Dust sampling News

  • Microplastics Found in Colorado Rain

    If all the recent news about global plastics pollution hasn’t been alarming enough, scientist Greg Wetherbee of the United States Geological Survey (USGS) recently — and unexpectedly — found plastic in the rain while researching an unrelated question. Although the rain samples were collected at eight locations in the Rocky Mountains and on Colorado’s ...


    By Fluence Corporation

  • Does your Cyclone make the cut?

    Introduction Respirable dust is considered anything below 10µm in size. This particulate is high risk because it penetrates deeply into the lungs. Respirable hazards for dust come from many dusts within the workplace and for that matter the environment. Particulate matter of various sizes can be generated from processes such as grinding, blasting, or mixing. Examples of common harmful ...


    By Casella

  • Casella launches game changer in Air Sampling Calibration - Flow Detective

    Casella, air sampling, noise and vibration monitoring specialist introduces the Flow Detective™ air sampling pump calibrator… ...


    By Casella

  • Real-Time Dust Monitoring: what are the benefits for the workforce?

    Approximately 14.8 million adults in the United States have been diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) with an estimated 12 million people likely to have the condition, but not yet be diagnosed.[1] Many of these cases could be linked to occupational exposure from dangerous airborne dusts, fumes and other substances. ...


    By Casella

  • ACS installation at Glowood 100,000ton/y pellet plant achieves 12mg/Nm3

    With increasingly tougher restrictions on industrial air emissions, pellet manufacturers are looking to "future-proof" particulate matter (PM) compliance, cost effectively. One Portuguese producer, Glowood Indústria S.A., has recently installed a brand new type of mechanical cyclone. The most recent results show a remarkable reduction of its PM emissions, from 700mg/Nm3to under ...

  • Finally: Reliable walk-away automation for serial volumetric Karl Fischer titration

    Automating volumetric titration in whole series of samples used to be a challenge: Firstly, there is the risk of ambient moisture compromising sample integrity, and secondly, there is the necessity to start the titration in due time for each sample. Both challenges required the attention and constant presence of the lab technician during the analysis. Not any longer, as with the OMNIS ...


    By Metrohm AG

  • Safer and easier – Karl Fischer titration with OMNIS

    Metrohm expands the OMNIS Titration Platform enabling users to perform volumetric Karl Fischer titrations. The OMNIS Karl Fischer Titrator addresses the needs of users for ease of use and protection from solvents and reagents with a whole range of innovative features. Safer – no risk of physical contact with solvents and ...


    By Metrohm AG

  • Camfil APC expands testing laboratory

    Camfil Air Pollution Control (APC), a manufacturer of dust, mist and fume collection equipment, has doubled the size of its testing laboratory to include a climate-controlled facility with a new full-size dust collection test rig. The new equipment is dedicated to testing in accordance with ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 199-2016, Method of Testing the Performance of Industrial Pulse Cleaned Dust ...


    By Camfil Ltd

  • Identifying Indoor Allergens to Help Allergy Sufferers in New York and the Tri-State Area

    For people who suffer from allergies, a visit to their doctor’s office for a consultation and treatment options is a common occurrence. People often look for medical treatment that can alleviate their allergy symptoms without considering what allergens may be causing their condition in the first place.   While there are many allergens that can be found in ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Coal-Tar-Sealant a Major Source of PAH Contamination in Milwaukee Streams

    Runoff from pavement with coal-tar-based sealant is the primary source of toxic polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, or PAHs, to streambed sediments in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, according to a U.S. Geological Survey and Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District ...

  • Learn More About the Art of Emissions Monitoring

    E Instruments is proud to present our newest report on the complex art of emissions monitoring and gas sampling. Every application encompasses different system considerations and there really is no “one-size-fits-all” approach to proper emissions monitoring. The purpose of this technical note is to provide an understanding of what types of equipment are needed for a wide range of ...

  • Gasmet invites CEM 2016 visitors to measure almost anything

    As a world leader in FTIR technology, Gasmet’s booth (No. 33) at CEM 2016 in Lisbon, 18-20th May, will focus on both portable and continuous extractive FTIR gas analyzers, and the Gasmet CVAF Continuous Mercury Monitor (CMM). “With these technologies, our customers are able to measure almost any gaseous compound in industrial emissions,” says Gasmet’s Antti Heikkilä. ...


    By Gasmet Technologies Oy

  • In-House Test Kits Help Motivate Parents to Reduce Allergens in Their Homes

    In-home test kits, coupled with patient education, help parents reduce allergen levels in their homes, according to scientists from the National Institutes of Health. The researchers found that parents may become more motivated to participate in allergen reduction interventions, when they can actually see results for themselves. The scientists specifically looked at dust mites, microscopic ...

  • Progress Made in Treating Health like Safety

    As many who read our last blog will be aware, our next generation personal sampling pump, new noise dosimeter and mobile app have been shortlisted for the BSIF Product Innovation Award. Indeed, we recently learned that our entry for the awards progressed to the later stages of the judging process, so at the very least Casella will feature in the ...


    By Casella

  • US settles with New York Coke Plant for $12M over Pollution

    A coal-burning industrial plant that a federal official called an "environmental outlaw" has agreed to pay $12 million to settle claims that it polluted the air and water with harmful chemicals, authorities said Monday. The agreement entered in U.S. District Court requires Tonawanda Coke Corp. to spend $7.9 million on pollution-reducing upgrades and to pay $2.75 million in civil penalties to the ...


    By Associated Press

  • Get Connected with Casella at Safety and Health Expo 2015 - Stand P2334

    Casella will be showcasing a selection of its next generation occupational hygiene monitoring solutions at Safety & Health Expo 2015, on 16-18 June at the ExCel London convention centre. At the event, Casella will be launching its innovative new Apex2 range of personal sampling pumps for dust, whilst ...


    By Casella

  • AQE 2015 Conference details announced

    The organisers of AQE 2015, the international Air Quality and Emissions show, have announced a comprehensive conference programme for the event which will take place in Telford, UK, on 22nd and 23rd April. Organiser Marcus Pattison says: “The event could not have been better timed. Just before Christmas, the UK Government issued a consultation that, if adopted, could result in a dramatic ...

  • Puerto Rico’s IEQ Experts Identify Allergy & Asthma Triggers Caused by Dust Mites

    The warm and humid conditions in many parts of Puerto Rico and the Caribbean make for an ideal environment for dust mites.  One of the most common causes of allergies to house dust is due to the presence of these tiny eight-legged creatures that are typically too small to see with the naked eye.    Many homes and buildings have dust mites and a ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Tape-Lift Fungal Material Collection

    Taking a tape-lift sample is one of the main practices used by indoor environmental quality investigators for detecting whether mold structures (for example, spores and hyphae) have either settled onto or colonized the surface. Despite the popularity of the method, there can be significant inconsistency in how tape lifts are collected. A new ASTM International standard, ...


    By ASTM International

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