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Dr Harsh Vardhan, the union Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate change (MoEF&CC), has inaugurated air pollution control device – Wind Augmentation Purifying Unit (WAYU) at ITO in New Delhi. WAYU is developed by Council of Scientific and Industrial Research –National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (CSIR-NEERI) to mitigate air pollution at traffic junctions. The prototype ..
Topics: Air pollution • Building biology • Contents • Council of Scientific and Industrial Research • Environmental engineering • Environmental health • Ministry of Science and Technology • National Environmental Engineering Research Institute • Pollutant • Pollution • Volatile organic compound
The researchers at the IIT Kharagpur have developed a low-cost dirt detector that alerts authorities when a place needs cleaning. The Smart Hygiene Monitor (SHM) records levels of ammonia, sulphur dioxide, carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, volatile organic compounds and particulate matter through sensors and sends online alerts to stakeholders when a certain threshold is crossed. ..
Recently, it was published in the media that Dipak Ghosh, emeritus UGC fellow, who had embedded a solid-state nuclear track detector 70cm underground beside the Faculty Club at Jadavpur University, recorded abnormal fluctuations in radon gas emission from below. This was followed by Earthquakes in Sikkim and other parts of India. Its worth note that ..
Topics: Building biology • Carcinogens • Chemistry • Decay chain • Earthquake prediction • Health effects of radon • Natural sciences • Naturally occurring radioactive material • Noble gas • Physical sciences • Radon • Soil contamination