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Bangladesh Air Pollution Management (BAPMAN). Ambient air pollution screening study in Dhaka 31 January – 15 February 2011.

Randall, S.; Sivertsen, B.; Schneider, P.; Vo, D.T.; Uddin, N.; Biswas, S.; Saroar, G.; Rana, M.

Publication details

Series: NILU OR 28/2011

Publisher: NILU

Year: 2011

ISBN: 978-82-425-2393-8

File: OR 28/2011 (pdf)

Summary: An ambient air pollution screening study was performed in Dhaka from 31 January - 15 February 2011. The main objective of the study was to gain an overview of the background concentrations and the spatial distribution of the air pollution in the Dhaka city area. Thorough ambient air quality data has not been collected in the city for some years. Results show relatively high concentrations for SO2, NO2, and O3, with PM concentrations alarmingly high. PM concentrations could be attributed to local sources (predominantly brick Kilns and traffic), as well as regional influences (haze clouds) during the winter season which were compared to satellite AOD data.