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Comparative study of particulate matter in the transport microenvironment (buses) of Pakistan and UK

Aziz, K and Ali, Z and Nasir, ZA and Colbeck, I (2015) 'Comparative study of particulate matter in the transport microenvironment (buses) of Pakistan and UK.' Journal of Animal and Plant Sciences, 25 (3). pp. 636-643. ISSN 1018-7081

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Abstract

Transport microenvironments can contain higher levels of particulate matter due to infiltration from the roads, vehicular exhaust and commuter’s activities. The present study monitored PM, CO<inf>2</inf>, CO, temperature and relative humidity levels in diesel-powered buses in Pakistan and United Kingdom. Two routes of almost the same travelling distance were selected in Pakistan and the UK. Indoor air quality of the buses was monitored to determine the exposure faced by the commuters on inter-city journeys. While the observed levels in both countries were not in compliance with the WHO guidelines, levels of particulate matter were much higher in Pakistan than the concentrations in UK.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Transport microenvironment; Particulate matter; Pakistan; United Kingdom
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
Divisions: Faculty of Science and Health
Faculty of Science and Health > Life Sciences, School of
SWORD Depositor: Elements
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 29 Feb 2016 16:57
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2022 00:23
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/16154

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