An-Najah University Journal for Research - A (Natural Sciences)

Effect of Khoms power station stack emission impact on the ancient city of Leptis Magna, Libya

Article info

2021-09-29
2021-12-28
109 - 132

Keywords

  • Air Pollution; Power Station; Leptis Magna
  • Ancient City

Abstract

It is well established that emissions from combustion of heavy fuels, light fuels and natural gas cause negative impacts on surrounding environment, including the erosion of antique buildings. This study investigates the effect of emissions from the Khoms Steam and Gas power station on the neighboring ancient city of Leptis Magna, using an air dispersion software (DISPER) to calculate the concentrations of sulfur oxides and nitrogen oxides in archaeological city under the influence of climate variables. The objective of this study is to calculate marble erosion rates caused by the chemical reactions on the surface of selected Marble structures. The study reveals high concentrations of the targeted pollutions on the surface’s columns & status of the city.

Effect of Khoms power station stack emission impact on the ancient city of Leptis Magna, Libya

معلومات المقال

2021-09-29
2021-12-28
109 - 132

الكلمات الإفتتاحية

  • Air Pollution; Power Station; Leptis Magna
  • Ancient City

الملخص

It is well established that emissions from combustion of heavy fuels, light fuels and natural gas cause negative impacts on surrounding environment, including the erosion of antique buildings. This study investigates the effect of emissions from the Khoms Steam and Gas power station on the neighboring ancient city of Leptis Magna, using an air dispersion software (DISPER) to calculate the concentrations of sulfur oxides and nitrogen oxides in archaeological city under the influence of climate variables. The objective of this study is to calculate marble erosion rates caused by the chemical reactions on the surface of selected Marble structures. The study reveals high concentrations of the targeted pollutions on the surface’s columns & status of the city.

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