Evaluation of Ambient Air Quality In and Around Balgopalpur Indistrial Estate, Odisha, India
Pages : 530-535
The present study is to evaluate the quality of Ambient Air in the Balgopalpur industrial estate. Ambient Air Quality (AAQ) with respect to SPM, RPM, SO2, NOX and CO have been monitored in different sensitive area like Kurunia village, Near SBI Bank area, Near Jagannath Temple area, Near residential colony, F.M.University campus, Nuapadhi village and Mukhura village. Monitoring was conducted over a period of one year viz. 2011-2012 seasonally with the aim of analyzing air pollutants levels. Maximum, minimum, mean and Standard Deviation values were calculated for the monitoring parameters for each station and the results were discussed in the present study. It was revealed that all the concentration of SPM, RPM, SO2, NOX and CO in the winter season shown high results than the summer season and rainy season. Most of the air pollutants have their concentrations above the permissible limits. The higher AAQ standard revealed that the Air environment becoming polluted due to industrial activities.
Key words: Air Pollutants, AAQ, Permissible Limit, Balgopalpur Industrial Area.
Article published in International Journal of Current Engineering and Technology, Vol.3,No.2 (June- 2013)