Evaluation of Air Pollution Through Airborne Particles in the Uep Campus

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  • Topic: Air pollution, Particulate, Smog
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  • Published : March 12, 2013
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Background of the Study
The term “air pollution” is used to describe substance that are artificially introduced into the air. Air pollutions stems from gases and airborne particles which, in excess, are harmful to human health, buildings and ecosystems. This pollution also affects the environment. Like there are many causes for this pollution, there are various side effects of the same on the environment and living beings in it. Some of the biggest effects on the environment are acid rains, which include poisonous gases like sulfuric and nitric acid. They mix in the water cycle and contaminate drinking water, damage buildings, kill aquatic life and ruin vegetation. Another serious effect, according to the environmental pollution facts is "smog", which is extremely prevalent in today's cities. Smog is the combination of smoke and fog and proves to be very harmful for living beings. It is caused due to automobile and industrial pollution, causing various respiratory diseases, fatigue, decreased visual acuity, etc. Temperature also changes and climatic shifts are the most recently observed effects to the environment. This is also counted in global warming as many major countries and cities are suffering from this deadly hot wave which is growing day by day. Causes of air pollution can be trace to the presence of carbon dioxide as one of the main pollutants present in the air. This is because; although living beings do exhale carbon dioxide this gas is harmful when emitted from other sources, which are caused due to human activities. Research findings showed that an additional release of carbon dioxide happens due to various industries, such as the oil industries and the chemical industries. However, human activities were also found to add to the increased proportions of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. The contribution of fossil fuels and the harmful effects of deforestation have all contributed toward the same pollution. Various sources of harmful gases such as carbon monoxide is also produced due to any fuel burning appliance and appliances such as water heaters, fire places, wood stones, gas stones, gas dryers, yard equipment as well as automobile, which add to the increased proportion of this gas into the atmosphere. The University of Eastern Philippines is not apart from this scenario being affected by this air pollution problem in the society. It is in this context that this study is conducted to evaluate air pollution in the form of air particles. Statement of the Problem

This study will be conducted to evaluate the air pollution in the form of airborne particles in the University of Eastern Philippines. Specifically, this study will answer the following questions: 1. What are the physical characteristics of airborne particles present in the different sources in terms of color and density? 2. What amount of airborne particle accumulates during sunny condition in morning, noontime, and afternoon in every section? 3. Which section of the University Campus had the most airborne pollution in terms of percentage?

Objectives of the Study
This study will be conducted to evaluate the airborne pollution in form of air particles in the University Campus.
Specifically, this study will pursue the following objectives: 1. To determine the color and density of airborne particles present in the different sources 2. To compare airborne articles that accumulates during sunny condition in the morning, noontime, and afternoon in every section. 3. To determine which section of the University Campus had the most airborne pollution in terms of percentage.

Significance of the Study
Given the characteristics of air pollutants and valid information of University of Eastern Philippines Campus, this study is very important. Specifically, the findings of this study will be beneficial to the following: University Administrator. The findings of this study will help them identify areas of hazard with...
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