Air Quality Regulations News

  • Food-grade CO2 analysis: new PTR-TOF 1000 ultra application

    Real-time Quantification of Impurities in Food-Grade CO2 with PTR-MS The modern food and beverage industry is not imaginable without food-grade carbon (CO2) dioxide. Its many uses include carbonation of beverages, and as packaging and cooling gas. In this study we investigate volatile organic impurities emerging from a food-grade certified (European standard E 290) carbon ...


    By Ionicon Analytik Ges.m.b.H.

  • Few Tenants in Puerto Rico Know if Radon is an Indoor Concern for Them

    Throughout Puerto Rico and in most parts of the United States, the millions of people that rent or lease their home or business property have no idea if they are being exposed to high levels of radon. Many tenants are under the assumption that landlords or property management companies are required to test their rental property for radon, but this is rarely the case.   For most tenants, ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • AQE 2018 Seminar on Clean Air Zones

    AQE 2018 (Telford, 21+22 Nov), the Air Quality & Emissions event, will include a seminar organised by the EIC on 21st November focusing on solutions for the management and delivery of Clean Air Zones (CAZs). CAZs are a major part of the Government’s plans to ensure compliance with EU limit values for NOx ...

  • AQE 2018 Seminar on Clean Air Zones

    AQE 2018 (Telford, 21+22 Nov), the Air Quality & Emissions event, will include a seminar organised by the EIC on 21st November focusing on solutions for the management and delivery of Clean Air Zones (CAZs). CAZs are a major part of the Government’s plans to ensure compliance with EU limit values for NOx pollution and twelve cities are currently actively considering introducing ...

  • Residents of Puerto Rico Prepare to Celebrate National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week

    Just how many children and adults in Puerto Rico suffer from lead poisoning is hard to determine since the Puerto Rico Department of Health has no formal blood lead surveillance program. For children on the islands, considered the most vulnerable group for lead poisoning by most health experts, the prevalence of elevated blood lead levels is considered to be comparable to lead poisoning rates in ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Testing for Tobacco and Other Smoke Residues and the New HUD Smoke-Free Housing Rule

    On July 21st of this year, a final rule from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) requiring Public Housing Agencies (PHAs) to implement smoke-free policies went into full effect. The new rule has a major impact on thousands of PHAs and the over 1 million households in the U.S. that live in public housing units.   According to the new rule, each Public Housing Agency ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Air Monitors wins contract for national PM monitoring network

    Air Monitors Limited is delighted to announce that it has been awarded a contract by the Environment Agency to supply real-time particulate matter (PM) monitors to support the Automatic Urban and Rural Network (AURN). According to the terms of the contract, Air Monitors will supply FIDAS 200 PM monitors for the continuous measurement of particle size for PM10, PM2.5 and as dual instruments which ...


    By Air Monitors Ltd.

  • Air Monitors awarded Quality and Environment Certificates

    Following a comprehensive overhaul of the company’s business processes, Air Monitors is delighted to announce that it has been awarded both ISO 9001:2015, the Quality Management Standard, and ISO 14001:2015, the Environmental Management Standard. Commenting on the awards, Karen Allwood said: “At Air Monitors, we have always aimed to achieve high levels of customer satisfaction ...


    By Air Monitors Ltd.

  • Stove manufacturers prepare for emissions regulations

    From 1st January 2022, a European regulation will impose Ecodesign requirements for solid fuel local space heaters. Regulation (EU) 2015/1185 24/5/2015 describes the requirements which will harmonise energy consumption, particulate matter, organic gaseous compounds, carbon monoxide and nitrogen oxides emission requirements for solid fuel local space heaters throughout the European Union. John ...


    By Signal Group Ltd

  • ABIH® Elects New Vice Chair and Board of Director Members for 2019 and Beyond

    The American Board of Industrial Hygiene® is pleased to announce Cynthia Hanko, CIH® as the new Vice Chair-elect of the ABIH® Board of Directors for 2019. She will succeed Dirk Yamamoto, PhD, CIH®, CSP®, PE, who will become ABIH Chair; Jeffrey Miller, PhD, CIH®, CSP®, who will become Past Chair, and David Roskelley, CIH®, CSP®, who will be rotating off the ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • HUD’s New Smoke-Free Public Housing Rule Discussed in New Video

    Today, the IAQ Video Network and Cochrane & Associates announced the release of their latest educational video. Their newest production discusses the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the agency’s new requirements for Public Housing Agencies (PHAs) to provide a smoke-free environment for residents and workers.   “HUD’s smoke-free policies had to ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Exposure to Fragrances and Perfumes in the Work Environment Could Cause or Exacerbate Asthma

    The perfumes and fragrances that are found in personal care products, air fresheners and even cleaning products are frequently encountered and all too common. While some people find these odors to be pleasant, these same scents can act as a respiratory irritant for others. Even worse, the smell of a strong perfume or fragrance could trigger an asthma attack for some people with the condition. ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Siship BlueDrive: Scalable electric drive for reduced emissions

    Scalable uniform-topology power supply and drive solutions Customized configuration based on practically tested, standardized components such as Sinamics High level of resilience, availability and service friendliness Up to zero emissions depending on drive configuration Siemens is expanding its portfolio of green ship propulsion systems by adding a new member ...


    By Siemens AG

  • Application Note: Stricter VOC regulations worldwide require high-performing analytical instrumentation

    Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) are organic substances in our environment that are volatile at room temperature. They can be emitted from a number of common materials, such as construction material, textiles, and adhesives. The link to harmful health effects of VOCs has resulted in an increased awareness and regulations to limit VOC exposure in various countries in recent years. Axetris mass ...


    By Axetris Ag

  • Clean development mechanism projects

    What are Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) Projects? The Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) is an element of the Kyoto Protocol that generates Certified Emission Reductions (CERs) from eligible climate change projects in developing countries. CERs are valuable assets and can be used in compliance markets such as the EU ETS, or in national greenhouse gas schemes of Annex-I ...


    By thinkstep

  • Government to promote green alternatives to inhaler F-gases

    The UK Government will continue to work to reduce harmful F-gas emissions, which are commonly found in fridges and asthma inhalers. ...


    By Energy Live News Ltd.

  • SWECO helps Canadian Industrial Company Enerkem find its Way in Europe

    The future lies in circular production and the infinite reuse of waste flows. And if Enerkem has anything to do with it, it should be possible in 2020. The Canadian company plans to build a large-scale chemical plant where domestic waste from 700,000 households will be converted into methanol. AkzoNobel will then use part of the methanol production among others for the production of many everyday ...


    By Sweco Nederland BV

  • Workers in Puerto Rico Learn About Secondary Lead Exposure Risks for Family Members

    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) estimates that across Puerto Rico and the rest of the United States, there are approximately 804,000 workers in general industry and an additional 838,000 workers in construction that are potentially exposed to lead.   While there are a number of rules and regulations in place that are meant to protect ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD)

    One of the most significant, and perhaps most misunderstood, risks that organizations face today relates to climate change. One of the most significant, and perhaps most misunderstood, risks that organizations face today relates to climate change. One of the essential functions of financial markets is to set prices on risks as a basis for making informed, efficient decisions ...


    By thinkstep

  • Indoor Air Quality Testing and National Healthy Homes Month

    Back in June of 2016, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) inaugurated the first annual National Healthy Homes Month (NHHM) with the theme, “Everyone Deserves a Safe and Healthy Home.” This annual celebration has become an important time for government institutions, such as HUD, to raise awareness and provide resources to the public ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

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