Mondal, G.C. and Singh, Abhay Kumar and Tewary, B. K. (2007) Assessment of Air Pollution in and Around of Dhanbad. Indian Journal of Environmental Protection, 27 (1). pp. 13-22. ISSN 0253-7141

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In the atlas of India, Jharia coalfields play an important role in the production of coking coal known as black diamond. During the production of coal, it produces huge quantity of particulate matter as well as gaseous pollutants, like SO2 and NOx, which polluted the area badly. Another major source of air pollution in the area is presence of various coking and briquetting units. Transportation of coal and heavy traffic play an important role in the degradation of ambient air quality. Due to tremendous population growth in last two decades and develop as an important business center also, the area paying its toll as a polluted city. The ambient air quality is measured in the vicinity of coalmines to assess the impact of mining and related activity on ground level concentration. The study indicates that suspended particulate matters are the major concern, exceeding the prescribed limit quite often in ambient air. The paper deals, in brief, field study and laboratory analysis with respect to ambient air study of Dhanbad and discusses the result of the study.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Air pollution, Nitrogen Oxide (NO2), Sulphur dioxide (SO2), PM10 (respirable particulate matter), SPM (Suspended particulate matter).
Subjects: Envieronmental Management Group
Depositing User: Dr. Satyendra Kumar Singh
Date Deposited: 16 Dec 2011 04:37
Last Modified: 16 Dec 2011 04:37

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