Air pollution from industry production
Air pollution in agriculture
Reducing air pollution caused by traffic and industries and improving indoor climate
Reducing air pollution from transportation requires that cities focus on changing the mobility patterns of its citizens by e.g. improving access to public transportation and encouraging the use of electric vehicles. In addition, governments lead the way for their citizens and set demands for limiting air pollution from industries, while encouraging developers and architects to design buildings to improve indoor air quality.
A long-term focus on improved air quality
For many years, Denmark has been focused on developing different clean air technologies and solutions to those sectors that represent a significant source of air pollution, including shipping, industrial production and power plants. Coupled with strict environmental legislation and air quality monitoring, this sector-focus has helped to successfully reduce atmospheric pollution in most areas in Denmark to less than one-fifth of the levels during the late 1970s. Consequently improving the air quality in both urban and rural areas.
Air pollution reduction technology
SO2 and NOx found in smoke or exhaust from power and incineration plants can be cleaned by using catalysts and scrubbers. CO2 emissions can be reduced through Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS), where CO2 is physically removed from flue and waste gases. The CO2 can then be compressed to liquid form and stored in suitable underground locations. In Denmark, the geological conditions for storing CO2 are found in many areas of the country.
Improving air quality everywhere – for everyone
With more than 500 high-tech companies delivering clean air solutions for shipping, power and incineration plants, vehicles and indoor environment, Denmark holds the necessary knowledge to make similar improvements in other countries. As a country, we see great opportunity for mutual benefit in the transfer of knowledge and we aim at turning global air pollution challenges into opportunities for sustainable growth.
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