Short-term degradation of air quality during major firework events in Delhi, India

  title={Short-term degradation of air quality during major firework events in Delhi, India},
  author={Shivani and Ranu Gadi and Mohit Saxena and Sudhir Kumar Sharma and Tuhin Kumar Mandal},
  journal={Meteorology and Atmospheric Physics},
The effect of firework events on air quality was assessed from ambient fine particulate matter (PM2.5) collected during the Diwali period in two consecutive years, i.e., November 2015 and October 2016. The extensive firework activities led to the short-term degradation of air quality during the Diwali days. PM2.5 samples were chemically characterised for elements, water-soluble ionic species, organic carbon (OC) and elemental carbon (EC). Ba, K, Sr, S, Mg and Na showed significant increases in… Expand

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