Evaluation of the environmental sustainability of Ahwaz with an emphasis on air pollution (Using FPPSI method)

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Evaluation of the environmental sustainability of Ahwaz with an emphasis on air pollution
(Using FPPSI method)
Environmental sustainability is one of the four main axes of sustainable development and
One of the main factors of environmental sustainability is the Air Pollution Index. Ahvaz is the eighth largest metropolis of Iran that the issue of particulate matters and Aggregation of mineral oil industries has turned this city susceptible to environmental instability. Accurate and appropriate environmental assessments can help us to achieve environmentally sustainable development so
Considering it policy and planning to achieve a proper planning along with the natural environment variables is inevitable. According to the research data, the research type is applied research. To display and analyze the data, Excel and MATLAB soft wares were used. In this study, five indicators of air pollution that are The average of carbon monoxide, the average of sulfur dioxide, the average Nitrogen gas, the average of Ozone and the average of particulate matter under 10 microns were studied during the years 1388 to 1391. The FPPSI model was used to assess sustainability. This model is a new model for evaluating sustainable development and has not ever been used in Iran. According to the findings, during the years 1388 to 1391, environmental situation of Ahwaz has tended to instability in terms of air pollution especially in terms of particulate matters. In the other words particulate matter and ozone had affect Ahwaz instability more than any other contaminants and Carbon monoxide has a negligible impact on air pollution.


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