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Dust suppressants offer sticky solution to London pollution

Thursday, March 01, 2012 - 03:20

Mar. 2 - With this summer's Olympics looming, London faces a vast increase in traffic and with, increased levels of air pollution. The English capital already struggles to meet stringent EU air quality standards but a unique trial of dust suppressant technology that 'glues' air pollution to the road may be a solution. Jim Drury reports.

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London he's one of Europe's debt cities. Frequently breaching European Union regulations on the back of the police and prosecutor it's what you tense and out again. Now this is so authorities believe I have an -- on dust suppress its. They thanked police believe the suppress -- -- right on the streets we treat it fifteen locations across the city. The substance is not apply for the chemicals that was a police. It contains calcium magnesium acetate. Which help stick -- tends to the ground according to transport from London's chief operating officer tempest. Essentially it's a microscopic action that. Draws the moisture into the ground movement. If you do lose the particles that come from the construction sites -- come from diesel engines or come from the breaks. Vehicle's braking and so to the ground so they can't be blown up again by tossing vehicles going whilst. You re circulated around unless of course when they keep getting into it was loans so it can deliver some measurable improvements in the quality. These Q location. Once the point popsicle sticks the grounds that takes top point half time as almost a white migraine. He had ten schools asthma cardiovascular problems and lung cancer. Initial Central London trials suggest that 10% reduction articulates it the end. Overall quality -- London is is really a good improved considerably in recent years but. Certain locations of some hospitals reduce -- problems some of those are on the road network of the busiest roads in Central London and so on some of those around. Construction sites. Once on -- system that can be played -- field South London for a solution. Opens -- housing estate is receives two separate list of dust suppress its. One cuts the road while the outlook expert at the -- disposal site by economics Gibson it is just general manager he should just mind. We put it down every every killings and the conditions are dry. To get the best results. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- and don't just experiment and we were delighted to be a part of that experiment for the open area and the empire. Fazio idea isn't out for six itself environmental groups -- escape keeping. -- Andrews appliance and it says it's floating three place. First because there any talk of a problem in a couple of hot spots whereas we know that evolution is a problem affects the whole London. Second but it doesn't affect it's it's always useful. Intact and very fine hospitals which we know the most -- -- -- how. And finally even in those hot spots where it's being used it's still not sufficient on it's own to achieve compliance with the EU limits. Actress has a better response Islam and slightly east side requiring drivers -- at its vehicles to -- taking fate and it happens. Still if successful the dust suppression trial could be extended across London as one of many -- being tight pollution. One of numerous as VP and challenges facing the city prepares for the next. Gingerly Bruins.

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Dust suppressants offer sticky solution to London pollution

Thursday, March 01, 2012 - 03:20