Decontamination of Diesel particles from air by using the Counterfog (R) system Articles uri icon

authors

  • PÉREZ DÍAZ, J. L.
  • LLERENA AGUILAR, F. J.
  • MARTIN PEREZ, T.
  • SÁNCHEZ-GARCÍA CASARRUBIOS, J.
  • RUIZ NAVAS, ELISA MARIA

publication date

  • March 2019

start page

  • 305

end page

  • 310

issue

  • 3

volume

  • 12

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1873-9318

abstract

  • The existence of particles with diameter under 10m in air is strongly correlated with respiratory diseases. These particles are profusely produced by heating systems, traffic, and Diesel engines creating a serious problem to modern cities. Natural mechanisms removing particles from the atmosphere are too slow to deal with the huge amount of particles daily released by human activity. The objective of this work is to measure the effectiveness of a new technology called Counterfog (R) to eliminate airborne particles. The results show that Counterfog (R) is able to wash out PM10, PM5, and PM2.5 Diesel-generated airborne particles quite efficiently.

keywords

  • diesel exhaust particles; pm2.5; pm10; counterfog; pollution; mortality; emissions