IAAPC- Monitoring, Assessment, Status And Management Of Benzene Pollution In The Urban Atmosphere Of Delhi

Benzene is a potentially toxic air pollutant among the volatile organic compounds (VOCs). It is present in the urban atmosphere in both exhaust and evaporative emissions from vehicles and the fuel delivery outlets. In the metropolis cities, Benzene content in gasoline has been reduced from 5% to 3% since April 2000 and further from 3% to 1% since November 2000 in the national capital territory of Delhi. The present paper gives an account of Benzene levels in Delhi’s urban environment measured since phasing out of leaded gasoline in 1998 and after the introduction of CNG in the commercial vehicles from 2001 in Delhi till date.

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