Entries by Ping Restor

Metro Manila registers unusually clean air

At least for today, Metro Manila residents can enjoy the cooler breeze outdoors sans the threat of polluted air. All four monitoring stations of the Rotary Club of Makati air quality monitoring system in Metro Manila registered air quality rated from good to very good at 2:00 this afternoon. Accordingly, no precautionary health advisories were […]

New material discovered to filter PM 2.5 particles

The latest publication of Nature has highlighted a discovery headed by Professor Wang Bo from the Beijing Institute of Technology, whose team created a membrane made from metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) to filter PM2.5 particles. According to Wang, the porous crystallization material is a compound of organic monomers and metal ions, which can catch and dissolve […]

RC Makati’s air quality charts capture images of New Year’s unusual pollution spikes

Each year, dazzling fireworks that paint the night sky highlight the New Year’s revelry, but cloud people’s awareness of an ugly aftermath: Dangerous air pollution spikes. On December 31st 2016, the Rotary Club of Makati’s air quality monitoring system (AQMS) captured dramatic images in real-time of unusual air pollution spikes from 12 midnight of December […]

Rotary Club of Makati’s Air Quality Monitoring System offers the country’s first-ever real-time PM 10 and PM 2.5 air pollution reporting

Air pollution in Metro Manila is increasingly becoming an urgent public health agenda. The need for an Air Quality Monitoring System (AQMS) that is capable of reporting real-time and accurate pollution information has never been more highlighted. The Rotary Club of Makati’s AQMS features real-time 24/7 recording of PM10 and PM2.5, in micrograms per cubic […]

RC Makati’s Airtoday.ph now reports PM10 data

The Rotary Club of Makati’s Air Quality Monitoring System has expanded its reporting capability to include readings of particulate matter 10, the pollutant in the air that measures 10 micrometers or less in diameter, enabling people to do something to protect themselves from this pollutant. Before, AQMS data was presented for PM2.5 readings or air […]

Rotary Club of Makati activates 4th Air Quality Monitoring Station at UST Espana

University students and residents surrounding the University of Santo Tomas campus in Espana, Manila now have a way to check, before heading outdoors, the real-time air pollution situation in their area, thanks to an Air Quality Monitoring System (AQMS) that was installed in the campus on Monday, November 14. The machine, called Grimm EDM365 environmental […]