Call for papers UFP Symposium

Ultrafine Particles – Air Quality and Climate Brussels, Belgium – July 5 and 6, 2022 Download the brochure here Ultrafine particles (UFP), the nano fraction of airborne particulate matter, are considered to be causing serious health problems and environmental effects. Combustion is a major source, also by producing volatile organic pollutants which are converted in the atmosphere through photochemical…

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12th VERT Forum

March 24th 2022 (online) Registration is required for participating in this ZOOM conference Please use the following link Registration 12th VERT Forum March 24th 2022 Dear Colleague, because of the worldwide continuing threat by the COVID-19 pandemic the VERT Board made the decision in alignment with EMPA to organize this 12th VERT Forum online using the ZOOM format, which…

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Ultrafine Particles -Air Quality and Climate

International Symposium 2022, July 5th and 6th Brussels, Belgium Ultrafine Particles Ultrafine particles (UFP), the nano fraction of airborne particulate matter, are considered to be causing serious health problems and environmental effects. Combustion is a major source, also by producing volatile organic pollutants which are converted in the atmosphere by photochemical reactions. Increasing applications of man-made nanomaterials add to…

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Newsletter nr 38

Coal as a Christmas giftby Andrzej Jagusiewicz, president of EFCA COP-24 in Katowice (Poland) in 2019 teased its participants with marvellous jewellery, almost all types from ring to necklace, decorated with a sculptured piece of anthracite, the least harmful coal to air pollution if burnt. A very nice souvenir for many participants who bought it, much nicer than the…

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Centre International Technique d’Etudes de la Pollution Atmosphérique

Upon invitation by the President of CITEPA* Jean-Guy Bartaire, EFCA President  Andrzej Jagusiewicz attended on 25th  October the Conference devoted to interrelationship between air pollution and climate during the energy transition period organised in Paris on the occasion of its 60th anniversary. Through several very interesting presentations, all speakers from France and the European Commission called unanimously for more…

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EFCA Honorary Presidency presented to Dr. Vladimira Vađić, CAPPA

Medulin, Croatia, September 16th, 2021 Dr. Vladimira Vađić was born in 1944 in Zagreb. She was graduated at the Faculty of Technology of the Zagreb University. In 1968, she was employed at the Institute for Medical Research and Occupational Health where she made her doctoral dissertation and worked until her retirement as Head of the Environmental Hygiene Unit. Through her…

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New WHO Global Air Quality Guidelines aim to save millions of lives from air pollution

Air pollution is one of the biggest environmental threats to human health, alongside climate change. New WHO Global Air Quality Guidelines (AQGs) provide clear evidence of the damage air pollution inflicts on human health, at even lower concentrations than previously understood. The guidelines recommend new air quality levels to protect the health of populations, by reducing levels of key…

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Online meeting on Ultrafine Particles

Online meeting: 18 May 2021  2 p.m. – 5 p.m. Central European Time Meeting Organization Information Due to the pandemic situation and its impact on planning and scheduling of conferences and gatherings in 2021 the traditional Ultrafine Particles Symposium, held in Brussels every second year, will be postponed to 2022. But to maintain the scientific and societal contact and exchange…

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11th VERT Forum – e-conference

Technologies and Policies towards Zero-impact Combustion Engines March 25th 2021 The 11. VERT Forum was organized as a virtual conference. This Forum made public how the industry can support the society with best available technology to clean the breathing air not only from soot nanoparticles but also from viruses. All presentations are available for download on https://www.vert-dpf.eu.

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Newsletter 36 – 2020

The editorial of our Newsletter from March 2020 was titled « The global spread of an unknown and deadly enemy ». It was and still is SARS-CoV-2 a type of coronavirus, which escaped from Chinese laboratory in late 2019 and is causing Covid-19 illness. I wrote in it that « All of a sudden we have become exposed to…

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