The focus here is on monitoring and quantifying existing emissions from Eskom power stations in terms of greenhouse gases and pollutants. Also of importance is to understand the atmosphere into which emissions are released, the impact of emissions on air quality, long-term deposition to the biosphere and hydrosphere and contributions to the atmospheric greenhouse gas load.

Some of the present and past research topics include

  • Evaluation of Gaussian dispersion models to assess urban air quality in South Africa
  • Impacts and control of coal-fired power station emissions in South Africa
  • The Valuarisation of coal combustion products

Contact details:

Academic lead:
Prof Stuart Piketh
School for Geo- and Spatial Science
Tel: (018) 299 1582

Senior lecturers / Researchers:
Dr Roelof Burger
Tel: (018) 299 4269