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Investigating indoor suspended particulate matter as source of air pollution in residential, commercial and industrial areas of Faisalabad city  [2008]

Hussain, M.Y. (University of Agriculture, Faisalabad (Pakistan). Dept. of Physics) Yousuf, M. (University of Agriculture, Faisalabad (Pakistan). Dept. of Physics) Shahzad, I. (University of Agriculture, Faisalabad (Pakistan). Dept. of Statistics) Imran, M.

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Suspended particulate matter (SPM) is one of the important sources of air pollution that can affect human health, A study was conducted to determine the mineral phases present in the SPM collected from commercial, industrial and residential areas of Faisalabad city. X-ray diffraction technique was employed for the characterization and quantification of mineral phases. The results showed that illite was the dominant constituent where as the other minerals phases found were quartz, albite, calcite, clinochlore, gypsum and talc in the SPM samples. Statistical analysis revealed that all the pollutants were homogeneously diffused equally in the investigated areas of Faisalabad city.

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Pakistan Journal of Agricultural Sciences (Pakistan)

ISSN : 0552-9034