Assessment of the Air Quality in Four Cities with Near Mining Activity in Mexico, Using the Grey Clustering Method
Alexi Delgado1, Emiliano Luna2, Mónica Hernández3, Karen Montero4, Ch. Carbajal5
1Alexi Delgado, Department of Engineering, Mining Engineering Section, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú – PUCP, Lima, Peru.
2Emiliano Luna, Geological Engineering Program, Escuela Superior de Ingeniería y Arquitectura Ticomán, Instituto Politécnico Nacional, Mexico.
3Mónica Hernández, Geological Engineering Program, Escuela Superior de Ingeniería y Arquitectura Ticomán, Instituto Politécnico Nacional, Mexico.
4Karen Montero, Geological Engineering Program, Escuela Superior de Ingeniería y Arquitectura Ticomán, Instituto Politécnico Nacional, Mexico.
5Ch. Carbajal, Administration Program, Universidad de Ciencias y Humanidades, Lima, Peru.
Manuscript received on 01 August 2019. | Revised Manuscript received on 05 August 2019. | Manuscript published on 30 September 2019. | PP: 7514-7518 | Volume-8 Issue-3 September 2019 | Retrieval Number: C5696098319/19©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijrte.C5696.098319
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Abstract: Air pollution is a problem in large cities, which increases with population growth and industrialization. This work assessed air quality in four Mexican cities related to mining activities near monitoring points. The method used for this study was the Grey Clustering method, which is based on the theory of grey systems. This method uses information with a high degree of uncertainty, air quality analysis being an issue that uses data with a high degree of uncertainty. The results revealed that all four cities have good air quality based on Metropolitan Air Quality Index (IMECA) standards, even when mining activities take place near these cities. The results of this work could help the relevant authorities to implement further studies on the impact of polluting emissions from mining activities on the environment.
Keywords: Air Pollution, Air Quality Assessment, Grey Clustering Method, Mining Activity.
Scope of the Article: Ventilation and Indoor Air Quality