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English Title

Odor Pollution Assessment in Residential Urban Spaces in Tripoli City

Keywords

Odor pollution, odor dispersion, smellscape, wind speed and direction, visualizing data.

Disciplines

Architectural Engineering

Abstract

The odor pollution is a real problem that could threat a city and influence negatively the health of people. The odor is formed from invincible substances and several previous researches in both fields of chemical and meteorological specialization have created visualization maps for odor as an intending to locate the odor source, substances, and affected areas. This research aims to benefit from previous studies in the architectural field in providing a visualization for the odor in the city especially in the residential areas. The objective of the research is to create an assessment of the odor sources and affected residential areas in three different settings in Tripoli city, as a smellscape with considering one environmental factor that is the wind as an influencing element in the dispersion of odor in the city. The study depends on ArcGIS map to set the odor different location sources, and the affected residential areas by these sources in Tripoli city. The study of wind is conducted based on the GFS model (Global Forecast System) to find out the changed wind direction and speed between 21st to 31st of May in Tripoli city. The data collected is visualized as first in pivot tables for each wind speed category, these tables help to find out the role of wind in the dispersion of odor in each of the selected residential areas. The results show that visualizing the data in pivot tables helps in conducting the influence of wind in spreading the odor in the selected residential areas in Tripoli city. The outcome of this study is to benefit from the wind study to define one of the factors that influence the odor dispersion in each of the selected areas and according to the different odor sources that help in assessing the odor pollution in each area.

English Abstract

The odor pollution is a real problem that could threat a city and influence negatively the health of people. The odor is formed from invincible substances and several previous researches in both fields of chemical and meteorological specialization have created visualization maps for odor as an intending to locate the odor source, substances, and affected areas. This research aims to benefit from previous studies in the architectural field in providing a visualization for the odor in the city especially in the residential areas. The objective of the research is to create an assessment of the odor sources and affected residential areas in three different settings in Tripoli city, as a smellscape with considering one environmental factor that is the wind as an influencing element in the dispersion of odor in the city. The study depends on ArcGIS map to set the odor different location sources, and the affected residential areas by these sources in Tripoli city. The study of wind is conducted based on the GFS model (Global Forecast System) to find out the changed wind direction and speed between 21st to 31st of May in Tripoli city. The data collected is visualized as first in pivot tables for each wind speed category, these tables help to find out the role of wind in the dispersion of odor in each of the selected residential areas. The results show that visualizing the data in pivot tables helps in conducting the influence of wind in spreading the odor in the selected residential areas in Tripoli city. The outcome of this study is to benefit from the wind study to define one of the factors that influence the odor dispersion in each of the selected areas and according to the different odor sources that help in assessing the odor pollution in each area.

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