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Institute Develops System that Filters Fine Dust from Chimney Smoke

Institute Develops System that Filters Fine Dust from Chimney Smoke

DAEJEON, Jan. 27 (Korea Bizwire) — New technology has been developed to effectively filter fine dust in the white smoke emitted from thermoelectric power plants and waste incinerating facilities. The Korea Institute of Machinery and Materials said Wednesday that it had developed a system that filters contaminants in the smoke through simultaneous cooling and absorption [...]

Korea Railroad Research Institute Develops Fanless Dust Collector that Can Reduce Noise and Fine Dust

Korea Railroad Research Institute Develops Fanless Dust Collector that Can Reduce Noise and Fine Dust

SEOUL, Jan. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — A state-run railway research body has developed new technology that can reduce both the noise and fine dust generated around railroad and subway tracks. The Korea Railroad Research Institute said Monday that it had developed a ‘noise reduction-type fanless dust collector.’ With a minimal thickness, the fanless dust collector [...]

Fine Dust-capturing Urban Forests Also Effective in Preventing Dispersion of Microplastics

Fine Dust-capturing Urban Forests Also Effective in Preventing Dispersion of Microplastics

DAEJEON, Oct. 1 (Korea Bizwire) — Urban areas with more green spaces have a lower level of microplastics, research showed Thursday. A joint research team consisting of the National Institute of Forest Science, Seoul National University and anti-pests company Cesco, analyzed the quantity and composition of microplastics (diameter of higher than 20 micrometers, equivalent to the [...]

Vehicle Emissions Control Measures Most Cost Effective Way to Achieve Fine Dust Reduction: Think Tank

Vehicle Emissions Control Measures Most Cost Effective Way to Achieve Fine Dust Reduction: Think Tank

SEOUL, June 24 (Korea Bizwire) — A recent study showed that the most cost effective policy for the reduction of fine dust among the initiatives pursued by the Seoul metropolitan government is a measure targeting the mitigation of vehicle emissions. A report released on Wednesday by the Seoul Institute, a think tank for the Seoul [...]

Busan to Plant Urban Forests in Downtown Areas to Block Fine Dust

Busan to Plant Urban Forests in Downtown Areas to Block Fine Dust

BUSAN, April 27 (Korea Bizwire) — Busan, South Korea’s second-largest city on the southern coast, plans to encourage the development of small-scale forests in downtown areas to improve the urban environment as well as to prevent fine dust from flowing into residential areas. The Busan metropolitan government announced plans to develop a total of eight [...]