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  Release Date 2012 05
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Optimization Scenarios: emission control

The Emission control optimization is based on the application of emission control technologies to individual sources or classes of emission sources.

These combination of sources and control technologies define Optimization Scenarios

Scenario selector

Optimization scenarios are OBJECTS, and compiled in an OBJECT SELECTOR.

The selector list the scenarios with

  • the scenario name;
  • simulation date (defines the meteorology for the DUST emission baseline;
  • the model domain which defines the geographical scope and the emission scenario that provides the baseline for the optimization;
  • the number of "instruments", that is the combinations of sources and technologies;
  • the status of the scenario (defined but incomplete (grey), ready to run (blue), running (red), completed with results(green), using the corresponding colored symbol in the selector.

The selector also offers a NEW button to create (instantiate) a new scenario as an empty TEMPLATE for the user to start editing.

Scenario editor

The scenario editor page includes:

  • Standard OBJECT header with close and delete, a save button for changes to the header (name and META data)a, and help page link;
  • Scenario name, owner, creation and last modification dates, a META DATA (free text fields) under the scenario name;
  • main functions, accessible from the scenario main page (button: overview), header button bar:
  • DMC: link to the discrete multi-criteria DSS for the post-processing of the data set generated (only active if that data set exists);
  • export: exports the alternatives in CSV format;
  • details: shows the alternatives in tabular format, sorted by individual user selected criteria;
  • results: summary of the scenario results;
  • run: start the generation of alternatives, subject to a completely defined scenario;
  • CAMx: NOT CLEAR ??? no SINGLE emission scenario to run CAMx with has bee selected yet ?
  • KB: link to the Knowledge Base and RULES for the scenario definition and editing support;
  • overview: current page (grey if inactive); leads back to this page from all of its linked pages;

Optimization Scenario editing

The top level of options include:

  • Setting the number of runs;
  • Selecting the optimization strategy, the default is Plain Monte-Carlo
  • Selecting a baseline scenario (that defined domain and date)
  • A button: new to generate new empty "instrument" record of source and technology.

The Main body of the editor page consists of a table, where each record represents one instrument (consisting of of a pair of source and technology), from left to right:

  • Technology select an applicable "emission control technology from the list of technologies (pre-filtered by source specific applicability)
  • DB view the corresponding technology profile
  • INV investment, annualized for 100% application of that technology to the source or source class selected;
  • OP OMR, annual operations, maintenance and repair costs for a 100& application of the technology for the source or source class selected;
  • PM10 Reduction % % that a 100% application of the technology (see also share below would cause;
  • Min minimal application rate, market share or % of that technology
  • Max maximal application rate, market share or % of that technology
  • Share defines the % that this technology can affect the overall emissions for that source or source class, in addition (on top, multiplicative) of the removal efficiency; A technology that by itself leads to a 100% reduction, but only for a 10% "share" of the source's activity, will lead to a 10% reduction when applied 100%. Consider: switching home lighting to LEDs may save 50% or more of the electricity fir lighting; nut lighting by itself has only a small 5-10% share in the overall household energy demand.
  • WF weight factor: shifts the basic original random selection of the technology.
  • Source: offers a list of "controllable sources" or source classes.
  • X to delete that record.

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