Thursday, December 8, 2022

WHO backs industry stance on airborne threat

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has acknowledged the threat posed by airborne transmission of the coronavirus - a press release from the Building Engineering...

Draft guidance document aims to assist planners

APRIL saw the appearance of a draft of guidance on air quality considerations in local development planning, soon to be published by the Institute...

Fifteen years on, the dust has still to settle

The estimated 1,000 tons of asbestos-rich dust released in the collapse of the World Trade Centre has the potential to claim more lives says...

Ordnance Survey involved in project to reduce traffic jams and air pollution

A partnership between Ordnance Survey, the Department for Transport, the British Parking Association, and GeoPlace, could dramatically reduce traffic congestion on UK roads by...

London takes a week to breach EU annual limits for NO2

It took just one week for London to breach the EU annual limit on NO2 emissions. On 8 January the London Air Quality Network...

Sponsored content: Instrumentation firm has a memorable year, and not just because of coronavirus...

Despite the bleak, unprecedented Covid-19 cloud that descended upon us all in 2020, Enviro Technology Services (ET) has had a memorable and positive year...

Geospatial and air quality data combine to provide tool for cyclists planning urban routes

A project combining Ordnance Survey (OS) geospatial data with real-time air quality data from EarthSense Systems is set to highlight clean cycle routes in...

Property industry likely to be breaking the law by failing to disclose air pollution...

Explosive new QC legal opinion suggests estate agents, property websites, surveyors and conveyancers are now legally obliged to inform prospective buyers and...

Political and business leaders meet to agree new action for tackling air pollution

An international clean air summit, hosted on 23 October by the Mayor of London, attended by government ministers and the head of the World...

Report clarifies urban air pollution patterns worldwide

Late August saw the release of “Air Quality and Health In Cities”, the latest edition of The State of Global Air report, produced annually by the US Health Effects Institute. It attempts a snapshot of air pollution exposure in over 7000 cities worldwide, and its impact on health. Standout findings this year include a clearer picture of PM2.5 and NO2 pollution, with fine particles seeming to be an affliction of the world's poorer regions especially, while NO2 is a problem for city dwellers everywhere.

Maxed out on disaster yet? Group warns of volcanic risk

Well you'll be discouraged to learn that the world is “woefully unprepared” for a massive volcanic eruption and the likely repercussions for global supply chains, climate and food. That's according to experts from the University of Cambridge's Centre for the Study of Existential Risk (CSER).

Flue gas system improves treatment of gas from incinerators, says supplier

Lührfilter has recently commissioned a flue gas treatment system for Mastermelt Refining Services, based in Derbyshire. The system currently treats the flue gases from...

Visualisation firm wins funding from Innovate UK

Air quality expert EarthSense wins grant to develop innovative new air quality services EarthSense, a visualisation firm with expertise in air quality, announced on 28...

Laboratory-accuracy aerosol measurement

A UK applied science company has developed a seemingly ground-breaking new portable air particle sampling technology that promises a wide range of scientific and...

Preventing aerosol transmission

A variety of measures are needed to prevent the spread of the coronavirus SARS-Cov-2 in nursing homes, and it is particularly important to develop a strategy to protect healthcare workers from airborne transmission.

Tropical megacities enter new phase of declining air

A new study appears to reveal rapid degradation in air quality in megacities in Africa, Asia and the Middle East - as well as...
UK air quality improvements will likely depend on low-emission vehicle technologies like Hyundai's hydrogen-powered car

Something in the air? UK focus

European government's are struggling to address the issue of air quality in a way that is practical and meaningful. For the UK the problem...

Black carbon monitoring boost for Heathrow

Ricardo Energy & Environment is working with Heathrow Airport Ltd to monitor airborne black carbon in efforts to enhance the airport network’s understanding of...

Changes to last-mile delivery in London could reduce traffic volume by 13% and reduce...

· Study analyses potential impact of micro-fulfilment centres in London and other major cities · Centres can play significant role in lowering traffic congestion and...

Gas analysers support management of Swindon fire

GAS monitoring specialist Gasmet reviews some of the considerations behind the decision to establish an Air Quality Cell (AQC), and looks at some of...