Volume No. 6 Issue No.: 4 Page No.: 981-987 April-June 2012

 

MEASUREMENT AND PREDICTION OF CARBON MONOXIDE IN THE SURROUNDING AREAS OF AN UPCOMING AIRPORT

 

Mishra A.K.*1 and Srivastava P.2

1. Department of Civil Engineering, M.M.M. Goverment Engineering College, Gorakhpur Uttar Pradesh (INDIA)
2. Department of Civil Engineering, S.P.College of Engineering, Bombay (INDIA)

 

Received on : March 05, 2012

 

ABSTRACT

 

Airport projects often bring significant economic and social impacts. It can provide beneficial impact through increased access, which in turn can lead to proliferation of new industries, hotels, restaurants, resort and other employment opportunities. Rapid urbanization, industrialization and population growth have lead to increase in number of automobile that causes air pollution. It is estimated that road traffic contributes 60% of air pollution in urban areas. A case by case assessment is required to predict the air quality in urban situations, so as to evolve certain traffic management measures to maintain the air quality levels within the tolerable limits. Navi Mumbai in the state of Maharashtra, India has been chosen as the study area. Carbon Monoxide (CO) concentration was monitored at 10 locations in Navi Mumbai around the airport within the radius of 10 km from ARP (Airport Reference Point) and air quality status was evaluated at all locations. CO values were predicted by using CALROAD VIEW model. Predictions for CO were done separately for vehicular traffic and airport traffic. The cumulative impact of surface traffic and aircraft emissions have been super imposed on the baseline ambient air quality and compared with national ambient air quality standards for assessment of impacts. In this paper an attempt has been made to study the CO level in the surrounding areas due to upcoming of an international airport.

 

Keywords : CO pollution, Modeling, Traffic stream parameters, Calroadview Model, Airport

 

 

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