PM10 concentration in ambient air of Jamshedpur region of Jharkhand, India

  • Sachin Chauhan
  • Bhawna Dubey

Abstract

The present study investigated the aerosol concentration
of highly industrialized city of Jamshedpur, Jharkhand,
India. To assess the aerosol load (PM10) in ambient
air eight monitoring stations were selected in the
Jamshedpur city. A total of 24 airborne samples were
collected on G/FA filter papers usingRespirable dust
sampler 460 NL (Envirotech, India). For every location
24 hour average values were taken. Samples were collected
with different characteristic locations viz., industrial,
commercial and residential area.The average values
of PM10 ranged from 60-92 &g/m3for all the locations.
The highest concentration of PM10 was recorded
at Burma mines i.e., 92 &g/m3 (Industrial area) and the
lowest at Nildih i.e., 60 &g/m3 (residential area). The
other locations showing higher concentration of PM10
were Jugsalai ,Sakchi and Adityapuri. High PM10 load
may be due to location of the city, mining activities
and type of operational units of the steel plant, large,
medium and small scale industries dealing in steel,
iron, cement, thermal power, motors road transport and resuspended
dust in industrial and commercial locations.

Published
2017-06-23
How to Cite
CHAUHAN, Sachin; DUBEY, Bhawna. PM10 concentration in ambient air of Jamshedpur region of Jharkhand, India. Bulletin of Environmental and Scientific Research, [S.l.], v. 6, n. 2, p. 7-10, june 2017. ISSN 2278-5205. Available at: <http://besr.org.in/index.php/besr/article/view/81>. Date accessed: 20 jan. 2020.
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