SUSPENDED PARTICULATE MATTER (SPM) AND SO, EMISSIONS FROM GURU NANAK DEV THERMAL PLANT, BATHINDA (PUNJAB)CHARANJIT SINGH, H.K. PARWANA. S.S. MARWAHA, RAKESH GARG
Guru Nanak De,, Thermal Plant, Bathinda (Pb.) is using about 6400 MT of coal per day to meet the power demand of the agriculturally dominating state of Punjab. Though it is generating about 440 MW power per hour but at the cost of environment because such a huge coal burning per day continuously through out the years has visible effect on the human beings and plants. In the present study total suspended particulate matter emitted through four chimneys of the plant was estimated along with SO., emissions. The ambient air quality around the plant and physical survey of the green belt around the plant was conducted which established the adverse effect of SPM and SO2 on the vegetation.
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