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Welcome To Air Quality and Environmental Pollution Research Laboratory


Air Quality and Environmental Pollution Research Laboratory (AQEPRL) was established in 2014 with a joint collaboration with Wuppertal University, Germany and the financial support of the Higher Education Enhancement Project (HEQEP). 

Objective: The main objectives of the AQEPRL are to enhance research activities regarding the assessment of the Atmospheric Scenario of Bangladesh by observing different unwanted gaseous and solid constituents in the air. We know the urban areas of Bangladesh have been facing severe air pollution because of rapid and unplanned urbanization and industrialization. AQEPRL focuses on the safeguarding of air resources or ambient air quality against pollution, effects of pollution on plant growth, and prediction of human health risks due to pollution. Recently, the AQEPRL has extended its activity of research in the fields of water and soil pollutions. Assessment of physicochemical and microbiological parameters from discharge water of factories, power plants, municipal sewage treatment plants is one of the major activities. The research activities have been directly supported by the faculty members of the Dhaka University.

Research Area:

Research on diurnal data evaluation to ensure the quality of the data that consist of CO, CO2, NOx, NO, NO2, O3, SO2 and PM-10 from Air Quality Monitoring Station, CARS, University of Dhaka. This research mainly focuses on generating real-time air quality indexes and analyzing the sources of pollutants and thus simulating models to predict future scenarios of air pollution in Bangladesh.


AQEPRL has several advanced research facilities including a continuous ambient air monitoring station (CAMS), mobile PM10 and PM2.5 samplers, and particle size and shape analyzer, biosafety cabinet for microbiological analysis, industrial six gases analyzer for stack sampling etc. Master’s and Ph.D. students have access to these facilities during their studies. Many students completed their MS thesis successfully from this laboratory.

  • Dr. Muhammad Nurul Huda. Doctor of Engineering, Nagoya University, Japan, Postdoc: Nagoya University; Japan, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM); Malaysia, University of Cambridge; UK.
  •  Md. Anowar Hosen; B.Sc (Hons), MS (CU), M.Phill in Chemistry (DU); Research Associate, Mahidol University, Thailand.
  •  Md. Mofizur Rahman; B.Sc. Engr. (EEE), MBA (HRM)

Air Quality Index

  • 91
  • Good (0-50)
  • Moderate (51-100)
  • Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups (101-150)
  • Unhealthy (151-200)
  • Very Unhealthy (201-300)
  • Hazardous (> 300)
AQI Levels of Health Concern
  • Last Update: 2023-06-06 10:06:28

Sl Organization Description
1 USAID Compass project implemented by U.S. Forest Service The broader goal of this research is to estimate the amount of air pollution (PM2.5, PM10) removed by Sal (Shorea robusta) Forest, and its associated monetary value and impact on human health.
Sl. Article Type Year Link
1 Assessing the Particulate Matter and Trace Elements Removal Abilities of Four Evergreen Tree Species in Dhaka, Bangladesh Book 2022
2 Seasonal variations of microbes in particulate matter obtained from Dhaka City in Bangladesh Journal 2021
3 Removal of Particulate Matter from Ambient Air by Four Evergreen Tree Species in Dhaka, Bangladesh Conference 2021
4 Characterization, and Molecular Docking Against a Receptor Protein FimH of Escherichia coli (4XO8) of Thymidine Derivatives Journal 2021
5 ; In Silico DFT study, molecular docking, and ADMET predictions of cytidine analogs with antimicrobial and anticancer properties; Journal 2021
6 ; Bromobenzoylation of Methyl α-D-Mannopyranoside: Synthesis and Spectral Characterization Journal 2021
7 Heavy metal concentrations and human health risk assessment of selected wild and cultured fish of Bangladesh Journal 2021
8 Synthesis, characterization, synergistic antimicrobial properties and molecular docking of sugar modified uridine derivatives Journal 2021
9 Bioactive tetrahydrofuran lignans from roots, stems, leaves and twigs of Anogeissus rivularis2 Journal 2021 Link
10 Effects of Air Borne Particulate Matter on the Plants Grown in Different Areas of Dhaka Mega City, Bangladesh: An Air Pollution Tolerance Study. Journal 2020 Link
11 Chemical and Morphological Characteristics of Particulate Matter Suspended in the Air of the Dhaka University Area of Bangladesh Journal 2018
12 Ambient air quality scenario in and around Dhaka city of Bangladesh Journal 2017
13 Kinetic Study on Mercury Sorption from Fuel Gas Journal 2017
14 Dominant Influence of the terminal molecule of PNIPA chain on Wettability Journal 2017
15 Comparison of the Performance of MR-Deduster with Other Conventional Cyclone Journal 2015
16 Particulate Emission from Agricultural Waste Fired Boiler Journal 2015
17 Penetration of particle count through fabric filter under various filtration velocities with and without precoating materials Conference 2015
18 Microbial and Heavy Metal Contaminant of Antidiabetic Herbal Preparations Formulated in Bangladesh. Journal 2015 Link
19 Characteristics of Particulate Emission from a Biomass Fired Boiler Journal 2014
20 A Review on Stimuli-responsive Grafted Membranes Based on Facile Synthesis Process and Extensive Applications Journal 2014
21 Air Pollution Control Book 2014
22 Stimuli Responsive Morphological changes of PNIPA Copolymer Brushes Synthesized on Silicon Substrate Journal 2013
23 Precise Synthesis and Physicochemical Properties of High-Density Polymer Brushes designed with Poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) Journal 2010
24 Physio – Chemical study of Paraetamol and Aspirin in water – Ethanol system Journal 2010
25 Characteristics of stimuli responsive Poly(Nisopropylacrylamide) (PNIPA) brushes on silicon surfaces by Atom transfer radical polymerization Journal 2010
26 Characteristics of High-Density Poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) (PNIPA) Brushes on Silicon Surface by Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization Journal 2009