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DOI: 10.14704/nq.2022.20.7.NQ33029

Influence of COVID 19 in Air Quality Parameters of various Industrials Areas at Jodhpur City

Hukma Ram , Ravi Sharma , Tarun Gehlot

Abstract

India is placed under a national lockdown from 24 March to 3 May 2020 due of the COVID-19 epidemic. The forced limits caused the amount of pollution in cities around the nation to drop significantly in just a few days, which sparked talks about lockdown as the most effective alternative techniques that might be used to reduce air pollution. The purpose of the current paper was ultimately to examine the air quality situation throughout the shutdown time scientifically with particular attention to several industrial regions in Jodhpur City. We used the Air Quality Index (AQI) to depict the geographical pattern of air quality before to and during lockdown using air quality data for seven pollutant metrics (PM10, PM2.5, SO2, NO2, etc.) from several monitoring sites located around the city of Jodhpur. The investigation also revealed that PM10 and PM2.5 were the air pollutants that caused the highest sub-index and the air quality index. Therefore, it is now necessary to organize operations in industrial regions to reduce air pollution emissions, since failure to do so might result in a hazardous condition in the future. The outcomes showed that the air quality dramatically improves during lockdown. Since the study demonstrated how pollution source control may reduce air quality, it is seen to be a valuable addition to the regulatory authorities' toolkit. The environment may be cured by temporary source control in a reasonable time frame

Keywords

Air pollution, AQI, industrial area, PM10, PM2.5.

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