air pollutant Articles

  • Air quality in Europe — 2016 report

    This report presents an updated overview and analysis of air quality in Europe. It is focused in the state in 2015 and the development from 2004 to 2015. It reviews progress towards meeting the requirements of the air quality directives. An overview of the latest findings and estimates of the effects of air pollution on health and its impacts on ecosystems is also ...

  • A Critical Evaluation of the South African Air Quality Offsets Guideline

    There is wide recognition in South Africa to the link between the quality of life and quality of the air we breathe. The Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) attempts to improve air quality through two key regulatory tools; emission limits, which regulate the maximum concentration of certain pollutants permissible within certain, ‘listed’ industrial stacks or vents, and ambient ...


    By WKC Group

  • Cleaning the Air We Breathe, Coal Fired Power Plant - Case Study

    By cleaning flue gases from coal power plants, the amount of environmentally hazardous emissions can be sharply reduced. Mist elimination from Munters is a critical part of this process. Munters has worked with leading power generating companies for decades and have through testing and follow up built an extensive parameter database and design tool to be able to adapt and optimize results based ...


    By Munters Zeol Division

  • Pollution

    Pollution can take many forms. The air we breathe, the water we drink, the ground where we grow our food, and even the increasing noise we hear every day--all contribute to health problems and a lower quality of life. Find out about the environment ...


    By Dnasoft

  • Modeling Tip: How to Import BREEZE AERMOD files into BREEZE Risk Analyst for Human Health Risk Assessments

    Humans can be exposed to hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) either directly through inhalation or indirectly through ingestion or dermal contact, which can result in acute or chronic health effects. The risk of exposure varies depending on a number of variables, including the meteorological conditions, local geographical and emissions characteristics, the age of the individuals being exposed, and ...

  • Inversions and air pollution in Istanbul

    Owing to the rapidly growing and inefficient usage of fuel, air pollution has increased in Istanbul. The levels are affected by the weak dispersion conditions in the city. The strength of the inversion can be explained by the temperature difference between the top and bottom boundaries and their height. In this study, nighttime surface inversion heights have been found to range between 84 m and ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Common Indoor Air Pollutants

    Is the indoor air you breathe healthy? According to the World Health Organization, 40% of all buildings pose a serious health hazard due to indoor air pollution. The EPA calls indoor air pollution the #1 pollution problem inAmerica. The following is a list of common indoor air pollutants: Dust, Pollen, and Other Allergens Chemical Fumes and Vapors Mold and Fungus Toxic ...

  • History of Air Pollution in the UK

    Concern about urban air quality is not new. Complaints were recorded in the 13th century when coal was first used in London. Since the middle of the 19th century, the atmosphere of the major British cities was regularly polluted by coal smoke in winter, giving rise to an infamous mixture of fog and smoke known as smog. Today the emphasis has shifted from the pollution problems caused by industry ...

  • How To Handle Chemical Spills & Cleanups

    FAST-ACT is designed for liquid and vapor chemical releases, but the chemicals it attacks does not need to be limited to what we traditionally think of as a chemical spill. Toxic and noxious chemicals can come from a variety of sources such as waste water, decomposition, household chemicals, and animals. Since FAST-ACT can be applied to liquid spill or vapor release enabling Emergency Responders ...


    By Fast-ACT

  • Transboundary air pollution research

    No other research institution in Norway has been paid off so well in EU's fifth framework programme as the Norwegian Institute for Air Research (NILU). 'Norway is of no importance to the Europeans', this is the opinion of Director Øystein Hov. 'It's no use promoting Norwegian special points of view in the ...

  • Air pollution from ships

    Emissions from shipping contribute significantly to the concentrations and fallout of harmful air pollutants in Europe. There are however technical means by which these pollutants could be cut by as much as 80-90 per cent, and very cost-effectively compared with what would have to be done to achieve similar results by taking further measures on land-based sources. Such reductions are needed for ...

  • Air pollution from ships

    Untitled Document Introduction Emissions from shipping contribute significantly to the concentrations and fallout of harmful air pollutants in Europe. ...

  • Fireworks air pollution in Slovenia

    Over the 'Christmas–New Year' period 12/2010–01/2011, PM10 air pollution measurements on most of the automatic measuring stations in Slovenia reached extreme values of up to 300 µg/m³. Analysis shows a very close correlation with the timings of the fireworks displays in the areas. This paper shows the other side of this cultural enjoyment - the effect on PM10 air pollution. As the correlation ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Air Pollution Control Specs

    As the full effect of the federal Clean Air Act (CAA) Amendments continue to impact today’s industry, many companies will be required to install new or additional air pollution control equipment.  With more than 25 years of proven success in a variety of industries, catalytic and thermal oxidation has become a popular method for controlling volatile organic compound (VOC) and hazardous air ...


    By The CMM Group, LLC

  • Seven Ways Your Facility Isn’t Meeting Effluent Regulations and How to Solve Them

    Whether you own, operate, or help manage a municipal or industrial facility that deals with wastewater, it’s important to understand how wastewater treatment can play a significant role in the overall health of your business, especially when it comes to meeting effluent regulations. This is an important part of the wastewater treatment process to consider, as ignoring it could earn your ...


    By SAMCO Technologies, Inc.

  • History of Air Pollution in the UK

    Introduction Concern about urban air quality is not new. Complaints were recorded in the 13th century when coal was first used in London. Since the middle of the 19th century, the atmosphere of the major British cities was regularly polluted by coal smoke in winter, giving rise to an infamous mixture of fog and smoke known as smog. Today the emphasis has shifted from the pollution ...

  • Bioconservacion at the CEPSA Chemical Plant

    CEPSA continues to trust in Bioconservacion solutions for the prevention of corrosion in electrical control rooms. In CEPSA's different refineries we have already installed equipment to regulate corrosion and pressurisation in electrical rooms. We recently published an article on this subject on our blog; to read the article ...


    By Bioconservacion SA

  • Air pollution potential in Buenos Aires city, Argentina

    A study of the climatology of ventilation properties of the atmosphere in Buenos Aires city has been carried out. From routinely available observational data, the daytime stability conditions and related ventilation factors and airflow characteristics are obtained and studied. In all cases, the seasonal and annual behaviour is analysed. The frequencies of occurrence of daytime reduced ventilation ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Sino-Norwegian air pollution projects

    A co-operation was established in 1995 to start the development of air quality management systems in China. The areas selected for planning were: Yantai for a monitoring and planning system for air and water quality; and Guangzhou for an air pollution optimal abatement planning tool. The projects were based upon a modern environmental surveillance and information system, developed in ...

  • Air pollution in Europe 1990-2004

    Overall picture This report analyses and presents changes in air pollutant emissions and their possible health or ecosystem impacts in Europe covering the period 1990–2004. Emissions of all air pollutants fell substantially during the period 1990–2004 in the 32 EEA member countries (EEA-32), resulting in improved air quality over the region. However, ambient concentrations of particulate ...

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