environmental air sampler Articles

  • Selecting an Air Sampler for Bioaerosol Collection

    Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) investigators should select cost effective, efficient and the highest quality samplingequipment for evaluation of indoor environments. Particle impaction onto an adhesive surface (non-viable) or into culture media (viable) are the most widely used techniques to evaluate the presence and levels of airborne bioaerosols, particularly in non-industrial indoor environments. ...

  • Measurement of Toxic and Related Air Pollutants - Field-Emplaceable Air Samplers for Automated Ambient, Site, and IAQ Use (Including TO-17 Applications)

    Abstract Air samples taken on collection media for laboratory analysis remain a highly sensitive and cost-effective means of assessment. However, collection of samples can be difficult using nonautomated samplers, particularly over long terms or at remote locations. This paper describes a number of automated air samplers for sorbent-tube and filter use. The samplers are batterypowered, portable ...


  • 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

  • Monitoring with the use of passive samplers ? a useful source of information for the mapping and modelling of urban atmosphere pollution

    Due to human activities, increasing numbers of harmful substances are emitted into the atmosphere; they are recognised as potentially dangerous to living organisms, mainly because of their toxicity. Among others, compounds from the BTEX group, e.g. benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene and xylenes, are considered as such toxic substances. They are present in the air above urbanised as well as rural ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Mcclellan air force base diffusion

    Parsons Engineering Science, Inc. (Parsons ES) was retained by the US Air Force Center for Environmental Excellence Technology Transfer Division (AFCEE/ERT) to perform an evaluation of passive groundwater diffusion sampling technology. The diffusion sampler evaluation was funded under Contract F11623-94-D0024, Delivery Order RL72, as part of the AFCEE/ERT Remedial Process Optimization (RPO) ...


    By EON Products Inc.

  • Effectiveness, Suitability, and Performance Testing of the SKC® Deployable Particulate Sampler (DPS) As Compared to the Currently Deployed AirmetricsT

    Epidemiological studies have linked particulate matter (PM) exposure to morbidity and mortality from cardiovascular and respiratory disease. In order to monitor and assess the potential PM health risk to deployed military personnel, the U.S. Army must field a portable sampler that can accurately sample particles with an aerodynamic diameter less than or equal to a nominal 2.5 mm (PM2.5). In the ...

  • Air Monitoring for the Gulf Oil Spill

    Ambient air monitoring is a priority in the ongoing efforts to contain and manage the oil spill from the Deepwater Horizon in the Gulf of Mexico. The following provides information about the kinds of airborne contaminants that are currently being monitored in the Gulf, how they are collected and how they are analyzed. For a given project, a suitable sampling plan – developed by ...


  • News on Air 2013, Volume 2: Products for Separation

    Supelco® has developed the most extensive line of special purpose columns designed for industry specific applications; including environmental and industrial hygiene. These columns are manufactured to deliver high resolution, great analyte response, low bleed and long column life; allowing analysts to achieve the analytical performance they require. In this issue, you will find easy-to-read ...


    By Sigma-Aldrich Co., LLC

  • Ambient Air Fence Line Application case study

    Customer: Confidential Application: Ambient air Fenceline application Background: The Victoria Environmental Protection Agency installed an Opsis DOAS open path system to measure Benzene & ...


    By Ecotech Pty Ltd

  • How to Achieve Good Indoor Air Quality in Operating Rooms

    There are two primary objectives in achieving acceptable air quality in the operating room: (1) control of anesthetic gases for the benefit of operating room staff, and (2) infection control for the benefit of the patient. Control of Anesthetic Gases Supply and scavenging systems, as well as general ventilation in the OR, must be functioning optimally for the surgical ...


    By Atlantic Environmental, Inc.

  • Purpose of Air and Surface Mold Sampling or Testing during Assessment

    As part of determining whether an indoor environment is contaminated with excessive amounts of mold and requires remediation, Indoor Environmental Technologies (IET) routinely performs air and surface mold sampling or testing. While there are many types of sampling, IET uses two of them the most: Air sampling using a “spore trap” sampler. Considerable information ...

  • Side by Side Comparison of the Aerotrap Total Fungal SamplerTM

    ...with Grease Slides, the Aerotrap Total Fungal SamplerTM with Glyceryl Triacetate Cleared Mixed Cellulose Ester Membrane Filter Slides and the Zefon Bio-PumpR using the Zefon Air-O-CellR. ...

  • Spatial mapping of the city of Lisbon using biomonitors

    Biomonitoring is used to study the performance of a single air sampler as representing air elemental concentrations in Lisbon. A database of chemical elements' concentrations was obtained by analysing exposed lichens and bark, hung on courtyard trees of 22 Lisbon basic schools from January to May 2008 and June to October 2008 (winter and summer campaigns). Electric conductivity was also measured ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Residential Vapor Intrusion Evaluation: Long Duration Passive Sampling v. Short Duration Active Sampling

    Abstract Sampling indoor air for potential vapor intrusion impacts using current standard 24-hour sample collection methods may not adequately account for temporal variability and detect contamination best represented by long-term sampling periods. Mr. Henry Schuver of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Office of Solid Waste staled at the September 2007 Air & Waste Management ...

  • ADMS 5 Complex Terrain Validation Hogback Ridge Tracer Experiments

    1 Introduction During October 1982. the United States Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) earned out a series of eleven tracer gas experiments near Farmington, New Mexico, in the United States [1]. Hogback Ridge is a small hill with maximum elevation 104 m above the minimum elevation in the area. The terrain is semi-arid, with sparse vegetative cover of desert shrubs and grasses. ...

  • TVOC measurement for LEED/green building evaluation

    Total Volatile Organic Compounds (TVOC) may be evaluated when building designers/managers are pursuing the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Green Building Rating System for New Construction (LEED-NC) EQ Credit 3.2. The latest LEED-NC guidance document specifies that the maximum allowed concentration of TVOC measured in a building (post construction, pre-occupancy) is 500 µg/m3; the ...


  • 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 ...


  • Privatization and Outsourcing Storm Water Discharge Requirements: Simplification Through Automated Sampling

    ABSTRACT Kelly Air Force Base (KAFB) is a large industrial complex that is currently undergoing a Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) action. Privatization is occurring concurrently with the base closure and realignment. The base maintains both two Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) and two Texas Natural Resource Conservation ...


    By Weston Solutions, Inc

  • EPA - China case study

    The first online air quality monitoring network for a 27 km2 industrial area The monitored area Situated south of Shanghai, in Zhejiang province Heavily industrialized area Main activity: fine chemicals 10 plants under surveillance, under the authority of the Chinese governmental agency for environmental protection (EPA) ...


    By Alpha MOS Environment

  • LIMS Essential for H2O Testing

    Clean water is a global necessity - essential to our health and well being. Just imagine a day without clean water to drink, to prepare our food, to wash the daily grind from our clothes and bodies.  There’s a lot of science behind clean water and a laboratory ...

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