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Comparison of Spatio-Temporal Variations of Various Pollutants Levels at Residential, Industrial and Vehicular Sites of Lahore, Pakistan | OMICS International| Abstract
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Environment Pollution and Climate Change
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  • Environ Pollut Climate Change 2017, Vol 1(4): 4
  • DOI: 10.4172/2573-458X.1000144

Comparison of Spatio-Temporal Variations of Various Pollutants Levels at Residential, Industrial and Vehicular Sites of Lahore, Pakistan

Huda Aslam*
Government College University Lahore, Sustainable Development Study Center, , Lahore, Punjab 54000, Pakistan
*Corresponding Author : Huda Aslam, Government College University Lahore, Sustainable Development Study Center, Lahore, Punjab 54000, Pakistan, Tel: +9233350499938, Email: [email protected]

Received Date: Nov 03, 2017 / Accepted Date: Nov 27, 2017 / Published Date: Dec 04, 2017

Abstract

Nowadays air over major cities has become over burdened with gases produced by automobiles throughout the world. The present study was conducted to investigate and monitor the ambient air quality. The results indicated the following mean concentrations (μg/m3): PM2.5 (138.25, 214.5, 234.5), NO2 (218, 170.4, 230.9), SO2 (196.5, 184.3, 189), CO (108.5, 82.04, 81.7) and O3 (680.2, 525.38, 590.5) for residential, industrial and vehicular sites in the respective order. Most of the pollutants were found to increase in winter except SO2 and CO which showed high concentrations in spring and autumn respectively. The results suggested that there was strong positive bivariate correlation being observed between each pair of pollutants (PM2.5, NO2, SO2, CO and O3 with p<0.01 or p<0.05). Pearson Correlation is applied to evaluate the correlation between different pollutants. The results depicts that increased concentration levels of pollutants (PM2.5, NO2) being observed at vehicular site on the other hand elevated concentration level of pollutants (SO, CO, O3) was seen at residential site.

Keywords: Air quality; Ambient air pollution; Particulate matter; Oxides of nitrogen and sulphur; Carbon monoxide; Ozone; Air pollution calculation

Citation: Aslam H (2017) Comparison of Spatio-Temporal Variations of Various Pollutants Levels at Residential, Industrial and Vehicular Sites of Lahore, Pakistan. Environ Pollut Climate Change 1:144. Doi: 10.4172/2573-458X.1000144

Copyright: © 2017 Aslam H. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

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