The air we breathe

A breathtaking picture in the Parisian outskirts during the pollution peak with particulate matter in Dec. 2016

Normally, at this time we publish our Season’s Greetings. However, this December’s headlines are about remarkable pollution peaks observed during week 49 (6-9.12.2016) in Mailand, Brussels, London and Paris. This time, the concentration in particulate matter was alarming. The exceptionally nice weather and its absence of wind just made things worse.

The alert for most large cities in Europe is given when a concentration in particle matter with size smaller than 10 microns (PM10) above 50µg/m3 is achieved. A sub-category of it is the group of particles smaller than 2.5 µg/m3. These are known to deposit in our breathing cavities and organs, and possibly interact with our blood. The WHO recommends a maximum concentration of PM2,5 of 10µg/m3. 

Quoting the European Environment Agency (EEA), "air pollution remains the single largest environmental health hazard in Europe, resulting in a lower quality of life due to illnesses and an estimated 467 000 premature deaths per year".

Roughly one third of these particles come from industrial combustion processes. And this is a figure one can reduce, namely with better combustion. This is what we do at Combustion Bay One.

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