Tag Archive for: air quality science

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Traditional easter fires and their impact on local air quality

Stemming from pagan and clerical roots, Easter fires (also called Paschal fires) are part of German tradition. They are typically performed around sunset on Holy Saturday or on Easter Sunday. Because there is often a larger amount of these bonfires…
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Everything to know about Sulphur Dioxide (SO2)

Sulphur dioxide (or: sulfur dioxide, SO2) is a key air pollutant considered vital for monitoring on various air quality guidelines and frameworks, such as the World Health Organization’s. Naturally, this means that we at Breeze Technologies…
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Everything to know about Black Carbon (BC)

Black carbon (BC), also known as soot, is a component of particulate matter (PM2.5) that affects human health and contributes to climate change. While we at Breeze Technologies don’t measure for black carbon specifically, PM2.5 is one of the…
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Everything to know about Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)

Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are a group of organic chemical substances emitted into the air from various products and processes in both indoor and outdoor environments. Despite them not being included in many standard air quality guidelines,…
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How much air pollution do rocket launches cause?

The billionaire space race has been a hot topic lately. Richard Branson of the Virgin Group went to space on July 11, 2021. Jeff Bezos of Amazon followed soon after on July 20, 2021. Elon Musk of Tesla and SpaceX plans on travelling sometime…
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Breeze Technologies at the 17th International Conference on Automatic Fire Detection

From 21 – 23 September 2021, Duisburg was host for the International Conference on Automatic Fire Detection (AUBE) and the Suppression Detection and Research and Application Conference (SUPDET). The 17th iteration of the conferences was organized…
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Air pollution – How to convert between mg/m3, µg/m3 and ppm, ppb

When it comes to determining the concentration of air pollutants in the atmosphere, the units of measurement one would typically see are either mg/m3, µg/m3, ppm, or ppb. These are used in air quality thresholds and air quality indexes to help…
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What is good air quality?

Clean air is vital for our health, the environment, and even the economy. But what exactly constitutes good air quality? Read on to find out. What is air quality? The air we breathe is made up of 78% nitrogen, 21% oxygen, and other gases…
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Why is air pollution a bigger topic in developing countries than in developed nations?

While it is undeniable that air pollution affects everyone, scientific studies, the news, and even international agencies make it seem as though it is more of a significant issue in developing countries than in developed ones. What is the basis…