Emissions from Crop/Biomass Residue Burning Risk to Atmospheric Quality

Review Paper

Burning is an easiest and economical option for management of crop/biomass residues. Due to lack of awareness or not availability of suitable technologies it is generally practices everywhere. Burning of crop residues not only degrade the atmospheric quality but also affect the climate and ultimate the human health. Crop residue and biomass burning (forest fires) are considered as a major source of carbon dioxide (CO2), carbon monoxide (CO), methane (CH4), volatile organic compounds (VOC), nitrogen oxides and halogen compounds.

Tripathi Satyendra, Singh R N and Sharma Shaishav

International Research Journal of Earth Sciences, April, 2013