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Some trends related to air pollution in Damascus

Yousef Meslmani (Atomic Energy Commission, Department of Protection and Safety, Environment Protection Division, Damascus, Syria)

Management of Environmental Quality

ISSN: 1477-7835

Article publication date: 1 August 2004

Abstract

Short‐term monitoring of air pollutants for 15 selected sites in Damascus city has been investigated. The following air pollutants were measured: total suspended particulate (TSP), sulphur dioxide (SO2), nitrogen monoxide (NO), nitrogen dioxide (NO2) and carbon monoxide (CO). The overall average concentrations of the previous five pollutants were determined. The calculated concentrations were about 246μg/m3 for TSP, 39μg/m3 for SO2, 49μg/m3 for NO2 and 2.8mg/m3 for CO. In this reported study, the TSP and the particulate with less than 10‐micrometer size (PM10) were the most effective pollutants in the air of Damascus city.

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Meslmani, Y. (2004), "Some trends related to air pollution in Damascus", Management of Environmental Quality, Vol. 15 No. 4, pp. 353-363. https://doi.org/10.1108/14777830410540108

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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