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Advances in Environmental Research   Volume 6, Number 2, June 2017, pages 139-146
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12989/aer.2017.6.2.139
 
Evaluation and future predictions of air pollutants level in Karachi city
Kishan Chand Mukwana, Saleem Raza Samo, Abdul Qayoom Jakhrani, Muhammad Mureed Tunio and Abdul Rehman Jatoi

 
Abstract     [Full Text]
    The purpose of this study was to determine the present air pollutant concentrations and predicted levels for next 30 years in urban environment of Karachi city. For that, a total of fifty measurements were made for each twenty selected locations of the city. The locations were selected on the basis of land use pattern such as residential, commercial, industrial settlements, open areas, congested traffic and low traffic areas for investigation of air pollutants variability and intensity. The measurements were taken continuously for six months period using PM Meter, Model AEROCET 531 and Ambient Air Quality Meter, Model AAQ 7545. The concentration of air pollutants were found higher at Al Asif Square and Maripur Road due to higher intensity of traffic and at Korangi Crossing because of industrial areas. The level of pollutants was lower at Sea View owing to lower traffic congestion and transportation of pollutants by sea breezes.
 
Key Words
    air pollutants; carbon compounds; vehicle emissions; particulates matter; urban areas
 
Address
Kishan Chand Mukwana, Saleem Raza Samo, Abdul Qayoom Jakhrani, Muhammad Mureed Tunio and Abdul Rehman Jatoi: Faculty Member Department of Energy & Environment Engineering, Quaid e Awam University of Engineering, Science & Technology, Nawabshah, Sindh, Pakistan
 

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