Air & Climate Articles

  • Company makes ink out of India’s air pollution

    India’s dirty secret has a silver lining: The air pollution that is affecting millions of people in the country’s traffic-jammed cities can be turned into creative human expression with the help of a clever invention. A team of four young scientists have developed a special device that collects carbon soot from engine exhaust. They then turn the collected particulate matter into ...


    By Allerair Industries

  • Air pollution in China disrupts flights

    You know you have a problem when the smog gets so bad even airplanes can’t land safely anymore. This is what happened last month, when an airplane coming from Japan had close to zero visibility as it was trying to land in Beijing. There was thick smog blanketing the ...


    By Allerair Industries

  • Documentary highlights the dangers of air pollution

    “Under the Dome" showcases huge problem in China The “fog” blanketing China most days used to be thought of as a natural weather phenomenon that couldn’t be helped. But since 2012, the words “smog”, “PM2.5”, “air pollution” and “fine particles” have become analogous to a nation’s struggle against an ...


    By Allerair Industries

  • 5 ways to keep asthma in check

    Asthma rates have been on the rise for some time - in 2009 nearly 1 in 12 Americans were diagnosed with the long-term inflammatory disease that restricts airways and makes it difficult to breathe. Other symptoms include coughing, wheezing and chest tightness, and these often get worse when the patient is also fighting a common cold or flu. Asthma affects people of all ages, but especially ...


    By Allerair Industries

  • Bad air at home linked to poor performance at school

    EPA Warns Indoor Air More Concerning  That polluted haze that can be seen over the horizon, acting like a beacon and reminding you what should already be common sense and well understood: dirty air is not good for your health. That is the visible simplicity of smog outside, but how about the air in your own homes or where you work? ...


    By Allerair Industries

  • Smudging, the why, the where and possible health concerns

    Traditions serve an important function to keep a culture’s history and to engage the community. Rituals that include smoke or incense are widespread and can be found in Buddhist temples across Asia, the Roman Catholic and Greek Orthodox churches as well as indigenous tribes like the First Nations in North America. Smudging is one of those traditions that is common for many First Nations. ...


    By Allerair Industries

  • The power of prevention

    Most people already try to eat well to avoid gaining weight. They keep active to avoid getting rusty and they swallow vitamins to stave off colds… the power of prevention is ingrained in the majority of people, and they wholeheartedly follow the latest fads to keep up with society. But how much more could people do to prevent getting sick? A lot more, it turns out. The more people know, ...


    By Allerair Industries

  • 10 easy fixes for indoor air

    Colder temperatures are upon us, and most people keep windows and doors shut to keep the chill out. But in closed-off rooms and homes, indoor air contaminants build up over time. The problem? Poor air quality has been linked to health effects in everyone, especially infants, children, seniors and pets. We listed 10 easy ways to improve IAQ. 1. Open windows ...


    By Allerair Industries

  • Living near a fracking well means more asthma attacks

    It's probably telling that the word ‘fracking’ sounds just shy of a curse word. Researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health have found that people who live near active, unconventional natural gas wells operated by the fracking industry were significantly more likely to suffer from asthma attacks. It’s the latest in a string of studies that has linked the ...


    By Allerair Industries

  • Transition metals cobaltites spinel for depollution of NOₓ emissions using SCR technology

    Abstract The catalytic performance of various transition metal (M = Cu, Mn, and Ni) cobaltites prepared by nanocasting method were investigated for the selective catalytic reduction (SCR) of NO under lean burn conditions. KIT-6 was used as a hard template in the nanocasting method for preparation of catalysts. The catalyst samples were characterized by various techniques such as ...


    By ECO PHYSICS AG

  • Trust your supplier, but also check

    In the wake of mis-certification scandals around the world, firms are tightening their quality assurance (QA) processes using materials analysers.Industry has been shaken recently by news of companies providing false certification in a range of fields, from emissions testing through to metal grading. Cases where suppliers have delivered mislabelled products only serve to highlight the importance ...

  • Advantages of Low Charge Ammonia Systems for Operator Training & Regulatory Compliance

    Operator training has become one of the most prevalent areas of deficiency in Process Safety Management (PSM) Programs for refrigeration systems today. High turnover in the refrigeration industry coupled with high complexity system designs and an increasing void of technicians trained in foundational trades are the perfect storm for compliance challenges among operators of large refrigeration ...


    By Evapco Inc.

  • Nitro Beer Tastes Better

    If you've ever remarked on the smooth creaminess of a pint of Guinness, you've picked up on the key difference in its carbonation: Nitrogen rather than carbon dioxide. Such "nitro" beers have become a trend in recent years, with major U.S. breweries and small startups alike offering nitro products. Nitrogen keeps bitterness in check and balances out the hops to make drinkable craft brews, but it ...

  • Reduce Fouling Related Costs And Maximize Chiller Efficiency With Eqobrush

    Watco Group developed an innovative solution that will improve chiller performance, maximise chiller efficiency as well as reduce fouling related costs by eliminating fouling and scaling and translating it into significant energy savings. One of the biggest energy consumer in most facilities are chillers which can usually consume more than 50% of the electricity. An efficient water management ...


    By WATCO Group PTE LTD

  • Noise induced hearing loss: how can you start monitoring your workforce?

    An estimated 20,000 people working during the last year suffered from noise induced hearing loss (NIHL), new as well as longstanding cases, caused or made worse by work.[1]The cause of NIHL is preventable but the affects are permanent, resulting in life changing injuries that can seriously impair a workers’ quality of life. Industries with the highest incidences of NIHL include ...


    By Casella

  • Meteorological network of weather stations trusts in Lufft sensors in Italy - Case Study

    Between 2009 and beginning of 2010 a huge meteo measurement network with more than 100 stations were build in the north and middle of Italy (Emilia Romagna, Ligurien, Toscana). The aim of the project was the extensively coverage for measurement of all important environmental data such as temperature, humidity, rain fall, wind speed and wind direction. The customer Autostrade per l'Italia ...

  • Wind measurement with high speed train operations, China - Case Study

    The compact weather stations WS500-UMB and WS600-UMB from Lufft provides reliable wind measurements along high speed rail lines in China. As the trains travel at speeds of up to 400 km/h, wind speed-dependent control of train speeds is essential. For this purpose, wind measurement stations like the WS500-UMB and WS600-UMB are installed at 5 km intervals along the track. Measurement data are ...

  • Measurement of fine dust in combination with Lufft weather sensors - Case Study

    Our compact weather stations are part of monitoring stations for measurement of fine dust, manufactured by our customers Grimm Aerosol Technik GmbH and PALAS. The fine dust measurement stations have proved a success the world over. The Lufft compact weather stations WS300-UMB, WS500-UMB, WS600-UMB are used for monitoring of climate data. Thanks to the Lufft sensors the stations will not only ...

  • KNMI - Field test of the Lufft / Jenoptik SHM30 laser snow depth sensor - Case Study

    Field test report of the Lufft / Jenoptik SHM30 laser snow depth sensor, conducted by Netherlands weather service KNMI - R&D Information and Observation Technology - De Bilt, from December 2011 - June ...

  • Weather monitoring network equipped with Lufft wind sensor VENTUS - Case Study

    In 2010 we won a tender for 30 ultrasonic anemometers (as a part of meteorological weather stations). The National Weather Service of Mexico (CONAGUA) wanted to build weather stations in the southwest of Mexico (States of Chiapas and Tabasco). According to the customer, Ventus-UMB is a very robust, yet precise sensor with a very good price / performance ratio. Moreover, data transmission via ...

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