Fundamentals of Stack Gas Dispersion

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Fundamentals of Stack Gas Dispersion
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The book's cover
AuthorMilton R. Beychok
SubjectAir dispersion modeling
PublisherMilton R. Beychok
Publication date
2005 (4th Edition)
Media typeDownloadable in PDF format
Pages201 (21.5 cm × 27.6 cm)
LC ClassTD885 .B49 1994

Fundamentals of Stack Gas Dispersion is a book devoted to the fundamentals of air pollution dispersion modeling of continuous, buoyant pollution plumes from stationary point sources. The first edition was published in 1979. The current fourth edition was published in 2005.

The subjects covered in the book include atmospheric turbulence and stability classes, buoyant plume rise, Gaussian dispersion calculations and modeling, time-averaged concentrations, wind velocity profiles, fumigations, trapped plumes and gas flare stack plumes. The constraints and assumptions involved in the basic equations are fully explained.

The book has received favorable reviews, including a description of its "simple straightforward explanations" for a "full course in single-source dispersive modeling".[1][2][3]

The book has been purchased in 84 countries and as of 2015 is available in 233 libraries worldwide.[4] It has been referenced or cited as an educational resource more than 880 times in the technical literature and on the Internet, including 34 regulatory publications of state or national governmental agencies worldwide. It has also been used as recommended reading or a textbook in 61 university courses.[4]

The book is now available only as a downloadable version in PDF format.

Book contents[edit]


  • James P. Lodge (November 1995), "Book review", Atmospheric Environment, Vol. 29, No. 22, p. 3397,ISSN 1352-2310:[5]
  • Karen Kowalewsky (January 1997), "Book reviews", Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, Vol. 78, No. 1, pp. 90–94,ISSN 0003-0007
  • Stanley S. Grossel (August 1995), "Book review", Chemical Engineering Progress, Vol. 91, No. 8, p. 88,ISSN 1352-2310

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Atmospheric Environment, Volume 29, Issue 22, November 1995, page 3397, Elsevier B.V., reviewed by James P. Lodge. doi:10.1016/1352-2310(95)90214-7
  2. ^ Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, January 1997, pages 90-94, American Meteorological Society, reviewed by Karen Kowalewsky
  3. ^ Chemical Engineering Progress, August 1995, page 88, American Institute of Chemical Engineers, reviewed by Stanley S. Grossel
  4. ^ a b Complete lists of countries, libraries and references/citations Archived October 5, 2006, at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ Lodge Jr., James P. (1980). "Fundamentala of Stack Gas Dispersion (review)". Atmospheric Environment. 14 (7): 865–866. doi:10.1016/0004-6981(80)90151-1. Retrieved 20 June 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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