WIT Press


Ambient Air Quality Monitoring In Southern Kuwait

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/AIR070361

Volume

101

Pages

10

Published

2007

Size

4,544 kb

Author(s)

A. A. Ramadan, A. Khan & S. Al-Hajraf

Abstract

Ambient air quality monitoring was conducted at twenty locations in the southern part of Kuwait as part of an environmental impact assessment study requested by the Kuwait National Petroleum Company. Two waves of passive samplers (triplicates) were used to measure: NO, NO2, SO2, H2S, NH3 and a high volume sampler was used to measure PM10. During the sampling period, the wind was observed to be predominately from the west and northwest with an average speed of 4.28m/s. A comparison between the measured concentrations and the applicable air quality standards promulgated by the Kuwait Environment Public Authority showed that those compounds had very low concentrations compared to both industrial and residential KEPA standards and accordingly there is no violation of KEPA air quality standards. Keywords: passive samplers, air pollution, PM10. 1 Introduction The Kuwait National Petroleum Company (KNPC) requested that the Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research (KISR) conduct a baseline Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) study for building the fourth refinery in Az-Zour area in the southern part of Kuwait, which is shown in Figure 1. In this paper we report on the results of the ambient air quality monitoring part of the conducted EIA. 2 Sampling locations Ambient air quality monitoring was conducted at twenty locations as shown in Figure 1. The UTM coordinates and description are listed in table 1. The

Keywords

passive samplers, air pollution, PM10.