Why thermal inactivation of airborne viruses could become a life-style

COVID-19 pandemic highlighted the importance of air biosecurity because SARS-CoV-2 is mainly transmitted from person to person via airborne droplets. Preventing infectious droplets from entering the body is one of the best ways to protect against infection. In his paper, published at the Applied Thermal Engineering Journal, Mikhail S. Vlaskin, head of the Laboratory of Energy Accumulating Materials at the Joint Institute for High Temperatures of the Russian Academy of Sciences, reviews the transmission patterns of airborne pathogens and air disinfection methods.

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IEA: From 2021-2026, China will account for more than half of hydropower capacity growth

In the period from 2021 to 2026, global installed capacity of hydroelectric stations will increase by 153 GW, according to the latest forecast by the International Energy Agency (IEA). By way of comparison: in 2020, the total installed capacity of hydropower stations in Britain and the 27 member-states of the European Union stood at 156 GW, according to the calculations of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA).

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