PVEM—A Model for Assessing Vessel Air Pollutants

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


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: Air pollution | Pollutants | Air quality | Ships | Water tanks | Computer models | Computer software | Geometrics

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