pollutant

New exhaust gas measurement registers ultrafine pollutant particles for the first time

A few days ago, the European Commission presented its Green Deal, which aims to make the EU climate neutral by 2050 in order to protect the environment and…

Fishy chemicals in farmed salmon

Persistent organic pollutants–or POPs–skulk around the environment threatening human health through direct contact, inhalation, and most commonly, eating…

On-Board School Bus Filtration System Reduces Pollutants by 88 Percent

An on-board air filtration system developed specifically for school buses reduces exposure to vehicular pollutants by up to 88 percent, according to a study by…

CEC releases its first-ever multi-year examination of reported industrial pollution in North America

The Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) has released a comprehensive report on the changing face of industrial pollution in North America, covering…

Multilayer nanofibre face mask helps to combat pollution

Haze is usually composed of pollutants in the form of tiny suspended particles or fine mists/droplets emitted from vehicles, coal-burning power plants and…

Electric Drive Vehicles Have Little Impact on U.S. Pollutant Emissions

“EDVs” is a catch-all term that includes hybrid, plug-in hybrid and battery electric vehicles.“We wanted to see how important EDVs may be over the next 40…

Fast Pollutant Degradation by Nanosheets

Waste from textile and paint industries often contains organic dyes such as methylene blue as pollutants. Photocatalysis is an efficient means of reducing such…

Tracking Down a Big Nutrient Pollutant in Chesapeake

Such is the case in the Chesapeake Bay, North America’s largest estuary, where an overabundance of nutrients fosters the formation of an oxygen-starved “dead…

Newly detected air pollutant mimics damaging effects of cigarette smoke

The discovery could help explain the long-standing medical mystery of why non-smokers develop tobacco-related diseases like lung cancer, said H. Barry…

New microsensor measures volatile organic compounds in water and air on-site

Since this new sensor allows water and air samples to be analyzed in the field, it is an improvement over classical techniques that require samples be carried…