Evaluation of Air Pollutants and Dispersion Patterns for the Adjacent Areas of Mellitah Gas Complex, Libya
This study aimed to assess the dispense of concentrations and patterns of dispersion of gases and particulate matter emitted from the Mellitah gas complex in Libya, specifically the adjacent areas. Concentrations of these pollutants and dispersion patterns are very variable with the wind direction. Therefore, it was found that the concentrations of pollutants in the areas that were in the wind direction were higher than those that were to the opposite of the wind direction. The highest concentrations were recorded in the late night and early morning, specifically between 10 p.m. and 7 a.m. It was noted that during these times, the air may be stable or static, which confirms that the wind has an influence on the monitoring processes either negatively or positively.
KeywordsAir pollution Oil installations Gas installation Gas emission Risk sources
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