Volume No. 9 Issue No.: 4 Page No.: 1102-1108 April-June 2015

 

AMBIENT AIR QUALITY STATUS AND VARIATIONS IN AEROMYCOFLORA AT DIFFERENT PARTS OF BHUSAWAL CITY, JALGAON DISTRICT, MAHARASHTRA, INDIA

 

Pawar Kiran*1 and Rane Gauri2

1. Department of Environmental Sciences, Moolji Jaitha College, Jalgaon, Maharashtra (INDIA) 2. Department of Botany, Moolji Jaitha College, Jalgaon, Maharashtra (INDIA)

 

Received on : January 10, 2015

 

ABSTRACT

 

Air is most vital component of an environment without which nobody can survive. Today it is a well established fact that the different gaseous pollutants, dust pollutants and biological pollutants cause air pollution which indicate the ambient air quality. Air pollution has been considered a hazard to human health. The gaseous and dust pollutants cause the cardiopulmonary diseases while bio pollutants cause the skin and respiratory allergy to human being. Present investigation focuses on the ambient air quality and variations in aeromycoflora of three different parts of Bhusawal city, India. The ambient air quality was monitor by High Volume Sampler and concentration of airborne fungi was examined by petriplate exposure method using Czapek Dox Agar. The study was conducted in year 2014. During the study period, it was found that the concentrations of SPM and RSPM were high beyond the permissible limits at all locations. Many species of fungi isolated from air of these localities. Deuteromycotina is dominant group of fungi. Aspergillus was dominant genus at all study locations. Many fungal species of economical importance are encountered from the air of the study area.

 

Keywords : Air quality, Biological pollutants, Cardiopulmonary diseases, Aeromycoflora, Deuteromycotina

 

 

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