Air quality interventions and spatial dynamics of air pollution in Delhi and its surroundings

Naresh Kumar, Andrew D. Foster

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Abstract

The paper examines the spatial distribution of air pollution in response to recent air quality regulations in Delhi, India. Air pollution was monitored at 113 sites spread across Delhi and its surrounding areas from July December 2003. From the analysis of these data three important findings emerge. First, air pollution levels in Delhi and its surroundings were significantly higher than that recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO). Second, air quality regulations in the city adversely affected the air quality of the areas surrounding Delhi. Third, industries and trucks were identified as the major contributors of both fine and coarse particles.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)85-111
Number of pages27
JournalInternational Journal of Environment and Waste Management
Volume4
Issue number1-2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 17 2009
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Air quality
  • Air quality interventions
  • CNG
  • Compressed natural gas
  • Delhi
  • Spatial distribution of air pollution

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  • Environmental Engineering
  • Waste Management and Disposal

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Air quality interventions and spatial dynamics of air pollution in Delhi and its surroundings. / Kumar, Naresh; Foster, Andrew D.

In: International Journal of Environment and Waste Management, Vol. 4, No. 1-2, 17.07.2009, p. 85-111.

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