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How we can be sure our air is safe to breathe? This album introduces the principles and concepts of air quality management and looks at how we analyse pollution control problems. Five video tracks review the nature and characteristics of air pollution today and demonstrate how air quality data is interpreted. They include a comparison between shipping and car emission levels, the processes used to remove pollutants from the air, and ways in which British Aerospace could limit its Volatile Organic Compound emissions in the future. This material forms part of T308 Environmental monitoring, modelling and control.

By: The OpenLearn team (The Open University,)

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Track 1: Air Pollution

A short introduction to this album.

© The Open University 2008

Tracks in this podcast:

Track   Title Description
1 Air Pollution    A short introduction to this album. Play now Air Pollution
2 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
3 Pollution: Shipping    How do we measure pollution in the air and what vehicles have the worst emissions? Lloyds' 5 year study compares ship emissions and air quality on shore. Play now Pollution: Shipping
4 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
5 Clear Solutions    How to clean the air. Demonstration of methods used to remove pollutants from the air, including factory emissions. Play now Clear Solutions
6 Industrial Emissions    How to curb industrial emissions of VOC's. The challenge facing British Aerospace in finding alternatives to solvents. Play now Industrial Emissions




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