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Title: Stack emissions and health risk integrated (SEHRI) model: a tool for stack emissions and health risk modeling
Authors: Walvekar P.P.
Gurjar, Bhola Ram
Nagpure A.S.
Published in: Air Quality, Atmosphere and Health
Abstract: The quantitative assessment of health burden of coal power stack emissions is a vital step to frame effective policy measures to achieve emission reductions and corresponding health benefits. A plant-specific stack emission, dispersion, and health risk integrated (SEHRI) model has been proposed to estimate coal power stack emissions, resulting ambient air concentrations and associated health risks in the vicinity of a coal power plant. In this study, we have estimated the health benefits due to closure of Badarpur Thermal Power Station (BTPS), New Delhi. The SEHRI model has been applied to estimate decreased health risks due to particulates (PM2.5) and gaseous (SO2, NOx) stack emissions released from the plant. More than 1050 premature deaths are avoided and 526 life years are saved resulting from reduction in particulate and gaseous stack emissions, respectively, due to closure of the plant. It is expected that environmental engineers, scientists, and air quality managers would find the SEHRI model as a useful tool to study emissions and health impacts related to coal-based power plants and guide an effective control policy for air pollution abatement. ¬© 2019, Springer Nature B.V.
Citation: Air Quality, Atmosphere and Health(2019), 12(12): 1483-1493
Issue Date: 2019
Publisher: Springer
Keywords: Coal power plants
Emission estimation
Health benefits
Premature mortality
ISSN: 18739318
Author Scopus IDs: 55926364900
Author Affiliations: Walvekar, P.P., Department of Civil Engineering, Zeal College of Engineering and Research, Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune, Maharashtra, India
Gurjar, B.R., Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee, Uttarakhand, In
Corresponding Author: Nagpure, A.S.; World Resource Institute IndiaIndia; email:
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