Particle size distribution from municipal solid waste burning over National Capital Territory, India

Arya, Rahul; Ahlawat, Sakshi; Yadav, Lokesh; Jangirh, Ritu; Mondal, Arnab; Sharma, Sudhir Kumar; Gurjar, Bhola Ram; Nemitz, Eiko; Mandal, Tuhin Kumar. 2022 Particle size distribution from municipal solid waste burning over National Capital Territory, India. Environmental Sciences Proceedings, 19 (1), 26. 5, pp.

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Proceeding paper, presented at the 5th International Electronic Conference on Atmospheric Sciences, 16–31 July 2022. Emission of particulate matter (PM) of different sizes from Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) burning may have an impact on air quality and human health of the National Capital Territory (NCT) of India, particularly during winter months. MSW samples were collected from three sanitary landfill sites in the NCT Delhi. Experiments were performed to mimic real world burning during different stages of sample combustion (ignition, flaming smoldering, smoldering and pyrolysis). We determined the emission factor for the number and mass concentration of particles of different sizes, ranging from 0.34 to 9.05 µm, for MSW burning. Present results confirm the assumption that MSW burning emits the maximum number concentration (No/cm3) of particles (90%) in the range < 1.0 µm, or fine-mode aerosol.

Item Type: Publication - Article
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UKCEH and CEH Sections/Science Areas: Atmospheric Chemistry and Effects (Science Area 2017-)
ISSN: 2673-4931
Additional Information. Not used in RCUK Gateway to Research.: Open Access paper - full text available via Official URL link.
Additional Keywords: air quality, MSW burning, fine particles
NORA Subject Terms: Atmospheric Sciences
Date made live: 03 Jan 2023 21:49 +0 (UTC)

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