Florian Mandija1, Jozef Bushati2, Piro Zoga3 and Floran Vila4
1Department of Physics, Faculty of Natural Sciences, University of Shkodra, Albania
2Advising Information Students Center, University of Shkodra “Luigj Gurakuqi”, Albania
3Department of Engineering and Mineral Sources, Faculty of Geology and Mines, Polytechnic University, Albania
4Department of Physics, Faculty of Natural Sciences, University of Tirana, Albania
In this paper we are focused on the determination of particular matter concentrations in different locations in Shkodra city, Albania, and rural areas around it. Monitoring results show that principal aerosol sources in the city of Shkodra are traffic and residential activities. Overall measurement results show a particularly problematic situation, where PM concentrations in the city clearly exceed international recommendations. To improve this situation, it is recommended to order traffic, re-construct existing roads, substitute old vehicles with new ones, and improve also the fuel quality.
Keywords: PM concentrations, monitoring campaign, air quality