Month: July 2020

4 technologies for improving building sanitization in a post-pandemic society

Courtesy Pixabay The long-term impact of the COVID-19 pandemic will transform future building design practices to prioritize public health and mitigate the risk of spreading infection. Technologies that have long been utilized in hospitals and medical centers, but have not been widely embraced in other sectors due to additional costs, may see wider integration in …

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Water pollution is a rising global crisis. Here’s what you need to know.

The world’s freshwater sources receive contaminants from a wide range of sectors, threatening human and wildlife health. BY CHRISTINA NUNEZ From big pieces of garbage to invisible chemicals, a wide range of pollutants ends up in our planet’s lakes, rivers, streams, groundwater, and eventually the oceans. Water pollution—along with drought, inefficiency, and an exploding population—has …

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Air pollution

Air pollution kills an estimated seven million people worldwide every year. WHO data shows that 9 out of 10 people breathe air containing high levels of pollutants. WHO is working with countries to monitor air pollution and improve air quality. From smog hanging over cities to smoke inside the home, air pollution poses a major …

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Amid Confusion About Reopening, An Expert Explains How To Assess COVID-19 Risk

This is FRESH AIR. I’m Terry Gross. We’re in a new and confusing stage of the pandemic. More cities are opening. The numbers have gone down in some regions and are going up in others. As cities do open, many Americans are confronted with difficult decisions about how to safely return to work and which …

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Advanced Oxidation of Organic and Inorganic Pollutants with Free Radical Generator

[001] The present disclosure relates to device and methods for advanced generation of freeradicals that may be used as reactants in various processes. BACKGROUND [002] Advanced oxidation processes (AOPs) utilize powerful hydroxyl radical (OH*) as a majoroxidizing agent. OH* radical is very nonselective in its behavior and rapidly reacts withnumerous species. Their reactions with organic …

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