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A Model for Fluid Mechanical Studies of Air Pollution

  • C. Y. Liu
  • K. G. Agopian
Part of the Environmental Science Research book series (ESRH, volume 2)


A chemical model designed for fluid mechanical studies of pollutants distribution in the atmosphere is presented. The 7-step kinetic mechanism consisted of different rate constants and stoichiometric coefficients for various hydrocarbons is verified against several sets of experiments. The kinetic mechanism is adopted to predict pollutants time history in “static” and “convective” conditions simulating containments distribution in an urban (Los Angeles) basin. The model is also used to construct simple scaling laws and to examine the efficiency of various automobile engines in reducing pollutant levels.


Stoichiometric Coefficient Automobile Engine Ozone Production Engine Exhaust Photochemical Smog 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • C. Y. Liu
    • 1
  • K. G. Agopian
    • 1
  1. 1.University of California at Los AngelesUSA

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