non-methane volatile organic compound News

  • Defra release UK emissions of air pollutants – 2009 results

    This National Statistics release covers 2009 results from the National Atmospheric Emissions Inventory (NAEI) for UK emissions of sulphur dioxide, nitrogen oxides, non-methane volatile organic compounds (NMVOCs) and ammonia. These four pollutants are primarily responsible for acidification and eutrophication which can be damaging to ecosystems, and the formation of ground-level ozone which can be ...


    By Environmental Protection UK

  • Transport remains main source of health-damaging pollutants, say EEA

    A report launched this week by the European Environment Agency shows that road transport remains the single main source of sulphur oxides (SOx), carbon monoxide (CO) and non-methane volatile organic compounds (NMVOCs), and the second-most important source of fine particulate emissions (PM10 and PM2.5) in the EU-27. This report contains essential data that helps understand the evolution of air ...

  • Progress reducing emissions of some air pollutants

    Emissions of sulphur (SOx) have been reduced by almost 70 % since 1990, says a new report recently released by the European Environment Agency (EEA). The report, 'Annual European Community LRTAP Convention emission inventory report 1990–2005' also shows that levels of nitrogen oxides (NOx), as reported by the EU-27 Member States, are down by 35 %. (Click here to view the full report) SOx and NOx ...

  • Introducing Sentinel Air Quality, from EMS Bruel & Kjaer and envea

    We are proud to announce a major update for Sentinel. You already trust Sentinel for noise and vibration compliance monitoring. Now you can use it to manage up to nine parameters of dust, gas and odor. EMS Brüel & Kjær has partnered with envea, the French environmental solutions provider, to add air quality monitoring to the Sentinel service offering. Using envea’s Cairnet ...


    By Envirosuite

  • EU meets most international air pollutant emissions limits, further cuts possible

    Many air pollutant emissions are below internationally agreed limits, except nitrogen oxides, according to a European Environment Agency report released today. Emissions of three air pollutants, including fine particulate matter, are only slightly above targets to be met in 2020. Nitrogen oxides (NOx) are mainly caused by traffic, although this pollutant is also emitted by industrial facilities ...

  • Several EU Member States to miss 2010 air pollutant targets

    A number of EU Member States are likely to miss legally-binding 2010 emission targets for four important air pollutants, according to the 'NEC Directive status report 2006' from the EEA. The report is based on the latest data officially reported by Member States under the EU National Emission Ceilings Directive (NEC Directive). The NEC Directive requires all Member States to report information ...

  • More EU Member States to miss 2010 air pollutant limits

    A preliminary analysis of data reported under the EU National Emission Ceilings Directive (NEC Directive) by Member States at the end of 2007 indicates that more countries anticipate missing one or more of their legally-binding 2010 emission ceilings compared to last year. The NEC Directive requires all Member States to annually report information concerning emissions and projections for four ...

  • EU to exceed air pollutant limit due to growth in road transport

    Despite significant emission reductions in recent years, only 11 EU Member States expect to remain within their emission limits for all four air pollutants set by the EU National Emission Ceilings Directive (NEC Directive). The nitrogen oxides ceiling remains the most difficult to comply with. This is partly due to the fact that demand for road transport has grown faster than anticipated. The ...

  • Air pollution from agriculture: ammonia exceeds emission limits in 2015

    Ammonia (NH3) emissions in Europe have fallen since 1990, but not as much as emissions of other air pollutants tracked under an internationally agreed United Nations Convention. According to a European Environment Agency (EEA) report published today, ammonia emissions increased in 2015 and several European Union Member States as well as the EU as a whole exceeded their respective NH3 emission ...

  • Drone Employee successfully tests a pollution-monitoring drone

    The team of Drone Employee, the project launched by Airalab, has tested a drone specially equipped to analyze air quality. The test flight took place in the center of St. Petersburg, Russia. According to the project, the drones perform dynamic monitoring of air pollution with the help of sensors on board. They measure the concentration of greenhouse gases and particulate pollutants thus helping ...

