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Combating air pollution: Track 1

Featuring: Video Video

What’s in the air you breathe and how do you know it’s safe? Pollution control is vital since nobody has a choice when it comes to inhaling the air around them. This album introduces the scientific processes behind air monitoring and air quality management. The five video tracks explore the nature of pollution arising from different forms of transport, and look at how data is interpreted and how pollutants can be minimised. To complete the album, Senior Lecturer Rod Barratt explains the choice of some of the case studies provided, and unpicks the issues that emerge, while Dr Suresh Nesaratnam gives an overview of The Open University course. This material forms part of The Open University course T210 Environmental control and public health.

By: The iTunes U team (The Open University,)

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Track 1: Air pollution

Keeping watch on the invisible. The Clean Air Act banished smog from our cities in the 1950s, but today there are new types of air pollution .


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Tracks in this podcast:

Track   Title Description
1 Air pollution    Keeping watch on the invisible. The Clean Air Act banished smog from our cities in the 1950s, but today there are new types of air pollution . Play now Air pollution
2 Pollution: shipping    How do we measure pollution in the air and what vehicles have the worst emissions? Lloyds's 5 year study compares ship emissions and air quality on shore. Play now Pollution: shipping
3 Pollution: cars    Lab tests are carried out to determine car emissions, but interpreting the data into real pollution statistics is harder than it seems. Play now Pollution: cars
4 Clear solutions    How to clean the air. Demonstration of methods used to remove pollutants from the air, including factory emissions. Play now Clear solutions
5 Industrial emissions    How to curb industrial emissions of VOC's. The challenge facing British Aerospace in finding alternatives to solvents. Play now Industrial emissions