airborne particulate control Articles

  • On the ionization of air for removal of noxious effluvia” (Air ionization of indoor environments for control of volatile and particulate contaminants with nonthermal plasmas generated by dielectric-barrier discharge)

    Abstract Recent developments in the application of controllable air ionization processes that apply dielectric-barrier discharge devices to generate nonthermal plasmas have led to applications for chemical and biological decontamination in indoor air environments. These include significant reductions in airborne microbials, neutralization of odors, and reductions of specific volatile ...

  • 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 ...

  • Hydrocarbon evaporative emissions & control for automotives

    Even the cleanest and most efficient vehicle on the market today still pollutes the air and otherwise damages the environment. Motor vehicles emit several noxious pollutants which vehicle emissions standards are designed to regulate. Vehicles generally emit Hydrocarbons (HC), Carbon monoxide (CO), Nitrogen oxides (NOx) and Fine airborne particulate matter (PM) as pollutants that require control. ...

  • Putting infection control into practice in the workplace

    Healthcare workers are, like patients, subject to illness from a variety of airborne pathogens common to hospital settings. This risk increases during construction and renovation, as these endeavors release dust as well as disease-inducing microbes into the surrounding environment. Since more than one in five workplace illnesses in private industry occur in a hospital setting , hospitals ...

  • Controlling Bacteria In a Clean Room Environment

    Maintaining the integrity of a cleanroom is a constant battle. The first step to deciding which method, or combination of methods, to employ is to identify the prime sources of contamination. There are three prime sources of contamination through which the integrity of a cleanroom might be breached. First, there is the human element. While many processes might be automated, many situations remain ...


    By GVS Filter Technology

  • Controlling Dust and Bioaerosols at a Biosolids Composting Faclity

    Studies at enclosed Longmont, Colorado project evaluate exposure level of employees. Operational changes reduce dust, endotoxin and A. Fumigatus by 90 percent. WHEN dealing with public health issues and composting, attention has been predominantly focused on potential exposure from the release of Aspergillus fumigatus (A. fumigatus) from composting facilities. Numerous studies were conducted to ...


  • Dust Controlled at Source by TurboSonic Dry Fog® Suppression System

    When silica, limestone, cement, aggregate and other respirable dust particles ranging in diameter from 0.1 to 70 microns are airborne, they create a safety and health concern and an aesthetic nuisance. As a source of physical discomfort, lost materials and wear on conveying pulleys, idlers, belting and motors, such dust is a significant factor in lowered productivity and added operating and ...


  • Case No. 503: Johnson Matthey DOC Controls PM from Emergency Standby Caterpillar 3412 Diesel Engine

    Diesel Oxidation Catalyst (DOC) has proven to be effective in achieving low to moderate reductions in particulate matter emissions, while simultaneously reducing CO and HC. To meet SCAQMD Rule 1470 for emergency backup diesel engines, Cal State Fullerton had to reduce PM emissions by 20%. Johnson Matthey’s Diesel Catalytic Converter (DCC™), a high performance DOC ...

  • Erosion and Sediment Control: Navigating NPDES Regulations, the SWPPP, and Techniques for Compliance

    Erosion and Sedimentation: Why Are They a Problem? The US Environmental Protection Agency lists sediment as the single most common pollutant in rivers, streams, lakes, and reservoirs. With all the potentially harmful chemicals and substances in the world, it seems odd to many people that sediment—dirt, essentially—is singled out as the major culprit. Yet these particles of ...


    By FINN Corporation

  • Casella BOUNDARY Guardian helps to control noise and dust on major London construction project

    Casella‘s BOUNDARY Guardian is helping to ensure noise compliance and control of air quality at BSkyB’s campus redevelopment site, bringing peace of mind to site operators, the client and the local community. The BOUNDARY Guardian is a system for web-based remote monitoring of noise and/or dust emissions that ensures compliance ...


    By Casella

  • On the Ionization of Air for Removal of Noxious Effluvia

    Abstract—Recent developments in the application of controllable air ionization processes that apply dielectric-barrier discharge devices to generate nonthermal plasmas have led to applications for chemical and biological decontamination in indoor air environments. These include significant reductions in airborne microbials, neutralization of odors, and reductions of specific volatile ...

  • Asarco Plant site remediation case study

    Asarco, Inc. Omaha, Nebraska, USA For more than a century, the former American Smelting and Refining Company (Asarco) operated a lead refinery on the banks of the Missouri River in Omaha, Nebraska. Plant closure in 1997 presented an opportunity to reclaim the riverfront as public space. Led by HDR, this successful transformation became the largest voluntary clean up ...


  • Environmental research and development in nanotechnology

    Maintaining and improving soil, water, and air quality represent some of the most formidable challenges facing global society in the 21st century. Pollutants from such diverse sources as oil and chemical spills, pesticide and fertiliser runoff, abandoned industrial and mining sites, and airborne gaseous and particulate matter from automobiles exacerbate the situation on a daily basis. Detecting ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • 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

  • How an Industrial Dust Collector Fixes Sawdust Problems

    Saw dust and wood dust are potential problems in all woodworking settings. Woodworking environments will always have wood and wood dust shavings, which can lead to many health and fire dangers. What Is Wood Dust? Wood dust is categorized as a particulate airborne pollutant. A precious tool like ...


    By ProVent, LLC

  • Guide for developing a multi-metals, Fence-line monitoring plan for fugitive emissions using x-ray based Monitorsa case study

    Airborne metals and metal compounds are of particular concern to human health. Not only are they included in the United States (U.S.) Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) list of 187 hazardous air pollutants (HAPs), they represent 8 of the 33 urban pollutants identified by the EPA as posing the greatest potential health threat in urban areas. This is particularly significant since 80% of ...


    By Cooper Environmental

  • Erickson Cosmetics: Whirl / Wet Combines High Efficiency Wet Dust Collection with Low Maintenance and Operating Costs.

    Production was accelerating at Erickson Cosmetics, a Chicago-based maker of talc and cornstarch-based products for the Mennen Division of Colgate-Palmolive and other companies. The 320,000 sq. ft. plant is highly automated and, while the primary powder line operated within regulatory guidelines for dust control, Todd Nelmark believed there were strong reasons to consider automatic dust ...


    By Tri-Mer Corporation

  • A healthier air supply

    A recent study carried out at an IVF Lab in the US has shown that Steril-Aire’s UVC Emitters™ used in HVAC systems can play a critical role in improving clinical outcomes Aseven and a half-year study conducted in the in vitro fertilisation cleanroom laboratory of the Lehigh Valley Hospital and Health Network in the US found that the use of ultraviolet C or “UVC” lights ...


  • Occupational exposures to lead-based paint in structural steel demolition and residential renovation work

    Occupational exposures to lead are characterised for a number of different lead-based paint abatement techniques in two work settings: residential renovation and structural steel demolition. Exposure levels reported during heavy structural steel demolition work involving acetylene torch cutting, welding, and abrasive blasting can be more than 100 times greater than the permissible exposure limit ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Eliminating VOC From Wood Industry Processes

    ELIMINATING VOC FROM WOOD INDUSTRY PROCESSES As regulations controlling VOC and the environment become increasingly strict at local, national and international level, manufacturers in an increasing range of industries are having to consider appropriate action. The wood industry is no exception. In the manufacture of moulded wooden doors, for example, wood shavings and sawdust are bonded together ...


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