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Research Paper | Civil Engineering | India | Volume 4 Issue 7, July 2015
Heavy Dust Pollution around South Katraj Region
Abstract: Dust is basic element of the environmental pollution formed due to daily activities. The emission of dust particles became an important issue to be resolve. All the available sizes of dust particle affect human life and surrounding environment. The health effects of such dust pollution are being noticed since last few decades. It can be minor or major health effects which designate the loss of human life. The huge emission of dust from stone crushing units and construction industries challenges the environment agencies to avoid the loss of ecosystem. The loss of air quality due to dust pollution asks for the preventive measures. The stone crushing industries running in hilly areas of South Katraj region generates huge dust, which is being deposited in open atmosphere. The growth construction industries in nearby region demand large quantity of aggregates. The manufacturing process of aggregates at South Katraj region emits dust through surface drilling, blasting, crushing, milling, and screening. The emitted dust flows with speedy wind and start falling in surrounding areas. Wind speed and flow direction helps to drop the dust particles in each part of surrounded area. The dustfall resulting from stone crushing industries have affected the quality of air, water and vegetations. The dustfall quantities of few stations were determined by experimentation. The observed values of dustfall in South Katraj region were found to be unpredictable. The effective preventive measures can save the environment of South Katraj region.
Keywords: South Katraj, Dustfall, Stone Crushing Industries, Dust pollution control etc
Edition: Volume 4 Issue 7, July 2015,
Pages: 1575 - 1579