Choo Khing Onn1, *Zaturrawiah Ali Omar1, Justin Sentian2
1Mathematics with Computer Graphics Programme, Faculty of Science and Natural Resources,
Universiti Malaysia Sabah, Jalan UMS, 88400 Kota Kinabalu Sabah
2Environmental Science Programme, Faculty of Science and Natural Resources, Universiti Malaysia
Sabah, Jalan UMS, 88400 Kota Kinabalu Sabah
*Corresponding author: firstname.lastname@example.org
ABSTRACT. In this study, we examined the usage of the Gaussian air dispersion model to visualise point source pollutant concentration levels and implemented it in MASPLUME, a newly developed computer software which functioned as an estimation tool application for measuring the concentration level (at ground zero) of a selected pollutant dispersed from a single point source. The identified pollutants were carbon monoxide, nitrogen dioxide, and sulphur dioxide. MASPLUME was able to show a twodimensional static air pollution dispersion and concentration level, as well as graphical data for different scenario analysis. Although MASPLUME is in its initial development stage as a comprehensive software, it would still be sufficient as a current teaching and learning aid.
KEYWORDS. Visualisation; Gaussian Model, Air Pollution, Concentration Dispersion, Point Source