International Journal of Modern Science and Technology
May 2020, Vol. 5, No. 5, pp. 137-141.
Current Pollution Level and Emissions from Vehicular sector in Chandrapur District
Pankaj Chimurkar, Shailendra R Zaveri*
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Rajiv Gandhi College of Engineering Research and Technology, Chandrapur, India. 442402.
*Corresponding author’s e-mail: email@example.com
Emissions from vehicles are becoming a global issue due to an increasing number of users. India is also working towards the reduction in vehicular emissions by enforcing new norms. The industrial regions like Chandrapur require separate attention as peoples are living very near to the emitting sources like factories and vehicles. In this study, the seasonal and diurnal variations of pollutants have analyzed. In addition to this, the emissions from the vehicular sector are estimated for 6 major pollutants. It has been found that the average concentration of CO, NOx, PM2.5, and SO2 is 0.37 (0.28) mg/m3, 12.15 (5.69) ppb, 42.08 (32.45) µg/m3 and 10.92 (3.95) µg/m3 respectively. The annual emissions from vehicles are 6236.5, 1007.05, 238.19, 2157.46, 291.91 and 372586.05 tonnes for CO, SO2, PM2.5, NOx, CH4, and CO2 respectively. The detailed analysis for each type of vehicle is also done to understand the contribution to the total emission matrix.
Keywords: Pollution; PM2.5; Concentrations; Seasonality; Greenhouse gases.
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