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Environmental Geochemistry and Health

, Volume 40, Issue 2, pp 915–922 | Cite as

A method to determine the protection zone of chemical industrial park considering air quality, health risk and environmental risk: a case study

Short Communication

Abstract

In China, chemical enterprises are required to cluster into a large number of chemical industrial parks (CIPs), which increase risks and threats to the environment and human being’s health due to aggregation of the complicated chemical process and huge unit scale. Setting a scientific and reasonable protection zone around CIP is a very efficient way to protect surrounding people’s health. A method was designed to determine the comprehensive protection zone of CIP, taking into account multiple factors: air quality, health risk and environmental risk. By establishing a comprehensive and multi-levels index system, the protection zone and the corresponding environmental risk management countermeasures can be proposed hierarchically, which are very important to the development and environmental risk management of CIP. A CIP located in coastal area of Shandong Province was studied, and it is turned out that the method to determine the protection zone of chemical industrial park considering air quality, health risk and environmental risk has great advantages compared with other methods.

Keywords

Protection zone Air quality Health risk Environmental risk Multi-levels index system 

Notes

Acknowledgments

This work was financially supported by National Natural Science Foundation of China (No. 21307166).

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Environmental Development Centre of Ministry of Environmental Protection of ChinaBeijingChina
  2. 2.College of Environmental and Energy EngineeringBeijing University of TechnologyBeijingChina

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