Ambient Air Quality during Diwali Festival over Kolkata – A Mega-City in India

  title={Ambient Air Quality during Diwali Festival over Kolkata – A Mega-City in India},
  author={Asitava Chatterjee and Chinmoy Sarkar and Anandamay Adak and Utsav Mukherjee and Sannidhya Kumar Ghosh and Souvik Raha},
The effects of fireworks on air quality was assessed from the ambient concentrations of PM10, water soluble ionic species, metals and SO2 over Kolkata metropolis, India during Diwali festival in November 2010. PM10 concentrations on Diwali night were found to be ~5 times higher than the normal day night-time average. The increase in night-time concentrations of the metals on Diwali night spanned over a wide range (Al, Zn, Pb and Cd showed 5–12 times increases, Cu, Fe and Mn showed 25–40 times… CONTINUE READING

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