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Policies and Strategies for Fine Particulates in Ambient Air
22 March 2004, Chennai, India

Rapid growth in urbanization and industrial development in the Asian region has resulted in sever adverse environmental impact. One notable feature of this is the growing atmospheric pollution and the deterioration in ambient air quality. Recognizing the need to address this problem, Asian Regional Research Project on Environmental Technologies (ARRPET) was sponsored by Swedish InternationalDevelopment Agency (SIDA) to monitor the ambient air quality in six Asian countries including India, Thailand, China, Philippines, Indonesia and Vietnam. The project was coordinated by Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok. Chennai city was chosen for monitoring in India and Indian Institute of Technology Madras was chosen as the National Research Institution to carry out this project.

The major focus of this project is on the coarse and fine particulate matter (PM10 and PM2.5) which are responsible for variety of acute and chronic human health effects. A good amount of data in the concentration levels and the composition of these particulates have been collected in Chennai city during dry and wet seasons over the last two years. Based on these data, source apportionment has been done using appropriate mathematical models.

One of the objectives of this project is to enable the partner-countries to develop appropriate strategies to control fine particulate emissions at source. This workshop is being organized to discuss the strategies and policies that may be adopted to achieve source control of fine particulates. The participants to this workshop include all stake holders including academics, government policy makers, regulatory personnel, industries and non-governmental agencies. The leading researchers and experts on policy analysis will make presentations and discuss various aspects of policy formulation.

Accommodation for a limited number of participants may be arranged in the Tharamani guest House at I.IT. Campus on payment basis.
You may pay the registration fee (Rs. 500) byDD/Bankers cheque in the name of "I.I.T. Madras" at theearliest.

22 March 2004

Hall No.2 IC & SR Building
I.I.T. Madras, Chennai – 36

For further details contact:
Prof. DVS. Murthy
Project coordinator, SIDA project
Department of Chemical Engg.
I.I.T. Madras
Chennai – 600 036.
Tel: 22578212(Office)
Fax: 044-22570545/22570509
Email: [email protected], [email protected]

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