Volume 10 Issue 1 - March 2018

  • 1. Particulate matter emission from lpg and other types of fuel consumption in bangalore city

    Authors : Habibulla, Prof. Sampat Kumar, Dr. C.s Bhaskar Dixit

    Pages : 219-222

    DOI : http://dx.doi.org/10.21172/1.101.39

    Keywords : Fuel, LPG, RSPM, PM2.5, Coal, Char coal, Wood, Firewood, Kerosene

    Abstract :

    Air pollution is the introduction of chemicals, particulate matter or biological material that causes adverse effect on human health and environment. Indoor air pollutants are the number of contaminants present inside the building by the source of smoke, fuel combustion, paints, etc. These pollutants release nitrogen oxide, particulate matters which harm the human health and surrounding environment. This is caused due to unsafe practice of utilization of sources. The present study has been undertaken to estimate the RSPM concentration in households using different types of fuels for cooking in Jayanagar, Bangalore. 15 locations were considered for the study out of which 10 locations for LPG use and 5 locations using other types of fuels. The study suggested that the concentration of these particles is very high in location where biomass is the main source of cooking. The indoor air quality concentrations were within limits for LPG. Thus, from the study we conclude that the occupants using other type of fuels have stronger effect on respiratory system as the RSPM concentration is high. The reason being incomplete combustion and improper ventilation provided inside the cooking area.

    Citing this Journal Article :

    Habibulla, Prof. Sampat Kumar, Dr. C.s Bhaskar Dixit, "Particulate matter emission from lpg and other types of fuel consumption in bangalore city ", https://www.ijltet.org/journal_details.php?id=928&j_id=4408, Volume 10 Issue 1 - March 2018, 219-222, #ijltetorg