Smoke Control Articles

  • White Paper - Forward Scatter Visibility Meters (FSM)

    The use of Biral Forward Scatter Visibility Meters in the presence of haze, smoke and sandstorms The performance of forward scatter meters (FSM) in the presence of haze, smoke and dust is sometimes questioned as the fundamental operation of such devices is defined for hydrometeors (mist and fog) rather than for lithometeors (haze, sand, dust and smoke). This note explains why forward ...

  • 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

  • How Downdraft Tables Change Your Work Environment

    Working with metal and wood results in the release of harmful dust particles into the atmosphere, which is dangerous to the workers’ health. Continuous exposure to these particles means your employees will be breathing in the dust, which can lead to both short and long term health problems. In order to maintain the health and safety of your employees in the workplace, downdraft tables must ...


    By ProVent, LLC

  • Custom welding booth and downdraft tables remove fumes in learning center

    Monoxivent partnered with S.J. Smith Co. to provide custom welding booths and downdraft tables to remove toxic welding fumes.  S.J. Smith is a regional welding distributor that actively promotes the Monoxivent product line. An international manufacturer wanted to construct a welding school in their facility where current employees could learn new technologies, as well as update skills. The ...


    By Monoxivent

  • Effect of maternal obesity and passive smoking on neonatal nucleated red blood cells

    Passive cigarette smoking and obesity during pregnancy are risk factors for adverse outcome in infant. Elevated umbilical cord neonatal nucleated red blood cells (NRBCs) have been suggested as a marker of intrauterine foetal hypoxia. Aim to demonstrate whether maternal risk factors during pregnancy are capable of elevating circulating NRBCs measured at birth. We compared the count of NRBCs in the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • A new paradigm for tobacco control policy and legislation

    Substantial research on the effects of Environmental Tobacco Smoke (ETS) has been published over the past few decades, which resoundingly warns of the severe health hazards caused by ETS. Tobacco control policy and legislation has also evolved rapidly over the course of the past few decades as a response to a variety of social, economic, political and legal forces. Consequently, the present realm ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Smoking relapse prevention intervention: a study of postpartum women in Lodz, Poland

    Approximately 30?40% of pregnant women, who smoke prior to pregnancy, tend to quit smoking by the first prenatal visit but more than half of them relapse to smoking after delivery. Interventions to maintain quitting smoking after delivery were so far rarely performed and their effectiveness is not well documented. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of the smoking relapse ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Controlling Railroad Smoke: An Historical Perspective on Regulatory, Educational, and Technological Options

    Control of pollutants from mobile sources has been a persistent problem for well over 100 years. While today’s focus is primarily on emissions from the internal combustion engine, before 1960, clean air crusaders considered the coal-burning steam locomotive the mobile source most affecting urban air quality.  The problem of controlling railroad smoke ...

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