A physical-mathematical model has been designed to estimate the emission of dust from the surface of granular materials exposed to wind erosion. The emission model implements the Monte Carlo probabilistic approach, which for a given wind velocity (i.e., shear stress velocity) ascribes the probability of saltation to the particle aggregates composing the erodible surface and calculates the emission of dust aerosol based on the main laws governing the physics of wind-blown particles. The article discusses the application of the emission code to the surfaces of two metal sulphides (PbS and ZnS), which are typically stored in stockpiles in the open yards of industrial plants that operate in the commodity sector, to be used as raw materials for the production of lead and zinc (non-ferrous metals). The results of the simulation were found to be in agreement with the indication provided by the technical literature about the emission potential of the two metal sulphides. The emission model hereby proposed intends to provide an analytical integration to the experimental and empirical Emission Factors (EF) already suggested by the technical and scientific literature about industrial wind erosion.

Emission of fine dust from open storage of industrial materials exposed to wind erosion

Dentoni V.
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Grosso B.;Pinna F.;Bouarour O.
2022-01-01

Abstract

A physical-mathematical model has been designed to estimate the emission of dust from the surface of granular materials exposed to wind erosion. The emission model implements the Monte Carlo probabilistic approach, which for a given wind velocity (i.e., shear stress velocity) ascribes the probability of saltation to the particle aggregates composing the erodible surface and calculates the emission of dust aerosol based on the main laws governing the physics of wind-blown particles. The article discusses the application of the emission code to the surfaces of two metal sulphides (PbS and ZnS), which are typically stored in stockpiles in the open yards of industrial plants that operate in the commodity sector, to be used as raw materials for the production of lead and zinc (non-ferrous metals). The results of the simulation were found to be in agreement with the indication provided by the technical literature about the emission potential of the two metal sulphides. The emission model hereby proposed intends to provide an analytical integration to the experimental and empirical Emission Factors (EF) already suggested by the technical and scientific literature about industrial wind erosion.
industrial wind erosion; fugitive dust sources; Particulate Matter (PM); emission model; emission simulation; air quality; air pollution
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