29 July 2015

Combating Air Pollution at the U of M

For the week of August 2, 2015

David Pui, LM Fingerson/TSI Chair in Mechanical Engineering and Director of the Particle Technology Laboratory at the University of Minnesota, discusses collaboration between the U of M and China to combat air pollution.

  • Part 1

    Part 1
    (2:18) Professor Pui’s trip to China; (4:19) The collaboration between the U of M and China to combat air pollution; (5:11) PM2.5 particles and why they are especially hazardous; (6:42) The severity of China’s air quality and how the pollution compares to other countries; (8:50) Minnesota’s air quality and the MN Pollution Control Agency’s recent report; (10:50) Whether we should be more concerned about air pollution; (11:47) Technologies in China used to mitigate pollution; (12:49) The need for collaboration between China and the US
  • Part 2

    Part 2
    (:26) The Particle Technology Lab at the U of M; (2:50) The particle lab’s short course for professionals in MN on aerosol measurement; (4:08) Technologies currently available to filter hazardous air pollution; (5:08) Air pollution from forest fires; (6:22) Measures we should take to reduce pollution; (8:12) The effects of PM2.5 particles around the world