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ADMS training course

Title ADMS training course
Length 2 days


The course aims to introduce the ADMS software as a tool for assessing air quality in the vicinity of industrial sites, using worked examples to develop familiarity with main model input parameters and output, based on modelling small numbers of pollution sources.

Day 1

The first day gives a basic introduction to ADMS.

Users are introduced to the main principles of atmospheric dispersion, consider the selection of meteorological data for use with ADMS, and undertake a series of basic worked examples to become familiar with navigating around the software and displaying ADMS output as concentration contours.

Most industrial sites include one or more large buildings, which can have a significant effect on the dispersion of pollutants in the air; the effects are considered here.

Day 2

The second day builds on the ideas introduced on day 1, and considers other factors that can affect the predicted concentrations. Options considered include:

  1. the effects of local topography in the form of hills or varying land-use,
  2. the impact of depletion processes (wet and dry deposition),
  3. the use of a simple chemistry scheme for assessing NOx concentrations.

The course also incorporates the use of the new ADMS Mapper, an integrated mapping tool for displaying and editing source data, buildings and receptor locations and viewing results.

Finally, a wide range of options are drawn together and summarised via an industrial case study.

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