Air Quality Management Articles

  • Environmental Impact does NOT equal risk

    Auditing the new ISO 14001:2015:  Environment Impacts does not equal Risk In recent transition audits, there has been one common misconception that I have seen repeated, and that is that environmental impacts are risks.  This is not correct.  Environmental impacts do not equal risk. Let’s start ...

  • Critical Monitoring of Forklift Emissions and Warehouse Ambient Air Quality - Case Study

    Our team of experts has been hard at work and has just released an industry-leading report detailing Forklift Emissions in Warehouses: The main objectives of this study were to investigate the effects of different engine conditions on exhaust gas emissions and to observe the effect that forklift emissions have on the ambient air quality of the warehouse.             ...

  • Can EHS & Quality Live Happily Ever After?

    We do something quite unique at Intelex. We service both the safety and the quality needs of many organizations. As such I get a window into two critical, but often separate parts of an organization. I’m lucky to have had hundreds of conversations with our clients on the value and challenges of their safety and quality programs and in those discussions often hear some common themes. ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • A Critical Evaluation of the South African Air Quality Offsets Guideline

    There is wide recognition in South Africa to the link between the quality of life and quality of the air we breathe. The Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) attempts to improve air quality through two key regulatory tools; emission limits, which regulate the maximum concentration of certain pollutants permissible within certain, ‘listed’ industrial stacks or vents, and ambient ...


    By WKC Group

  • Survey highlights the problem of office air pollution

    A new survey has found that indoor air pollution is causing many problems in work places across Britain. The YouGov survey commissioned by the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) reports that almost 70% of office workers believe poor air quality in their place of work is having a negative effect on their day-to-day productivity and ...


    By Camfil Ltd

  • 70% of Office Workers Complain About Poor Air Quality

    Building managers must ensure that “proper, effective, well maintained ventilation systems are operating in all offices across the UK” after a new survey found that indoor air pollution is prevalent in workplaces across Britain – potentially causing long-term health problems.   The YouGov survey commissioned by the Building Engineering Services Association ...


    By Camfil Ltd

  • Dynamic Air Quality Solutions - Celebrating Thirty Years!

    This year we are very pleased to celebrate the thirtieth anniversary of the first one-inch polarized-media electronic air cleaner. It was thirty years ago that the first polarized-media electronic air cleaner, produced under our “Dynamic Air Cleaner” brand, was introduced. As with many high-efficiency filtration products, polarized media has its roots in industrial applications. ...

  • Work when others sleep – service on the runway

    When asking our quality manager Hartmut Schneider, which kind of projects are the most spectacular ones in his opinion, he’d answer: airport projects. In the following he reports on the general challenges during runway sensor acceptance tests… On large international airports, it can take several years until an installation and acceptance of embedded road sensors such as the ...

  • Work when others sleep – service on the runway

    When asking our quality manager Hartmut Schneider, which kind of projects are the most spectacular ones in his opinion, he’d answer: airport projects. In the following he reports on the general challenges during runway sensor acceptance tests… On large international airports, it can take several years until an installation and acceptance of embedded road sensors such as the ...

  • Air quality in Europe — 2015 report

    Air pollution is both an environmental and a social problem, as it leads to a multitude of adverse effects on human health, ecosystems, the built environment and the climate. Air pollution poses the single largest environmental health risk in Europe today. Air pollutants are emitted from anthropogenic and natural sources; they may be transported or formed over long distances; and they may affect ...

  • Study: Stem Cells and Air Quality

    A recent study conducted by researchers at the State Key Laboratory of Environmental Chemistry and Ecotoxicology, Research Center for Eco-Environmental Sciences China, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), and the University of California at San Diego (UCSD) were successful in using stem cells to determine the amount of BPA that caused physiological toxic effects.  The group of ...


    By Ormantine USA Ltd., Inc.

  • Quality compressed breathing air really is a matter of life and death

    When some of the Analox team visited West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service it became even more apparent how important it is to undertake accurate and consistent checks on breathing apparatus. We were shown training facilities where firefighters are put in real-life situations in order to equip them with the experience to deal with whatever ...


    By Analox Sensor Technology

  • Tips for Facility Managers Tasked with Mitigating Indoor Allergy Complaints

    When an employee comes to work and develops allergy symptoms that improve or go away once they leave their work environment, it is often a good indication that there are indoor allergens in the building.  Once an employee recognizes that this is likely the case, they will often speak to their supervisor or human resources department to share their concerns.  At this time, in many ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Bramidan supplies new X25 ADs to Total service stations - Case Study

    Argedis, a subsidiary of the Group Total, is committed to a policy of excellence which aims to provide quality products and services to their customers, in an increasingly environment friendly scope. “There are many challenges”, confirms site manager of Aire de Bures. “The station is open 24 hours a day, 360 days a year and we must continuously provide quality services in safe ...


    By Bramidan Balers

  • PRESAXIO regional air quality modelling system: validation and applications

    Different operational air quality forecasts (ESSEM Cost Action 0602) are currently available in Europe. However, most of them are not suitable for regional application and, also, their coarse outputs do not fit well with air quality management needs. In this work, PRESAXIO regional air quality modelling system is validated and applied over Galicia (NW of Spain), including WRF and CHIMERE models. ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Airparif uses Isatis to process 11 million+ mesh grids and generate daily air quality maps - Case Study

    Isatis has been part of Airparif data processing workflow for 10+ years. The software is used daily to gather data and map air pollution over Paris area. The facts Airparif is part of the French AASQA network (“Associations Agréées de Surveillance de la Qualité de l’Air”). The AASQA are a French non-profit association accredited ...


    By Geovariances

  • A congestion sensitive approach to modelling road networks for air quality management

    This research establishes an approach to modelling a congested road network for air quality management, which enables the assessment of traffic management solutions that may create only subtle changes in the traffic flow regimes. Road network emissions have been calculated using standard factors taking into account details of vehicle fleet composition, average speeds and road type. Additionally, ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • High resolution maps of nitrogen dioxide for the Province of Styria, Austria

    Knowledge about the spatial distribution of NO 2 concentrations is beneficial for setting up air quality measurement plans, assessing exposure, or in licensing procedures, where background concentration levels are required. Styria (16.400 km², 1.2 million population) is the second largest province in Austria. In order to take topographical effects on the pollutant dispersion into account, wind ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The multi-scale character of air pollution: impact of local measures in relation to European and regional policies – a case study in Antwerp, Belgium

    This paper describes a multi-scale modelling approach designed to assess the impact of policy plans at various decision making levels (European, regional and local). The modelling framework is applied for a case study in Antwerp, Belgium. Various tunnel options and traffic management plans for the Antwerp ring road are evaluated with respect to their impact on air quality in 2020 and 2025. The ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Air Canada - Landing Gear Shop completes initiative to enhance air quality case study

    Canada's national carrier, Air Canada, based in Montreal asked DiversiTech to find a solution to their dust problem in the landing gear maintenance area. Dust from exotic metals were flying all over the shop and creating an unsafe environment for employees and computer systems. DiversiTech installed articulating capture arms and downdraft tables to capture the dust at the source and ...


    By DiversiTech Inc

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