Two case studies of air pollution from Oman and Kuwait

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The paper reports a study of air quality data in a suburban industrial area in the Sultanate of Oman and an urban residential area in Kuwait. In Oman, the monitoring was conducted at the Oman liquid natural gas plant (OLNG) at Qalhat near Sur, on the east coast of Oman. In Kuwait, the sampling site was within Kuwait University, an area affected by heavy road traffic routes. The pollutants included methane, non-methane hydrocarbons, carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxides, and dust. The study aimed to (1) to measure the atmospheric levels of these pollutants and then compare their trends and behaviours in these two studied areas, (2) to understand the diurnal and monthly variations of these pollutants, and (3) to carry out the regression analysis and other statistical analysis to see the relationships between pollutants released from the two sites. The results showed higher levels of pollution in the urban residential area of Kuwait than in a suburban industrial area in Oman.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)179-191
Number of pages13
JournalInternational Journal of Environmental Studies
Volume66
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2009

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Oman
Gas plants
Kuwait
Nitrogen oxides
air pollution
Air pollution
Air quality
Regression analysis
Carbon monoxide
Dust
Coastal zones
Statistical methods
Natural gas
Methane
Pollution
atmospheric pollution
pollutant
Hydrocarbons
Sampling
Monitoring

Keywords

  • Air pollution
  • Kuwait University
  • Oman LNG
  • Traffic

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Waste Management and Disposal
  • Pollution
  • Computers in Earth Sciences
  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Ecology

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Two case studies of air pollution from Oman and Kuwait. / Abdul-Wahab, Sabah A.

In: International Journal of Environmental Studies, Vol. 66, No. 2, 04.2009, p. 179-191.

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