Development of Air Quality Mapping in Oragadam using RS and GIS
International Journal for Research in Applied Science and Engineering Technology
Air pollution causes a serious impact on all living organisms. It creates harmful diseases to human beings, animals and plants. Due to increase in vehicle movement, industrialization and urbanization, vehicles movement has started to increase which causes more harmful to the people around the industries. In this a detailed comparative study has been done by relating the air pollution and human's health. It was investigated by using Geographical Information system as a tool and digital
... d digital topographical map also developed by using Arc GIS software. the data used for developing the map was collected using High Volume Sampler for a period of six month for two seasons for 5 locations. The sampling was carried out as per the Central Pollution Control Board Guidelines. Based on the analysis it was inferred that the location which was selected in Oragadam area had high concentration of Particulate matter (PM10). This may be due to high industrial emission in that location. The thematic map also highlights the Oragadam area having high concentration of PM10 and different colour coding was provided to highlight each of air pollutant impact. This kind of study can be further improved in different industrial locations and periodic air quality sampling and mapping will help to improve the air quality in the particular area and Air Quality index can be developed.