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  • TSI Incorporated investigate air quality at Beijing 2008 Olympics

    TSI Inc. is supporting the Chinese Environmental Protection Bureau’s air quality monitoring efforts by providing multiple measurement instruments to sports stadiums, foreign newspapers, TV news stations and research organizations at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, China. During the bidding process in 2001, Beijing made the agreement with the International Olympic Commission to bring air quality ...


    By TSI Incorporated

  • Effects of electric vehicles on the climate

    A new study suggests that a 50 per cent reduction in road transport emissions as a result of using more electric vehicles will result in a cooling effect on the climate. The researchers compared the overall impact on climate and air quality of sourcing electric power for vehicles from zero carbon sources, such as wind and solar power, and sourcing it from standard power plants. Road transport ...

  • Satellite cluster proves link between pollution and weather systems

    Using data from instruments in a constellation of NASA and French satellites, scientists are learning more about the link between clouds, pollution and rainfall.  Four NASA satellites - Aqua, Aura, CloudSat and CALIPSO and the French Space Agency's PARASOL - make up the string of satellites in the Afternoon Constellation, more commonly called the A-Train. They orbit only eight minutes apart ...

  • Climate models may be overestimating the cooling effect of wildfire aerosols

    Original story at MIT News Whether intentionally set to consume agricultural waste or naturally ignited in forests or peatlands, open-burning fires impact the global climate system in two ways which, to some extent, cancel each other out. On one hand, they generate a significant fraction of ...

  • Japan Announces Voluntary Guidance on Measuring Airborne Carbon Nanotubes in Workplaces

    Japan’s National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) announced in October 2013 a voluntary guidance document on measuring airborne carbon nanotubes (CNT) in workplaces. The Technology Research Association for Single Wall CNTs (TASC), a consortium of nine companies and AIST, prepared ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Black carbon a significant factor in melting of Himalayan glaciers

    The fact that glaciers in the Himalayan mountains are thinning is not disputed. However, few researchers have attempted to rigorously examine and quantify the causes. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory scientist Surabi Menon set out to isolate the impacts of the most commonly blamed culprit—greenhouse gases, such as carbon dioxide—from other particles in the air that may be causing the ...

  • Unmanned aircraft to study Southern California smog and its consequences

    Using sophisticated unmanned aircraft, research scientists at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego hope to assess Southern California's potential for climate change and better understand the sources of air pollution. Funded by the California Energy Commission, the California AUAV Air Pollution Profiling Study (CAPPS) uses autonomous unmanned aerial vehicles (AUAVs) to gather ...

  • Cleaner air, longer lives

    Original story at MIT News The air we breathe contains particulate matter from a range of natural and human-related sources. Particulate matter is responsible for thousands of premature deaths in the United States each year, but legislation from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is credited with ...

  • ENVIRO TECHNOLOGY RESPONDS TO GROWING DEMAND FOR INTELLIGENT BLACK CARBON MONITORING INSTRUMENTATION

    In a direct response to demand from organisations across the UK, Enviro Technology plc , the leading UK supplier of environmental monitoring instrumentation and systems, have launched the ‘Magee Aethalometer' - an instrument that provides ...

  • Air pollution slows growth of coral reefs in the Caribbean

    Periods of slow growth observed in coral reefs in the Caribbean are caused by aerosols in the air from pollution and volcanic activity, recent research suggests. Aerosols cause cooler sea surface temperatures and reduce the amount of sunlight reaching the coral, both of which slow coral growth. Coral reefs are among the world’s most important ecosystems, providing habitats for many marine ...

  • Aerosols increasing over India

    Aerosols — particles or droplets suspended in the air that impact climate  by scattering or absorbing the sun’s radiation — are increasing across India, new research shows. The findings by S. Ramachandran and colleagues from the space and atmospheric sciences division of ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Italian Cruise Ship to Carry Air Pollution Monitoring Station

    BRUSSELS, Belgium, November 3, 2005 (ENS) - The European Commission and the Italian cruise line Costa Crociere have launched a new way of monitoring human generated pollution of the atmosphere that the Commission says is essential to improving understanding of climate change. The holiday guests cruising the Mediterranean will probably never see it, but an automatic air pollution monitoring ...

  • Air Monitors sponsors air quality PhD

    The instrumentation company Air Monitors has announced that it is sponsoring a new PhD project at King's College London to study ambient levels of Black Carbon. Applications for this important post must be posted online to the KCL Health School by Friday 2nd December. Air Monitors' MD Jim Mills said: "This is a fantastic opportunity to become involved in one of today's most important air quality ...


    By Air Monitors Ltd.

  • Enviro Technology Responds to Growing Demand for Intelligent Black Carbon Monitoring Instrumentation

    Untitled Document In a direct response to demand from organisations across the UK, Enviro Technology Services, the leading UK supplier of environmental monitoring instrumentation and systems, has launched the ...

  • U.S. EPA awards U.C. Berkeley $1.5 million to evaluate air pollution in developing nations

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced it is awarding the University of California, Berkeley, a $1.5 million grant for work to assess the impact of pollution from household and village-scale stoves on air quality in developing countries. The grant is part of $9 million awarded nationally to six universities to research cleaner technologies and fuels for cooking, lighting, and ...

  • PTR-TOF technology contributes to CLOUD experiment at CERN

    The PTR-TOF-MS technology, developed in Innsbruck, Austria and successfully commercialized by IONICON, is part of the large-scale experiment “CLOUD” at CERN in Switzerland. IONICON CEO Lukas Märk reports that highly sensitive “PTR-TOF-MS” (Proton-Transfer-Reaction Time-of-Flight Mass Spectrometry) instruments contributed to a better understanding of new ...


    By Ionicon Analytik Ges.m.b.H.

  • A Tale of Two Cities' Black Carbon Measurement

    Advanced photoacoustic measurement of black carbon particles, using equipment available via UK-based Enviro Technology, has led to a better understanding of pollution in Los Angeles and Mexico City. PAX (Photoacoustic Extinctiometer) Black Carbon Monitors have been deployed to deliver a more accurate picture of daily black carbon trends in ...

  • Climate studies to benefit from 12 years of satellite aerosol data

    Aerosols, very small particles suspended in the air, play an important role in the global climate balance and in regulating climate change. They are one of the greatest sources of uncertainty in climate change models. ESA's GlobAerosol project has been making the most of European satellite capabilities to monitor them. Using data from the Along Track Scanning Radiometer-2 on the ERS-2 satellite, ...


    By European Space Agency (ESA)

  • New particulate measurement technology enables climate change ‘quick hit’

    More accurate measurement of Black Carbon particles is now within reach of UK local authorities, air quality and climate change researchers and industry thanks to a highly-specified device, newly available via Enviro Technology.   Reducing levels of Black Carbon in the air improves human health and slows climate change. Because it is dark, Black Carbon absorbs a lot of heat from the sun and ...

  • Air quality specialist calls for black carbon standard

    Traditionally, ambient particulates have been measured gravimetrically according to their size. However, Jim Mills, Managing Director of Air Monitors, believes that the time has come to change or at least augment the way ambient particulates are monitored and regulated. Black Carbon (BC) is a term describing the fine particles that are produced as the result of incomplete combustion of fuels and ...


    By Air Monitors Ltd.

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