AMI has recently completed an update of the health risk
assessment model ACE2588 and the new version is dated 02101. The
revised ACE2588 model has the following features:
|interface with the latest version of
the ISCST3 model as well as the ISC-PRIME and AERMOD models.
|update to reflect the latest guidelines
from California ARB and OEHHA, including the updated
health effects data (cancer unit risk factors, cancer potency and
noncancer acute and chronic RELs). The multipathway exposure algorithms
have been revised with new multipathway pollutants and exposure
|handle the multi-averaging times (1-hr,
4-hr, 6-hr and 7-hr) for noncancer acute analysis.
|add several new toxicological
endpoints, e.g. the acute hazard index is computed for 10 endpoints and
the chronic hazard index for 13 endpoints.
|handle up to 100 pollutants, 500
emission sources and 10,000 receptors.
|perform extensive QA/QC checks of the
source and receptor inputs to ISCST3 and ACE2588 to ensure the validity
of the model applications.
|update of the ACE2588 user's guide to
reflect the above changes.
AMI has also recently developed a menu-driven preprocessor
that can assist, with a minimal amount of time and effort, the user in
setting up the ACE2888 input file. The preprocessor
|obtain automatically the necessary
source and receptor data from the ISCST3 input file,
|obtain the pollutant identification
from the ACE2588 toxicity input file,
|accept emissions inputs in either
engineering units (in lbs/hr or lbs/yr) or metric units (in g/s),
|make the ACE2588 model really easy to
Download the technical paper on an
ISCST3/ISC-PRIME/AERMOD comparative study
presented at the A&WMA Conference on Air Quality Models: A New
Beginning, 4-6 April 2001, Newport, RI