Clean water and clean air are vital for public health. This project focuses on developing high-efficiency and environmentally sustainable filters for removing harmful air/water pollutants. The team has developed novel architectures and functionalities for the filters to achieve high permeance, high removal efficiency, and excellent reusability.
All members of the HKU community and the general public are welcome to join!
Speaker: Professor Xiang-dong Li, Dean of Faculty of Construction and Environment (FCE); Director of Research Institute for Sustainable Urban Development (RISUD); Chair Professor of Environmental Science and Technology, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Moderator: Professor Dennis Y.C. Leung, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, HKU
Date: 20th February 2024 (Tuesday)
Mode: Mixed (both face-to-face and online). Seats for on-site participants are limited. A confirmation email will be sent to participants who have successfully registered.
Air pollution continues to cause significant environmental health risks, leading to numerous premature deaths worldwide each year. To protect public health, many governments have implemented regulatory policies on mass concentration of major air pollutants, referencing the guideline values recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO). However, new scientific evidence suggests various components in the air have different health effects. This talk will share research findings on the key toxic components of urban air from both chemical and biological aspects and their associated emission sources responsible for health effects.