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Germany has an air pollution control regulation titled “Technical Instructions on Air Quality Control” ( Technische Anleitung zur Reinhaltung der Luft ) and loosely referred to the TA Luft . [1]

The first version of the TA was established in 1964. It has been revised in 1974, 1983, 1988 and 2002. [2] Parts of the TA have been adopted by other countries as well.

In 1974 10 Years After the TA Luft Was Established first, the German government Enacted the “Federal Pollution Control Act” ( Bundes-Immissionsschutzgesetz ). It has been proposed that it be amended in 2002. [3] Although the first version of the TA has been available for 10 years before the enactment of the Federal Pollution Control Act, it is often called the “First General Administrative Regulation” pertaining to the “Federal Pollution Control Act”.

The German government created the Federal Ministry for Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety ( Bundesministerium für Umwelt, Naturschutz und Reaktorsicherheit ) in June 1986 [4] and it is now responsible for Implementing the TA Luft regulation under the “Federal Air Pollution Control Act “.


The TA Luft is a comprehensive air pollution control regulation that includes:

  • A discussion of the scope of the TA Luft application, which is to be used in the context of the application of the TA Luft application and the requirements for other air pollutant emission regulations promulgated under the Federal Pollution Control Act .
  • Air pollutant Emission limits for dust , sulfur dioxide , nitrogen oxides , hydrofluoric acid and other gaseous inorganic fluorine compounds, arsenic and inorganic arsenic compounds, lead and inorganic lead compounds, cadmiumand inorganic cadmium compounds, nickel and inorganic nickel compounds, mercury and inorganic mercury compounds, thallium and inorganic thallium compounds, ammonia from farming and livestock breeding operations, inorganic gases and particulates , organic substances and others.
  • Emission limits may also be set for hazardous, toxic, carcinogenic or mutagenic substances as part of the TA Luft review procedures.
  • Other conditions or requirements related to stacking (for flue gases or other processes) and for storing, loading or working with liquid or solid substances.
  • Various requirements for sampling and monitoring emissions.
  • Luft, such as mining , electric power generation , glass and ceramics, steel , aluminum and other metals, chemical plants , oil refining , plastics, food, and others.
  • Annex 3 is devoted to the principles of atmospheric dispersion modeling . In essence, the modeling must be in accordance with the VDI Guidelines 3782 Parts 1 and 2, 3783 Part 8, 3784 Part 2, and 3945 Part 3. [5]

The full text of the Luft is available on the Internet. [1]


AUSTAL2000 is an atmospheric dispersion model for simulating the dispersion of air pollutants in the ambient atmosphere . It was developed by Ingenieurbüro Janicke [6] in Dunum, Germany under contract to the Federal Ministry for Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety. Although not named in the TA Luft, it is the reference dispersion model accepted as being in compliance with the requirements of the TA Luft and the relevant VDI Guidelines.

It simulates the dispersion of air pollutants by utilizing a random walk ( Lagrangian simulation model ) method and it has capabilities for building effects , complex field, pollutant plume depletion by wet or dry deposition , and first order chemical reactions. It is available for free on the Internet. [7]

Austal2000G is a similar model for simulating the dispersion of odors and it was developed by Ingenieurbüro Janicke. The development of Austal 2000G was financed by three German states: Niedersachsen, Nordrhein-Westfalen and Baden-Württemberg.

Further reading

  • Turner, DB (1994). Workbook of atmospheric dispersion estimates: an introduction to dispersion modeling (2nd ed.). CRC Press. ISBN  1-56670-023-X . www.crcpress.com
  • Beychok, MR (2005). Fundamentals Of Stack Gas Dispersion (4th ed.). self-published. ISBN  0-9644588-0-2 . www.air-dispersion.com

See also

  • Air Quality Modeling Group
  • Air Resources Laboratory
  • AP 42 Compilation of Air Pollutant Emission Factors
  • Bibliography of atmospheric dispersion modeling
  • List of atmospheric dispersion models
  • UK Atmospheric Dispersion Modeling Liaison Committee
  • UK Dispersion Modeling Bureau

External links

  • UK Dispersion Modeling Office web site
  • UK ADMLC web site
  • Air Resources Laboratory (ARL)
  • Air Quality Modeling Group
  • Error propagation in air dispersion modeling


  1. ^ Jump up to:b Complete text of the TA Luft
  2. Jump up^ History of the TA Luft
  3. Jump up^ Complete text of the Federal Air Pollution Control Act
  4. Jump up^ Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety Web site of the Federal Ministry for Environment
  5. Jump up^ The VDI web site
  6. Jump up^ http://www.austal2000.de/en/history.html
  7. Jump up^ Austal2000 download web site

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