aerosol instrument Articles

  • Global aerosols studied by NILU

    Aerosols scatter and absorb solar radiation and thereby influence the radiation in the atmosphere and the global climate. To understand the climate system and the ongoing climate change it is important to know the distribution of aerosols in the atmosphere. Satellites provide an extremely useful tool to study this distribution, especially since it is very inhomogeneous with respect to ...

  • Book Review: Aerosol Sampling. Science, Standards, Instrumentation and Applications by James H. Vincent

    Aerosol Sampling. Science, Standards, Instrumentation and Applications, by James H. Vincent. New York, John Wiley and Sons, 2007. 636pp. ISBN: 978-0-470-02725-7Keywords: book ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Advantages of using the Ecotech three wavelength nephelometer for aerosol measurements

    The measurement of the scattering properties of aerosols is limited by the errors introduced by typical single wavelength integrating nephelometers. These limitations, however, can be reduced by implementing the features of the Ecotech Three Wavelength Integrating Nephelometer. These limitations are predominantly contributed by particle size, relative humidity, Lambertian distribution of the ...


    By Ecotech Pty Ltd

  • Why instrument hire makes occupational safety sense

    Background Decisions concerning the acquisition of occupational safety monitoring instrumentation are often made by operational staff that may not have visibility of the full financial implications of their choices. The following article will examine the factors affecting these decisions and explain why a strategic decision to hire instrumentation can deliver substantial and wide-ranging ...


    By Ashtead Technology Ltd

  • Atmospheric dispersion of pollutants in Sado estuary (Portugal) using biomonitors

    Epiphytic lichen transplants and aerosol samplers were put together in the Setubal area, Portugal. They were analysed by Instrumental Neutron Activation Analysis (INAA) and Proton Induced X-ray Emission (PIXE). The lichen dataset pointed out nine factors. No relevant differentiation was found towards different positioning of the lichens. T-transplants were delayed towards F-transplants, and for ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • NILU participates in Nordic Centre of Excellence (NCoE)

    Research Unit on Biosphere – Aerosol – Cloud – Climate Interactions. The main objective of the new Nordic Centre of Excellence (NCoE) is to study the importance of aerosol particles on climate change and on human health.  Particularly, the research will focus on a) the effect of biogenic aerosols on global aerosol load, b) aerosol-cloud-climate interaction and c) the relationships between the ...

  • European On-Line Particle Mass Spectrometry

    An international workshop on European On-line Particle Mass Spectrometry (PMS) was held 29th-30th of November 2005 at the JRC in Ispra, Italy. The main goals of the Workshop were: 1) To get together all European scientists involved in the field of PMS 2) To review the latest scientific progress on the field of PMS, with particular emphasis on:a. New instrumentationsb. Data analysisc. ...


  • Method 301 Evaluation of Candidate conditional methods case study

    A new metal emissions measurement and validation system has recently been developed that has the potential to significantly improve our understanding of metal emissions from a wide range of source categories. This system consists of: A continuous emission monitoring system (Xact-CEMS) An instrumental analyzer procedure (Xact-IAP) A sampling and analysis measurement method ...


    By Cooper Environmental

  • GAW Regional Station for Atmospheric Research

    The aim of the JRC-Ispra station is to monitor the concentration of pollutants in the gas phase, the particulate phase and precipitations, as well as aerosol optical parameters, which can be used for assessing the impact of European policies on air pollution and climate change. It is particularly well suited for the participation in international monitoring programs like the Co-operative program ...


  • Solo flight tracks global Black Carbon

    On 8th January 2012 a tiny ultra-light aircraft left Ljubljana in Slovenia on a mission to circumvent the globe using the smallest amount of fuel per distance flown whilst recording ambient levels of Black Carbon (BC) – one of the most important measures of air quality in terms of both human health and climate change. UK based particulate monitoring specialist Jim Mills from Air Monitors ...


