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JCP 2009 Vol.4(9): 881-890 ISSN: 1796-203X
doi: 10.4304/jcp.4.9.881-890

Modeling a Hypothetical Chlorine Release on a College Campus

Kerrie J. Long1, Frank J. Zajaczkowski1, Sue Ellen Haupt2, L. Joel Peltier3
1The Pennsylvania State University/Applied Research Laboratory, State College, PA, USA
2The Pennsylvania State University/Applied Research Laboratory & Meteorology Department State College, PA, USA
3Bechtel Corporation, Frederick, MD, USA


Abstract—The release of a harmful contaminant into a densely populated area could quickly affect significant numbers of people. The results of a physical modeling study of the atmospheric transport and dispersion of a hypothetical chlorine release are presented as a case study for situational awareness and preparedness planning. Both a Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) model and a rapid response model are used to illustrate different modeling aspects in an effort to aid development of emergency response preparedness for a worst-case scenario event. The accuracy of the two approaches and an analysis of the maximum possible impact of the release on the nearby population are assessed. The two models are compared and contrasted with a primary difference resulting from the ensemble average approach of the rapid response model versus the specific realization produced by the CFD model.

Index Terms—Dispersion modeling; chlorine; situational awareness; Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD); Hazard Prediction and Assessment Capability (HPAC).

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Cite: Kerrie J. Long, Frank J. Zajaczkowski, Sue Ellen Haupt, L. Joel Peltier, "Modeling a Hypothetical Chlorine Release on a College Campus," Journal of Computers vol. 4, no. 9, pp. 881-890, 2009.

General Information

ISSN: 1796-203X
Abbreviated Title: J.Comput.
Frequency: Monthly
Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Liansheng Tan
Executive Editor: Ms. Nina Lee
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E-mail: jcp@iap.org
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