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Soon, air pollution could be measured on every street corner

Soon, air pollution could be measured on every street corner

Press releases   •   Jun 13, 2019 07:00 BST

Air pollution is responsible for 550,000 premature deaths a year in Europe – and 7 million worldwide, according to the WHO. Measuring it can be a challenge, however, as the equipment tends to be large and expensive. But soon, this may change, thanks to a small, optical nano-sensor developed at Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, which can be mounted onto an ordinary streetlight.

Ships in the English Channel have the highest rate of sulphur violations in northern Europe

Ships in the English Channel have the highest rate of sulphur violations in northern Europe

Press releases   •   Mar 22, 2018 07:00 GMT

Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology have shown that between 87 and 98 percent of ships comply with the tougher regulations for sulphur emissions that were introduced in northern Europe in 2015. The lowest levels of compliance were observed in the western part of the English Channel and in the middle of the Baltic Sea.

Eight out of every ten ships meet the northern European rules on sulphur

Eight out of every ten ships meet the northern European rules on sulphur

Press releases   •   Mar 06, 2015 08:00 GMT

Emissions of sulphur from shipping fell sharply when the tightened EU rules came into effect at the start of the year. This is shown by recent measurements by researchers at Chalmers University of Technology, at the entrance to Gothenburg Harbour in Sweden. But not all shipping lines appear to be complying with new stricter emission requirements.