The air we breathe has a big impact on our day-to-day lives. In fact, recent studies show that air pollution can increase the risk of breathing problems while we sleep. Our catalytic converters help reduce harmful emissions from cars and industries entering the air, so that the oxygen around us is cleaner and safer to breathe.
The effects of clean air
Cleaner air is important to all of us: it affects our breathing, our sleep, our performance and even our skin. The quality of our air affects us in many different ways. Four individuals discuss the impact air has on our everyday life and what could be done to improve it.
Fuel for the body
It is an indisputable fact that diesel vehicles, for example, produce high emissions. According to the China Vehicle Environmental Management Annual Report 2017, released by the Ministry of Environmental Protection Department, nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions from diesel vehicles in the country accounted for nearly 70% of the total vehicle emissions, and the proportion of particulate matter (PM) exceeded 90%. A large number of fine particles that floats in the air is forming a smog.
Over the past few years, the public’s call for a solution to the smog dilemma has been increasing and governments have shown a steadfast determination to solve the problem.
While facing stringent emission standards and more elaborate and transparent regulatory means, the diesel vehicle industry and car industry alike are experiencing a critical battle. How can companies get through this restrictions? Product upgrading driven by innovative technologies may be the only solution. As a result, companies have been forced to change their approach and begin to take heed of policies and regulations, research trends as well as actively participating in technological and product upgrades. Forward-looking businesses have already experienced competitiveness as a result of innovation due to technological upgrades.
How to improve the quality of air
Energy and energy reduction
Innovative technologies for cleaner air
From dawn until dusk, our lives are impacted by the air quality that we breathe. That’s why we’re constantly developing cleaner air solutions that improve our daily lives.
A day in the life of cleaner air
Next stop: sustainable future
BASF has over 50 years of experience in developing solutions for clean air, including the invention of the catalytic converter which removes gaseous pollutants from automobile engine exhaust. We offer innovative emission control catalyst technologies for the abatement of carbon monoxide, VOC, nitrogen oxides, ammonia, particulate, ozone, and more – that optimize performance, minimize capital and ensure regulatory compliance. BASF’s Catalysts division develops unique, proprietary solutions that drive customer success.
We demonstrate added value based upon a market-driven, sustainable business model balancing both environmental and economic interests. BASF develops intelligent solutions for air quality over a wide range of applications – enabling clean air for a healthier, more sustainable future.