Modeling of Shipyard Emissions (2004-332)
- Bhaskar Kura, Ph.D., P.E.
- Softek Systems, Inc.
NSRP ASE Investment: $74K
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) selected 10 shipyards to evaluate residual risk of emissions based on cancer and non-cancer risks. The project objective was to empower the shipyards with a tool called the Shipyard Risk Model with which they can assess their potential health risks in terms of “risk units” rather than in terms of “emission units.” The project, which focused solely on health risks due to shipyard air emissions, developed a simple computer model to assess the potential health risks based on the air pollutant emissions and their associated toxicity ratings. Both lifetime carcinogenic ratings and lifetime non-carcinogenic ratings were considered in the model design and development.
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