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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 8, Issue:5, May, 2019

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2019.8(5): 1900-1914

Comparative Analysis of Volatile Organic Compounds in Class II and Metro Cities in Maharashtra
E. Ravendiran1*, S.C. Kollur1, V.M. Motghare1, Ajay R. Ojha2*, Prasad R. Pawar2 and Swanandi Sathaye2
1Maharashtra Pollution Control Board, Kalpataru Point, Sion, Mumbai 400 022, India
2Technogreen Environmental Solutions, Wakadewadi, Pune 411 003, India
*Corresponding author

Increasing concentrations of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) is a matter of significant concern with respect to the long term impacts on human health and environment. While transport is the greatest contributor of VOCs in ambient air, other sources such as industries and petrol pumps also contribute significantly. The study and analysis of VOCs is important to identify emission sources and impacts. Samples of ambient air were collected and analyzed at three locations in the cities of Mumbai, Nagpur and Pune using an online VOC72M Analyzer. A study was carried out to analyze concentrations of benzene, toluene and m, p- xylene in these cities in order to create a comparative account of diurnal and seasonal variability of these compounds. The results show 1.Annual concentration ranges: 0.35 µg/m3 (minimum) to 24.73 µg/m3 (maximum); 2. Correlation between cities – the minimum concentration was found in Pune while the maximum concentration was found in Nagpur. 3. In general, levels of BTX were higher during summer and winter and were inversely proportional to sunlight.

Keywords: VOC, BTX, Diurnal variability, Seasonal variability, Metro cities, Solar radiation, Benzene, Toluene, m, p-xyelene, Online monitoring

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Ravendiran, E., S.C. Kollur, V.M. Motghare, Ajay R. Ojha, Prasad R. Pawar and Swanandi Sathaye. 2019. Comparative Analysis of Volatile Organic Compounds in Class II and Metro Cities in Maharashtra.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 8(5): 1900-1914. doi:
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