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Assessment of particulate matter (PM) concentrations at a typical construction site in Bangalore, India

Author Affiliations

  • 1Sensing Material and Devices Laboratory, Acharya Narendra Dev College (University of Delhi) Kalkaji, New Delhi – 110 019, India
  • 2Environmental Monitoring and Assessment Laboratory, Acharya Narendra Dev College (University of Delhi) Kalkaji, New Delhi–110 019 India

Int. Res. J. Environment Sci., Volume 6, Issue (2), Pages 14-18, February,22 (2017)


Construction sites pose a major challenge to the environment due to presence of different types of particulate matter (PM). Concentration of particulate matter is a typical indicator for urban air quality. Although it has long been recognised that construction activities are a pertinent source of PM emissions, not much research has gone in this direction. The investigation envisages quantification of the PM emissions at a construction site for particulates having varying aerodynamic diameters–fine particles 2.5 &


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