A Formation Model in Distribution of Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) Concentrations in Cilegon City with the Use of Grid Technique

By Yayat Ruhiat, Surherna Sutisna, Aceng Hasani, Muhammad Kuswantoro, Sri Widiastuti, Rian Fahrizal and Firmanul Catur Wibowo.

Published by The International Journal of Interdisciplinary Environmental Studies

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Cilegon City has an area of 17.550 ha with industrial zones covering an area of 2983.5 ha. Coal is one of the fuels used with a capacity of 170 to 255 tons per hour. The amount of the fuels used has an implication on the distribution of sulfur dioxide (SO2) emitted. A study on the distribution of SO2 concentration has been conducted in Cilegon City to make a formation of the distribution of concentration as a function of time. The study was conducted by using a grid by dividing the domain into a volume control. The results of the analysis of the formation model indicated that the distribution of the concentration of SO2 in Cilegon City were in the range of 3.387 µg/m3 to 51.058 µg/m3 in which high SO2 concentration occurred in Tamansari Village. In accordance with the predominant wind direction, SO2 spread towards to the East.

Keywords: Industrial Zones, Coal, Sulfur Dioxide, Concentration and Distribution, Formation, Grid Technique

The International Journal of Interdisciplinary Environmental Studies, Volume 11, Issue 3, September 2016, pp.1-10. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Published Online: September 13, 2016 (Article: Electronic (PDF File; 855.491KB)).

Dr. Yayat Ruhiat

Associate Professor, Faculty of Teacher Training and Education, Sultan Ageng Tirtayasa University, Serang, Banten, Indonesia

Surherna Sutisna

Associate Professor, Faculty of Agriculture, Sultan Ageng Tirtayasa University, Serang, Banten, Indonesia

Aceng Hasani

Associate Professor, Faculty of Teacher Training and Education, Sultan Ageng Tirtayasa University, Serang, Banten, Indonesia

Muhammad Kuswantoro

Associate Professor, Faculty of Economics and Business, Sultan Ageng Tirtayasa University, Serang, Banten, Indonesia

Sri Widiastuti

Lecturer, Faculty of Teacher Training and Education, Sultan Ageng Tirtayasa University, Serang, Banten, Indonesia

Rian Fahrizal

Lecturer, Faculty of Engineering, Sultan Ageng Tirtayasa University, Serang, Banten, Indonesia

Firmanul Catur Wibowo

Lecturer, Faculty of Teacher Training and Education, Sultan Ageng Tirtayasa University, Serang, Banten, Indonesia