This page should be read in conjunction with How Plume Plotter Works. It provides more details specific to the Corby (Shelton 2015) version of Plume Plotter.
Building measurements are taken from drawings in . This image shows the layout of the stack and buildings modelled:
All of these are taken from , except stack location which is not stated but was deduced from the building plans and aerial photos:
The following values are used for albedo, Bowen ratio and roughness length. These are not specified in  or , but the roughness length was taken from the planning application for the Corby (Gretton Brook Road) incinerator:
The emission rates of pollutants are taken from :
|Oxides of nitrogen||5.67 g|
|Sulphur dioxide||1.89 g|
|Carbon monoxide||1.89 g|
|Hydrogen chloride||378 mg|
|Hydrogen flouride||37.8 mg|
|Cadmium and thallium||1.89 mg|
|Other metals||18.9 mg|
|Dioxins and furans||3.78 ng|
The background levels of pollutants are taken from . These are:
concentration per m3
|Oxides of nitrogen||18 μg|
|Sulphur dioxide||2 μg|
|Carbon monoxide||123 μg|
|Hydrogen chloride||400 ng|
|Hydrogen flouride||3 μg|
|Cadmium and thallium||300 pg|
|Other metals||54.53 ng|
|Dioxins and furans||28.8 fg|
Weather data is taken from METAR reports from a local airport: Wittering RAF.
Upper air data is the latest reported by the Nottingham upper air station.
1. Shelton Road, Corby Energy Recovery Centre: Environmental Statement Volume 1. Entran. July 2015.
2. Shelton Road, Corby Energy Recovery Centre: Environmental Statement Volume 2. Entran. July 2015.