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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 9, Issue:3, March, 2020

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
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Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(3): 2795-2799

Evaluation of Aerosol Emission during Different Agricultural Operations using Spectrometer
Mukesh Kumar Mehla* and Mukesh Jain
College of Agricultural Engineering & Technology, CCSHAU, Hisar-125004, India
*Corresponding author

This study was conducted to examine the emission of aerosols during different agricultural operation like mulching, ploughing etc. Grimm aerosol spectrometer (11-R LAS) was used to measure the emission levels in terms of respirable, thoracic, alveolic and particulate matter concentration (PM10, PM2.5) on an experimental farm at Dabbda village in Hisar district of Haryana. Field was in dry condition after harvesting different operations were performed on the field emission was recorded at nose level of the tractor operator seated on his seat during different operations. The readings obtained were then compared with the NAQI standard and were found to be exceeding the safety limits. The average particulate matter concentration for ambient conditions, ploughing, mulching and straw chopping was 51, 359, 352 and 513µg/m3 respectively for PM10 and 18, 130, 156 and 201 µg/m3 respectively for PM2.5. Also average particles concentration in for PM10, PM2.5, thoracic, inhalable and aleovlic particle range for ploughing, mulching and straw chopping was considerably greater than ambient conditions.

Keywords: Dust emission, Agricultural emissions, Aerosol spectrometer, Spectrometry.

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Mukesh Kumar Mehla and Mukesh Jain. 2020. Evaluation of Aerosol Emission during Different Agricultural Operations using Spectrometer.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(3): 2795-2799. doi:
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