OLAF - A General Modeling System to Evaluate and Optimize the Location of an Air Polluting Facility

OLAF (Optimal Locating Air Polluting Facilities) is a general software package for modeling and optimizing the effects of a low toxic air pollutant on the inhabitants of different land-based ecosystems. The pollution load can be traced through different ecotrophic levels, while health effects are quantified on the basis of detailed cytodynamic effects in different organs and tissues. The software system does not only evaluate quantitatively the effects of a proposed decision, but uses an efficient optimization technique to optimize the location of a polluting facility with respect to the adverse effects of the total pollution load.

You can download the paper as .dvi- (0.6MB), postscript- (26MB, lots of pictures included), and zipped postscript-file (1.2MB).

Alternatively, you might want to take a look at the online version (html version 2.0, for those who have to use specific browsers)

Some pictures from the project report:

Setup and Iterations

Left: the computational domain. Right: the iteration path.


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Pollutant effects

Pollution effect before (left) and after (right) optimization.


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Some Bookmarks

Pollution Dispersion

GRASS GIS Europe pages
FEMur - References on Finite Element Technology
Fachinformation Umweltschutz
Environmental Programs Products
NIST Chemistry WebBook

Atmospheric Dispersion Modelling

LOTOS: Numerical Algorithms for Air Quality Modeling
European Topic Centre on Air Quality Model Documentation System
Glossary of Weather Terms
Combustion Emission Simulation Software
ladm
Technical Reports of Interest to the Aerosol
Hazardous Atmospheric Release Modeling
MM5 Modeling System Structure
EURAD-HOME

Lists of Models

European Topic Centre on Air Quality
Software
Support Center for Regulatory Air Models
Database
Directory of /misc/environment/envent/air_model
GAIA Model Base Air quality simulation models
CSMoS Models Page

Danish Models

Gaussian Plume Models

Gaussian Plume Dispersion
Gaussian Plume Modeling
VITO - Centre of Expertise REMOTE SENSING AND ATMOSPHERIC PROCESSES

Department description - long
DREAM

Books

epm-09
Fundamentals Of Stack Gas Dispersion

Puff Models

Evaluation
Integrating Atmospheric Dispersion Modeling with ARC/INFO
RIMPUFF

Weather Data

Dataset Search Results
NOAA/FSL/FRD/MAB - RAOB
Directory of /other_resources/meteorology-faq
DWD * Datenservice fr wissenschaftliche Zwecke *
Weather Data Archive
Yahoo! Science:Earth Sciences:Meteorology
Deutscher Wetterdienst - Home Page
Welcome - Royal Meteorological Institute of Belgium
Ancillary data on larry
Welcome to the COARE Data Info System
Unidata: Software and Weather Data for Universities
Directory of /datasets
An Introduction to Atmospheric and Oceanographic Datasets
FASTEX Home Page

Population and Land Use

UNEP/GRID - Sioux Falls Environmental Data-Sets Available On-Line
Global Land Biosphere Data And Resources
Gridded Population of the World (GPW)

Ecology

WZ III

Ecology Books

List of Textbooks on Ecological Modelling
Fundamentals of Ecological Modelling
Chemodynamics and Environmental Modeling
Theoretical Ecosystem Ecology

Register of Ecological Models (REM)
Tiger Graphics Packages for model simulation
http://www.efn.org/~ncap/factsheets.html
Register of Ecological Models: E4CHEM

Toxicology & Pharmacokinetics

Table of Contents, RADIATION-INDUCED CANCER FROM LOW-DOSE EXPOSURE
RSH -- Introduction : Low Level Radiation Health Effects
Pulmonary Function Tutorial - Pulmonary Mechanics
Perchloroethylene
Respiratory System
Uncertainty Analysis of Transport-Transformation Models: Ph.D. Thesis
http://www-aes.tamu.edu/doug/MED/PGPHH.HTM
IndexBelle
Elimination Rate Constant / Half-Life
HHU - Institut fr Pharmakologie - Skriptum Pharmakokinetik
The ESG Biology Hypertextbook Home Page
Brief background of PBPK Modelling
Brief description of QSAR

RIP: A Probabilistic Performance Assessment and Contaminant Transport Simulation Model
Parameterizations of Relative Dispersion and their Effect on Modeling the Evolution of Atmospheric Plume Photochemistry
A Two Dimensional Numerical Model for Simulating the Movement and Biodegradation of Contaminants in a Saturated Aquifer
Coordinate Systems Overview
Poisson Probability Distribution

Fortran and Programming

Numerical Analysis

Templates for the Solution of Linear Systems, 2nd Edition
Why not use Numerical Recipes?
Numerical methods
FAQ: Numerical Analysis & Associated Fields Resource Guide
www.validgh.com Home Page

Fortran

Fortran 77 Tutorial
FORTRAN 77 Lesson Plans
Fortran 77 Summary User Guide
Fortran 77 Coding Guidelines
Fortran Market
LAPACK Users' Guide
Release 2.0

Alan Miller's Primary Web Page
Templates for the Solution of Linear Systems, 2nd Edition
A compendium of NP optimization problems
The Graph Template Library (GTL)

Software

Powertweak Linux
Directory of /pub/Linux/MIRROR.KDE
The Linux Software Map (LSM)
[fm] welcome to freshmeat.net
Index of /pub/Linux

Scilab Primer
FileWatcher.org
SAL -- Scientific Applications on Linux -- Main Category and Search Engine
Precision Insight

Math

arXiv.org e-Print archive
MDO Test Suite Home Page
Des Higham's Home Page
Large-Scale Optimization: Model Problems
The CUTE Test Problem Set
Matlab Summary and Tutorial
Mathematics Archives WWW Server
Online Documentation (Help Desk) - Release 11
CRC Concise Encyclopedia of Mathematics
Global Optimization
Bibliography for Optimization with Sensitivity Analysis
Institute of Pure and Applied Mathematics
EURO Working Group on Locational Analysis
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