VOC sampling News

  • VOC Emissions from Coal Mine Ventilation Shafts

    Recently the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) sent a letter asking coal mines in the state of Colorado to quantify the emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOC) and sulfur compounds on an annual basis.  According to the letter, the Air Pollution Control Division (APCD) of the CDPHE has a concern that mine shafts and methane drainage wells, which exist for ...

  • E Instruments Supplies an Innovative Product for the Accurate Measurement of Volatile Organic Compounds and Formaldehyde for Air Quality Applications

    Of the compounds that occur in solids and liquids, volatile organic compounds are some of the most dangerous. Because of their chemical structures, VOCs evaporate at room temperatures, posing constant health hazards. High concentrations of VOCs can result in headaches, irritation of the throat or skin, and even damage to your internal organs. Here at E Instruments, we know the reason why VOCs ...

  • New trace chemical analyser for onsite analysis

    Quantitech (Milton Keynes) has announced the launch of the FROG-4000™, a rugged, portable instrument capable of analysing trace levels of individual volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in air, soil and water. “With this technology, operators will be able to conduct fast on-site analysis in a range of environmental, health and safety applications,” says Quantitech’s Dr Andrew ...


    By Quantitech Ltd

  • New DoD Fact Sheets on Vapor Intrusion

    A series of fact sheets has been prepared by the Department of Defense (DoD) Tri-Service Environmental Risk Assessment Workgroup (TSERAWG) to update and supplement the DoD Vapor Intrusion Handbook. These six fact sheets cover sampling and assessment techniques that allow for an improved understanding of vapor intrusion given temporal variability and the potential for the presence of background ...


    By Khemia Software Inc

  • OI Analytical announces release of the Master TD 4750 Thermal Desorber

    OI Analytical announces introduction of the Master TD 4750 Thermal Desorber designed to automate processing volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and semi-volatile compounds collected from air sampling devices for GC/GC-MS analysis.Thermal desorption provides a versatile technique for monitoring VOCs and semi-volatile compounds in air compatible with current models of GC/GC-MS instruments ...

  • PhoCheck+ Provides Optimal Breathing Safety For Fire Fighters

    Used widely within the Fire Service Industry, the PhoCheck+ 1000 from Ion Science provides crucial testing of air compressors for safe, uncontaminated use of breathing apparatus. Evidence shows that oils and greases used to lubricate air compressors cause contamination of air that has been compressed into the tank, resulting in fire fighters experiencing an unpleasant ‘chemical taste’ ...


    By Ion Science Ltd.

  • VOC72M: the most compact and robust analyzer of volatile organic compounds on the market

    With more than 15 years of experience in the measurement of volatile organic compounds (VOC), Environment SA announces the VOC72M, a new generation analyzer for the measurement of VOC’s by gas chromatography with photo ionization detector (PID). The VOC can handle up to 40 compounds and eight configurations for analysis. This compact and fully automated analyzer with wide voltage range ...


    By ENVEA

  • Chicago Area Building Experts Solve Complex Vapor Intrusion Problems

    The building consulting experts at EC2 supply decades of environmental and building structure knowledge to identify vapor intrusion problems and protect occupants from toxic vapors. Vapor intrusion is often defined as a gaseous substance emanating from petroleum products or chemicals.  These gases seep through cracks in foundations or sewer lines and enter buildings.  According to the ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • New MCERTS certified portable FID emissions analysers

    Quantitech has supplied large numbers of MCERTS approved FID analysers in the UK for many years. These instruments are employed for the monitoring of TOC gas emissions in regulated processes. However, the Bernath 3006 analyser that was supplied for this purpose has been discontinued and Quantitech MD Ken Roberts says: “We are delighted to announce that we have replaced the 3006 with the ...


    By Quantitech Ltd

  • California Residents Concerned over Trichloroethylene and Vapor Intrusion

    Last month, Palo Alto’s Mountain View Voice published a story about concerns over toxic chemicals at a former military housing complex.  The focus has been on Orion Park ever since trichloroethylene (TCE) has been found in the groundwater and from air samples taken from buildings on the site.  The TCE is believed to have contaminated the area from its years of military use.  ...

  • Interference-free measurement of aromatic hydrocarbons for pollution control and environmental monitoring

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently toughened air pollution standards to further control toxic air emissions emitted by petroleum refineries. The new rules now enact fenceline monitoring to better protect local communities from exposure to toxic air pollutants, such as benzene and other volatile organic compounds (VOCs). The MOCON, Inc. - Baseline ...


    By AMETEK MOCON - Baseline

  • Short-term cleanup completed at Centredale manor restoration project in N. providence

    The latest phase of cleanup at the Centredale Manor Restoration Project in North Providence, R.I. is complete. Last month, Emhart Industries, Inc., a potentially responsible party, completed an approximately $1.7 million short-term cleanup excavating contaminated soil alongside and under portions of the Brook Village parking lot. The removal of nearly 2,300 tons of contaminated soil will limit ...

  • EMSL Analytical Provides Testing Services to Protect Art & Artifacts

    Environmental testing can provide solutions to keep priceless outdoor artwork and artifacts secure for generations to come. Cinnaminson, NJ, October 1st, 2010 Artwork such as sculptures, statues and painted historic monuments that are on display outdoors are often exposed to not only challenges due to weather, but also deterioration from pollution.  Airborne ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Making nano-scale manufacturing eco-friendly with silk

    Nanolithography — a way of making finely detailed patterns or structures, such as those found in advanced computer microchips, uses toxic and corrosive chemicals. Researchers have now shown that these could be replaced with eco-friendly silk proteins and water, eliminating the need to use and dispose of hazardous chemicals, while achieving similar levels of detail to conventional methods. ...

  • Buildings with Vapor Intrusion Problems May Pose a Significant Risk to Building Occupants

    The environmental professionals at Clark Seif Clark (CSC) provide testing solutions for commercial and residential properties to identify vapor intrusion problems and to protect occupants from any toxic vapors.   Vapor intrusion in any structure creates an environment that could damage structural materials and/or put the building’s occupants’ health at risk.  Reactions to ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Teledyne Leeman labs and Teledyne Tekmar welcome new Global Sales Director

    Teledyne Leeman Labs, a New Hampshire based manufacturer , and Teledyne Tekmar, an Ohio based manufacturer of analytical instrumentation for laboratories announced the hire of Karnel Walker as the Global Sales Director . Karnel will be responsible for managing the global sales channels for both Leeman Labs and Tekmar . As Global Sales Director, Karnel is charged with all facets of sales developm ...


    By Teledyne Tekmar

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