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Air and Environment

Clean air for everyone.

Air and Environment
Air and Environment

Swiss Cleantech businesses have expertise in the following areas:

  • Absorption, adsorption, condensation processes
  • Exhaust gas purification equipment
  • Flue gas purification equipment
  • Thermal waste gas purification processes
  • Dust extraction facilities
  • Deodorization
  • Air purification in the workplace

Switzerland in first place

Exhaust gases are harmful to health. Reports on cardiovascular diseases, the risk of cancer and respiratory illnesses have heightened our awareness of the dangers of emissions. According to the WHO, more than two million people die each year from the effects of air pollution. Switzerland has done a lot to reduce the emission of exhaust gases in recent years. Between 1990 and 2013, sulfur oxide emissions have been cut by almost 90 percent. Emissions of ozone precursors such as nitrogen oxide and volatile organic compounds also declined over the same period. That is more than in any other country in Europe.

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