G N SUPE, PRAVIN A MANATKAR, SURAJ C TANDALE, SWAPNIL J PATIL
Dust, Dust Pollution, Crushers, Aggregates, Ground water sources, properties of dust, effects of dust pollution.
Dust is smallest matter of crushed aggregate which present in the open atmosphere. Due to the physical and chemical properties of dust particles, they cause adverse impacts upon the environment, atmosphere, human being and overall surrounding Earth's system. Dust is being emitted from different crushing industries, which becomes a serious problem for living and non living things. Particles flow in open atmosphere for longer distance due to wind which blows from crusher’s area. Weather condition, wind speed, wind directions and characteristic of dust particles are responsible factors for distribution of dust particles. The precautions taken during the processing of aggregates can help to reduce the emission of dust particles in the atmosphere.
The study represents the dust emitting sources, dust pollution and its effects on different plants, sources of surface water and ground water in Katraj of South Pune, Maharashtra. The region is in developing phase which produces large amount of aggregates and hence generate huge quantity of dust matter.