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  • Not So Fast - Getting That Air Permit Won`t Be As Easy As You Think

    Most of the air regulations promulgated by U.S. EPA are developed and implemented to achieve compliance with the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS).  The NAAQS represent ambient air concentration levels that are established by U.S. EPA to ensure that the general public and sensitive subgroups of the general public are not adversely affected by air pollution.  The various ...


    By All4 Inc.

  • Air pollution by ozone across Europe during summer 2011

    Ozone is the main product of complex photochemical processes in the lower atmosphere, involving NOX and VOCs as precursors. Ozone is a strong photochemical oxidant. In elevated concentrations it causes serious health problems and damage to materials and vegetation such as agricultural crops. The main sectors that emit ozone precursors are road transport, power and heat generation plants, ...

  • 10 easy fixes for indoor air

    Colder temperatures are upon us, and most people keep windows and doors shut to keep the chill out. But in closed-off rooms and homes, indoor air contaminants build up over time. The problem? Poor air quality has been linked to health effects in everyone, especially infants, children, seniors and pets. We listed 10 easy ways to improve IAQ. 1. Open windows ...


    By Allerair Industries

  • Technology: clean air’s unsung hero

    Last year, we celebrated the 40th anniversary of the U.S. Clean Air Act (CAA) and the 20th anniversary of the 1990 Amendments to the CAA. The CAA has been a huge success. From 1990 to 2008, emissions of six common pollutants were down 41%, while gross domestic product grew 64%. Emissions of volatile organic compounds dropped 31%, carbon monoxide dropped 46%, and sulfur dioxide dropped 51%. Lead ...

  • Big Clear Sky – A short history of the Clean Air Act

    Major advances over 50 years have led to cleaner air and groundbreaking technology. The detrimental impact of industrialization to air quality in the United States went unchecked through federal legislation for most of the first half of the 20th Century. But following the 1948 industrial catastrophe in Donora, Pennsylvania – where a cloud of smog killed 20 and injured thousands – regulation of ...

  • Gas-phase air filtration: Protecting you from what you can’t see

    Air filtration, covered previously, targets solid matter (particulates) such as dirt, dust, leaves, and any visible airborne debris. Gas-phase filtration is for the unseen pollution that is airborne gases that may have an odor–but not always. This is chemistry that came from a liquid or solid to become a gas at ambient temperature. Gases act very differently than particles since they are ...


    By ProMark Associates, Inc.

  • The application of models under the European Union`s Air Quality Directive: A technical reference guide

    This technical reference guide provides a general overview of the use of models with regard to the consolidated Directive 2008/50/EC on ambient air quality and cleaner air for Europe (theAQ Directive). This guide has three key aims: To provide common technical guidance for the use of air quality (AQ) modelling in relation to the EU's AQ Directive; To provide a central reference point for ...

  • Air quality assessment in the EU: room for improvement?

    Different modelling approaches are used to design and assess air quality plans across Europe. This study assessed the strengths and weaknesses of these different approaches. The researchers conclude that a large variety of models is in use, without a preferred or standard model having emerged yet. They identify integrating local-scale and large-scale models and verifying models with measurements ...

  • EPA Increases Ammonia Emissions Control

    Concern about ammonia emissions in the air and the water continues to grow, both officially and unofficially. As U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) moves to further reduce ammonia concentrations in surface waters, common water treatment methods transform what had been a water pollution problem into an air pollution issue. Earlier this year, EPA released its draft Integrated Risk ...

  • Air pollution – the invisible roadside killer

    The VW emissions scandal has helped to raise awareness of the deadly threat posed by air pollution in many of our towns and cities. In the following article, Jim Mills, Managing Director of Air Monitors, an instrumentation company, explains why diesel emissions will have to be lowered and how the latest monitoring technology will be an essential part of the solution. ...


    By Air Monitors Ltd.

