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Shuddha Gaali, Mangaluru

Assessment of air pollution levels in 12 key locations in Mangaluru City and investigating the influence of city design, traffic, and land use

Client: Anti-Pollution Drive Foundation

Location: Mangaluru

Partner/Collaborators: Anti-Pollution Drive Foundation, One Earth Enviro Labs

Duration: Dec 2016

Status: Completed

Mangaluru City has only one air quality monitoring station, which is not even located within the city core. APD Foundation being an active campaigning organisation wanted to investigate into the air pollution levels in the city and submit it as a report the Pollution Control Board, thereby making a case for more data points and potential locations.

Once the locations were selected, Ambient Air Quality Monitoring (8 Hrs) measured Particulate Matter in μg/m3 (SPM/RSPM) PM10, SPM, PM2.5, SO₂, NO₂ and Lead. Based on the lab reports, we conducted a spatial analysis of each of the locations, to understand the main cause(s) of Air Pollution and subsequently the pollution risk to schools and hospitals.


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