AIR POLLUTION IN SHKODRA REGIONJournal: International journal of ecosystems and ecology science (IJEES) (Vol.1, No. 2)
Publication Date: 2011-08-01
Authors : Florian Mandija Floran Vila Edmond Lukaj;
Page : 37-42
Keywords : Air pollution; particulate matter; Shkodra region;
In this paper we have presented detailed results of air pollution over Shkodra region. We have obtained measurement results on number and mass concentration of particulate matter. Measurement campaigns were carried out in several areas; urban centre of Shkodra city, rural areas around this city, places near the perimeter of Shkodra Lake, seashore places of Velipoja (Adriatic Sea), and nearest mountain areas. The principal goal of this study is evaluation of air pollution situation in Shkodra region, and the determination of principal sources of particulate matter in this region. Monitoring results indicate the fact that principal sources in the Shkodra region are; traffic from the nearest roads, combustion activities from Shkodra city and surrounding residential rural centers, combustion activities from residential and commercial activities around the Shkodra Lake and Velipoja beach, biomass burning in rural areas, sea salt from the Adriatic Sea, and residential and touristic activities in mountain areas. Higher concentrations of particulate matter were obtained in urban centre of Shkodra city, whilst lower values were obtained in mountain areas.
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