6th International Virtual Congress (IYSC-2020) And Workshop. 10th International Science Congress (ISC-2020).  International E-publication: Publish Projects, Dissertation, Theses, Books, Souvenir, Conference Proceeding with ISBN.  International E-Bulletin: Information/News regarding: Academics and Research

Analysis of Ambient Air Pollution and Determination of Air Quality Status of Udaipur, Rajasthan, India

Author Affiliations

  • 1 Department of Environmental Science, Mohanlal Sukhadia University, Udaipur, Rajasthan, INDIA

Int. Res. J. Environment Sci., Volume 3, Issue (6), Pages 5-10, June,22 (2014)


The present investigation is carried out to analyze the ambient air in Udaipur city and determine the air quality. This investigation represented the assessment of ambient air quality with respect to PM10 (RSPM), SPM, Oxides of Nitrogen (NOx) and Sulphur Dioxide (SO2) for the year 2013 at three different sites (Industrial, Residential and Urban). The AQIs were calculated using IND-AQI procedure. It has been observed that the calculated AQIs values for SOx and NOx fall under 'good' and 'good-to-moderate' categories. The calculated AQI value of SPM and RSPM for all areas are more than the prescribed standards given by Central Pollution Control Board, New Delhi, India. The overall AQI was found to fall under the category 'moderate' and 'poor' owing to RSPM and SPM, respectively. Thus it is observed that SPM is critical pollutant at these three sites in Udaipur.


  1. Muruganandam B., Nagendra S.M., Air quality in Chennai city. Proceeding of the Brainstorm Workshop on Urban Air Pollution in India, held at IIT Roorkee, 35-39 (2007)
  2. Kaushik C.P., Ravindra K. and Yadav K., Assessment of Ambient Air Quality in Urban Centres of Haryana (India) in Relation to Different Anthropogenic Activities and Health Risk, Environ. Monit. Assess., 122(1-3), 27-40 (2006)
  3. WHO, Guidelines for Air Quality, World Health Organization, Genewa, (http://www.who.int/peh/) (2000)
  4. WHO/UNEP Report, Urban Air Pollution in Mega-cities of the World, World Health Organisation and United Nations Environment Programme, Blackwell Publishers, UK (1992)
  5. Tandon A., Yadav S. and Attri A.K., City-wide Sweeping a Source for Respirable Particulate Matter in the Atmosphere, Atmos. Environ., 42, 1064-1069 (2008)
  6. USEPA United States Environmental Protection agency. http://www.epa.gov. (2010)
  7. Prakash Mamta and Bassin J.K., Analysis Of Ambient Air Quality Using Air Quality Index A Case Study, Int. J. Adv.. Engg. Tech., I(II) 106-114 (2010)
  8. Sandhu P.S., Patel U. and Gupta A.B., Exposure to Airborne Particles and their Physical Characterization in Ambient Environment of Jaipur City, Nat .Environ. Poll.Tech. 3(4), 509-514 (2004)
  9. Joshi P.C., Swami A. and Gangwar K.K., Air Quality Monitoring at Two Selected Traffic Junctions in the City of Haridwar, Him. J. Env. Zool.,20(2), 219-221 (2006)
  10. Chauhan A. and Joshi P.C., Effect of Ambient Air Pollutants on Wheat and Mustard Crops Growing in the Vicinity of Urban and Industrial Areas, NewYork Sci. J.,3(2), 52-60 (2010)
  11. Chauhan A. and Pawar M., Assessment of Ambient Air Quality Status in Urbanization, Industrialization and Commercial Centers Of Uttarakhand (India),New York Sci. J.,3(7), 85-94 (2010)
  12. Jehangir A., Ahmad Dar N., Yousuf A.R. and Hamid Sofi A., Air Quality at Sonamarg - A Tourist Hill Station in Kashmir Valley, India, J. Expt. Sci.,2(6), 18-22 (2011)
  13. Int. Res. J. Environment Sci. International Science Congress Association 1013.Reddy M.K., Rao K.G.R. and Rao I.R., Air Quality Status of Visakhapatnam (India)-Indices Basis, Environ. Monit. Assess.,93, 1-12 (2004)
  14. Senthilnathan T., Status of Respirable Dust Particle (RDP) Concentration-A case study in Chennai City, J. Environ. Biol.,20(2), 425-428 (2005)
  15. Sharma M., Maheswari M. and Pandey R., Development of Air Quality Index for Data Interpretation and Public Information, Department of Civil Engineering, IIT Kanpur, Report submitted to CPCB, Delhi (2001)
  16. Srinivas J. and Purushotham A.V., Determination of Air Quality Index Status in Industrial areas of Visakhapatnam, India, Res. J. Engg. Sci., 2(6), 13-24, June (2013)
  17. Central Pollution Control Board, http://www. cpcb.nic.in/standard2.htm (2006)