air research Articles

  • Gas Hydrate Breakdown Unlikely to Cause Massive Greenhouse Gas Release

    The breakdown of methane hydrates due to warming climate is unlikely to lead to massive amounts of methane being released to the atmosphere, according to a recent interpretive review of scientific literature performed by the U.S. Geological Survey and the University of Rochester. Methane hydrate, which is also referred to as ...

  • Optimising laboratory environment for successful IVF

    The London Women’s Clinic in Cardiff (LWC Wales) is one of ten clinics within its group which collectively provide expert fertility treatment to families across England and Wales. When it comes to IVF and fertility treatment there is no ‘off-the-shelf’ or ‘one size fits all’ solution and, as such, the medical teams produce a bespoke fertility programme for each and ...


    By Geotech

  • Using Electromagnetic induction to characterize soils - Case Study

    Electrical conductivity measurements have been used for years to determine salinity and moisture in soils. Probes were inserted directly into the soil to determine how well the soil conducted an applied current. This process was slow and labor-intensive and was usually reserved for scientific studies. A more recent technique for measuring conductivity is electromagnetic induction (EM), a ...


    By Geonics Limited

  • 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 ...

  • Monitoring Gas Emissions from Volcanoes to Predict Volcanic Activity

    To understand and predict the behaviour of volcanoes an increasing number of scientists are combining geological monitoring and geochemical models. By measuring and monitoring the prevalence of gases like CO2, scientists hope to be able to better predict the likelihood of volcanic eruptions. In 2010 Iceland’s Eyjafjallajökull volcano erupted, releasing 250 million ...


    By Edinburgh Instruments Ltd

  • Tire Shredding: The Best Alternative

    From cars and trucks to planes, tractors, and forklifts, tires are used for a wide variety of vehicles. And those tires don’t last forever. Regardless of how many miles a tire travels, it should not be used longer than ten years past its manufacture date, as the rubber will grow brittle and can crack. This isn’t usually a problem, though, since most tires are replaced within three or ...


    By ECO Green Equipment

  • Chemical Air Pollution in the Clinical Research Environment

    There has been a revolution in awareness of chemical air pollution in research laboratories. I could tell you several 'horror stories' of casual exposure to mercury vapour, benzene and chromic acid (the ultimate glassware cleaning agent) among innocent biomedical PhD students (including myself) in the 1970s. But researchers in hospitals, and other laboratories can never afford to be complacent ...


    By Commercial Air Filtration

  • Research Note: Air pollution challenges and solutions for China's urban transportation development

    China has experienced dramatic urbanisation and motorisation in the past 20 years. The phenomenal rise in the vehicle population in major cities has resulted in increased air pollution, traffic congestion and other 'wicked problems'. The Chinese government at all levels has made significant effort to control motor vehicle emissions, but vehicle population growth far outpaces their efforts, ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Clean air research multi-year plan 2008-2012

    The Office of Research and Development’s (ORD) Multi-Year Plans (MYPs) describe what research ORD proposes to accomplish over the next 5-10 years in a variety of areas. The MYPs serve three principal purposes: to describe where the research programs are going, to present the significant outputs of the research, and to communicate the research plans within ORD and with stakeholders and clients. ...

  • 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

  • Atmospheric research at Ny-Ålesund

    NILU’s atmospheric research in Ny-Ålesund serves three main purposes: Characterisation of the clean atmosphere and atmospheric changes. Investigations of atmospheric transport of pollutants into the Arctic. Studies of atmospheric processes and phenomena in the Arctic.  The Arctic is an interesting area for observations relevant to the cycling of carbon dioxide and other gases which are of concern ...

  • Environmental research and development in nanotechnology

    Maintaining and improving soil, water, and air quality represent some of the most formidable challenges facing global society in the 21st century. Pollutants from such diverse sources as oil and chemical spills, pesticide and fertiliser runoff, abandoned industrial and mining sites, and airborne gaseous and particulate matter from automobiles exacerbate the situation on a daily basis. Detecting ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Research NOx Analyzers

    ECO PHYSICS provides environmental experts with exceptionally sensitive and precise NOx measurement instruments. Please take a look at our newest press release on our research NOx analyzers below. Bound by the same laws of nature, ecology and physics are close associates in an on-going battle to preserve air quality around the globe. One of our planet's champions is Swiss-based ECO PHYSICS. The ...


    By ECO PHYSICS INC.

  • Energy research and the cobbler’s children

    Scientific research has brought us products that offer greater energy efficiency. But is research, itself, energy efficient? Evan Mills, staff scientist with the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, raises this question and points out what may be a largely untapped market for energy efficiency companies: research labs. (See Environmental Science & Technology, ...

  • Review of Recent Research on Vapor Intrusion

    This paper reviews current and recent research in the area of vapor intrusion of organic compounds into residential buildings. We begin with a description of the challenges in evaluating the subsurface-to-indoor air pathway. A discussion of the fate and transport mechanisms affecting vapors along this pathway is then presented. Following this discussion is a brief overview of current Federal ...

  • Clearing the air

    Atmospheric chemist Susan Solomon finds hope in past environmental challenges. Written by Jennifer Chu, MIT News Office. You can read the original story in MIT News ...

  • GAW Regional Station for Atmospheric Research

    The aim of the JRC-Ispra station is to monitor the concentration of pollutants in the gas phase, the particulate phase and precipitations, as well as aerosol optical parameters, which can be used for assessing the impact of European policies on air pollution and climate change. It is particularly well suited for the participation in international monitoring programs like the Co-operative program ...


  • Ventilation Research on Australian Residential Construction

    This paper applies established and new testing methods to discover the ventilation performance of various residential building envelope constructions in Australia. Under the definition of 'ventilation performance' we imply the building envelope leakage (or infiltration) of the living space air change rates, the volumetric flow rates and the pathways of air flow between subfloor, living and roof ...

  • Research on gasification process of loose biomass material with oxygen-enriched air in fluidised bed gasifier

    Fluidised bed gasification technology with oxygen-enriched air suitable for gasifying loose biomass materials was developed. Gasification experiments with different biomass materials such as rice straw, rice hull, wheat straw, sawdust and municipal wastes, were carried out. The tests showed that biomass materials can be gasified continuously at a temperature between 600 and 750°C. The heating ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Research Papers: Air Bubbles enhance membrane cleaning: a future perspective - Case Study

    Click here for the full dowloadable paper.  Air bubbles generated using a novel micro-bubble generator have displayed a dramatic enhancement in cleaning efficiency when used in conjunction with specially formulated cleaning chemicals. In order to establish the effect of this application on membrane ...

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