Zoning of air quality index (PM10 and PM2.5) by Arc-GIS for Khorramabad city, Iran

Data Brief. 2018 May 19:19:1131-1141. doi: 10.1016/j.dib.2018.05.063. eCollection 2018 Aug.


Nowadays in many countries, air pollution is one of the major issues affecting human health. Among the various air pollutants particulate matters are mainly present in ambient air pollution. The purpose of this study was to measure the concentration of particulate matter (PM) (namely PM2.5 and PM10) and to conduct zoning via GIS software in Khorramabad city (Summer - 2017). According to the findings, the average concentrations of PM2.5 in July, August and September were 100.1, 116.3, and 199.8 μg/m3, respectively. Furthermore, the average concentrations of PM10 in July, August and September were 199.8, 215.7, and 190.8 μg/m3, respectively. The findings of this study also indicated that due to continuous dust storms,particularly in recent years, the air pollution status in Khorramabad was not suitable that can adversely affect public health.

Keywords: Air quality index; GIS; Khorramabad; PM10; PM2.5.