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Environmental Monitoring and Assessment

, Volume 168, Issue 1–4, pp 55–61 | Cite as

RETRACTED ARTICLE: Environmental impact of plantations in and around the petroleum refinery: a case study

  • Padma S. Rao
  • Vasant A. Mhaisalkar
  • A. Shrivastava
  • Animesh Kumar
  • T. Chakrabarti
  • S. Devotta
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Abstract

Plantation or green belt (GB) grown around the factories and industrial premises improves the condition of land, mitigates air pollution (as the plants serve as a sink for pollutants and check the flow of dust, etc.), and reduces the level of noise pollution. The software developed by NEERI for the determination of the optimal width of GB in and around an industry is based on the pollution attenuation coefficient of selected plant species of deciduous trees existing in the region. The assessment of the impact of these plantations/green belts of 500-m width in and around a petroleum refinery in the west coast of India is evaluated for reducing/managing various waste generated, and it is observed that the overall efficiency is more than 60%.

Keywords

Plantation Green belt Petroleum industry 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Padma S. Rao
    • 1
  • Vasant A. Mhaisalkar
    • 2
  • A. Shrivastava
    • 1
  • Animesh Kumar
    • 3
  • T. Chakrabarti
    • 3
  • S. Devotta
    • 3
  1. 1.Kolkata Zonal LaboratoryNEERI KoZLKolkataIndia
  2. 2.Environmental Engineering DivisionVNITNagpurIndia
  3. 3.NEERINagpurIndia

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