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Environmental & Pollution Control

International Filtration News provides ongoing coverage of filtration technology for environmental & pollution control applications. Visit filtnews.com regularly to stay on top of the latest insights, issues and innovations in filtration for environmental & pollution control.

When the unexpected happens, are today’s filtration systems ready for the challenge?

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PFAS – regulatory trends worldwide

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PFAS – the ‘Forever Chemical’

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Ultrastructural morphology exhibited by coronaviruses

Over the past several months, the world has faced some unexpected/unpredictable filtration challenges, such as the bushfires in the New South Wales region of Australia, which produced air quality that the Australian Environmental Protection Authority dubbed “the worst in the world.” And now, the coronavirus (COVID-19), which has been declared a global pandemic, the scope …

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Firefighting foams are a primary source of PFAS pollution.

This is the second article in a three-part series considering the challenges PFAS (per or poly fluorinated alkyl substances) present to the environment and potential options for overcoming such challenges. Part I of this series can be found here. The thermal stability and chemical inertness of perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) has led to these man-made chemical …

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This is the first article in a three-part series considering the challenges PFAS (per or poly fluorinated alkyl substances) present to the environment and potential options for overcoming such challenges. In centuries past, chemistry was a dangerous profession. Carl Wilhelm Scheele (1742-1786) was dubbed “hard luck Scheele” by Isaac Asimov, because others often got credit …

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Jan-Eric Raschke, director of Mann+Hummel Public Air Solutions.

A successful air pollution reduction scheme instigated by filtration specialist Mann+Hummel in Germany is set to be replicated at “hot-spots” around the world. As the home of both Mercedes and Porsche, Stuttgart owes its status as Germany’s richest city to the automotive industry, but in January 2019, a first partial car ban was imposed, effectively …

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Stormwater stream flowing out underground tunnel into river.

Why should we care about stormwater? Have you ever wondered what a mass extinction event might look like? Certainly, such events are well documented in the geologic record, involving gamma ray bursts, asteroids and comets, and perhaps the biggest killer so far, volcanism. Volcanism is commonly accepted as the cause of the Permian-Triassic extinction, also known as …

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