PRACTICAL AND THEORETICAL STUDY OF AIR POLLUTION OF THE NORTH GAS COMPANY IN THE CITY OF KIRKUK

Abstract

This research presents a theoretical and practical study to calculate and predict the air pollution in the north gas company in the city of Kirkuk /Iraq, a practical investigation included periodic measurements of air pollutants within the company, involving measurements in thirteen points covered all departments of the company, while the sources of emission of pollutants that have been adopted in this study included measurements of emissions from seven sources over year months, the results of these measurements were compared with allowable limits of the World Health Organization and the National Ambient Air Quality Standard . The theoretical study included the use of Gauss equation and representation in the mathematical model. The site (Environment Department) was considered as a measure of the impact of pollutants in the model process, and then calculate the concentrations of sulfur dioxide from equation as an example of application and compares the calculated value with observed value through measurements. The results revealed that the measured concentrations have a compatibility by 64% with allowable limits of the World Health Organization and the National Ambient Air Quality Standard, also there is a good correlation between the reading values on site and the calculated values by the Gauss equation .