Fine Particles News

  • Delhi tops most polluted mega cities list: WHO

    Delhis air is the worst among world mega cities, the World Health Organisation (WHO) confirmed recently, even as IndiaSpend’s #breathe network of air-quality sensors reported fine-particulate-matter (PM2.5) levels were almost four times above daily safe levels, on average, for the seven-day period from Sept.22 to 28, 2016. For long-term exposure, these 24-hour levels are nearly 11 times ...


    By Camfil Ltd

  • Rainstorms raise airborne dust problem

    Researchers have identified an unexpected generator of the fine organic dust that blows in the wind. They blame it on raindrops. Researchers from two national laboratories in the US, and colleagues, report in Nature ...


    By Climate News Network

  • Do you know ... MMTC System?

    Practical testing of cleanable surface filters in accordance with standards and based on customer preferences The MMTC series offersultra-precise, reproducible testing systemsfor the development and quality control of cleanable filter media. The advantages of the MMTC series allow a clear, cost-effective and practically useful comparison of cleanable filter media andexceed the ...


    By Palas GmbH

  • U.S. EPA Requires ASARCO to Cut Toxic Emissions at 103-Year-Old Arizona Copper Smelter

    Today, the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced a settlement with ASARCO requiring the company to spend $150 million to install new equipment and pollution control technology to reduce emissions of toxic heavy metals at a large smelter located in Hayden, Ariz. The company will also fund local environmental projects valued at $8 million, replace a ...

  • U.S. EPA Requires ASARCO to Cut Toxic Emissions at 103-Year-Old Arizona Copper Smelter

    Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Justice announced a settlement with ASARCO that requires the company to spend $150 million to install new equipment and pollution control technology to reduce emissions of toxic heavy metals at a large copper smelter in Hayden, Ariz. The company will also fund local environmental projects valued at $8 million, ...

  • Liveable Cities: Exposure to Air Pollution of Dangerous Airborne Particles (PM2.5) and the Toxic Gas NO2 a focus at 22nd International Clean Air and Environment Conference.

    Ecotech, Australia’s leader in environmental monitoring solutions, released new studies among others at CASANZ 2015 (Clean Air Society Australia and New Zealand), held from 21 – 23 September in Melbourne, addressing the world’s biggest environmental risk – air pollution. Keynote speaker at the conference and Founder and Director of “Clean Air in London”, Simon ...


    By Ecotech Pty Ltd

  • EPA, Albuquerque Work to Improve Air Quality

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently awarded $151,996 to the city of Albuquerque to monitor fine particulate matter, or PM 2.5. These are particles found in smoke and haze that measure 2.5 micrometers or less in diameter. The particles come from a variety of sources, and can have serious effects on the heart and lungs if they are inhaled. The grant will help the city conduct ambient ...

  • EPA Grant Will Help Oklahoma Monitor and Improve Air Quality

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded more than $646,000 to the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality (ODEQ) to monitor fine particulate matter, or PM 2.5. These are particles found in smoke and haze that measure 2.5 micrometers or less in diameter. The particles come from a variety of sources, and can have serious effects on the heart and lungs if they are inhaled. The ...

  • EPA Awards Louisiana over $628,500 to Monitor Particle Pollution

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently awarded $628,523 to the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (LDEQ) to monitor fine particulate matter, or PM 2.5. These are particles found in smoke and haze that measure 2.5 micrometers or less in diameter. The particles come from a variety of sources, and can have serious effects on the heart and lungs if they are inhaled. The grant ...

  • Arkansas Receives EPA Grant to Monitor and Improve Air Quality

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded more than $558,000 to the - Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) to monitor fine particulate matter, or PM 2.5. These are particles found in smoke and haze that measure 2.5 micrometers or less in diameter. The particles come from a variety of sources, and can have serious effects on the heart and lungs if they are inhaled. The ...

  • EPA Tips for Building a Cleaner Fire this Holiday Season

    Across the country this holiday season, families and friends will gather around fires in woodstoves or fireplaces. But how you build that fire – and what you burn – can have a significant impact on air quality and health, both inside your home and out. Whether you’re using a woodstove, pellet stove, or your fireplace, seeing smoke from your chimney means your fire isn’t ...

  • EPA Approves Iowa’s State Implementation Plan for Reducing Particulate Matter in Muscatine’s Air

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has approved Iowa’s state implementation plan (SIP) to reduce fine particle emissions in Muscatine County. The Clean Air Act requires states to develop plans to attain and maintain the national air standards in all areas of the state. These plans, known as SIPs, are developed by state and local air quality management agencies and submitted to ...

  • Meet Palas at the IAC 2014

    The International Aerosol Conference – IAC 2014 – takes place at the Busan Exhibition Convention Center, in Busan (Korea) from 28 August to 02 September 2014. You are kindly invited to visit us at our booth (booth no. 26). Don’t miss the opportunity to convince yourself of the quality and performance of our new and proven products in the range of particle measurement ...


    By Palas GmbH

  • Rare Earth Magnetic Drum Produces the Highest Level of Purity

    A world authority in separation technologies, Eriez Magnetics Europe Ltd demonstrates the efficiency of its rare earth magnetic drum separation system to help produce the highest levels of purity in fine powdery material.  A global manufacturer of refractory glass, based in France required reducing the ferrous contamination of its very fine (> 0.5mm particle size) refractory cullet to ...


    By Eriez Magnetics Europe Ltd

  • Eriez Demonstrates Nonferrous Fines Separation at RWM

    Eriez Magnetics Europe Ltd will be present at RWM 2014 held between16th and 18th of September at the NEC, Birmingham, UK and demonstrate new developments with its range of eddy current separators (ECS) RevX-E. This advanced equipment will enable waste processors to achieve an extremely high level separation of nonferrous material from waste material fines. Eriez’ eddy current separator ...


    By Eriez Magnetics Europe Ltd

  • Appeals Court Upholds Stronger Soot Standard

    A federal appeals court on Friday rejected an industry challenge to stronger health standards for soot. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit says the Clean Air Act gives the Environmental Protection Agency substantial discretion in setting air quality standards. The revisions followed a determination by the EPA that existing standards for fine particulate matter ...


    By Associated Press

  • airTEXT during Saharan dust episode

    CERC operates the airTEXT air quality forecasting service for London. Text ‘airtext’ to 78070 to receive free text alerts or sign up here to receive alerts by text, email or voicemail. The Government's air quality forecast is provided by the Met Office. Over recent days, the Met ...

  • US Department of Labor`s OSHA issues $50,600 in proposed fines to Grede Wisconsin for repeatedly exposing workers to respirable silica dust

    The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited Grede Wisconsin Subsidiaries LLC for three violations, including one repeat, for failing to evaluate worker exposure to respirable crystalline silica dust and other hazards at the Browntown iron foundry. Worker inhalation of silica particles can lead to ...

  • Indoor pollution modelled to inform policy on home insulation

    Increased insulation in homes could reduce ventilation and lead to greater exposure to indoor air pollution, a new study suggests. This, in turn, could affect health. The researchers modelled exposure to fine particles, which indicated that insulating half the homes in Greece by 2020 could lead to a 6% increase in adverse health effects. Sources of indoor air pollution should be reduced as far as ...


    By European Commission

  • Health ratings for urban environments provided by new software

    New software has been developed to rate the health risks of different activities in the urban environment, for example, cycling or driving in different areas of a city. ‘CENSE’ is based on a variety of different pollutants and environmental health hazards encountered in urban environments and may provide a useful tool for urban planning and improving residents’ quality of life, ...

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