Area source (pollution)

Area sources are sources of pollution which emit a substance or radiation from a specified area. For example, area sources of air pollution are air pollution sources which operate within a certain region. Locomotives operating on certain tracks or paths are examples of a line source, whereas locomotives operating within a railyard are an example of an area source of pollution.Other area sources of pollution are:
*Multiple flue gas stacks within a single industrial plant
*Open burning and forest fires
*Evaporation losses from large spills of volatile liquids
*Surface runoff of rainfall or irrigation water

ee also

*Air pollution dispersion terminology
*Compilation of atmospheric dispersion models
*Line source
*Point source (pollution)
*Volume source (pollution)


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