Quantitative assessment of air quality in different indoor and outdoor environments in rural Bhutan

Wangchuk, Tenzin (2016) Quantitative assessment of air quality in different indoor and outdoor environments in rural Bhutan. PhD by Publication, Queensland University of Technology.


The study quantified air quality in different microenvironments in rural Bhutan, for the first time in this mountainous country. The findings clearly demonstrated significant air pollution problems in the microenvironments investigated, originating from diversity of indoor and outdoor sources, and indicating that rural residents in Bhutan are being exposed to high concentrations of multiple pollutants.

The outcomes of the study are of significance in informing policy formulation not only in Bhutan, but also in other developing countries, particularly for Himalayan nations given the shared geographical zones and common cultural and social practices.

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ID Code: 92603
Item Type: QUT Thesis (PhD by Publication)
Supervisor: Morawska, Lidia, Mengersen, Kerrie, He, Congrong, Wangmo, Sonam, & Knibbs, Luke
Keywords: Bhutan, Rural, School, On-road, Particle number
Divisions: Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
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Author owns copyright in thesis.

Elsevier owns copyright of published journal article in chapter 4. http://dx.doi.org/d10.1016/j.atmosenv.2015.05.004

Deposited On: 19 May 2016 05:42
Last Modified: 22 Jun 2017 14:49

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