Gas sensor for smartphones picks up major award

Cambridge CMOS sensors picked up the Product of the Year award in late November at the National Microelectronics Institute (NMI) awards. The gong recognises...

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...

Easy set-up particulates monitor

Particle measurement specialist TSI has expanded its line of DustTrak™ Aerosol Monitors with the introduction of the Environmental DustTrak Aerosol Monitor. The device is...

Architects receive CIBSE award for role in domestic indoor air quality research

After years of research into poor indoor air quality in modern homes, a team of British architects has been recognised with an award from...

Traffic-free Paris experiment hailed as a success

An attempt to exclude road traffic from the French capital for a day has been hailed as a success by environmentalists, with levels of...

A rough ride ahead for diesel: Energy expert assesses VW scandal fallout

Plummeting consumer confidence in diesel cars will benefit hybrid and electric vehicle sales, according to an expert in energy technology at the University of...

VW scandal spotlights fraudulent emissions testing procedures

As the VW emissions rigging scandal continues to unfold in the US, it seems likely that fraudulent testing procedures have had an even bigger...

Air quality professionals invited to enter awards

ENTRIES are open for the first ever National Air Quality Awards, celebrating the UK’s best air quality initiatives, campaigns and innovations. Organised by AirQualityNews.com, with...

Tiny particle detector

TRADITIONAL methods for measuring airborne particulate matter measure particle mass per unit air volume, usually with an upper size limit of x microns (PMx...

“Smog-free tower” opens in Rotterdam

The Smog Free Tower uses an electromagnetic field to attract and collect smog particles BILLED as “the world’s first smog-free tower”, a building in Rotterdam’s...

Pollution dispersion in cities improved by trees, study finds

Trees in cities throughout the UK could be significantly improving the quality of the air we breathe by decreasing pollution levels for pedestrians, researchers...

Breathing space for innovative building material

Can pollution-eating building materials make a dent in urban NOx levels? POLLUTION-eating building materials have been a feature of one or two high-profile construction projects...

Nissan Leaf EV reaches 10,000 sales milestone in the UK

CAR manufacturer Nissan has sold more than 10,000 of its zero tailpipe emission Leaf electric cars in the UK, according to figures re- leased...

Readings prompt patient transferral

Leukeumia patients have been temporarily moved from the newly- opened Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Glasgow because of air quality concerns. The incident occured...

UK technology could make sprays cleaner and greener

A breakthrough in spray-valve technology by a British company could see millions of tonnes of highly flammable liquid gases and other volatile chemicals taken...

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...

Odour-free AD

SIMDEAN Group has installed an odour control system at one of the UK’s most advanced anaerobic digestion plants in Dungannon, Northern Ireland. The plant, built...

Monitoring demo takes to the air

Following the Supreme Court’s recent judgement, the new Government will have to take urgent action to reduce urban pollution and to instigate monitoring regimes...

Supreme Court rules against UK government on EU air pollution breach

Defra has been ordered by the UK Supreme Court to draw up new plans on how it will tackle air pollution, for submission to...

AQE 2015 to focus on ways to improve air quality and emissions monitoring

AQE 2015, the international Air Quality and Emissions show, will take place in Telford, UK, on 22nd and 23rd April. Created to provide an...