SOURCES OF AIR POLLUTION Emissions from Power stations Emissions from Industrial Processes Vehicular Emissions Emissions from Burning of Solid Waste Emissions from Natural Sources such as Volcanic Eruptions & Forest Fires
Control of air pollution Standard for Air Laboratory equipment – ambient air monitoring station - portable gas analyser Smoke control Action plan Standard for Air Laboratory equipment – ambient air monitoring station - portable gas analyser Smoke control Action plan
Smoke Control Action Plan (SCAP ) AIM To curb down the number of diesel driven vehicles emitting black smoke Launched: August Main Components: - Enforcement (road side checks and contraventions of smoky vehicles by Police de LEnvironnement) - Sensitization campaign (TV and radio)
Smoke Control Action Plan (SCAP ) August 2013 to November vehicles contravened -104 Prohibition Notices (above 70%) PF 71 have been served August 2013 to November vehicles contravened -104 Prohibition Notices (above 70%) PF 71 have been served
SOURCES OF NOISE POLLUTION Industrial (power plants, stone crushing, metal workshops, cabinet making); Multipurpose halls including wedding halls; Bungalows along the coast; Places of entertainment, including night clubs; Road traffic e.g. moving trucks, automobiles, buses, especially those with modified silencer system; Community noise e.g. radio/TV, loudspeakers, pool houses and alarms; Animals e.g. dogs, cats, crows; Use of loud speaker, amplifier, musical instrument, electrical or mechanical device for religious activities; Aircrafts and speed boats; Neighbourhood; Machinery (generator sets, compressors, air conditioning units, boilers, pumps, motors); Others, including construction works, road infrastructural works, public gathering, vibration, ice cream sellers, vendor shouts.
HEALTH EFFECTS OF NOISE POLLUTION Hearing Loss ( including occupational hearing loss) Stress High Blood pressure Sleep Loss Distraction Productivity Loss Cause Irritability, headache Annoying and interfere with communications.
NOISE ABATEMENT TECHNOLOGIES Installation of barriers between the noise source and the receiver Use of acoustics in the design of building such as double glazing Installation of panels or enclosures Green belt development such as the attenuation of sound levels by plantation of trees and shrubs can
ROLE OF THE POLLUTION PREVENTION & CONTROL (PPC) Division Major types of environmental complaints addressed include pollution issues related to air, noise, water, solid waste and odour. Complaints are usually handled via a mechanism called the Complaint-Handling Protocol.