    By Air Monitors Ltd.

  • Critique of “Precipitation in Light Extinction Reconstruction” by P.A. Ryan

    Untitled Document The goal of the Regional Haze Rule (RHR) is to return visibility in class I areas (CIAs) to natural levels, excluding weather-related events, by 2064. Whereas ...

  • Scrubers with a level head

    The available methods for removing pollutants from a gas stream are numerous, to say the least. A popular method, scrubbers allow users to separate gases and solids by allowing the gas to come into contact with a liquid stream. In the end, the pollutants are washed away in the effluent, and the gas exits the system to be used in later processes or to be released into the atmosphere. For many ...


    By Kimre, Inc.

  • Remote sensing of particular pollution from space: Have we reached the promised land?

    The recent literature on satellite remote sensing of air quality is reviewed. 2009 is the 50th anniversary of the first satellite atmospheric observations. For the first 40 of those years, atmospheric composition measurements, meteorology, and atmospheric structure and dynamics dominated the missions launched. Since 1995, 42 instruments relevant to air quality measurements have been put into ...

  • Remote sensing of particulate pollution from space: Have we reached the promised land?

    This paper follows presentation and publication of the Hoff and Christopher 2009 Critical Review and represents an integration of discussants’ views of their paper. The discussants’ comments are organized beginning with a note on the history of satellite sensing, followed with a brief discussion of the strengths and weaknesses of satellite observations relative to air quality management needs. ...

  • Simultaneous determination of PM fractions, particle number and particle size distribution in high time resolution applying one and the same optical measurement technique

    Abstract The Fidas fine dust monitoring systems comprise an optical aerosol spectrometer, which is characterized by very good instrument characteristics, and utilize a sophisticated approach to convert the measured information on particle number and particle size into mass concentrations. As monitoring of PM requires reliable and quality-controlled performance of the measuring systems, ...


    By Palas GmbH

  • Is it time to upgrade the PM2.5 federal reference method?

    The fine particulate matter (PM2.5) Federal Reference Method (FRM) has in many respects been a great success. When the method was implemented, there was some doubt that the state and local monitoring agencies that routinely provide air quality data would be able to manage a program, which often distinguishes one location from another by just a few μg/m3. As it turns out, data from the FRM ...

  • Aerial Radiation Detection

    In this time of multiple threats to our security: dirty bomb; cyber; shooters in public places; homemade bombs; misinformation; etc. we feel extremely vulnerable; perhaps more vulnerable than ever before. With the advent of Drone technology now available to private citizens, technology previously only held by the military, the opportunity has come to marry Drone Technology with aerial sensors. ...


    By Technical Associates

  • Characterization of particulate matter and gaseous emissions of a C-130H aircraft

    The gaseous and nonvolatile particulate matter (PM) emissions of two T56-A-15 turboprop engines of a C-130H aircraft stationed at the 123rd Airlift Wing in the Kentucky Air National Guard were characterized. The emissions campaign supports the Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP) project WP-1401 to determine emissions factors from military aircraft. The purpose of the ...

  • Analysis of low levels of metals in drinking water with a scanning array ICP emission spectrometer and ultrasonic nebulization

    Drinking water is an important factor in exposure to environmental contaminants and is used in preparing foods and beverages for human consumption. Therefore, great care is used to verify that it is free of or contains acceptable limits of toxic substances. With respect to heavy metals and other toxicologically relevant elements, atomic spectrometric techniques are frequently used to determine ...


    By PerkinElmer, Inc.

  • Least-Cost Approaches to Reducing Acid Emissions

    ' The costs of meeting sulfur emission targets can be high. It is essential, therefore, that countries adopt policies which (a) minimize the net economic and social costs of reducing emissions to the agreed target levels, and (b) maximize the overlap between measures designed to reduce acidifying emissions and those addressing other forms of air pollution. This note discusses alternative ...


    By The World Bank

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