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Dioxin

HYSPLIT-SV (for Semi-Volatile pollutants)

A special version of the HYSPLIT model has been developed to simulate the atmospheric fate and transport of semivolatile pollutants such as PCDD/F (dioxin). Features in HYSPLIT-SV include the following:

Atmospheric fate and transport of air toxics.
Fraction of emissions of four dioxin congeners accounted for in different fate pathways anywhere in the modeling domain for a hypothetical 1996 year-long continuous source near the center of the domain (figure 6 from Cohen et al. 2002).
  • Deposition accounting for specific point and area receptors
  • Vapor/particle partitioning for semivolatile compounds
  • Atmospheric chemistry: reaction with OH and photolysis
  • Particle size distribution for particle-associated material
  • Particle deposition estimated for each particle size
  • Enhanced treatment of wet and dry deposition
  • Separate output for different deposition pathways

Documents Available for Download

A number of documents are available describing the results of atmospheric dioxin modeling with the HYSPLIT-SV model, including the following:

Atmospheric fate and transport of air toxics.
Geographical distribution of the estimated contributions to the 1996 atmospheric deposition of dioxin to Lake Superior (figure 12 from Cohen et al. 2002).
Modified: April 8, 2014
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