PVEM—A Model for Assessing Vessel Air Pollutants

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by Geraldine Knatz, Port of Long Beach, Long Beach, CA, USA,
Peter A. Hayden, Port of Long Beach, Long Beach, CA, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Coastal Zone '85

Abstract: The Port Vessel Emission Model (PVEM) is a computer program which calculates air pollutant emissions resulting from vessel activity in a port for various operations scenarios. These scenarios are defined by three major variables: port geometry, vessel calls, and at-berth vessel activities. PVEM is a flexible, menu-driven model that can be used at different levels of input and output complexity. The model is structured into three modules: berth pathways, vessel movements and pollutant emission rates. PVEM can also be used to develop emissions data bases for air quality dispersion models.

Subject Headings: Ships | Emissions | Ports and harbors | Pollutants | Computer models | Air quality | Water tanks |

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