community air monitoring Articles

  • A Critical Evaluation of the South African Air Quality Offsets Guideline

    There is wide recognition in South Africa to the link between the quality of life and quality of the air we breathe. The Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) attempts to improve air quality through two key regulatory tools; emission limits, which regulate the maximum concentration of certain pollutants permissible within certain, ‘listed’ industrial stacks or vents, and ambient ...


    By WKC Group

  • The challenges and benefits of local air quality monitoring

    A new generation of air quality monitors is now being offered to provide localised, real-time air quality readings – but the potential benefit is only just starting to be realised. It is generally accepted that whilst measurements from air quality reference stations are highly accurate, they are not sufficiently location-specific. Key pollutants – such as NO2 and PM2.5 ...


    By AQMesh

  • AQMesh: a new option for flexible air quality monitoring

    AQMesh has an impressive collection of global users and performance results measuring ambient air quality in applications ranging from traffic planning and urban hotspots to industrial fence line monitoring, building ventilation management, or environmental lobbying. This pole-mounted unit comes with an independent power supply and communications, so offering the possibility of measuring air ...


    By AQMesh

  • 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 ...

  • Pebble Beach Community Services district backup monitoring to an existing SCADA system case study

    Most people, not just golfers, recognize the name Pebble Beach as being one of the premier residential communities. Nestled on the shoreline and bluffs of the California Monterey peninsula, Pebble Beach is home to hundreds of multi-million dollar estates and some of the most meticulously maintained golf courses in the world. One course, the Pebble Beach golf links, hosts the annual Pebble Beach ...


    By Mission Communications, LLC

  • Air monitoring in the Bosnian Valley Of The Pyramids – part 3 (September 2015)

    Pushing a wheelbarrow full of gravel through a subterranean labyrinth in Bosnia might not be your idea of a holiday. The sun never shines in the tunnels, there’s no WiFi and they don’t serve cocktails. But it’s a lot more fun than you might think—especially when you’re working with a fascinating group of like-minded volunteers from all over the world. In my group ...


    By Analox Sensor Technology

  • Smart Air Sampling Instruments Have The Ability To Improve The Accuracy Of Air Monitoring Data Comparisons Among Nuclear Industry Facilities

    Introduction Valid inter-comparisons of operating performance parameters among all members of the nuclear industry are essential for the implementation of continuous improvement and for obtaining credibility among regulators and the general public. It is imperative that the comparison of performances among different industry facilities be as accurate as possible and normalized to ...

  • Monitoring Environmental Quality

    ' In order to determine the effectiveness of actions to improve environmental quality it is necessary to be able to measure relevant environmental parameters at a level of detail which is accurate enough to distinguish the anticipated changes. However, the establishment and maintenance of monitoring systems is time-consuming and expensive and therefore the scale of such systems needs to be kept ...


    By The World Bank

  • Annual European Community LRTAP Convention Emission Inventory 1990–2004

    1.1 Background information on the InventoryThe United Nations Economic Commission for Europe Convention on Long-range Transboundary Air Pollution (UNECE LRTAP Convention) was ratified (approved) by the European Community in 1982. Article 2 of the convention states that 'the Contracting Parties, taking due account of the facts and problems involved, are determined to protect man and his ...

  • Gas detector communication technology for offshore oil and gas platforms

    In few applications is safety as important as on offshore oil and gas platforms. Explosive hazards from hydrocarbon gases and vapours are an ever-present risk, whilst toxic hydrogen sulphide gas and depleted oxygen environments can pose significant risks to personnel. Gas detectors are therefore essential to provide dependable early warning of gas hazards. Gas detectors are permanently installed ...

  • Teledyne Scientific Instruments - Direct Sampling MS and MS/MS for Real Time Air Monitoring

    Presented at the 44th ASMS Conference on Mass Spectrometry, May 12-16, 1996 Portland, OR. Published in the Proceedings of the 44th ASMS Conference on Mass Spectrometry May 12-16, 1996 Portland, OR, in press. DIRECT SAMPLING MS AND MS/MS FOR REAL TIME AIR MONITORING C. Remigi, P.T. Palmer, Dept. of Chemistry & Biochemistry, SF State University, SF, CA ...


    By Environics, Inc.

  • Walking the green talk: Wealthier communities buy more hybrids

    The Institute of the Environment releases Winter 2009 Southern California Environmental Report Card Article: 'California's Green Market Geography' by Matthew E. Kahn, Ph.D. Read full 'California's Green Market Geography' Report Card article now Residents of wealthier communities and communities that vote pro-environment positions on statewide environmental initiatives are far more likely than ...


    By UCLA Special Programs

  • Kay Armstrong Corners the Market in Hazardous Waste Cleanups and Community Relations

    The Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 (CERCLA) created the Hazardous Substance Superfund. It was intended to be a short-term program that would spend $1.6 billion over five years to clean up 400 hazardous sites around the country. Instead, more than $17 billion has been spent and only 212 sites (15% of the 1,439 listed since its inception) have been ...


    By ARMSTRONG and Associates

  • Questions and answers on the Commission Communication `Towards a Circular Economy` and the Waste Targets Review

    What is a circular economy? A circular economy preserves the value added in products for as long as possible and virtually eliminates waste. It retains the resources within the economy when a product has reached the end of its life, so that they remain in productive use and create further value. It may involve: Increasing the time products deliver their service before ...

  • Wireless monitoring for a safe indoor environment

    This article discusses the benefits of wireless technology for continously monitoring the indoor environment. In striving for the construction of energy efficient and cost-effective buildings, the imperative issue of the buildings Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) is often overlooked. This can often lead to a unhealthy indoor environment and even to conditions such as Sick Building Syndrome (SBS) or other ...


    By PPM Technology

  • 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.

  • Unique technology for monitoring piped water

    INTELLITECT WATER has launched a unique, highly innovative drinking water monitoring technology that will revolutionise the delivery of drinking water. The new technology monitors the quality of water in pipeline distribution networks and for the first time provides reliable data to protect the integrity of the water quality, to enhance customer satisfaction and to improve operational efficiency. ...


    By Intellitect Water Ltd

  • 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.

  • Zero waste in Buenos Aires (Argentina)

    In late 2005, the City Council in Buenos Aires, Argentina unanimously passed a law, “Integral Management Of Solid Urban Waste,” a Zero Waste law. The law sets goals and milestones to reduce the volume of municipal solid waste going to landfill disposal. “The first milestone is 30 percent reduction of waste to landfill by 2010,” says Cecilia Allen of Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives' ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Building Services Management - Air Sampling -

    Untitled Document Maintenance professionals are often the first responders to mold complaints in their facilities. building occupants can be exposed to fungal (mold) ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

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