Socio-economic & environmental impacts of battery driven auto rickshaw at Rajshahi city in Bangladesh

Rahim, M. Abdur, Joardder, Mohammad Uzzal Hossain, Houque, S.M.Nazmul , Rahman, M.Mustafiz, & Sumon, Nazmul Amal (2013) Socio-economic & environmental impacts of battery driven auto rickshaw at Rajshahi city in Bangladesh. In International Conference on Mechanical, Industrial and Energy Engineering 2012, Khulna, Bangladesh.

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Abstract

This paper describes the socio-economic and environmental impacts of battery driven Auto Rickshaw at Rajshahi city in Bangladesh. Unemployment problem is one of the major problems in Bangladesh. The number of unemployed people in Bangladesh is 7 lacks. Auto Rickshaw reduces this unemployment problem near about 2%.In this thesis work various questions were asked to the Auto Rickshaw driver in the different point in the Rajshahi city. Then those data were calculated to know their socio economic condition. The average number of passenger per Auto Rickshaw was determined at various places of Rajshahi city (Talaimari mor, Hadir mor, Alupotti, Shaheb bazar zero point, Shodor Hospital mor, Fire brigade mor, CNB mor, Lakshipur mor, Bondo gate, Bornali, Panir tank, Rail gate, Rail Station, Bhodrar mor, Adorsha School mor).

Air pollution is a great threat for human health. One of the major causes of the air pollution is the emission from various vehicles, which are running by the burning of the fossil fuel in different internal combustion(IC) engines. All the data’s about emission from various power plants were collected from internet. Then the amounts of emission (CO2, NOX and PM) from different power plant were calculated in terms of kg/km. The energy required by the Auto Rickshaw per km was also calculated. Then the histogram of emission from different vehicles in terms of kg/km was drawn. By analyzing the data and chart, it was found that, battery driven Auto Rickshaw increases income, social status, comfort and decreases unemployment problems.

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ID Code: 57661
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Auto rickshaw, socio-economic, renewable energy, Sound pollution, Air pollution.
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING (090700) > Environmental Technologies (090703)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2013 please consult the authors
Deposited On: 27 Feb 2013 04:03
Last Modified: 21 Jun 2017 14:47

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