  • Emissions of air pollutants down in EU-27

    The European Community's air pollutant emission inventory report released today by the European Environment Agency finds that in 2007, sulphur oxides (SOx) emissions were down by 72 % from 1990 levels. The downward emission trend of three main pollutants which cause ground-level ozone continued in 2007: carbon monoxide (CO) fell by 57 %, non-methane volatile organic compounds (NMVOCs) were down ...

  • UNECE convention offers policy response to tackle newly-declared-carcinogenic air pollution

    The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), the specialized cancer agency of the World Health Organization (WHO), announced on 17 October that it has classified outdoor air pollution as carcinogenic to humans. After thoroughly reviewing the latest available scientific literature, the world’s leading experts convened by the IARC concluded that there is sufficient evidence that ...

  • Transport remains a major source of air pollutants, says EU

    Road transport remains the single main source of a number of harmful pollutants, according to a recent report from the European Environment Agency. Vehicles remain the largest source of nitrogen oxides (NOx), carbon monoxide (CO) and non-methane volatile organic compounds (NMVOCs), and the second-most important source of fine particulate emissions (PM10 and PM2.5) in the EU-27. Most EU-27 ...

  • Air quality: Environment MEPs call for tougher new national caps on pollutants

    As air pollution is responsible for around 400,000 premature deaths in the EU yearly, Environment MEPs on Wednesday tightened up Commission plans and called for more ambitious national caps on emissions of six main pollutants, such as sulphur dioxide, particulate matter and nitrogen oxides in order to cut emissions by 70% across the EU and save €40bn in air pollution costs by 2030. MEPs also ...


    By European Parliament

  • Individual non-methane VOCs have large impacts on human health

    Emissions of non-methane volatile organic compounds (NMVOCs) can have damaging effects on human health. New research has now revealed that only three substances out of a large number of NMVOCs are responsible for almost all damaging effects on human health. Air pollution policies should be designed to target these substances specifically, rather than overall NMVOC emissions, the researchers ...


    By European Commission

  • Eleven Member States exceed air emissions limits under LRTAP Convention

    Emissions of most air pollutants have fallen over the last two decades in Europe. But many Member States have exceeded internationally-agreed pollutant limits set to protect human health and the environment, according to a new report from the European Environment Agency (EEA). Road transport, households, power plants, agricultural activities and certain industry sectors continue to emit ...

  • More effort needed to reduce summer ozone

    Ground level ozone causes health problems, decreases crop yields and damages the environment. Ozone levels exceeding certain targets in Europe were less frequent in summer 2011 than in any year since monitoring started in 1997. However, the long-term objective was exceeded in all EU Member States and it is likely many of them will not meet the target value, applicable as of 2010. "In summer ...

  • UNECE celebrates 35 years of successful cooperation for cleaner air and human well-being in the region

    On this day (13 Nov, 2014) 35 years ago, 34 Governments and the European Community signed the Convention on Long-range Transboundary Air Pollution (Air Convention) out of a growing awareness that the ecological and human health problems throughout the region were caused by air pollution which did not respect borders and often originated outside of the country experiencing its adverse effects. ...

  • Mercury Marine`s environmental stewardship

    A recent expansion at Mercury Marine in Fond du Lac Wisconsin has caught the attention of professionals in the energy and environmental industries. At an event this past May, the Wisconsin Association of Energy Engineers (WAEE) showcased Mercury's new process equipment and pollution control system. The 75 attendees consisted of facility engineers, plant managers, project managers, ...

  • EU Approves New Rules For Member States To Drastically Cut Air Pollution

    When fully implemented, the Directive will reduce by almost 50% the negative health impacts of air pollution, such as respiratory diseases and premature death, by 2030. Even if air pollutants are invisible killers, people are increasingly aware and concerned at the quality of the air they breathe and the agreement of stricter limits in the NEC is therefore an important achievement. It will also ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

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