B. Palotas PY - 2014/01 DA - 2014/01 TI - Equipment for Diluting Air Pollution BT - 2014 International Conference on Computer, Communications and Information Technology (CCIT 2014) PB - Atlantis Press SN - 1951-6851 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/ccit-14.2014.77 DO - https://doi.org/10.2991/ccit-14.2014.77 ID - Nemes2014/01 ER -