Decontamination of Diesel particles from air by using the Counterfog® system
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The existence of particles with diameter under 10 μm 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® to eliminate airborne particles. The results show that Counterfog® is able to wash out PM10, PM5, and PM2.5 Diesel-generated airborne particles quite efficiently.
KeywordsDiesel exhaust particles PM2.5 PM10 Counterfog
This work has been funded by the FP7-SEC-2012-1 program of the EU Commission under grant number 312804.
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