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IJESD 2021 Vol.12(1): 29-34 ISSN: 2010-0264
doi: 10.18178/ijesd.2021.12.1.1314

Study the Level of Air Pollution from Al Hassan Industrial Estate in Irbid-Jordan

Sana’a Odat

Abstract—Air pollutants, including PM2.5, SO2, NOX and CO, were measured in Al-Hassan industrial estate (HIE) in Irbid Governorate, 72 Km north of Amman. Data relating to pollution in HIE has been collected from all sources that had measured the level of pollution in this area during the period from Nov.2010 to Nov.2011. The effects of local meteorological conditions were studied by statistical analysis. The main results of the study show that the gaseous pollutants levels monitored were low and no exceedances to the Jordanian standards limit of the ambient air no. 1140/2006 for NO2, SO2 and CO limits. It has, indeed, shown that PM2.5 levels exceeded the daily limit specified in the Jordanian Standards. This might be attributed to the prevailing Khamasin winds, which become active in spring, especially between April and May, in addition to the high temperature and the low average of rainfall and the lack of humidity, thus helping the increase of the suspended air in the atmosphere.

Index Terms—Air pollution, Al-Hassan industrial estate (HIE), concentration meteorological parameters PM2.5.

Sana’a Odat is with Earth and Environmental Department, Faculty of Science, Yarmouk University, Jordan (e-mail: sanaa.owdat@ yu.edu.jo).


Cite: Sana’a Odat, "Study the Level of Air Pollution from Al Hassan Industrial Estate in Irbid-Jordan," International Journal of Environmental Science and Development vol. 12, no. 1, pp. 29-34, 2021.

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  • ISSN: 2010-0264 (Print); 2972-3698 (Online)
  • Abbreviated Title: Int. J. Environ. Sci. Dev.
  • Frequency: Bimonthly
  • DOI: 10.18178/IJESD
  • Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Richard Haynes
  • Managing Editor: Ms. Cherry L. Chen
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