Quality of Life (Banja Luka) 9(1-2): 38-45


Hazard Modelling of Accidental Release Chlorine Gas Using Modern Tool-Aloha Software

Predrag Ilić 1, Svetlana Ilić 1, Ljiljana Stojanović Bjelić 2
1 PSI Institute for protection and ecology of the Republic of Srpska,
Banja Luka, Republic of Srpska, BiH
2 Pan-European University “APEIRON”, Banja Luka, Republic of Srpska, BiH

Abstract: This paper investigates the impact of accidental release of chlorine gas in surrounding areas consequences of chlorine gas leak studying the negative effects on both the environment and individuals. Chlorine and its consequences have a far more reaching effect in society that one may have imagined. The ALOHA software has been used in this paper to modelling of chlorine release. The modelling was performed for an accidental release of 3.373 tons chlorine gas from unsheltered single storied for one hour. For a typical average atmospheric condition in location, this accidental chlorine release would cause a red zone of 3.0 kilometres (AEGL-3=20 ppm), orange zone of 7.1 kilometres (AEGL-2=2 ppm) and yellow zone stretching to greater than 10.0 kilometres (AEGL-1=0.5 ppm) to downwind from the source.

Keywords: air pollution, ALOHA, chlorine, modelling