Category Archives: Air Pollution

Oil Palm Plantations in the Bas-Congo Province: An Unknown Threat of Air Pollution in the Congo.

With an annual global production of over 50 million tons, palm oil has become the most important vegetable oil globally. Nearly 30% of the world’s production of vegetable oils is contributed from palm oil. The demand of the palm oil … Continue reading

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Oil Palm Plantations on Health and Wealth of Ecosystem and Humankind in the Tropics.

The biosphere has a critical influence on society, and the environment through its capacity to modify the air quality. Land-use change significantly affects air pollution because of the transport of the biogenic emissions and its intermediate oxidative products, thereby impacting … Continue reading

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Quantification of Impact of Urban Green Infrastructure on Ozone Pollution in Barcelona.

Air pollution in Barcelona comes mostly from motorized transport and industrial activities. Over 60% of nitrogen dioxide comes from daily vehicle traffic. Although Barcelona announces Europe’s largest ban on older vehicles, the increase in the number of cars on the road … Continue reading

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Conversion of Units of Air Pollutant Concentrations.

The air pollutants are represented in either volume fraction/total volume or weight/volume. The former one may be of several types. For example, moles of pollutant/ total moles of air (mole fraction) in specific volume, number of molecules of pollutant/total number … Continue reading

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Do You Really Think That Urban/Peri-urban Green Infrastructure Planning Combats Ozone Pollution?

What is Green Infrastructure? It is nothing but green vegetation. It includes crops, forests, green rooftops, plants, etc. Do they really help to reduce ozone pollution? Not really! Whether the green infrastructure is boon or curse depends on several factors. … Continue reading

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Gradual Increase of Complexity in the Ground-level Ozone Pollution Modeling Studies.

Ground-level ozone is a serious pollutant especially in the summer season in the tropical and extra-tropical regions. It is to be noted that the ozone is not a primary pollutant, meaning that the ozone is not directly emitted from the … Continue reading

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