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Estimation of nickel emission in the urban environment of an industrial city Bhilai, India

Author Affiliations

  • 1Bhilai Institute of Technology Raipur, Kendri, NH-43, New Raipur-493661, Chhattisgarh, India
  • 2Department of Chemistry, Shri shankaracharya Technical Campus, Bhilai-490020 Chhattisgarh, India
  • 3Department of Chemistry, Bhilai Institute of Technology, Durg-491001, Chhattisgarh, India

Res.J.chem.sci., Volume 7, Issue (8), Pages 1-6, August,18 (2017)


Air and rainwater samples were collected in Durg (Chhattisgarh) at sampling site Bhilai Institute of Technology and concentration of nickel was investigated. The obtained concentration was compared with the results which were obtained in 1998 by another study. The concentration of nickel was found higher than data of 1998. The obtained result represented that nickel was present in rain water as well as in air in considerable amount but did not exceeded their legislative limit. The concentration of nickel in air was found between the ranges of 0.87 ng/m3 to 215.4 ng/m3 and in rainwater the range of nickel was found between 312 ng/l to 584 ng/l. The objective of this paper is to estimation and regular monitoring of nickel in the ambient air and in rain water of industrial city during particular time period.


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