[This article belongs to Volume - 56, Issue - 01, 2024]
Gongcheng Kexue Yu Jishu/Advanced Engineering Science
Journal ID : AES-29-05-2024-78

Title : ASSESSMENT OF CARBON SEQUESTRATION POTENTIAL OF AVICENNIA MARINA
Devansh Nar, Sai Stuti Chaubey, Sagar Gavas*

Abstract :

In the backdrop of extensive industrial, automotive, and infrastructural growth, urban development has become synonymous with key factors contributing to pollution. Air pollution, being the major cause of global warming, includes numerous harmful substances such as greenhouse gases and carbon dioxide. These gases accelerate global warming as they keep the heat from the sun and block it from entering the earth’s atmosphere. The only solution is the reduction or stabilization of harmful factors in the environment. And here comes the major role of mangroves, which are able to store three to four times more carbon than forests or trees on land. The carbon sequestrated can be calculated through eco-friendly, non-destructive methods like biomass assessment by measuring the dimensions of trees. Avicennia marina is one such species that helps to reduce pollution. The main objective is to study the Avicennia marina species and estimate its biomass in order to calculate carbon sequestration. A total of 100 trees were considered under current study, present at Carter road, Bandra, coordinates Lat 19.068932° & Long 72.821785°. Avicennia marina has sequestrated an average of 7.754 kg/tree of Carbon till date and an average of 28.431 tons of CO2 equivalent was obtained considering above ground biomass and below ground biomass of tree. This study shows that Girth-Breast Height, basal area, Bio-volume, AGB, BGB are directly correlated to Carbon Sequestration.