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dc.contributor.authorde Almeida, J.-P.-
dc.contributor.authorCoutinho-Rodrigues, J.-
dc.date.accessioned2018-01-16T16:12:52Z-
dc.date.available2018-01-16T16:12:52Z-
dc.date.issued2011-06-
dc.identifier.issn0965-0903por
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10316/46509-
dc.description.abstractThe Portuguese government has conceived a nationwide plan for the co-incineration of hazardous industrial waste at two existing cement plants located near the cities of Coimbra and Setúbal. This has been a problem of great concern for the populations of both cities, who have demonstrated strong opposition to the incineration of hazardous substances so close to the aforementioned urban centres. This paper describes a study that was carried out to evaluate possible environmental impacts on the city of Coimbra in particular and some of its urban facilities. A computerised environmental impact modelling approach for atmospheric dispersion, using a Gaussian model and its linkage to a geographical information system, was implemented. Using actual physical information, such as the direction and speed of more frequent winds, this study showed how the accidental emission of pollutants into the atmosphere by the cement plant at the north of Coimbra would affect some particularly sensitive urban facilities (e.g. hospital units and pre-primary schools) and all the inhabited area between the cement plant and the city centre. The regional health authority has requested the results obtained to design a plan of ambient monitoring.por
dc.language.isoengpor
dc.rightsopenAccesspor
dc.subjectenvironmentpor
dc.subjectinformation technologypor
dc.subjectpublic healthpor
dc.titleModelling environmental impacts over urban areas and facilitiespor
dc.typearticle-
degois.publication.firstPage103por
degois.publication.lastPage116por
degois.publication.issue2por
degois.publication.titleProceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers - Municipal Engineerpor
dc.relation.publisherversionhttp://www.icevirtuallibrary.com/doi/10.1680/muen.2011.164.2.103por
dc.peerreviewedyespor
dc.identifier.doi10.1680/muen.2011.164.2.103por
degois.publication.volume164por
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