Monitoring of PM10 concentrations on Babylon province, Iraq


Ambient particulate matter pollution investigated monthly by using Bam1020 for maturing PM10 concentrations on two stations of air monitoring (Hillah water project station and Babylon University station) in Babylon province during 2012 year.The results showed that most of monthly average concentrations of PM10 were more than 150 μg/m3. Whereas the great concentrations of PM10 was at station of Hillah water project within April (576.25 μg/m3) and station of Babylon university within July (467.40 μg/m3). There are positive correlation between concentrations of PM10 with wind speed and air temperature, and negative correlation with relative humidity.