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A study on air pollution concentration at Desa parkcity construction site

A. S. M. Saudi, M. Y. Nurulshyha, M. Mahmud, Z. I. Rizman

Abstract


This study assesses the effect of construction workers exposure towards the air pollution to the correlation between meteorological factor with the particulate matter and other gases concentration at a construction site in DesaParkcity. The concentration of PM was collected by using low volume sampler meanwhile CO, CO2, SO2 and NO2 was measured by Gas Alert Micro 5 IR. The meteorological factor was measured using an anemeter. The result shows that the average concentrations of PM10 are 62.71 μg/m3, concentration of PM2.5 is 18.32 μg/m3 and concentration of PM1.0 is 14.04 μg/m3. PM10 shows the highest reading comparedwith PM2.5 and PM1.0. There is no significant association between meteorological factors with the particulate matter concentration. There is a significant association between meteorological factor with the concentration orCO, CO2, SO2 and NO2at DesaParkcity construction site. 

Keywords: air pollution; construction worker; meteorological factor.




http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/jfas.v9i6s.44
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