Tripura State Pollution Control Board
AIR QUALITY MONITORING
Air Quality Monitoring is conducted at various monitoring stations in the State and near the polluting clusters of industries. Specific parameters like Oxides of Sulphur, Oxides of Nitrogen, Respirable Particulate Matter, etc. are monitored in the ambient air quality monitoring stations.
List of Available Instruments Used For Air Monitoring:
|Sl.No.||Name of Instruments|
|1.||Respirable Dust Sampler APM-460 (XNL) with Thermo Electrically Cooled Gaseous Sampling Attachment APM 411 TE.|
|2.||Fine Particulate Sampler APM-550(MFC)|
|4.||Hygro-Thermo Meter (Digital)|
List of Parameters and Methods of Analysis:
|Sl.No.||Parameter||Method of Analysis|
|1||Sulphur Dioxide (SO2)||Modified West & Gaeke Method|
|2||Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2)||Jacob & Hochheisser modified (Na-Arsine Method)|
|3||Particulate Matter (PM2.5)||FRM or Equivalent Method (Gravimetric method)|
|4||Respirable Suspended Particulate Matter (RSPM)||Gravimetrically with GFA/EPM 2000 filter paper using respirable dust sampler (Cyclonic Flow Technique)|
|5||Lead (Pb)||AAS method after sampling on EPM Filter paper|
|6||Nickel (Ni)||AAS method after sampling on EPM Filter paper|
|7||Arsenic (As)||AAS method after sampling on EPM Filter paper|
National Air Monitoring Programme
The Tripura State Pollution Control Board is operating 2 (two) nos. of ambient air quality monitoring stations under National Air Monitoring Programme (NAMP) in collaboration with Central Pollution Control Board. The details of two Ambient Air Quality Monitoring Stations along with frequency of monitoring are as follows:
The air pollutants viz. Particulate Matter (PM10), Particulate Matter (PM2.5), Sulphur Dioxide (SO2), Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) have been monitored. The ambient air quality samples were collected as per the standards prescribed by CPCB. The data pertaining to all the ambient air have been uploaded in the Environmental Air Quality Entry System (E-AQ-DES) of the CPCB portal for compilation and preparation of report.
Industrial Air Quality Monitoring
The Board has carried out the Ambient Air Quality Monitoring for industrial units operating in the State. The Ambient Air Quality monitoring has been carried out in various industrial clusters such as Brick Field, Rice Mills, etc. as well as various Industrial Estates.
Ambient Air Quality Monitoring Survey
The Board is regularly conduscting ambient air quaity survey in different areas of the State Capital and District Headquarters on complaint basis. The survey has also been conducted on the festive occassions like Durgapuja, Laxmipuja and Deepawali Festival every yearto assess the impact of Air Quality due to bursting of fire crackers.
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Sampling Charges for Ambient Air Samples
|Type of Sampling||Charges (INR)|
|Sampling (up to each 8 hrs.) for suspended particulate matter and gaseous pollutants||2000.00|
|Sampling (24 hrs.) for suspended particulate matter and gaseous pollutants||6000.00|
1. Transportation cost will be charged separately on actual basis.
2. Sample analysis charges of respective parameters are separate as per list.
Analysis Charges of Ambient Air Samples
|Sl.No.||Parameters (Air)||Analysis Charges per sample (INR)|
|1||Particulate Matter (PM2.5)||1000.00|
|2||Respirable Suspended Particulate Matter (PM10)||600.00|
|3||Sulphur Dioxide (SO2)||600.00|
|4||Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2)||600.00|
|7||Lead & Other Metals (per metal)|
Parivesh Bhawan, P.N. Complex,Gorkhabasti, P.O. Kunjaban, Agartala, Tripura-799006
Phone: 0381 2312589
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