Project period: 2019–2023
Coordinating institution: NILU
Measuring of SO2 in the residential areas around the companies Elkem Carbon and REC Solar at Fiskå / Kristiansand.
SO2 is measured in the residential areas around the companies Elkem Carbon and REC Solar at Fiskå / Kristiansand. An SO2 monitor is located in the residential area which, according to dispersion calculations, is most affected by the emissions from the companies. In addition, passive samplers are located in inhabited areas around the company. The measurements last for at least a whole year to cover a wide range of meteorological conditions that can occur during a year, and which largely affect the dispersion of emissions and spatial distribution of SO2. The distribution of SO2 and its concentration level are assessed with regard to the requirements in the Pollution Control Regulations and are assessed together with local meteorological measurements. The measurement program will help to map the extent of any exceedances around the industrial companies.