pollution research Articles

  • 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 ...

  • Research on the evaluation method of groundwater quantity and pollution vulnerability

    Current research on groundwater vulnerability is aimed mainly at groundwater pollution vulnerability (GPV), and the vulnerability of groundwater quantity is seldom considered. It is important to carry out the groundwater vulnerability evaluation for the management of groundwater resources. This paper presents evaluation models and methods for assessing groundwater quantity and pollution ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • 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

  • Research on the process-based risk evaluation method of groundwater pollution for contaminated site

    A universal method to evaluate groundwater pollution risk with the site scale has not been established. The groundwater pollution risk is commonly evaluated by overlaying the results of groundwater vulnerability and pollution sources, but this method is inapplicable for contaminated sites. Considering the current supervision demands of groundwater pollution in China, this paper suggests a risk ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • An empirical research on the interactions of China's energy consumption, pollution emissions and economic growth

    The negative effects of energy consumption and pollution have restrained Chinese economy from further rapid sustainable growth. Examining their relationship with economic growth can lay a solid foundation for the decision–making of energy conservation and pollution reduction and ensure the sustainable development of Chinese economy. Using panel data of 30 Chinese provinces from 2001 to ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Persistent organic pollutants in the Arctic

    Persistent organic pollutants (POP) have been subject to research at NILU for a long time. These substances are toxic and are of anthropogenic origin, they accumulate in the environment, and they move through the environment so that after a discharge their traces including transformation products can be found in far-away places in air, water, soil and biological ...

  • Tracking pollution at a personal level

    Two big stories from 2014 were the amount of air pollution in cities, especially in China, and the rise of “wearables” and other personal technologies people use to track things about themselves, often having to do with health and fitness measurements, such as steps taken, hours slept, heart rate and more. Now, the ...


    By Ensia

  • PFC Pollution in the office environment

    A new study suggests that exposure to chemical pollution could be a particular problem in the office environment. Researchers in the United States have found a link between Polyfluorinated Compounds (PFCs) in the air of a number of offices and their presence in the blood of the people working there. Polyfluorinated Compounds are water and stain-resistant and they have been used for many ...


    By Commercial Air Filtration

  • Genotoxicity & Environmental Pollution

     The Comet assay is playing an increasing role in studies to determine possible links between environmental pollutants and DNA integrity. The assay is an ideal biomarker for such investigations due to its sensitivity and reliability in detecting DNA damage and repair. Many research groups use our Comet ...


    By Perceptive Instruments Ltd.

  • Intelligent Pollution Control

    The world faces difficult pollution control decisions. For every dollar spent on pollution control, there is an alternative investment in health improvement. For every dollar spent on reducing one pollutant, there is an alternative to reduce another. The most prudent course to make the best investment should include: Intelligent uncertainty Intelligent classification of options ...


    By The McIlvaine Company

  • Carbon Tax to Reduce Pollution

    Countries around the world are planning to take action against environmental population and other related issues that take place as a result of fossil fuel emissions. In fact, several countries have gone as far as to implement different measures in order to reduce the carbon dioxide pollution. Carbon tax is one such initiative taken by the UK government. ...


    By Stanford Magnets

  • Is The `Beep` Noise Pollution?

    It is rare these days that you can be somewhere without noise pollution intruding on some level. Many natural noises may be welcome; a dawn chorus or waves breaking on the beach, but when it comes to man-made decibels it’s a different matter. Never mind the sounds of cars, ring tones and other noises that we take for granted, have you ever noticed how utterly surrounded we are by the humble ...


    By Cirrus Research plc

  • Managing Water Pollution

    Untitled Document Equipment and ideas abound for cleaning up plant wastewater and polluted groundwater Groundwater, surface water, wastewater, drinking water: ...


  • 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

  • The simulation research of dissolved nitrogen and phosphorus non-point source pollution in Xiao-Jiang watershed of Three Gorges Reservoir area

    Xiao-jiang, with a basin area of almost 5,276 km2 and a length of 182.4 km, is located in the center of the Three Gorges Reservoir Area, and is the largest tributary of the central section in Three Gorges Reservoir Area, farmland accounts for a large proportion of Xiao-jiang watershed, and the hilly cropland of purple soil is much of the farmland of the watershed. After the second phase of water ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Research on pollution prevention and control technologies in the industry of vanadium extraction from stone coal

    The technology of pollution prevention and control in the industry of vanadium extraction from stone coal acts as a key factor in deciding whether the vanadium can be extracted from stone coal effectively. This paper focuses on analysing related pollutants, including their features, and major problems existing in field of vanadium extraction, as well as investigating the technology used to ...


    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 ...

  • Research on the economic consequences of the health effects of air pollution in the UK: its methodological, meta-analytical and innovative aspects

    Epidemiological research has identified that there exists a correlation between days of high air pollution and the timing of death for large numbers of individuals. Before economic values can be attached to these impacts, however, greater information is required on the extent of life lost and the socio-economic characteristics of those at greatest risk. It may be more fruitful to base willingness ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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