airborne particle monitor Articles

  • Monitoring Airborne Contaminants in Workplace Atmospheres, Using Sampling Devices and GC or HPLC

    Workers' exposure to hazardous substances must be held within acceptable limits. Therefore, airborne contaminant vapor and particles (including aerosols) in industrial atmospheres must be monitored. In the United States, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) offer, for many such substances, specific ...


    By Sigma-Aldrich Co., LLC

  • Real-Time Measurement of Outdoor Tobacco Smoke Particles

    ABSTRACT The current lack of empirical data on outdoor tobacco smoke (OTS) levels impedes OTS exposure and risk assessments.  We sought to measure peak ...

  • Assessment of levels and “health-effects” of airborne particulate matter in mining, metal refining and metal working industries

    The increased awareness of occupational health, hygiene and safety in recent years has resulted in improvement of working conditions and in reducing workers’ exposure to many toxic substances. However, substantial hazards remain, the number of cases of occupational illness due to hazardous exposure is still high, and new cases will continue to occur if there are no further improvements. During ...

  • Dust monitoring

    Generally, two different approaches are used to measure the amount of dust deposited on a surface; Determination of the soiling of a surface, by a change in its properties; Determination of the quantity of dust deposited, by weight. WHAT IS DUST? Dust is a generic term used to describe fine particles that are suspended in the atmosphere. Dust comes from a wide variety of sources, including soil, ...


    By Queensland Laboratory

  • Status of black carbon monitoring in ambient air in Europe

    Black carbon (BC) is increasingly discussed in science and environmental policy areas as an example of an air pollutant that affects both human health and contributes to climate change (e.g. WHO, 2012; UNEP/WMO, 2011; Bond et al., 2013; IPCC, 2013). In order to be able to make comparable measurements of BC in ambient air and to relate BC monitoring to health impacts and climate change it is ...

  • Work Safely in Dusty Environments

    Dust is a term used to describe all airborne particles – these can be wood, stone, flour, concrete, grain, mould or asbestos particles as well as fumes and chemicals. Many activities create dust. Larger dust particles get lodged in the nose and throat while the smaller more dangerous particles get lodged deep in the lungs – these dust particles are the ones that can cause fatal ...


    By DustWatch CC

  • Selecting an Air Sampler for Bioaerosol Collection

    Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) investigators should select cost effective, efficient and the highest quality samplingequipment for evaluation of indoor environments. Particle impaction onto an adhesive surface (non-viable) or into culture media (viable) are the most widely used techniques to evaluate the presence and levels of airborne bioaerosols, particularly in non-industrial indoor environments. ...

  • The cheaper, safer and faster way to remove Asbestos is coming to the Netherlands

    When you think about asbestos removal, you may initially envision the experts dressed in full white suits, ready to take on the challenge of removing it safely. But when a company is in need of asbestos removal, the first thing they may think of is the heavy cost associated or length of time. Handling this issue is never a walk in the park for any company. However, cost and time burdens are about ...

  • Black Carbon – the elephant in the room!

    Traditionally, ambient particulates have been measured gravimetrically according to their size. However, in this article Jim Mills, Managing Director of Air Monitors, will demonstrate that the time has come to change or at least augment the way ambient particulates are monitored and regulated. Air Monitors has supplied most of the UK's ambient monitoring network, but Jim will explain why the ...


    By Air Monitors Ltd.

  • Thermal Desorption-GC/MS Analysis of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons on fine particulates in air

    Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) are commonly found throughout the environment in soil, water and adsorbed to fine particulate matter in air. Of the 16 common PAHs, 7 have been classified as animal carcinogens by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC). Resulting from this classification, PAHs are monitored and regulated in the environment. Analysis of PAHs in soil and water ...


    By PerkinElmer, Inc.

  • 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.

  • A Special Issue of the Journal of the Air & Waste Management Association on the Particulate Matter Supersites

    This special issue of the Journal of the Air & Waste Management Association contains 15 peer-reviewed scientific papers from the specialty conference Particulate Matter Supersites Program and Related Studies, which was held in February 2005 in Atlanta, GA. Other peer-reviewed papers will appear in companion issues of the Journal of Geophysical Research, Aerosol Science and Technology, and ...

  • Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) in the European Atmosphere: An Updated Overview

    The industrial revolution and the resultant technological society have led to a continuous production and emission of new toxic substances causing gradual and widely diffuse adverse effects to the entire planet usually known as Global Environmental Changes. Climate change, ozone depletion and global distribution of persistent organic pollutants (POPs) are, among other, important examples of ...


  • Air uality in IVF Labs

    Since the birth of the first baby from in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) in 1978, Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) has grown in importance as techniques and success rates have continued to improve. Put simply, IVF involves mixing sperm and egg in a lab to create an embryo which is then replaced in a woman's womb to develop normally with success being measured in terms ...


    By Commercial Air Filtration

  • Closures of mine a new challenge for Romania

    AbstractThe mining activity is one of the oldest activity in Romania, dating from the year 100 B.C. The gold and silver ores represented one of the riches of our country. In time the economic content of metals diminuend, and the ore mines become non profitable. Due to this situation the best option of the State was the closure and ecological rehabilitation of the mines.The steps for the ...


  • Prevent hospital acquired infections during construction projects

    The issue of hospital acquired infections is a serious problem. According to several sources, three to four million hospital-acquired infections occur annually, with up to 80,000 fatalities. The costs of these infections are estimated to be between $4 billion and $5 billion per year (Air-Treatment Systems for Controlling Hospital acquired Infections, HPAC Engineering, April 2, 2008).Healthcare ...

  • The determination of major and minor elements in air filters and urine for hazard assessment, using a new CCD DUAL-VIEWED ICP optical emission spectrometer

    This article describes the application of a new type of CCD-based, dualviewed ICP optical emission spectrometer for the analyses of industrial hygiene types of samples. Several trace elements in air filter media are determined by ICP-OES. Urinary electrolytes and trace elements are determined in a single dilution automatically in both the axial and radial plasma viewing orientations. Results of ...


    By PerkinElmer, Inc.

  • Welding Fumes and the effects of Manganese

    The potential risks of welding operations include the potential to breathe in metal fumes and toxic gases. Fume particles are formed from the vaporisation of molten metal that occurs during the process. These particles are very fine in size and may join together to form larger particles.. The biggest risk is exposure to the manganese contained in fumes that are given off during welding. ...


    By Shawcity Limited

  • Air pollution in Europe 1990-2004

    Overall picture This report analyses and presents changes in air pollutant emissions and their possible health or ecosystem impacts in Europe covering the period 1990–2004. Emissions of all air pollutants fell substantially during the period 1990–2004 in the 32 EEA member countries (EEA-32), resulting in improved air quality over the region. However, ambient concentrations of particulate ...

  • Sample Handling Strategies for Accurate Lead-In-Soil Measurements in the Field and Laboratory

    ABSTRACT The inhomogenous lead-in-soil matrix can present serious obstacles to accurate sample collection and handling. In typical lead-in-soil measurement, particle size related errors in sampling and sample handling often exceed all other sources of error. The magnitude of error can vary widely depending on the particulate nature of the lead contaminant and the effectiveness of control ...

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