Air quality assessment, emissions inventory and source apportionment studies for Kanpur city

Pollution control strategies for attainment of particulate standards must be able to provide convincing evidence that the relative importance of emission sources is understood and that the control programmes proposed are cost-effective and can be adopted by the community with confidence. To specifically address these issues, Central Pollution Control Board, New Delhi has sponsored this project to the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur for the city of Kanpur. The project has the following specific components: identify and inventorize emission sources (industry, traffic, power plants, local power generation, small scale industries etc.) in Kanpur city; measure baseline air pollutants and air toxic levels at different parts of Kanpur, which includes “hot spots” on kerbside as well ;  project emission inventories using mathematical models taking into account vehicle population/ improvements in vehicle technology, fuel quality changes and other activities having impact on ambient air quality thereof; apply receptor and dispersion modeling for PM10 levels in ambient air to arrive at source apportionments; and Prioritization of Management/Control Options and prepare action plan for the city.