Air Contaminant Monitoring Articles

  • Q&A: Achim Steiner on science in the post-2015 goals

    As executive director of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), Achim Steiner has been at the forefront of international conferences on environment and sustainable development, including the Rio+20 conference in June 2012. SciDev.Net caught up with him at the Delhi Sustainable Development Summit (DSDS) in February to discuss the role of science in the post-2015 agenda, and meeting ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • UNEP Report Finds Significant “Emissions Gap” Must Be Bridged

    A new report from the U.N. Environment Programme (UNEP) shows that the world is still not taking enough action to avoid dangerous levels of climate change. Assuming countries deliver on the pledges they have made to reduce their respective emissions, the Emissions ...

  • 2013: a ‘perfect storm’ in air quality

    As many countries fail to meet air quality targets and large numbers of premature deaths still result from air pollution, Jim Mills, a particulate monitoring specialist and Managing Director of Air Monitors, explains why 2013 will be a pivotal year. In November 2011 Janez Potočnik, European Commissioner for the Environment, expressed his determination to make 2013 the ‘Year of ...


    By Air Monitors Ltd.

  • Fast Action to Reduce the Risks of Climate Change: U.S. Options to Limit Short-Lived Climate Pollutants

    Short-lived climate pollutants such as soot, methane and hydroflurorocarbons (HFCs) account for 30 to 40 percent of global warming to date. Targeted efforts to reduce these emissions can slow the pace of global warming and moderate climate impacts already underway, including the melting of sea ice and glaciers. By reducing local air pollution, such measures would also produce substantial public ...

  • Biofiltration: An Innovative Technology for The Future

    Biofiltration refers to the biological transformation or treatment of contaminants present in the gas phase, usually air. The fact that air contaminants can be biodegraded by active bacteria has been known for quite some time. However, it is only in the last 10 years, that biofiltration has begun to emerge as an economically viable treatment process. Initially, biofiltration involved the use of ...


    By PRD Tech, Inc.

  • Proposed pollutant index to incorporate synergistic effects

    It is important to monitor daily outdoor pollution conditions in order to issue advisory notices for those of the population more susceptible to the effects of pollution. These conditions are currently conveyed to the public via a single number and descriptor, known as the Pollutant Standards Index (PSI). The objective of the present work is to improve on some of the shortcomings in the PSI. ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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