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Water Soluble Anions in Free Fall Dust in Sonepat NCR Region, Haryana, India

Author Affiliations

  • 12 Dept. of Energy Studies and Environment Management; CEEES, DCR University of Sci. and Technology, Murthal, Sonepat, Haryana, INDIA
  • 2 Rajasthan Pollution Control Board, Rajasthan, INDIA

Int. Res. J. Environment Sci., Volume 2, Issue (8), Pages 32-36, August,22 (2013)


Three sets of free fall samples were collected at three sites in Sonepat NCR from March 2013 to April 2013. These samples were collected to monitor air in the Sonepat NCR. These samples were used for the analysis of anions, which Are Fluoride, Chloride. Sulphate, phosphate, nitrate. A small quantity of the samples obtained was used to analyse anions present in air and the rest was used to analyse the concentration of heavy metals in air sample which are lead, copper, arsenic, zinc, chromium, iron, manganese etc. These anions which are water-soluble in nature are extracted by ultrasonic methods with water and all the anions were analysed using ion exchange chromatography. Of the analysed anions, fluoride, chloride and sulphates ions were high in concentration. Nitrates and phosphates ions were lower in concentration. Main motive was used to examine the temporal variations of the anions ions at the three sites. The results indicated that there was as such no major difference among the three sites. However, when we compare the average concentrations of chloride and sulphate ions, it could be easily concluded that traffic area near NH-1, Murthal had comparatively more influence than the other two sites.


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