Emetere, Moses and Akinyemi, M. L.
(2015)
*First kind plume analysis of volcanic blast: Application of an indigenous model.*
In: Space Science and Communication (IconSpace), 2015 International Conference on, 10-12 Aug. 2015, Langkawi, Malaysia.

PDF
Download (79kB) |

## Abstract

The control of air pollutants from anthropogenic sources seem almost impossible due to numerous influencing factors present in the atmosphere. This study carried out a virtual mathematical experimentation using Matlab and analytical approximation to estimate the dimensional impact of initial pollutant plume cloud from a sudden volcanic blast and the dynamics of its wind field. The impact concentration (β) at the point source by the end of the first second (1.0s) was 3.0×105μgm-3 which implied a 99.5% sudden decay when compared to 0.01s concentration value at the emission point source, the corresponding vertical profile of aerosol content is 1.0×1032μgm-3. The study observed that air pollutants release from explosives/blasts get transported into the atmosphere in the first few seconds by forceful injection instead of by gradual dispersion as is the case with normal air pollutants plume releases. A mathematical control process was propounded (which is still subject to further research) to reduce the quick flow of air pollutants to immediate eruption vicinity.

Item Type: | Conference or Workshop Item (Paper) |
---|---|

Subjects: | Q Science > Q Science (General) Q Science > QC Physics |

Divisions: | Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Physics |

Depositing User: | Mrs Patricia Nwokealisi |

Date Deposited: | 05 Apr 2018 11:22 |

Last Modified: | 05 Apr 2018 11:22 |

URI: | http://eprints.covenantuniversity.edu.ng/id/eprint/10547 |

### Actions (login required)

View Item |