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Short-term variation in air quality associated with firework events: A case study

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The effect of fireworks on air quality was assessed from the ambient concentrations of various air pollutants (SO2, NO2, PM10 and TSP) during Diwali festival in Hisar city (India), in November 1999. The extensive use of fireworks was found to be related to short-term variation in air quality. During the festival the concentration of SO2 was observed to be increased ∼10-fold at few sites, whereas the concentrations of NO2, PM10 and TSP increased 2–3 times, compared to the data collected on a typical winter day in December 1999. The maximum NO2 concentration was observed a day after the festival. The diurnal pattern of the above pollutants showed a slight increase in the night. The levels of these pollutants observed during Diwali were found to be moderately high, which can be associated with serious health impacts.

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The article was received on 11 Dec 2002, accepted on 10 Feb 2003 and first published on 21 Feb 2003


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/B211943A
Citation: J. Environ. Monit., 2003,5, 260-264
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    Short-term variation in air quality associated with firework events: A case study

    K. Ravindra, S. Mor and C. P. Kaushik, J. Environ. Monit., 2003, 5, 260
    DOI: 10.1039/B211943A

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