EFFECTS OF STRUCTURES ON TOXIC VAPOR DISPERSION

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$49,900.00
Award Year:
1990
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
13019
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Sullivan Environmental Consult
1900 Elkin St - Ste 280c, Alexandria, VA, 22308
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
David A Sullivan
(703) 780-4580
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
THE HANDING AND STORAGE OF AIRCRAFT FUELS, ROCKET PROPELLANTS AND SOLVENTS AT AIR FORCE INSTALLATIONS CREATES THE POTENTIAL FOR ACCIDENTIAL RELEASE OF AIRBORNE POLLUTANTS. CURRENTLY AVAILABLE DISPERSION MODELS FOR PLANNING AND RESPONSE ACTIONS DO NOT EFFECTIVELYADDRESS BUILDING EFFECTS. THE OBJECTIVES OF THIS STUDY, THEREFORE, ARE TWOFOLD: (1) TO ASSESS FOR A RANGE OF RELEASE SCENARIOS THE SIGNIFICANCE OF BUILDING EFFECTS RELATIVE TO OVERALL MODELING UNCERTAINTY, AND (2) TO ASSESS THE FEASIBILITY OF PRODUCING A PRACTICAL MODEL TO ACCOUNT FOR BUILDING EFFECTS FOR NON-DENSE AND DENSE GAS RELEASES. THE MAJOR STEPS OF THIS STUDY INCLUDE: (1) PRIORITIZE RELEASE SCENARIOS, (2) ASSESS BUILDING EFFECTS RELATIVE TO OVERALL MODELING UNCERTAINTY, (3) SELECT AN AVAILABLE DISPERSION MODEL TO ADAPT FOR THE BUILDING TERMS, (4) ASSESS THE FEASIBILITY OF ADAPTING THE SELECTED MODEL TO ACCOUNT FOR BUILDING EFFECTS FOR NON-DENSE AND DENSE GASES, AND (5) ASSESS THE FEASIBILITY OF FIELD TESTING THE REVISED MODEL.

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