Kumar, Rajesh and Srivastava, S.K. (2008) Characterization of Particulate Matters (SPM and RPM) and its Environmental Impact of Korba Coalfield. Indian Journal of Environmental Protection, 28 (2). pp. 145-150. ISSN 0253-7141

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The industrial activities related with winning, transport processing of coal, bauxite and subsequent burning of fossil fuel in power plant generating 3650 Mw of thermal powers deteriorate the air quality of Korba coalfield. This paper focuses on some of the key issues of air pollutions. Coal mining activities, coal used in thermal power plant and transportation of bauxite ore through roads near the residential zone, generates high volume of flyash, SPM and RPM. The average concentration of SPM is high in summer season in all the monitoring locations. FTIR analysis confirms the presence of minerals, for example kaolinite AI2O3. 2SiO2. 2H2O, oxides, sulphates phosphates and aliphatic hydrocarbons in air dust of korba coalfield and AAS spectroscopy study revealed higher concentration levels of AI and Si along with the other trace elements determined in suspended particulate matter (SPM) and respirable particulate matter (RPM). These trace elements are iron (Fe), copper (Cu), lead (Pb), zinc (Zn), cadmium (Cd), nickel (Ni), manganese (Mn), chromium (Cr), arsenic (As) and mercury (Hg). The occurrence of higher concentration of AI and Si in the air dust samples are mainly due to coal mining, coal combustion, and aluminium smelter.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Air dust, Heavy metal, Mineral, FTIR
Subjects: Fuel Scinece
Depositing User: Dr. Satyendra Kumar Singh
Date Deposited: 17 Dec 2011 07:04
Last Modified: 17 Dec 2011 07:04
URI: http://cimfr.csircentral.net/id/eprint/394

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