traffic air dispersion News

  • Traffic pollution associated with risk of developing type 2 diabetes

    Long-term exposure to traffic-related air particle pollution is linked with type 2 diabetes, a new study in Germany has found. Furthermore, the study found that people living close to busy roads were at greater risk of developing the disease than those living further away. Air pollution has been linked to a number of health problems, including heart, circulatory and lung diseases. It has also ...

  • Lohmeyer implements the dispersion model PROKAS to software product SELMA GIS

    SELMAGIS is a system for Air Pollution Modelling and Visualization as an extension in ArcGIS 9.1 - 9.3, 10. SELMAGIS offers a unique graphical user interface to work with different dispersion models. There are implemented yet AUSTAL2000, OML-Highway, MEMO and MARS/MUSE and now PROKAS. PROKAS is able to calculate traffic induced air pollution and includes ...


    By Lohmeyer GmbH & Co. KG

  • Air quality plans with IMMIS

    Supplying IMMIS  to local, regional and federal authorities as well as consulting companies, IVU Umwelt provides a comprehensive program set to evaluate traffic induced air and noise pollution. The program system IMMIS consists of the following programs: IMMISem - is ...


    By IVU Umwelt GmbH

  • 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

  • High levels of air pollution to spread across UK

    As high levels of air pollution are reported across the UK, NPL's role is to make sure that the measurements of pollutant concentrations are as reliable as possible, so that the right warnings can be given and the most appropriate actions taken. The National Physical Laboratory (NPL) manages much of the infrastructure in place to monitor air pollution around the UK, which helps to provide public ...

  • South Africa – Durban reinforces its air quality surveillance network

    Two brand new and modern air quality monitoring stations have joined the network already established in the South Durban Basin. The South Durban Basin, located on the eastern seaboard of South Africa, has a mix of heavy industrial activity and residential settlements in close proximity. Two brand new and modern air quality monitoring stations based on Environnement S.A pollution monitoring ...


    By Environnement S.A

  • Reducing the € 45 billion health cost of air pollution from lorries

    Road charges for heavy goods vehicles (HGVs or lorries) should reflect the varied health effects of traffic pollution in different European countries. This means charges should be much higher in some countries compared to others, according to analysis from the European Environment Agency (EEA). Overall, air pollution is estimated to cause ...

  • New Air Pollution solutions released: ADMS-Urban, ADMS-Roads & ADMS-Airport 4.0

    ADMS-Urban is the comprehensive system for modelling air quality in large urban areas, cities and towns. ADMS-Roads is designed for investigating ...

  • EC takes decision on Member State requests for additional time to comply with EU air quality standards

    The European Commission today adopted nine decisions addressed to Austria, Belgium, Germany, Denmark, Greece, Spain, France, Hungary and the Slovak Republic concerning temporary exemptions in 94 zones or agglomerations from the EU's air quality standards for airborne particles known as PM 10. Under the 2008 EU air quality Directive 1, Member States may, under strict conditions and for ...

  • Human pollution drives weekday southeast storms

    Summertime storms in the southeastern United States drop more rainfall midweek than on weekends, and NASA scientists say air pollution from human activities, such as emissions from traffic, businesses and factories, is likely driving that trend. The link between rainfall and the day of the week is evident in data from NASA's Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission satellite, known as TRMM. 'It ...

  • Chinese government reshuffle includes new environment ministry

    China has announced a major government overhaul involving the establishment of five 'super ministries' - including the upgrading of the current state environmental protection agency (SEPA) to ministry status - and a ministerial-level energy commission. According to the planned institutional restructuring of the State Council, China will establish a national energy commission, an ...


    By Chinese Government

  • The wood coatings market

    After weathering a number of challenging years, wood coatings manufacturers are reporting some signs of improvement. As the economy and housing market continue to struggle, more people are foregoing costly renovation projects and are instead focusing on smaller do-it-yourself (DIY) projects. “People are engaging in more DIY projects,” said Jacquelyn Ferrara, director of marketing, ...


    By The Compliance Center (ICC)

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