Estimating Concentration Peaks and Toxic Loads in Hazard Assessment

Estimating Concentration Peaks and Toxic Loads in Hazard Assessment

Seminar Abstract 

Acute odour irritation and toxicity from indoor and outdoor airborne contaminants is strongly related to momentary peak concentrations.  Dr. Wilson will review the state-of-the-art in estimating fluctuating concentrations and predicting once-per-event peak values.  Some rule-of-thumb guidelines will be proposed to allow estimates of 90th percentile exceedence limits, and peak levels knowing only the mean concentration of a naturally dispersing pollutant.

Seminar Speaker(s) 

David J. Wilson
Emeritus Professor, Alberta University, Edmonton, Canada

Date 

Feb 18, 1997 - 12:00pm

Location 

90-3148

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