Activated carbon is a component found all around us, but if you didn’t know it was there you could probably go your entire life blissfully unaware of its existence. It performs a key role in purifying liquids and gases, from drinking water to pollution control, and at AAC Eurovent we use activated carbon in our odour control and air filtration systems. But what exactly is activated carbon, how do we get it and where is it used? Here’s everything you need to know about activated carbon.
A recent study released by the King’s College London and UK100 analyses air pollution data from nine major cities in the UK, namely, London, Birmingham, Bristol, Derby, Liverpool, Manchester, Nottingham, Oxford, and Southampton. This research is due to be published next month and it analyses air pollution and the impacts it has on public health across nine different cities in the UK.
New studies show that there may be a link between higher amounts of air pollution and a wider rate of spread of the coronavirus. In a preliminary study, Italian scientists had detected the coronavirus on particles of air pollution which could suggest that the virus could be carried over some distances. However, this study is preliminary and it is still unknown if the coronavirus is able to cause disease through particulate matter.
The COVID-19 coronavirus had a significant impact on the UK and this has led to a nationwide lockdown in efforts to reduce the spreading of the outbreak. This lockdown means restrictions on travelling, working, socialising, and shopping across the UK.
London is home to a continuously growing population of more than 10 million residents and air quality is an ongoing concern. In order to maintain and improve the outdoor and indoor air quality in the capital, multiple initiatives have been implemented across London to limit the amount of air pollution, such as the ultra-low emission zone. For businesses and schools, they have implemented measures to reduce the amount of indoor air pollution in the buildings. This improves the indoor air quality for workers, residents, and pupils.
Clean air is very important to our health, vegetation, ecosystems, and the environment. However, air pollution is a constant problem that is caused by the emission of pollutants into the atmosphere. Since the industrial revolution, the quality of air has significantly declined, primarily caused by human activities. There are many sources of air pollution, including energy production, fossil fuel consumption, traffic on the roads, and various industrial processes.