Saturday, August 20, 2022

New stove emissions regulation sets a minimum standard

From 1st January 2022, a new regulation will impose Ecodesign requirements for solid fuel local space heaters. Regulation (EU) 2015/1185 24/5/2015 describes the...

NOx and the city

Paul Marsh of Envirotec offers an update on attempts to curb air pollution in the UK IT'S the single biggest environmental health risk in the...

London introduces world’s toughest emission standard

From 7am drivers of older, more polluting petrol and the dirtiest diesel vehicles will pay the new T-Charge plus the Congestion Charge
Envirotec Sept/Oct 21

Leveraging mobile data

Anonymised data from the O2 mobile phone network is being used as part of a series of new government-funded trials to help Thames Valley local authorities (LAs) plan improvements to air quality, public health, road surfaces, traffic flow and energy infrastructure.

Grant award for project to tackle air pollution in West African cities

Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) and the University of York have been awarded a grant for a project that aims to give West African cities access to low-cost air pollution monitoring technologies

Major global cities have seen a surge in air pollution post-lockdown

As the world slowly revolves back to normality, some cities are still benefitting from lockdown-related improvements to air quality, while others are slipping back...

Royal Mail commences emissions-cutting tyres trial with electric vans

Royal Mail has embarked on a six to nine-month trial of new tyres on a number of electric vehicles (EVs). The tyres are specially...

Common houseplants can improve air quality indoors

Ordinary potted house plants can potentially make a significant contribution to reducing air pollution in homes and offices, according to new research led by...

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...

Gridded filters assist with asbestos count

US laboratory equipment supplier Environmental Express is offering gridded MCE filter membranes to address various sample collection and analysis needs, especially airborne asbestos fibre...

Institution of Mechanical Engineers responds to Clean Air Day

Jenifer Baxter, Head of Engineering at the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, has issued a statement in response to 21 June's national Clean Air Day,...

Human-caused climate change played limited role in Beijing 2013 ‘airpocalypse’

A new Northwestern University study concludes that human-caused climate change played only a minor role in the air's stagnation

Delivering cleaner vehicles and better air quality: Educational roadshow returns to Scotland

An initiative with a brief to help drive up safety and compliance standards in the transport sector (including in relation to air quality and...

Sponsored content: Cleaner air thanks to carbon filtration

The UK Government’s Clean Air Strategy identifies a number of target compounds that need to be reduced dramatically within industrial air emissions.

Birmingham Clean Air Zone enters operation

Twenty-four hour zone will drive improvements in air quality and improve the health and well-being of city residents and visitors Proven ANPR camera...

WHO values are insufficient, say developers of European map of aerosol pollution

Researchers have measured the composition of fine dust at 22 locations in Europe, producing what they describe as a European map of the most...
Gdansk VOC detector

Simple setup for VOCs

Simple and accurate detection of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) is promised by a new measurement approach developed at Gdansk University of Technology in Poland. Potential applications include air quality analysis and patient health screening.

Air pollution can alter effectiveness of antibiotics, say researchers

Researchers from the University of Leicester have for the first time discovered that bacteria that cause respiratory infections are directly affected by air pollution...

Plant hedges to combat near-road pollution exposure, suggests study

Plant hedges to combat near-road pollution exposure, suggests study

Study links fine particles to death rates

Exposure to toxic air pollutants is linked to increased cardiovascular and respiratory death rates, according to a new, international study