Anchal Garg

Anchal Garg
Stanford University | SU · Earth System Science

PhD Environmental Science

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Introduction
I am a researcher and environmental activist. I am working in the field of Environment Management to combat the air pollution and its negative implications on human health and climate. I worked on mapping and emission inventory of volatile organic compounds, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and particulate matter. My research work not only give the idea about the sources of air pollution but also help in preparing policy on fuels additives content for future fuel grade.
Additional affiliations
August 2016 - present
Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University
Position
  • PhD Student
Education
August 2014 - August 2016
Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University
Field of study
  • Environment Management
August 2013 - July 2014
Maharshi Dayanand University
Field of study
  • Teaching
July 2010 - July 2013
University of Delhi
Field of study
  • Life Science

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Publications (15)
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The hazardous air pollutants like benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene and xylene (BTEX) are considered as toxic because of their role in ozone formation and adverse effects on human health. Owing to this, the present study was carried out at six spatially distributed sites in Delhi from November, 2017- June, 2018. Activated charcoal tubes were used to c...
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Background In recent years, poor urban air quality in Delhi, India has gained significant attention. Episodic events including crop stubble burning and Diwali celebrations are considered major factors in the worsening quality of ambient air. Objective This study aimed to investigate spatial and monthly variation as well as the role of episodic eve...
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The present study investigates the effect of lockdown on ambient air quality of 16 Indian cities constituting the major hotspots for COVID-19 cases. The COVID-19 lockdown resulted in cleaner air in India. Significant reduction of nearly 62%, 52% and 69% are observed in PM 10 , PM 2.5 and NO 2 levels as compared to preceding years. However, there is...
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This study was carried out to analyze the variations of Benzene, Toluene, and para-Xylene (BTp-X) present in the urban air of Delhi. These pollutants can enter into the human body through various pathways like inhalation, oral and dermal exposure posing adverse effects on human health. Keeping in view of the above facts, six different locations of...
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The present study was conducted to characterize and assess the magnitude and severity of particulate matter bound B[a]P in outdoor air of Delhi and its potential risks on humans health. For this purpose, the sampling of B[a]P was carried out at six different locations in Delhi for summer and winter seasons. The ambient air samples were collected on...
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This study was conducted at a traffic-congested residential area of Delhi, India, to assess the effect of firecrackers burning on air pollutants concentrations for two successive years 2017 and 2018. The temporal variation of air pollutants (PM 10 , PM 2.5 , PM 1 , NO 2 , SO 2 , inhalable, thoracic and alveolic particles) was assessed by doing diur...
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Indian government announced the complete lockdown from 25 March, 2020 for all outdoor activities across the country due to containment of COVID-19. This study is an attempt to assess the impacts of lockdown on ambient air quality in five cities of Indian National Capital Region including Delhi, Gurugram, Noida, Ghaziabad and Faridabad. In this cont...
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Benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene and xylene (BTEX) are classified as hazardous compounds and their toxic effects on human health are well documented. These compounds are volatile in nature and play an important role in atmospheric chemistry as they react with nitrogen dioxide to form secondary air pollutants like ozone. These compounds are emitted in...
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Rice cropping system as an agriculture practices is considered as one of the major emission source of methane (CH4) and nitrous Oxide (N2O). In agriculture, man-made activities contribute CH4 (77%) and N2O (60%).This article reports on emission measurements from the Indo Gangetic plains (IGP) of India from four different treatment methods. Implemen...
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Benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene, and xylene (BTEX) have been classified as hazardous air pollutants and cause serious effects on human health. In this study, BTEX sampling was conducted during March 2018 and the concentrations were analyzed using GC-FID. The BTEX emissions exhibited a diurnal pattern with a peak in the evening followed by in morning...
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Diwali festival is celebrated every year during the time of October-November all across India. During the festival days, firecrackers are burnt in large amount and results in high emission of air pollutants. This year (2017) the Supreme Court of India has banned over the selling of crackers during Diwali month in Delhi. Shahdara, an urban area, Del...
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8th - 9th December 2017, Jointly Organized by International Science Community Association & College of Science and Technology, Rinchending, Phuentsholing, Chukkha, Bhutan
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India is facing an acute air pollution problem in cities due to economic and industrial development, increase in population, and exponential growth in registered automobile sector. The overall increase in these activities results in the formation of non-attainment cities (NAC) i.e., unfit for human health. The cities not complying with any one of t...
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ABSTRACT Globally different countries in the world use environmental risk assessment as a tool to evaluate the toxicity of a pollutant in the environment. Health risk assessment is done to evaluate the possible adverse health effects of benzene on human health. The concentration of benzene was measured at two locations in Delhi, a global city, duri...

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I want to learn Aermod software for my research purpose. Is there any website or organization who teaches it freely??
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I want to measure the concentration of PAHs in urban atmosphere. Can anyone suggest me the name of sampler other than Respirable Dust Sampler for monitoring?
And also the method of measurement.
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What type of medical tests are required to identify the exposure concentration of PAHs in our body through different transport modes especially inhalation mode?
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I am using two instruments for measuring the outdoor air quality. One is aerosol spectrometer GRIMM and other is RDS (Respirable Dust Sampler).
Can anyone please give me an idea regarding the position of instrument in respect of its height from the ground floor?

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Air Pollution studies and its effect on health