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‘Green barriers’ for air pollutant capture

Congratulations to our Maria del Carmen Redondo Bermudez on the publication of “‘Green barriers’ for air pollutant capture”! 

This new study shows that the plants of the green barrier are capturing air pollution particles.

By observing the leaves at micro-level using 2D and 3D techniques, Maria found that ivy is effective for capturing PM1 and PM2.5. Both of these are dangerous air pollution particles.

If you want a summary of the study, then check out Maria’s excellent thread on Twitter ↓

‘Green barriers’ for air pollutant capture: Leaf micromorphology as a mechanism to explain plants capacity to capture particulate matter

This paper is available free to read for a limited time.

If you want to know more about green barriers and air pollutant capture then you can read this interview with Maria. In it, Maria explains how the green barriers work and all the benefits that come from then. Further, she explains how a whole community around Hunters Bar Infants School came together to help get the barriers in place.