ambient air sampling Articles

  • Ambient Air Sampling Methods

    Pollutants are nothing but any substance that may present in an atmosphere in such a concentration that it may harmful to surrounding, living organism or human being. Sampling and analysis of air pollutants is known as Air quality monitoring and it is major part of environmental monitoring. There are many advanced types of ambient air Sampling methods. we will learn here only which are most ...


    By Perfect Pollucon Services

  • Long-term Atmospheric Mercury Wet Deposition at Underhill, Vermont

    Section 112(m) of the 1990 Clean Air Act Amendments, referred to as the Great Waters Program, mandated an assessment of atmospheric deposition of hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) to Lake Champlain. Mercury (Hg) was listed as a priority HAP and has continued to be a high priority for a number of national and international programs. An assessment of the magnitude and seasonal variation of ...


    By Springer-Verlag GmbH

  • Development of dry deposition velocity model for a typical medium level Indian city Karaikudi

    In this study, day and night dry deposition samples were collected with Eagle II arrangement of dry deposition plates. Karaikudi, one of the medium level city in India has been the chosen as area of study. Sampling locations were classified as zone1, zone2 and zone3. Wind speed was also recorded during sampling. Particle size was determined by using X–ray diffractometer (XRD). Relation between ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Particle Monitoring in Sterilizing Tunnels

    Portable aerosol particle counters are designed to sample ambient air at 1 cubic foot per minute (1 cfm) and no greater than 35 oC. There are however applications which are based on ambient temperatures much greater than this, such as pharmaceutical sterilizing tunnels. Sterilizing tunnels are used to ensure sterility off glassware (vials, syringes, bottles) prior to their entry onto an aseptic ...


    By Particle Measuring Systems

  • Assessment and Remediation of Vapor Intrusion to Indoor Air, South Mesa State Superfund Site Gilbert, Arizona

    Abstract Vapor intrusion to indoor air from volatile organic compound (VOC) contamination in the subsurface is increasingly becoming a more important exposure pathway when developing site conceptual models and ultimately obtaining site closure. Until recently, this exposure pathway was not often considered during site characterization. The direct measurement of the vapor intrusion to indoor ...

  • Improved Particle Counting Accuracy in Manifold Monitoring

    Abstract Many particle counter users are unaware that – during traditional manifold sampling – the monitor undercounts the ambient particle concentration. Because of the additional vacuum created by the manifold pump, the particle concentration is substantially lower in the air sampled than in the ambient cleanroom air. Unless the system adjusts appropriately, this ...


    By Particle Measuring Systems

  • New gas calibration method eases TOC analysis

    LAR Process Analysers AG of Berlin,  Germany expanded the range of feaiures of its measuring device QuickTOC, which facilitates the monitoring of ultra pure and cooling water, boiler feed and condensate measurement, and industrial wastewaters. For many years, the Berlin company lias been developing, high quality measuring devices and processes for the TOC analysis of condensates and boiler ...


    By LAR Process Analysers AG

  • Breakthroughs in testing technology as new global player emerges

    Engineers and developers now have a choice of engine testing technologies following the recognition by the United States Federal Register of the BG3 Partial Flow Dilution sampling (PFD) technology developed by Sierra Instruments for engine particulate emissions, R&D and certification. Building on this news, the Monterey, California - based company has also extended its global footprint this ...


    By Sierra Instruments, Inc.

  • Measurement of atmospheric particles and anionic species across central Taiwan

    The ambient air concentrations and fluxes of various anionic species were sampled by MOUDI, TSP and dry deposition plates at a traffic sampling site in Taichung, central Taiwan. In the sampling period, from September to December 2000, the ambient air particle concentrations (PM1, PM2.5, PM10 and TSP) were lower in the September than in the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Selecting an Airborne Particle Counter: Particles in Process Gases (Series Part 4 of 4)

    This blog is about choosing a particle counter for gas applications. First, determine whether your process gas is reactive or non-reactive. Then decide its pressure range. Reactive Gases Examples of reactive gases include hydrogen and oxygen. These gases require a special particle counter stored inside a containment vessel. In addition, they require careful evaluation that the ...


    By Particle Measuring Systems

  • Manifold Particle Monitoring: Traditional Limitations

    In traditional manifold systems, a powerful pump pulls air simultaneously from as many as 32 different monitoring locations, with each location as far away as 125 feet. This large cumulative length of tubing, plus the volume of air being moved, requires the pump to create a strong vacuum. As a result, the particle counter samples air from the manifold at a vacuum. The counter no longer draws air ...


    By Particle Measuring Systems

  • Air Quality Monitoring – BTEX Analyses

    Benzene is a hydrocarbon that appears as a volatile liquid, capable of evaporating rapidly at room temperature; it is colourless and easily flammable and is the progenitor of a family of organic compounds defined as aromatic, due to the characteristic odour. Benzene is a natural component of oil (1-5% by volume) and its refining derivatives. ...


    By Pollution S.r.l.

  • Ambient air quality levels in Tehran, Iran, from 1988 to 1993

    The objectives of this study were to describe trends in ambient air quality in Tehran between 1988 and 1993, to determine if these levels exceeded the World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines, and to discuss possible health effects related to exposure for these particular pollutants. Data were acquired from Iran's Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) and the Ministry of Health (MH). These ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • U.S. EPA Updates Vapor Intrusion Guidance

    Untitled Document The attention of EPA and state environmental agencies to assessing the vapor intrusion pathway at potentially ...


    By AECOM

  • Area Monitoring: Diffusion Sampling

    Indoor and outdoor gas hazards that exist in open areas are usually monitored using diffusion-type sensors. A diffusion sensor has no active sample-drawing system; diffusion sensors rely on the ambient air movement and pressure to deliver the sample to the sensing element. Diffusion-type sensors are a reliable and cost-effective way to monitor open area gas hazards. When installing diffusion ...

  • Concentrations of gaseous trace elements such as mercury in the ambient air of the Netherlands

    ABSTRACT Around the world, there is increasing concern about mercury in the environment. Sources of mercury emissions to the air include municipal waste incineration plants, coal-fired power plants and municipal sewage sludge disposal. The emission of mercury from coal-fired power plants in the Netherlands is well documented. However, to assess the environmental ...

  • Measurement of Trace metals in Ambient air - Validation of a Rapid Technique with Gold Standard ICP-AES - Case Study

    Trace metals are found at low concentration in the ambient environment and are associated with adverse health effects. The gold standard metal measurement is Inductively Coupled Plasma Atomic Emission Spectroscopy (ICP-AES); however, sample preparation is laborious and expensive. The Xact 625 metals monitor uses non-destructive X-ray fluorescence technology. A built-in sample collection system ...

  • EPA Regulations Raise the Bar for Industrial Air Quality Testing

    Far-reaching environmental legislation continues to change the way Americans live, work, and run their businesses. For the past ...

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