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Spring 2016

ENV 3001

S. Laha

Final Examination Part 2 (In-Class)

Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Multiple choice format no partial credit!
Consider an area-source box model for air pollution above a peninsula of land. The length of the box is 10 km, its
width is 5 km, and a radiation inversion restricts mixing to 20 m. Wind is blowing clean air into the long dimension
of the box at 0.5 m/s. The total NO2 in grams emitted by cars over a two-hour period (between 4 and 6 PM) is
equal to your PID/10.
(i) Report the average rate of NO2 emissions during this two-hour period, i.e., source rate S (in g NO2/ s)?

S (g NO2/s) =

(ii) Now find the average area-specific rate of NO2 emissions during this two-hour period (in g NO2/m - s)?

Area specific NO2 emission rate (g NO2/m2-s) =


(iii) What is the expected steady-state NO2 concentration in mg/m ?

Css (mg/m3) =
(iv) Convert your steady-state NO2 concentration to ppm given the temperature is 15C. The National Ambient Air
Quality Standard (NAAQS) for NO2 is 0.053 ppm; is this standard exceeded? (R = 0.082 L-atm/mol-K)

Css (ppmv) =
Standard exceeded: Yes or No?
(v) Estimate the concentration of NO2 at 5 PM if there was no NO2 in the air at 4 p.m.

NO2 concentration at 5 p.m., C (mg/m3) =

(vi) If the wind speed is 0, derive a relationship between NO2 and time, and find NO2 at 5 p.m.

Relationship between concentration and time: C = f(t)

New NO2 concentration at 5 p.m., C (mg/m3) =