Seasonal variation and health implications of long-range transported and provincial size distributed aerosols at eastern central India

Mithlesh Mahilang, Manas Kanti Deb
2020 Zenodo  
School of Studies in Chemistry, Pt. Ravishankar Shukla University, Raipur-492 010, Chhattisgarh, India E-mail: Manuscript received online 06 December 2019, accepted 26 December 2019 Size distributed aerosols are collected from October 2016 to July 2017 at eastern central India. This work for the first time investigates the possibilities of long-range transport and inhalation dose of particulate matters in different size at study site. During winter the aerosols were enriched
more » ... n fine mode particles size however, they are more enriched in coarse mode during summer and post-monsoon season. Significant loading of particulate matters was observed during summer season. Crop residues are burnt in large scale which increases fine particles in the atmosphere. Strong correlation between the fine size fraction were observed in summer and winter season which must be due to the strong biomass burning. The percentage loading of upper respiratory tract, respiratory tract and lungs were obtained to be 30, 69 and 52%, respectively during winter. High value of inhalation dose over entire study period which may responsible for severe health implications.
doi:10.5281/zenodo.5651047 fatcat:yuwjyaxzprgxnftgitvvb6uo44