• Oleksandr Zaporozhets National Aviation University
  • Kateryna Synylo National Aviation University



air pollution, aircraft engine emission, auxiliary power unit, concentration, emission index, emission inventory, particle matter, non-volatile particle, volatile particle, particle size distribution


Purpose: The effects of aircraft engine emissions within the planetary boundary layer under the landing/ take-off operations contribute sufficiently to deterioration of air pollution in the vicinity of the airports and nearby residential areas. Currently the primary object of airport air quality are the nitrogen oxides and particle matter (PM10, PM2.5 and ultrafine PM) emissions from aircraft engine exhausts as initiators of photochemical smog and regional haze, which may further impact on human health. Analysis of PM emission inventory results at major European airports highlighted on sufficiently high contribution of aircraft engines and APU. The paper aims to summarize the knowledge on particle size distributions, particle effective density, morphology and internal structure of aircraft PM, these properties are critical for understanding of the fate and potential health impact of PM. It also aims to describe the basic methods for calculation of emission and dispersion of PM, produced by aircrafts under the LTO operations. Methods: analytical solution of the atmospheric diffusion equation is used to calculate the maximum PM concentration from point emission source. The PM concentration varies inversely proportional to the wind velocity u1 and directly proportional to the vertical component of the turbulent exchange coefficient k1/u1. The evaluation of non-volatile PM concentration includes the size and shape of PM. PolEmiCa calculates the distributions of PM fractions for aircraft and APU exhausts (height of installation was given H=4,5m like for Tupolev-154). Results: The maximum concentration of PM in exhaust from APU is higher and appropriate distance is less than in case for gas. PM polydispersity leads to the separation of maximums concentration in space for individual fractions on the wind direction and therefore it contributes to the reduction of maximum total concentration. Discussion:But although the APU has contributed significantly to the emission of aircraft at airports, APU emissions are not certificated by ICAO or any other responsible for that authority.It is quite actual task for local air quality to development model and find measurement techniques to identify aircraft engine and APU contribution to total airport PM pollution.

Author Biographies

Oleksandr Zaporozhets, National Aviation University

D. Sc., Professor.

Director of Institute of ecological safety, National Aviation University

Education: Kiev Institute of Civil Aviation Engineers, 1978

Research area: Development of Models and Methods of Information Provision for Environment Protection from Civil Aviation Impact

Kateryna Synylo, National Aviation University

PhD, Lecturer.

Safety of Human Activity Chair, Institute of ecological safety, National Aviation University

Education: Odessa Hydrometeorological institute (2001).

Research area: Methods of local air quality regulation inside the airport


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How to Cite

Zaporozhets, O., & Synylo, K. (2016). PM EMISSIONS PRODUCED BY AIRCRAFT UNDER THE OPERATIONS AT THE AIRPORT. Proceedings of National Aviation University, 69(4), 77–88.




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