Articles | Volume 16, issue 18
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 12143–12157, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-16-12143-2016
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 12143–12157, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-16-12143-2016
Research article
28 Sep 2016
Research article | 28 Sep 2016

CFD modeling of reactive pollutant dispersion in simplified urban configurations with different chemical mechanisms

Beatriz Sanchez et al.

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This paper is focused on analyzing the coupled behavior between dispersion of reactive pollutants and atmospheric dynamics in different atmospheric conditions using a computational fluid dynamics model. It allows one to provide the selection of the chemical reactions needed that gives the best compromise between accuracy in modeling NO and NO2 dispersion in the streets and the computational time required. The conclusions can be applied to future studies about modeling air quality in cities.
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