Impact of Diwali celebrations on urban air and noise quality in Delhi City, India

  title={Impact of Diwali celebrations on urban air and noise quality in Delhi City, India},
  author={Papiya Mandal and M. Prakash and Jagdish Bassin},
  journal={Environmental Monitoring and Assessment},
A study was conducted in the residential areas of Delhi, India, to assess the variation in ambient air quality and ambient noise levels during pre-Diwali month (DM), Diwali day (DD) and post-Diwali month during the period 2006 to 2008. The use of fireworks during DD showed 1.3 to 4.0 times increase in concentration of respirable particulate matter (PM10) and 1.6 to 2.5 times increase in concentration of total suspended particulate matter (TSP) than the concentration during DM. There was a… Expand
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