MODELING THE DISPERSION OF POLLUTION IN THE ATMOSPHERE ACCORDING TO THE STANDARDS USED IN GERMANY
Environmental monitoring involves environmental quality studies, observation and assessment of the environment's condition, and the changes taking place within it. The analysis accounts for sources of linear, surface, and point emission that have an adverse impact on the environment through pollutants. Point source emissions mainly represented by power plants spread harmful substances even for several dozen kilometers. Dispersion modeling is used to track atmospheric pollutants and to plan future emission sources, minimizing their impact on the environment. One of the newest modeling methods is the Lagrange model, currently used in Germany in AustalView software. The article presents the stages of the calculation of atmospheric dispersion of pollutants, according to German standards based on the example of the Schkopau power plant in Germany. This makes it possible to analyze the degree of air pollution depending on the distance from the source, and the information obtained may be useful for locating newly designed power plants through the location system, where the highest pollutant concentrations are recorded.