Volume No. 4 Issue No.: 1 Page No.: 156-160 July-Sept 2009

 

STUDIES ON DUST FALL AT VARIOUS PLACES IN PUNE CITY (INDIA)

 

N.R. Mahankale

Symbiosis International University, SCMS, Vimannagar, Pune-14, (INDIA)

 

Received on : April 10, 2009

 

ABSTRACT

 

The excessive dust in atmosphere reduces the intensity of solar radiation, which can affect the photosynthesis process and further results in stunted growth of plants. Certain people who are sensitive to dust become victim of dust pollution as it accelerates asthma and other respiratory related diseases. Generally old people and infants becomes target of dust pollution.

The bad roads with heavy traffic are a root cause of dust pollution in maximum Indian cites. There is a certain relationship between dust pollution and vehicle density on the road.

In view of this an experiment relating to dust pollution has been conducted during January to March 2006 in Pune city of Maharashtra state (INDIA).

During present experiment the maximum dust fall rate 0.1464 mg/cm2/hr was recorded at Hadapsar area while the minimum dust fall rate 0.0341 mg/cm2/hr was recorded at Koregaon Park area of the Pune city.

 

Keywords : Dust fall, Road, Traffic, Dust pollution

 

 

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