China is known as the world’s engine for manufacturing where almost every kind of product starting from heavy engineering to a small needle is manufactured. With these capabilities Chinese economy has certainly flourished over the years but has also resulted in some long term negative effects. One such effect has been increasing air pollution which has increased the number of patients suffering from air borne diseases, these developments has raised alarms among Chinese authorities which has started spreading awareness about harmful effects of air pollution and how to control it. One of the best known solutions for air pollution control is the emergence of air purifiers in Chinese households. The increasing transportation and industrialization activities are resulting in degradation of air quality. The increasing air pollution and the need to combat its ill effects are significantly contributing to the demand for air purifiers in China.

 
Source: Industry Today
New research published in the most recent editions of The Lancet and The Lancet Oncology journals has once again underscored the negative health effects of long-term and short-term exposure to air pollution, especially pollutants from traffic exhaust fumes in urban environments. Two studies link air pollution to a higher risk of lung cancer and now even heart failure.


 
Source: R&D
An inexpensive new material made of clay and papaya seeds removes harmful metals from water and could lower the cost of providing clean water to millions of people in the developing world, scientists are reporting. Their study on this “hybrid clay” appears in the journal ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering.

 
The Global Activated Carbon market is forecast to grow at a CAGR of 11.36 percent over the period 2012-2016. One of the key factors contributing to this market growth is the stringent regulations present for air and water purification. The Global Activated Carbon market has also been witnessing a rise in R&D activities. However, the rise in raw material price could pose a challenge to the growth of this market. 

 

Export of coconut and coconut products reached a record Rs 1,050 crore in 2012-13.

This is a landmark in coconut exports. Last fiscal, coconut exports other than coir and coir products registered a growth of 26 per cent in value and 32 per cent in the quantum.

 
Activated charcoal from wood chips, saw dust and other biomass can be powderized and used to filter mercury out of exhaust from coal-fired boilers, says enviraPAC, giving old power plants a new lease on life.

 
Source: PRNewswire
Coal use to become more environmentally friendly thanks to enviraPAC's new technology

 
Large wakes from powerboats speeding down Newman Lake are pounding the shoreline, leading to severe erosion in some areas.

 
The optimal selection of control technologies to limit mercury emissions depends on the type of coal-fired unit (new or existing), the rank of the coal and existing emission control systems.

 
Source: Stockhouse
Calgon Carbon Granted Fifth Patent For Advanced FLUEPAC® Technology Calgon Carbon Corporation (NYSE: CCC), the leader in innovative activated carbon products for flue gas treatment, today announced that the United States Patent & Trademark Office (U.S. P&TO) granted the company its fifth patent related to its FLUEPAC® technology. U.S. Patent, No. 8,450,238 was issued on May 28, 2013, and relates to its FLUEPAC® ST and FLUEPAC® STF products for flue gas treatment. The patent includes claims directed to both composition of matter and methods of manufacture of these products.