Universal Journal of Plant Science Vol. 5(1), pp. 1 - 9
DOI: 10.13189/ujps.2017.050101
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Managing Ambient Air Quality Using Ornamental Plants-An Alternative Approach


Manish Kapoor *
Department of Botany, Punjabi University, India

ABSTRACT

Air quality management involves the determination of the relative contribution of current or future source emissions at receptor sites to ground level pollutant concentrations coupled with implementation of effective management plan to reduce emission level. From the last few decades, urban air pollution has become an inevitable issue for its possible consequences on public health. In order to manage the ambient air quality, there are several methodologies with each having some specific advantages and constrains. Improvement of ambient air quality involves the basic approaches like emission reduction at source level, conversion of pollutants to a less damaging compounds and sequestration of pollutants. However, in order to manage the air quality, application of ornamental plants may be considered a well alternative approach. Although, it may not be imperative to consider plants as a sole alternative for urban ambient air quality management, but certainly it may useful to manage air quality for a small confined area, especially in case of indoor air. This paper reviews the possible application of ornamental plants, which may be trees, shrubs or herbs for its possible applications to regulate air quality. Some selective plant species has also been recommended based on its air pollution tolerance index.

KEYWORDS
Ambient Air Quality, Ornamental Plants, Pollution

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(a). IEEE Format:
[1] Manish Kapoor , "Managing Ambient Air Quality Using Ornamental Plants-An Alternative Approach," Universal Journal of Plant Science, Vol. 5, No. 1, pp. 1 - 9, 2017. DOI: 10.13189/ujps.2017.050101.

(b). APA Format:
Manish Kapoor (2017). Managing Ambient Air Quality Using Ornamental Plants-An Alternative Approach. Universal Journal of Plant Science, 5(1), 1 - 9. DOI: 10.13189/ujps.2017.050101.