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International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

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Statistical Analysis of Suspended and Respirable Suspended Particulate Matter (PM10and PM2.5) Concentrations in Urban Region of Ahmedabad, India

Umangi Mehta

Abstract: In this study, the relationship between inhalable particulate (PM10), fine particulate (PM2.5), coarse particles (PM2.5-10) and meteorological parameters such as temperature and relative humidity was statistically analyzed and modeled for the urban region of Ahmedabad during 2018-2019. Ambient air quality was monitored with a sampling frequency of 3 hours at 100 monitoring sites, covering a period of four months from September 2018 to February 2019. The monitoring sites were located near highly trafficked, industrial and congested areas. The 24-h average PM10 were measured using a Portable air sampler (APM 801, Envirotech instruments Pvt.Ltd.). Meteorological parameters such as temperature, relative humidity and wind speed were also recorded during the sampling period. It was found that approximately 6 % of PM10 concentrations were exceeding the standard value of 60 μg/m3 and approximately 5 % of PM2.5 concentrations were exceeding the standard value of 40 μg/m3. The ratios between PM2.5 and PM10 were found to be in the range of 0.380 (December) to 1.051 (January). Statistical analyses have shown a strong positive correlation between PM10 and PM2.5. The correlation of 0.975 was obtained between PM10 and PM2.5 for the entire site area. Finally, a regression equation for PM10 and PM2.5 and meteorological parameters were developed

Keywords: PM10, PM25, SPSS, statistical analysis, correlation, urban air pollution



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