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Investigation Of Indoor Air Quality At Residential Houses In Agra, India - A Case Study

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/AIR030421

Volume

66

Pages

10

Published

2003

Size

383 kb

Copyright

WIT Press

Author(s)

A.J. Lawrence, G.S. Satsangi & A. Taneja

Abstract

Investigation of indoor air quality at residential houses in Agra, India - a case study A.J. Lawrence, G.S. Satsangi & A. Taneja School of Chemical Sciences, Department of Chemistry, St. John's College, India Abstract Indoor air quality (IAQ) has been a matter of public concern, whereas air pollution is routinely monitored outdoors as part of an obligation under the National Air Quality Strategy and much less is known about levels of air pollution indoors. This study attempts to provide information about the present IAQ of residential homes in Agra (the city of Tajmahal, India) located in three different locations that are rural, urban and roadside during three months of the winter season from November 2002 to January 2003. Air pollutants measured in the living rooms of the homes in this study included CO, C02, NOz, NO and SO2. On comparing the 8 hourly average concentration of pollutants between the houses of three locations it was found that CO and C02 was maximum in roadside houses (3.44 f 0

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