Ecology, Environment and Conservation Paper

Vol.11, Issue 2, 2005; Page No.(207-210)

AIR POLLUTION IN STONE CRUSHING INDUSTRY A CASE STUDY IN BETTAHALSUR, BANGALORE DISTRICT, KARNATAKA, INDIA

Paramesha Naik, D. Ushamalini and R.K. Somashekar

Abstract

Stone quarrying industry is resulting in air pollution problems due to generation of large amount of dust or particulate matter and also some gaseous pollutants to which workers and general members of the public are exposed. The values for RPM concentration is found exceeding the permissible limits of 100 vg/m3 (NIOH and OSHA).The values for SO2 and NQ x is found within the limits, except CO. Hence this paper is an attempt to suggest necessary steps to be taken to combat the impact in the vicinity of the quarry area.

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