Air Laboratory

Contact person:

Dr.Saswat Kumar Mohanty
Deputy Environmental Scientist
Air   Laboratory-in-Charge
Ph :  9438883993
Email  skm.opcb@rediffmail.com

 

Functions of Air Laboratory:

I.   Providing monitoring and analytical support to the Board for its regulatory activities.

II.  Assessment of

  • Ambient air quality
  • Source Emission Monitoring
  • Fugitive dust Monitoring
  • Performance study of sound limiter
  • Noise Level in festive occasion

III. Operation of

  • National Ambient Air Quality Monitoring (NAMP) Project
  • State Ambient Air Quality Monitoring (SAMP) Project
  • Continuous Ambient Air Quality Monitoring Stations

IV. Monitoring of ambient noise level

V.  Providing analytical support to other Government Organizations of the State

VI. Providing training to the students of different Institutes on “Air pollutants and its effect on human being, monitoring and analysis of Air quality parameters as well as Noise monitoring”

VII.Providing training to the traffic police personnel on “Vehicular pollution and Noise level monitoring and their effects on human health.”

 

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Sl. No. Parameter Method Adopted (please provide method details viz. Method No., Page details)
Ambient air/ fugitive emissions
1. Nitrogen dioxide as  NO2 NAAQMS/25/2003-04(CPCB), p. 125
2. Sulphur dioxide (SO2) NAAQMS/25/2003-04(CPCB), p. 91
3. Total  Suspended Particulate Matter NAAQMS/25/2003-04(CPCB), p. 73
4. Respirable suspended particualet matter (PM10) NAAQMS/25/2003-04(CPCB), p. 84
5. Ammonia Method 401, p.379*
6. Carbon monoxide NAAQMS/25/2003-04(CPCB), p. 111
7. Chlorine Method 202, p.313*
8. Fluoride Method 203, p.316*
9. Lead Method 822, p.608*
10. Ozone NAAQMS/25/2003-04(CPCB), p. 146
11. Polycyclic aromatic Hydrocarbon (PAH) Benzo-a-pyrene (BaP) and others IS : 5182 (Part 12)-1974 Reaffirmed 1995
12. PM2.5 USEPA method
Stack Gases/ Source Emission
13. Particulate matter CPCB : Emission Regulations, Part 3 Chapter No. 3.0
14. Sulphur dioxide CPCB : Emission Regulations, Part 3 Chapter No. 4.0
15. Velocity and Flow CPCB : Emission Regulations, Part 3 Chapter No. 3.0

IS : 11255 (Part 3)-1985 Reaffirmed 1995

16. Carbon dioxide Method 134, p. 307*
17. Carbon monoxide Method 134, p. 307*
18. Temperature CPCB : Emission Regulations, Part 3 Chapter No. 3.0
19. Oxygen Method 134, p. 307*
20. Oxides of Nitrogen IS : 11255 (Part 7)- 2005
21. Acid Mist Method 711, p. 523*
22. Ammonia IS : 11255 (Part 6)- 1999
23. Chlorine IS : 5182 (Part 19)- 1982
24. Fluoride (Particulate) CPCB : Emission Regulations, Part 3 Chapter No. 5.0
25. Fluoride (Gaseous) CPCB : Emission Regulations, Part 3 Chapter No. 5.0
26. Hydrochloric acid State of California, Air Resource Board Method 421,
Noise Level
27. Noise level measurement (20 to 140 dB(A) IS : 9989; 1981
28. Ambient Noise and Source Specific noise IS : 3028 : 1998  (Moving vehicles)

IS : 11446 -1985 (Compressor units for outdoor use)

 

Meteorological Monitoring
29. Ambient temperature NAAQMS/25/2003-04(CPCB), p. 64
30. Wind direction NAAQMS/25/2003-04(CPCB), p. 67
31. Wind speed NAAQMS/25/2003-04(CPCB), p. 65
32. Relative humidity NAAQMS/25/2003-04(CPCB), p. 62
33. Rain fall IS : 4849: 1992 Reaffirmed 2003
Vehicular Emission Monitoring
34. Carbon monoxide IS : 9057: 1998
35. Smoke density IS: 8118 : 1998
36. Hydrocarbon

Note :* marked methods are from Methods of Air Sampling and Analysis, James P. Lodge (ED.), 3rd Edition (1988).

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