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  • Ambient Air Quality Analysis of Toxic Gases and Priority

    The EPA regional offices who continuously monitor ambient air quality have determined that combustion by-products and automobile exhaust make up the largest source of air pollution throughout the U.S., with more severe conditions existing overseas. Despite concerns about the conditions outdoors, air quality in the workplace and home environment receive even more attention. The EPA’s list of ...


    By Buck Scientific Inc

  • Critical Monitoring of Forklift Emissions and Warehouse Ambient Air Quality - Case Study

    Our team of experts has been hard at work and has just released an industry-leading report detailing Forklift Emissions in Warehouses: The main objectives of this study were to investigate the effects of different engine conditions on exhaust gas emissions and to observe the effect that forklift emissions have on the ambient air quality of the warehouse.             ...

  • Evaluation of street sweeping and washing to reduce ambient PM10

    This paper presents an evaluation of street sweeping and washing by PM10 measurements and determination of silt load from active traffic streets. A modified Regenerative-Air Vacuum Sweeper (RAVS) and a washer were used. It was found that the impact of sweeping alone on ambient PM10 concentrations was short-lived, lasting no more than about 2?3 h. The method of sweeping followed by washing tested ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The relationship between asthma and ambient air pollutants among primary school students in Durban, South Africa

    We examined the prevalence of asthma among students in Grades 3 and 6 at a primary school located in the highly industrialised South Durban Industrial Basin. After baseline interviews and methacholine challenge testing (MCT), students completed bihourly symptom logs during an 18-day study period. Continuous measurements of ambient contaminants at the school included sulphur dioxide (SO2), oxides ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • EPA Reviews National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Ozone, and Other Recent CAA Developments

    EPA Reviews National Ambient Air Quality Standards For Ozone: On December 17, 2014, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a proposed rule revising the air quality criteria for ozone (O3) and related photochemical oxidants and National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for O3. 79 Fed. Reg. 75234. EPA proposed to revise the primary standard to a level within ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Case study : VOC analysis in ambient air by FID dectection - Complete system airmOzone

    Ozone concentration has been multiplied by 5 in the last century in the middle latitudes of the northern hemisphere from 10 PPB in 1874 to approximately 50 PPB today. This is an increase of 1.6% per year; the trend is probably higher (2.4% a year) over the last decades. (Chapter 1 of the International Geosphere-Biosphere Program - World Climate Research Program) In order to stop this global ...


    By Chromatotec Group

  • Impact of ambient air temperature and injection timing on reduction of engine out emissions of DI diesel engine operating under the influence of oxygen enriched hydrogen gas

    The present experimental work is a study of the impact of ambient air temperature and the injection timing of diesel fuel on reduction of engine–out emissions of DI diesel engine, operating under the influence of oxygen enriched hydrogen gas. Here the oxygen enriched hydrogen gas was produced by the process of water electrolysis. The produced gas was aspirated into the combustion process of ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • 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 ...

  • Field demonstration of a near-real-time multi-metals ambient fence line monitor case study

    National emissions standards for hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) are required under Section 112 of the Clean Air Act to limit the release of specified HAPs. Permitting, monitoring and enforcement of these emission limits are an integral part of managing air quality to protect human health and the environment. However, this is difficult and highly uncertain in the case of fugitive emissions ...

  • Elemental composition of ambient aerosols measured with high temporal resolution using an online XRF spectrometer

    Markus Furger1,*, María Cruz Minguillón2, Varun Yadav3, Jay G. Slowik1, Christoph Hüglin4, Roman Fröhlich1, Krag Petterson3, Urs Baltensperger1, André S. H. Prévôt1 1Laboratory of Atmospheric Chemistry, Paul Scherrer Institute, 5232 Villigen 5 PSI, Switzerland 2Institute of Environmental Assessment and Water Research (IDAEA), Consejo Superior de ...

  • Emission Testing and Monitoring

    Presented in Track B4: EMISSION TESTING & MONITORING at EUEC 2011, January 31 Phoenix, Arizona B4.1  | Update on PM2.5 and Condensable Particulate Matter Emissions Measurement Methods Larry Hottenstein |  Partner, Environmental Resources Management Following the promulgation of the PM2.5 ...

  • 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 ...


  • Dry Air Scrubber for Propylene Oxide

    Background For decades, Advanced Air Technologies, Inc. has been the leader in air scrubber  technology for abatement of Ethylene Oxide (EtO) emissions.   In fact, AAT, Inc. was founded in 1987 on a unique dry scrubbing, chemi-sorption process for EtO.  The result is a series of fixed bed “Safe-Cell II” dry scrubbers, consisting of the DR-490, DR-50, and ...

  • Controlling Air Pollutants case study

    While it's not always easy to determine what's required for compliance, new technologies can help achieve air-pollution control Selecting air-pollution control equipment can be tricky. It's not only difficult to determine which pollutants must be controlled, but also which type of equipment will best control them to required levels for any given process or facility because there is no ...


    By Bionomic Industries Inc.

  • 2013: a ‘perfect storm’ in air quality

    As many countries fail to meet air quality targets and large numbers of premature deaths still result from air pollution, Jim Mills, a particulate monitoring specialist and Managing Director of Air Monitors, explains why 2013 will be a pivotal year. In November 2011 Janez Potočnik, European Commissioner for the Environment, expressed his determination to make 2013 the ‘Year of ...


    By Air Monitors Ltd.

  • 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.

  • Pilot-Scale Biofilter Test for Treating Zimpro Odors

    The thermal sludge conditioning process of U.S. Filter/Zimpro Corporation, Rothschild, Wisconsin (Zimpro process) is primarily used to improve dewatering characteristics of the waste sludge. The process entails a partial breakdown through oxidation and hydrolysis of complex, high molecular weight organic compounds, such as, proteins, fibers, carbohydrates, and fats. The partial breakdown of ...


    By PRD Tech, Inc.

  • 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.

  • News on Air 2013: Special Edition for Petrochemical Industry

    This volume features Air Monitoring products that are used the petrochemical industry to ensure worker and community safety.  Supelco's air monitoring products are useful for sampling of indoor (workplace) air and ambient air for a wide variety of analytes, such as aldehydes, volatile organic chemicals (VOC), benzene, toluene, ethyl benzene and xylene (BTEX) and other polyaromatic compounds ...


    By MilliporeSigma

  • Field test experiments to validate the CEN standard measurement method for PM 2,5

    For air quality across the European Union to be assessed on a consistent basis, Member States need to employ standard measurement techniques and procedures, following Community Directive 96/62/EC on ambient air quality assessment and management [1], and Directive 1999/30/EC (1st EC Air Quality Daughter Directive) [2], which sets the parameters specific to the assessment of particulate matter (and ...


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