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Studies on Interrelations among SO2, NO2 and PM10 Concentrations and Their Predictions in Ambient Air in Kolkata

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In this paper we have first of all studied the interrelations among the concentrations of SO2, NO2 and PM10 and then predicted their future level of concentrations in the ambient air of Kolkata. The data collected from West Bengal Pollution Control Board website have been used to construct second degree, third degree and four degree polynomial equations using MATLAB software. Since a curve in a small interval can be approximated by a line segment in that small interval, we have observed that better result can be achieved if we replace the curves piece meal wise in small intervals by line segments during January-April, May-August and September-December months. The multiple regression equations among the aforesaid three parameters have been established to predict the value of each parameter in terms of the remaining two. A further improvement in terms of reducing the number of dependent variables has been made using the results of correlation coefficients. Finally, we have predicted the value of each parameter in terms of only one dependent variable.

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S. Kar and P. Mukherjee, "Studies on Interrelations among SO2, NO2 and PM10 Concentrations and Their Predictions in Ambient Air in Kolkata," Open Journal of Air Pollution, Vol. 1 No. 2, 2012, pp. 42-50. doi: 10.4236/ojap.2012.12006.

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