Air Quality News

  • AEF highlights failure to address Heathrow emissions in Defra air quality plan

    AEF has submitted a response to the Government’s consultation on its national plan for tackling nitrogen dioxide. The plan was drawn up in response to a court order that ruled that the previous strategy relied on ...

  • Filtrex supports National Clean Air Day

    Prior to the general election last Thursday 8 June, the government were urged to publish its draft plan to reduce nitrogen dioxide levels in the UK following hundreds of thousands of pounds worth of fines for not complying with EU air pollution limits. The government are finalising the consultation to reduce nitrogen dioxide in our towns and cities today, which coincidently co-insides with ...


    By Filtrex Global Limited

  • AQMesh can complement air quality models, reference and indicative data sources

    Leading air quality small sensor system, AQMesh, has recently been shown to work alongside passive samplers and air quality models, as well as complementing reference station networks. A recent study shows AQMesh calibration against diffusion tubes and two 2017 conferences have highlighted the potential of such systems used in an air quality network. At the Dispersion Modellers User Group Meeting ...


    By AQMesh

  • Win Air Quality Monitors at AQE 2017

    Air Monitors Ltd will run two competitions to win monitoring equipment on both days of AQE 2017, the Air Quality & Emissions event that will take place in Telford on 24 and 25th May. A ‘Batak Board’ will be installed in the AQE Exhibition Demo Area by Air Monitors, providing visitors with an opportunity to compete in an exercise that ...


    By Air Monitors Ltd.

  • Avian Flu Testing of Wild Ducks Informs Biosecurity and Can Reduce Economic Loss

    Understanding the genetic origins of avian influenza outbreaks through enhanced wild bird surveillance sampling can provide early warning to poultry producers, and lead to improved biosecurity measures that can reduce economic losses in future outbreaks. To understand the origins of the novel strain of H7N8 avian influenza that caused the Indiana outbreak in January 2016, and possible role of ...

  • Optimising local air quality models using sensor data - DMUG 2017

    Amy Stidworthy from CERC recently presented preliminary results from an ongoing project to optimise ADMS-Urban modelling using data from a network of low cost pollution sensors at IAQM's annual conference for dispersion modellers, DMUG 2017. This work is part of a wider collaboration between ...

  • Defra briefing praises airTEXT air quality communication service

    Defra's recent Air Quality Briefing for Directors of Public Health says “clear public health messages enable the public to reduce their personal exposure... this is beneficial for the general population and those with existing health conditions. Examples of successful implementation of health communication include air quality services such as ...

  • Easy integration of air quality data for smart cities with AQMesh

    Smart city projects pursue the vision of instrumenting a city with a large number of measurement ‘nodes’ and distributing this information to a range of stakeholders. But at that point different priorities emerge: IT teams are attracted by how readily data can be integrated and communicated whilst air quality professionals focus on how meaningful the air quality ...


    By AQMesh

  • Camfils PM1 Tracker makes poor air quality visible

    Camfil, a global leader of the air filter industry, has lead the way for the last fifty years, striving to tackle air pollution and improve Indoor Air Quality in the quest to make clean air a human right. How Clean is your indoor environment?  What levels of PM1 particles are in the air?  Unlike dirty water, air pollution is not visible to the naked eye and therefore we are often ...

  • Air Quality Monitoring contributes to reduce traffic pollution in Chester, UK

    According to the World Health Organization, air pollution is causing around 467,000 premature deaths in Europe every year. Cities around the world are committed to improving air quality by drastically reducing the main contributor: road traffic. In most of the cases, drastic measures are being taken by capitals like London, Paris or Madrid forbidding private cars usage on given days or during ...

  • New award for best air quality monitoring site

    A new award has been created to highlight the importance of air quality monitoring stations (AQMSs), by recognising those that create and maintain the best sites. A network of AQMSs  spans the UK, providing data on the air that citizens breathe. These stations provide vitally important data to: track long term trends in air quality; inform national strategy and decision making on ...

  • CERC workshop: Reviewing Air Quality Modelling Assessments for Planning

    In February, CERC held a workshop in Cambridge, UK, attended by over thirty delegates from local authorities and consultancies. The workshop comprised presentations from CERC consultancy staff and external speakers, as well as breakout discussion sessions. Subjects presented during the day included: ...

  • New York Office Buildings and Indoor Air Quality Complaints

    Millions of people work in office buildings in New York City and the surrounding tri-state area. Over the past decade, a growing number of workers and many of their employers have increasingly recognized the importance of a healthy, comfortable, and productive indoor environment.  This awareness has created a growing demand for good indoor air quality (IAQ) in the office ...


    By VOETS, LLC

  • Quantifying air quality in Cambridge by combining sensors with computer modelling

    CERC have been collaborating on a project to study ambient air quality across Cambridge using a large number of sensor nodes and computer modelling. 20 AQMesh sensor pods have been placed at key points around Cambridge (see top picture), measuring air quality in near real time. Comparisons against a reference instrument give very encouraging results, as shown in a ...

  • Value for money air quality sensors for smart cities

    Smart city projects increasingly seek to include air quality measurements. If city authorities and the public are being asked to act based on air quality readings they must be credible. Whilst cheap sensors may offer easily integrated readings, they offer poor value for money if the information they produce cannot be trusted by the public, smart city project managers and stakeholders. The search ...


    By AQMesh

  • London on alert over toxic smog warning

    LONDON was put on alert for a public health emergency today over toxic air pollution.  Sadiq Khan, the London Mayor, said air pollution could rise to ‘moderate’ in more than half of the capital’s 32 boroughs as he issued the warnings for the next three days.  Central London will be worst hit, with the warnings rising to ‘high’ in Westminster and the ...


    By Camfil Ltd

  • Gatwick’s carbon neutral commitment excludes 99% of emissions

    Gatwick Airport announced today its participation in a global renewable electricity alliance designed to generate increased demand for renewable electricity, alongside plans to become ‘carbon neutral’ by the spring. Gatwick will be the ...


    By A.E.F. S.r.l.

  • New York Employers Take Note of Study Linking Indoor Air Quality to Worker Performance

    Several years back, Environmental Health Perspectives published a paper about a study that examined the cognitive function of workers in conventional and green office environments.  The study garnered the attention of business leaders, human resources professionals, and occupational health professionals from across the country. Two dozen participants were ...


    By VOETS, LLC

  • Register for Workshop Reviewing Air Quality Modelling Assessments for Planning, 8 February 2017 Cambridge

    On Wednesday 8th February 2017 10:00 to 16:30 at the Pitt Building, Cambridge, CERC are holding a one-day workshop reviewing air quality modelling assessments specifically for planning applications. Registration fee: £250 + VAT This workshop is designed for local authorities and anyone involved in reviewing air quality modelling specifically for planning applications. It will consider ...

  • AQMesh solar unit gives flexible air quality monitoring

    January, for many of us, is a strange time to focus on solar energy but a new solar power unit designed specifically to power the AQMesh air quality monitoring system can power a full-specification pod throughout any western European winter. Lithium batteries established AQMesh as the first reliable ‘small sensor’ air quality monitoring device that ...


    By AQMesh

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