Assessment of air pollution in terms particulate matter (PM) in urban areas in Prishtina

Veseli, Besa and Balaj, Nexhat and Kristo, Ilir: Assessment of air pollution in terms particulate matter (PM) in urban areas in Prishtina. In: Review on agriculture and rural development, (2) 1. pp. 131-136. (2013)

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Air pollution is one the most significant problems in the present days. Exposure to particulate matter (PM) has been associated with a wide range of effects on health, but effects on mortality are arguably the most important, and are also most amenable to global assessment. Degradation of the atmospheric environment is intensified during the last years in the major cities of Kosovo. The main current air pollution sources in Kosovo are: KEC that includes thermal power plants (Kosova A and Kosova B) and lignite mines in Obiliq, Industrial complex in Mitrovicë, Ferronikeli in Gllogovc, Cement factory - SharrCem in Hani i Elezit, etc. The purpose of our work was the study of air pollution over Prishtina (Kosovo) region, to present the environment pollution from particulate matter and air pollution sources. Particulate matter (PM10 PM 2.5) is a type of air pollution that is generated by a variety of human activities, can travel long distances in the atmosphere and causes a wide range of diseases and a significant reduction of life expectancy in most of the population of Europe. These particles originate from a variety of sources, such as power plants, industrial processes, diesel trucks, and they are formed in the atmosphere by transformation of gaseous emissions. Measurement campaigns were carried out in several area, at two different points, and four different periods in urban centre of Prishtina, during the year 2010-2011.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Review on agriculture and rural development
Date: 2013
Volume: 2
Number: 1
ISSN: 2063-4803
Page Range: pp. 131-136
Uncontrolled Keywords: Levegőszennyeződés - Kosovo, Levegő - szabvány
Additional Information: Illusztrációval ; Bibliogr.: 136. p. ; Összefoglalás angol nyelven
Date Deposited: 2018. Jun. 15. 13:42
Last Modified: 2018. Jul. 26. 11:27

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