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Fundamentals of Stack Gas Dispersion [Paperback]

Milton R. Beychok
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October 6, 2005 0964458802 978-0964458802 4th
This is the third edition of a comprehensive single-source reference book on dispersion modeling of air pollution plumes. Topics covered in the book include: classifying atmospheric stability; determining of buoyant pollution plume rise; Gaussian dispersion calculations and modeling; developing windspeed profiles; trapped pollution plumes; fumigated plumes; flare stack plumes; meteorological parameters; and much more. Every equation is completely derived step-by-step and every constraint or assumption is fully explained.

A set of self-study exercises, with detailed answers, is included with each book.

The book has a soft cover and is 8.5 inches wide by 11 inches long with 201 pages.

Editorial Reviews


Anyone engaged in the evaluation of air emission controls should find this book to be a valuable tool. -- Oil & Gas Journal, October 30, 1995

The work is overall as unique as it claims to be, in presenting this subject in a straightforward, informal fashion. -- Atmospheric Environment, November 1995

This book is a useful reference I plan to keep in the frequently consulted dispersion modeling section of my bookshelf. -- Bulletin of American Meteorological Society, January 1997

This book will be be useful for all engineers faced with estimating the effects of stack gas dispersion. -- Chemical Engineering Progress, August 1995

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Over 2,000 copies of the book have been sold in over 50 countries worldwide.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 201 pages
  • Publisher: Milton R Beychok; 4th edition (October 6, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0964458802
  • ISBN-13: 978-0964458802
  • Product Dimensions: 10.7 x 8.4 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,256,249 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Mr. Beychok's book is an excellent reference source and working tool for any engineer interested in stack gas dispersion. I have had occasion to use this book for unusual problems such as flare upsets with aerosol release and found it to be easily used. An especially valuable aspect of the book is its careful development of all data and equations for dispersion models. I highly recommend this book for anyone performing or interested in understanding dispersion.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A complex subject made easy to understand February 22, 2002
Of the many books that discuss dispersion phenomena, Mr. Beychok's book offers easy to understand explanations of very complex phenomena. The book is well organized. It starts from basic fundamentals and takes the reader through the different aspects of dispersion phenomena and related topics. As part of my career, I sometimes need to conduct gas dispersion modeling to solve accidental release problems. For gaussian dispersion modelling, I have found that the formulations in this book easy to understand and easy to use. I could put them in a spreadsheet software and perform the needed analysis. The book has practically all of the data that a user needs to get started and get to results. I recommend this book to all engineers who have an interest in gas dispersion modeling regardless of their experience level in performing such calculations.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Fundamentals of Stack Gas Dispersion has been an excellent reference for me as an air quality consultant. This book covers not only the fundamentals of air dispersion, but also provides a critical review of the air dispersion modeling parameters that are hidden inside the "black boxes" that I frequently use. The information and sample calculations have also been helpful when various job-related problems have forced me to go outside the standard air quality analysis methods.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Best for engineers February 4, 2002
Fundamentals of Stack Gas Dispersion by Milton R. Beychok seems the Bible of its field for engineers and beginners. The similar table of contents can be found in different sources, but if you do not want to be lost in the integral and differential equations you may like this book.
In general (in some books), it is very time consuming and boring to look at reference books to find out the solutions, assumptions and boundary conditions for an equation. Mostly the reference book also refers to another one :-(. But, you may not need to look at references so much in this book. It is understood that Mr Beychok spent that time, and have written most of those derivations within this book.
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