International Research Journal of Public and Environmental Health
Article 14/ID/ JPRH067, 08 pages
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Original Research Article
Emission profile of pollutants due to traffic in Lucknow City, India
M Tiwari1*, SP Shukla1, NK Shukla2, RB Singh1, N Mumtaz3, VK Gupta1 and V Singh4
1Department of Civil Engineering, Institute of Engineering and Technology, Lucknow-226021, U.P., India.
2Environmental Monitoring Division, CSIR-Indian Institute of Toxicology Research, M.G. Marg, Lucknow-226001, U.P., India.
3Department of Civil Engineering, Babu Banarsi Das Engineering College, Lucknow-226028, U.P., India.
4Department of Civil Engineering, Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology, Allahabad-211004, U.P., India.
*Corresponding Author E-mail : mktiwariiet(at)gmail.com
The human behaviors over the last few decades have changed the global atmospheric condition. Industrial emissions, transportation, intensification of agricultural practices and urban development have directly elevated the levels of pollutant gases such as CO2, NO2, CO and Particulate Matter (PM), which are probably to have inconsiderate climatic implications. Study is based on emissions from 2-Wheelers, 3-Wheelers, 4-Wheelers, Light Commercial Vehicles (LCVs) and Heavy Vehicles (HVs) at Lucknow City, India for three consecutive months; February 1, 2014 to April 30, 2014. The concentration of SO2, PM, CO and NO2 of selected location was 0.21 µg/m3, 6.27 µg/m3, 74.28 µg/m3 and 40.64 µg/m3 at Hazaratganj Road where as for Kalidas road it was 0.11 µg/m3, 2.87 µg/m3, 35.78 µg/m3 and 18.77 µg/m3, respectively. The concentrations of above pollutants were more at Hazaratganj Road as compare to Kalidas road. The emissions profile of SO2, PM, CO and NO2 were within national ambient air quality standard.
Key words: Vehicle emission, particulate matter, traffic analysis and air modeling