air quality research Articles

  • Better air quality in Oslo

    Norwegian Institute for Air Research (NILU) has performed trend analysis of exposure to air pollution for Oslo, the capital city of Norway, in the period 1995 – 2001. In this period, the number of persons exposed to concentrations of PM10 above the Norwegian guideline for good air quality, were reduced with approx. 100 000 ...

  • Air quality in America

    Although most Americans tell pollsters they believe air pollution in the United States is getting worse, the reality is quite different. In 'Air Quality in America: A Dose of Reality on Air Pollution Levels, Trends, and Health Risks' (AEI Press, January 2008) environmental scientist Joel Schwartz and political scientist Steve Hayward demonstrate why air pollution has been dropping steadily for ...


    By Blue Sky Consulting Group

  • Improving air quality in the office

    Most people spend the main part of their day indoors – in the home, school or office environment. Focusing specifically on improving air quality in the office and workplace setting, we are looking at the key potential sources of pollution which impact upon air quality and employees’ health. Examples include, outdoor air (particularly relevant if the workplace is next to a busy road), ...


    By Commercial Air Filtration

  • Air quality and health research in a province producing oil and gas

    The Canadian province of Alberta is a major world producer of oil and gas. It is therefore vested in issues of air quality and health, which are in turn driven by fossil fuel combustion. The scientific community within the province provides the capacity to address these issues and in order to remain current needs to be actively engaged in research. Air quality is generally very good in Alberta. ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Better air quality in Norway

    The air over Norway has become better and cleaner past the last ten years, shows a report that The Norwegian Institute for Air Quality (NILU) has worked out for The Norwegian Pollution Control Authority (SFT). The concentration of persistent pollutants and metals in air and precipitation from other countries has been reduced. There is also less acid rain over Norway than ...

  • Study: Stem Cells and Air Quality

    A recent study conducted by researchers at the State Key Laboratory of Environmental Chemistry and Ecotoxicology, Research Center for Eco-Environmental Sciences China, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), and the University of California at San Diego (UCSD) were successful in using stem cells to determine the amount of BPA that caused physiological toxic effects.  The group of ...


    By Ormantine USA Ltd., Inc.

  • NILU monitoring air quality for Statoil

    A programme to monitor the environment around the Snøhvit-development in Finnmark county in Northern Norway has been established by Statoil. Norwegian Institute for Air Research (NILU) will be monitoring air quality and precipitation quality before and after the large ...

  • Better air quality for the people of Cyprus

    The Minister of Labour and Social Insurance of the Republic of Cyprus, Antonis Vasiliou, today opened a comprehensive system for air quality management in Cyprus. The system, developed by the Norwegian Institute for Air Research (NILU), gives the Cyprian authorities an advanced tool for the monitoring, assessment and management of air pollution in ...

  • Improving air quality in Dhaka, Bangladesh

    Authorities in Dhaka, Bangladesh, are working hard to reduce the exposure of the population to suspended particles, which mainly derive from vehicle pollution. On behalf of the World Bank, NILU is assisting Dhaka-authorities in evaluating the the citys air quality monitoring program and in the implementation of a system for air quality ...

  • Indoor Air Quality Myths Debunked

    Today’s buildings, whether it is a home, office, manufacturing plant, hospital, etc., are more energy efficient; however, they also foster a potentially harmful environment. Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) has become a rising concern in the HVAC industry. Poor IAQ can cause a number of health issues such as, allergies, dryness and irritation to the eyes, nose, throat, and skin. It can also cause ...

  • Master plan for improved air quality in Shanxi, China

    With the goal of improving air quality in urban areas of the Shanxi province, the Shanxi Environment Information Centre (SEIC) and the Norwegian Institute for Air Research (NILU), cooperated in the development of master plans for the cities of Taiyuan, Datong and Yangquan. The cost benefit analysis clearly shows that reducing pollution from centralized heating is the most effective ...

  • Air quality assessment in the EU: room for improvement?

    Different modelling approaches are used to design and assess air quality plans across Europe. This study assessed the strengths and weaknesses of these different approaches. The researchers conclude that a large variety of models is in use, without a preferred or standard model having emerged yet. They identify integrating local-scale and large-scale models and verifying models with measurements ...

  • The Role of SIPs in Achieving Better Air Quality

    Untitled Document For more than 30 years, attaining the U.S. Environmental Protection ...

  • Air quality planning for Durban, South Africa

    NILU has designed a programme to improve and update the monitoring and to assess the air quality for South Durban Basin. A planning tool for improving the air quality is currently under ...

  • NILU developed the air quality monitoring programme for Egypt

    The Environmental Information and Monitoring Programme (EIMP) for Egypt was successfully implemented during a five-year period from 1996 to 2001. From mid-2001 and onwards the EIMP has been operated by the Egypt Environmental Affairs Agency ...

  • The challenges and benefits of local air quality monitoring

    A new generation of air quality monitors is now being offered to provide localised, real-time air quality readings – but the potential benefit is only just starting to be realised. It is generally accepted that whilst measurements from air quality reference stations are highly accurate, they are not sufficiently location-specific. Key pollutants – such as NO2 and PM2.5 ...


    By AQMesh

  • WHO initiate air quality awareness in Central Africa

    The World Health Organisation (WHO) has initiated a programme for raising awareness of air pollution problems in Central Africa. Norwegian institute for Air Research (NILU) was requested to take a lead role. Funds were made available from the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and a first seminar was launched at the end of February 2002 in Lagos ...

  • NILU supports Vietnamese authorities on improving air-quality

    Directors from the Vietnamese Department of Natural Resources and Environment - DONRE, and Ho Chi Minh Environmental Protection Byreau - HEPA, are this week (24th - 29th April 2006)visiting the Norwegian Institute for Air Research (NILU). The aim is to strenghten existing co-operation between Vietnam and the Norwegian ...

  • An integrated perspective on assessing agricultural air quality

    The biogeochemical cycling of trace gases (e.g. nitrogen, sulphur, etc.), and contaminants on local, regional, and global scales is a complex system of emissions, transformations, transport, and deposition. To date, limited, if any, attempt has been made on quantifying and identifying direct emissions of gaseous sulphur compounds from agricultural operations. This represents a major regulatory ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Experts to handle air quality in Abu Dhabi

    United Arab Emirates (UAE) has one of the highest per capita CO2 emission rates in the world. There is also a challenge of high impact of particulate matter throughout the Emirate, which exceeds air quality guidelines. NILU Abu Dhabi, selected as strategic partner for the Environment Agency will be responsible for the air and noise quality monitoring network in UAE. NILU will also renew and ...

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