Atmospheric particles as a pollutant source in the urban water environment in Sri Lanka – current research trends and future directions
Ziyath, Abdul Mohamed, Vithanage, Meththika, & Goonetilleke, Ashantha (2013) Atmospheric particles as a pollutant source in the urban water environment in Sri Lanka – current research trends and future directions. In 4th International Conference on Structural Engineering and Construction Management 2013 : Special Session : Urban Water Environment: Monitoring and Management, 13-15 December 2013, Kandy, Sri Lanka.
Human and ecosystem health impacts imposed by water pollution are a major problem in the urban areas of Sri Lanka. A primary source of pollutants to urban water sources is atmospheric particles. Hence, it is important to develop a detailed understanding of atmospheric particle characteristics, their sources of origin and the transport pathways. Several research studies have been conducted in Sri Lanka on atmospheric pollution and these studies have tended to differ in their scope, study region and the investigated pollutants. The objectives of this paper are: (1) to report the outcomes of a detailed state-of-art literature review of atmospheric pollution related studies in Sri Lanka to understand the current trends and (2) to discuss the future research activities necessary to generate the important knowledge required for the development of effective strategies to control the adverse impacts of atmospheric pollution on urban waterways.
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|Item Type:||Conference Paper|
|Keywords:||Atmospheric pollution, Atmospheric deposition, Stormwater pollution, Road build-up|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > CIVIL ENGINEERING (090500)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > CIVIL ENGINEERING (090500) > Water Quality Engineering (090508)
|Divisions:||Current > Schools > School of Earth, Environmental & Biological Sciences
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2013 Please consult the authors|
|Deposited On:||18 Dec 2013 23:05|
|Last Modified:||16 Aug 2014 07:50|
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