Use of dispersion model and satellite SO2 retrievals for environmental impact assessment of coal-fired power plants

Akyüz E., Kaynak B.

SCIENCE OF THE TOTAL ENVIRONMENT, vol.689, pp.808-819, 2019 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 689
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2019.06.464
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.808-819
  • Keywords: Coal-fired power plants, SO2, CALPUFF, Dispersion modeling, OMI retrievals, Environmental Impact Assessment, AIR-QUALITY, EMISSIONS, CALPUFF, NO2, POLLUTION, OMI, AERMOD, CHINA, AREA
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


The aim of this study is to investigate the impact of ten proposed plants along with three operating plants in canakkale province of Turkey where the proposed plants are within very close proximity. The province has the highest capacity of the planned plants and the region is also of interest due to its history, tourism and agriculture potential. Current SO2 pollution was assessed using ground observations and satellite retrievals where the impact of plants was better captured by satellite retrievals.