Clean and Green Diwali

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A clean and Eco friendly diwali with Hand made diwali design ideas diwali greetings.

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Effects of Fireworks on Ambient Air Quality:

Effects of Fireworks on Ambient Air Quality tianlin chang CEE 6792 04 25 13

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Symbol Name Fireworks Usage Color Al Aluminum Aluminum is used to produce silver and white flames and sparks. silver, white Ba Barium Barium is used to create green colors in fireworks and used as a stabilizer. green C Carbon Carbon is one of the main components of black powder, which is used as a propellant in fireworks.   Ca Calcium Calcium is used to deepen firework colors. Calcium salts produce orange fireworks. orange Cl Chlorine Chlorine is an important component of many oxidizers in fireworks. Several of the metal salts that produce colors contain chlorine.   Cs Cesium Cesium compounds help to oxidize firework mixtures. Cesium compounds produce an indigo color in fireworks. indigo Cu Copper Copper produces blue-green colors in fireworks and halides of copper are used to make shades of blue. blue-green, blue Fe Iron Iron is used to produce sparks. The heat of the metal determines the color of the sparks. yellow K Potassium Potassium compounds help to oxidize firework mixtures and create a violet-pink color to the sparks. violet-pink Li Lithium Lithium is a metal that is used to impart a red color to fireworks. red Mg Magnesium Magnesium burns a very bright white. white Rb Rubidium Rubidium compounds help to oxidize firework mixtures and produce a violet-red color in fireworks. violet-red S Sulfur Sulfur is a component of black powder found in a firework's propellant/fuel.   Sr Strontium Strontium salts impart a red color to fireworks and serves as a stabilizer. red Ti Titanium Titanium metal can be burned as powder or flakes to produce silver sparks. silver

Health Effects:

Health Effects PM 10 & PM 2.5 (Metals, acids, etc.) Neurological, hematological, carcinogenic effects Respiratory problems SO 2 & NO 2 Cardiovascular diseases Developmental problems (premature births, etc.) O 3 Respiratory problems (asthma, bronchitis, etc.)

Cultural Background:

Cultural Background Delhi & Lucknow, India Diwali Festival Hindu “Festival of Lights” Household-to-household Atlanta, GA New Year’s Independence Day/July 4 th

Case Study: Delhi, India:

Case Study: Delhi, India Population: 21 million PM 10 , SO 2 , NO 2 24 hr. sampling at 13 m Representative of 2/3 stories APM-411 gaseous sampler & respirable dust sampler

Conclusion:

Conclusion From case studies: PM 10 , SO 2 , NO 2 - clear increase Co, Ni, Cd, Cr- statistica lly significant changes Atlanta data Skewed data points PM 10 - unclear PM 2.5 - slight increase NO 2 - clear decrease SO 2 - decrease O 3 - unclear Possible explanations Diwali - celebration of MUCH larger magnitude on household scale (1.2 billion vs. 300 million) Developing country with less regulations- emissions of higher range/scale Off days + public gatherings downtown ATL- decreased cars and less emissions in suburbs than typical day Atlanta measurements at ground-level or higher?

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