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Emission of Atmospheric Pollutants during IOCL-Sitapur, Jaipur fire 2009, India

Author Affiliations

  • 1Research and Technology Development Centre, Sharda University, Greater Noida - 201 306 INDIA

Res.J.chem.sci., Volume 3, Issue (7), Pages 75-79, July,18 (2013)

Abstract

In Jaipur on 29 October 2009 around 6.00 pm it was reported a fire accident at Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) located at Sitapur. Due to this huge fire accident a very high fire flames up to 70 ft were seen which results emission of black plumes nearby areas. This anthropogenic fire accident killed few and injured lots of people. It was reported that due to IOCL fire accident some of the people living in the surrounding villages suffered eye irritation, rashes and were also rushed to the nearest hospital for emergency care. The significant effect on the air quality in Jaipur and nearby area of IOCL Sitapur i.e. Pratap Nagar, Delawas, Mathurawala village, Shivdaspura, and Chokhi Dhani had been studied. It was observed that the increasing values of primary pollutants i.e. SPM (Suspended Particulate Matter), RSPM (Respiratory suspended particulate matter)NOx and SO2 whereas the rising trend of Total Ozone Column (TOC) and CO mixing ratio support the validation.

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