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  • Questions and Answers on the new European air quality directive

     Questions and Answers on the new directive on ambient air quality and cleaner air for Europe 1) What is the issue? Air pollution is caused by the emission to the atmosphere of certain substances which, alone or through chemical reaction, can damage human health and/or the environment. Air pollution is both a local and a transboundary problem as emissions from one country can travel large ...

  • European Commission welcomes new air quality directive

    The European Commission today welcomed the adoption of the directive on ambient air quality and cleaner air for Europe. The directive mirrors closely the Commission proposal of September 2005 and demonstrates the European Union's strong commitment to improving air quality in the EU by setting binding standards for fine particles PM2.5. Environment Commissioner Stavros Dimas said: 'The European ...

  • EU states approve new air quality directive

    EU citizens will soon be better protected from the negative health effects of fine dust particles,  thanks to a new directive on ambient air quality and cleaner air for Europe. The legal text was adopted at the Council meeting on on Monday in Luxembourg, following an agreement with the European Parliament under the conciliation procedure. It foresees a limit of 25 µg/m3 for the ...


    By EU Council of Ministers

  • Environment: Commission welcomes EP vote on the air quality directive

    The European Commission welcomes the European Parliament's second reading amendments today on the directive on ambient air quality and cleaner air for Europe which confirmed the recent agreement negotiated between the Portuguese presidency and the Parliament. The agreement mirrors both institution's strong commitment to improving air quality, setting for the first time binding standards for fine ...

  • EU ship emissions directive improves air quality in harbours

    To reduce air pollution levels in harbours, EU Directive 2005/33/EC requires all anchored ships to use fuels with low sulphur content. A recent study of air quality in Mediterranean harbours shows that levels of sulphur dioxide have decreased significantly since the Directive was implemented in 2010. Ships are a major source of harmful air pollutants, such as sulphur dioxide (SO2) and ...

  • Indoor Air Quality Issues Create a Direct Economic Impact on Society

    The environmental and building science consultants from EC2 can identify indoor air quality (IAQ) issues that create dangerous health conditions and result in lost productivity. Quantifying the economic impact of poor indoor air quality is not an easy task to accomplish.  William Fisk, the head of the Indoor Environmental Department at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, working with ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Air quality judgement but no penalty

    Slovenia has been condemned by the European Court of Justice for allowing excessive levels of microparticles between 2005 and 2007. Footnotes The judgement identifies that Slovenia breached EU limits for PM10, but has not given it a penalty – this would only come with a second breach. Five other member states have been referred to the ECJ for ...

  • Intelligent solutions for air quality

    International Trade Fair for Waste Management and Environmental Technology presents technologies and processes for the challenges of national and international air pollution control Acid rain, the death of forests and fishes, a hole in the ozone layer in the stratosphere above the North and South Poles, and an increased risk of skin cancer, mutations, global warming and climate ...


    By Koelnmesse

  • Massive growth for air quality show

    AQE 2013, the air quality and emissions show, has been heralded a phenomenal success by organisers, exhibitors, speakers and visitors. With air pollution concern running high, this event could not have been better timed, and succeeded in attracting three times the number of registered visitors than the previous event in 2011. The health effects of air pollution including the number of premature ...

  • New air quality innovations from Air Monitors

    Air Monitors (Tewkesbury) has announced the launch of three new ambient air quality monitoring instruments. “Highly innovative technology is employed within all three monitors,” says Managing Director Jim Mills. “For example, the Spectra-1 from PKL Technologies is a robust, portable open-path TDLAS monitor, capable of monitoring a wide range of target gases remotely. In ...


    By Air Monitors Ltd.

  • Measuring the impact of air quality management

    Dust from mineral deposition sites and transportation from mines has made an imprint on the urban air in Callao, Peru. When measures were introduced to modernise mineral management, the Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute, SMHI, was commissioned to design a new station network for measuring the air quality. Situated in a central location at the port of Callao, Peru, there ...

  • European Air Quality Index: current air quality information at your finger tips

    A new European Air Quality Index, launched today by the European Environment Agency (EEA) and the European Commission, allows users to check the current air quality across Europe’s cities and regions. The Index is accompanied by new country fact sheets that provide updated air quality information for EEA member countries. The EEA and the European Commission's new online service, the ...

  • Real-world monitoring of air quality using low cost air quality sensors

    The emergence of sensors capable of measuring the gases and particles that make up air pollution, especially in cities and industrial areas, has driven many academic studies which evaluate the sensors and compare performance against reference methodology. Such projects provide valuable and thorough assessment, but they currently work slower than the pace of low cost sensor system development. In ...


    By AQMesh

  • Evaluating the impact of air quality measures is essential

    Recent research has investigated the effectiveness of air quality management at the regional level in Italy and found that some of the most commonly adopted measures do not always produce the highest emissions reductions. Italian air quality legislation was reformed in 1999 in order to comply with the 1996 European Air Quality Framework Directive1. At the time, the 20 Italian administrative ...

  • Meet the regulators at air quality & emissions event

    The Air Quality and Emissions event AQE 2017 (Telford 24th-25th May) will provide an opportunity to meet the UK’s regulators, with representatives in attendance from the Environment Agency, Natural Resources Wales, the Scottish Environment Protection Agency and the Environmental Protection Agency of Ireland. “The Regulators’ Stand will be located in the Exhibition Hall close to ...

  • High resolution air quality maps of Zagreb

    This year, the Croatian environmental consultancy firm EKONERG completed an air quality modelling project for Zagreb City Office in which ADMS-Urban was used to model air pollution levels in Zagreb at street-scale resolution. EKONERG developed a local scale emissions inventory for the project and verified ...

  • Mouchel welcomes new air quality expert

    Mouchel, the consulting and business services group, has appointed internationally-recognised air quality assessment expert, Dr Ana Grossinho, to the post of Associate Director and Technical Manager in its air quality and odour control team. Dr Grossinho has over 20 years’ experience of environmental assessment work, including air quality monitoring, dispersion modelling and mapping and has ...


    By Mouchel Limited

  • Modelling partly to blame for air quality failures

    On 2nd November 2016 the High Court ruled in a case brought by ClientEarth, that the UK Government’s plans to tackle air pollution are illegal. The judgement said: “the Secretary of State (for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) must aim to achieve compliance (with the Air Quality Directive) by the soonest date possible, that she must choose a route to that objective which ...


    By Air Monitors Ltd.

  • Robotics In the Service of Indoor Air Quality Professionals

    When performing professional duct cleaning in hospitals, schools, and government institutions, the quality of cleaning is a primary priority. Robotics Design’s patented ANAT™ technology allows you to excel in jobs where robustness, job length and obstacle avoidance are critical factors. The ANATROLLER mobile robot family, composed of the ANATROLLER ARI-100 and ARI-50 guarantee that ou ...


    By Robotics Design Inc.

  • ET Attendance at the Air Quality & Emissions Show

    Leading UK Air Quality Monitoring & Continuous Emissions Monitoring Specialists, Enviro Technology Services Plc (ET) will be exhibiting at the AQE Conference & Exhibition on Stands 5 & 6. Our experts will be on hand to discuss, present and explain our cutting-edge technology for a wide range of applications including air quality, CEMS and atmospheric chemistry and scientific research. ...

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