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It treats dispersion as a statistical process, rather than attempting to represent the individual turbulent motions of the atmosphere. These models typically only require simple input data sources such as wind speed and direction, atmospheric stability class and temperature for example. Gaussian Plume Models can also be adapted to treat line sources (such as roads) and area sources (such as wind-blown dust from a stockpile or odours from a sewage works). Urban areas can be modelled as a sum of area sources representing domestic and commercial emissions plus larger point sources such as factories or power stations.
This is termed “thermal NOx”. Another starts with the nitrogen originally present in the fuel (1–2% by weight for coals and heavy fuel oils) – “fuel NOx”. Depending on the conditions, some of the fuel-nitrogen will be converted to NO and some to nitrogen gas, N2. Factors such as the burner design, the intensity of combustion, the overall shape and size of the furnace and the amount of excess air all influence NO formation and can be modified to achieve a certain measure of control. However this falls considerably short of eliminating the emissions.
The UN Convention on the Protection of the Ozone Layer (the “Vienna Convention”) was agreed in 1985 and subsequently measures to reduce the emissions of various halocarbons were incorporated into the “Montreal Protocol” in September 1987. Further meetings in London in 1990 and Copenhagen in 1992 further tightened the restrictions under the Protocol, which has as its final objective the elimination of ozone depleting substances. org18) the Convention and the Protocol14 with some special agreements for developing countries.