  • Monitoring - Pollution Prevention Guidelines

    Introduction Pollution Prevention Guidelines to provide technical advice and guidance to staff and consultants involved in pollution-related projects. The guidelines represent state-of-the-art thinking on how to reduce pollution emissions from the production process. In many cases, the guidelines provide numerical targets for reducing pollution, as well as maximum ...


    By The World Bank

  • Forklift CO Emissions - Case study

    Measuring Exhaust Gases From Forklift Engines Many forklift trucks have internal combustion engines that burn propane, natural gas, diesel, or other fossil fuels. A portable combustion gas and emissions analyzer can be used to optimize combustion efficiency & maximize fuel savings, identify and quantify sources that can adversely affect safety and comfort in the work environment, ...

  • General Environmental Guidelines Industry - Pollution Prevention Guidelines

    Introduction Pollution Prevention Guidelines to provide technical advice and guidance to staff and consultants involved in pollution-related projects. The guidelines represent state-of-the-art thinking on how to reduce pollution emissions from the production process. In many cases, the guidelines provide numerical targets for reducing pollution, as well as maximum ...


    By The World Bank

  • Overview of Major Changes in EPA Draft Guidance for Vapor Intrusion

    The following provides a brief summary of the Draft Guidance for Evaluating the Vapor Intrusion to Indoor Air Pathway From Groundwater and Soils (Subsurface Vapor Intrusion Guidance). November 2002, EPA530-F-02-052. Major Points: This draft guidance supersedes the draft RCRA EI Supplemental Guidance for Evaluating the Vapor Intrusion to Indoor Air Pathway (Dec. 2001). It does not supersede ...

  • Every breath you take — air quality in Europe

    The characters in this story are fictional. However the data are real. The story is set on 27 July 2008 when an air quality warning was issued in Brussels. Anna is 37 years old and lives in the centre of Brussels. She and her young son Johan are planning a trip outside the busy city. Anna suffers from asthma and her doctor has warned of the dangers of air pollution, especially on hot summer days. ...

  • Return of the clean air interstate rule—The court does CAIR

    In summer 2008, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit issued a dramatic decision to vacate the Clean Air Interstate Rule (CAIR) in its entirety (North Carolina v. EPA, No. 05-1244, D.C. Cir., July 11, 2008). Following a petition for rehearing, it seems the previous vacatur was just a temporary detour, as the Court reinstated CAIR on December 22, 2008. The reinstatement appears to turn ...


    By Trinity Consultants

  • The CaroMont Health Ozone Laundry System

    Abstract Ozone generating equipment was retrofit into the laundry washroom of the Gaston Memorial Hospital in Gastonia, NC, and began operating in the early part of July, 2010. Three ozone generating systems service six washer-extractors in the washroom. The performance of this fine-bubble ozone diffusion laundering system has been monitored since that time, with various adjustments made ...


    By ClearWater Tech LLC

  • Put energy into emission control projects

    Many companies feel pressured to spend the least amount possible to meet environmental regulations, primarily because compliance isn’t a profit generating endeavor. What some environmental and compliance managers fail to realize is that emission control equipment can quickly become a profit decreasing endeavor with this penny wise-pound foolish approach. With mandatory greenhouse gas (GHG) ...

  • Factors affecting the choice of VOC sensor

    VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds) perform many vital roles as fuels, solvents, cleaners, feedstock, sterilants etc. However, they can be harmful to health and the environment, so it is often necessary to monitor their concentration. By definition, organic compounds contain the element carbon, and exhibit similar chemical properties, which is advantageous from a monitoring perspective. However, ...


    By Alphasense

  • CPI Case Study - Safe-OX+ and A50

    The Centre for Process Innovation (CPI) is a UK-based technology innovation centre and the process arm of the High Value Manufacturing, Catapult. CPI enables businesses to develop, prove, prototype and scale up the next generation of products and processes.  CPI operates across a broad range of technologies including; Industrial ...


    By Analox Sensor Technology

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