2019, Fahad Rasheed, PhD, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan
Recently, particulate matter (PM) has raised serious health concerns in the developing counties. In this scenario, PM2.5 is extremely important due to its easy penetration in the blood stream. In Faisalabad district, due to burning of crop stubbles and low air circulation, PM2.5 concentration of 436 μg/m3 has been reported during winter 2018. Although, trees (bio-filter) has been demonstrated as an eco-friendly solution but, efficiency of various tree species in controlling PM never been documented in Pakistan. Therefore, project aims to characterize the effectiveness of 10 local tree species in controlling PM and will serve as baseline for future recommendations.
Funding Duration: 2 years
Grant Program: Jack Kimmel International Grant
Grant Title: Contributing for a breathable future: Characterizing the efficiency of local tree species for controlling particulate matter in Faisalabad district
Researcher: Dr. Fahad Rasheed
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