Investigation of noise pollution in the Sultan Qaboos University, Muscat

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Abstract

Noise pollution has been well-recognized as one of the major concerns that can adversely affect public health and quality-of-life in urban areas across the globe. Special care should be taken to prevent noise pollution especially in areas which are sensitive to noise such as educational institutions. The aim of this study is to investigate the presence of noise pollution inside the Sultan Qaboos University (SQU) campus - Muscat. Accordingly, an investigation was carried out using the different field technique within the area of study. Nine different locations were selected for determining the noise levels during this study; outside, the internal streets, and inside several buildings of the SQU campus. A social survey on campus inhabitance response to noise pollution was carried out around SQU. Furthermore, Noise measurements were taken using a sound level meter to assess noise levels of noise pollution level in the University. Results of this research were statistically analyzed. The results of noise measurement also obtained and shows that Levels of noise outside the buildings of the SQU campus were higher than those inside the campus were at all periods; also the highest level of noise was recorded during the studying period.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationINTER-NOISE 2019 MADRID - 48th International Congress and Exhibition on Noise Control Engineering
EditorsAntonio Calvo-Manzano, Ana Delgado, Antonio Perez-Lopez, Jose Salvador Santiago
PublisherSOCIEDAD ESPANOLA DE ACUSTICA - Spanish Acoustical Society, SEA
ISBN (Electronic)9788487985317
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Externally publishedYes
Event48th International Congress and Exhibition on Noise Control Engineering, INTER-NOISE 2019 MADRID - Madrid, Spain
Duration: Jun 16 2019Jun 19 2019

Publication series

NameINTER-NOISE 2019 MADRID - 48th International Congress and Exhibition on Noise Control Engineering

Conference

Conference48th International Congress and Exhibition on Noise Control Engineering, INTER-NOISE 2019 MADRID
Country/TerritorySpain
CityMadrid
Period6/16/196/19/19

Keywords

  • Environment
  • Inhabitants
  • Noise

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Acoustics and Ultrasonics

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