health physics air monitoring Articles

  • Dust monitoring

    Generally, two different approaches are used to measure the amount of dust deposited on a surface; Determination of the soiling of a surface, by a change in its properties; Determination of the quantity of dust deposited, by weight. WHAT IS DUST? Dust is a generic term used to describe fine particles that are suspended in the atmosphere. Dust comes from a wide variety of sources, including soil, ...


    By Queensland Laboratory

  • 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

  • Indoor Air Quality

    Indoor Air Quality-Makes Me Sick EVM 7 measures it all   How often do you here ‘I need some fresh air’. Why do we say that? Maybe you simply want a break from the wife and kids or work colleagues! But it may be because the indoor air you are breathing in is contaminated. Indoor air contains significantly higher levels of contaminants than outside air.   ...


    By Shawcity Limited

  • 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.

  • Tiny materials in countless products raise big questions for environment and health

    Nanotechnology opens a universe of possibilities — but also creates a world of unknowns. In recent years, efforts to develop the Next Big Thing — whether in medicine, computer technology, pollution prevention or high-performance materials — have turned to some really, really small things: nanomaterials. Working at the ...


    By Ensia

  • Observational needs for four-dimensional air quality characterization

    Surface-based monitoring programs provide the foundation for associating air pollution and causal effects in human health studies, and they support the development of air quality standards and the preparation of emission reduction strategies. While surface-oriented networks remain a key tool for addressing traditional single pollutant human exposure challenges, these networks in isolation are not ...

  • Analox case study: Monitoring oxygen at Cranfield airfield

    Introduction For personnel safety, monitoring of oxygen levels was required as part of an experimental field campaign based at Cranfield airfield. This experiment was undertaken by researchers in the atmospheric physics group at Imperial College London. The researchers are interested in measuring Far-infrared radiance fields in the atmosphere ...


    By Analox Sensor Technology

  • Confronting allegations of air quality non-compliance

    A facility with an air quality permit must comply with all the conditions of that permit and demonstrate its compliance on an on-going basis. Unfortunately, no matter how diligently the facility and corporate staff strives to assure continuous compliance, unexpected compliance challenges can occur. For example, new equipment fails the emissions guarantees provided by equipment vendors; new staff ...


    By Trinity Consultants

  • Auotclaves and Nitrogen. Why an Oxygen Monitor may be Required for Safety

    In many industries, including aerospace, autoclaves play an important role in the manufacturing process. Key components of aerospace systems need to be put under an intense pressure and temperature during their formation; at present, an autoclave offers the best and safest way to do this. However, the manufacturing process usually uses nitrogen to create high levels of pressure in the system and ...

  • Staff spotlight: atmospheric chemist addresses California air quality issues

    With over a decade of experience addressing West Coast air quality issues, Dr. Charles Lee, Managing Consultant in Trinity’s Irvine, California office, is a valuable resource on air quality, greenhouse gas (GHG), and risk related issues such as permitting requirements, air quality monitoring, source testing, auditing, GHG verifications, and health risk assessments. Dr. Lee is particularly ...


    By Trinity Consultants

  • Eglin air force base achieves goal of 100% compliance with EHS regulations for hazardous materials management

    For personnel at Eglin Air Force Base, working with hazardous materials is all part of the job. Yet, thanks to the base’s highly successful Hazardous Materials Program (HMP), it is a job that is done safely every day and in full compliance with a host of government and military regulations. Eglin, an operating unit of the Air Force Materiel Command, is home to the 96th Air Base Wing and the ...


    By IHS

  • Groundwater monitoring and assessment with ESdat environmental data management software and its use in groundwater remediation plans

    Groundwater investigations, contaminated/industrial sites, landfill and regulatory compliance are all ideal areas for environmental consultants and site managers, specializing in groundwater monitoring and assessment, to use environmental data management software. A successful groundwater ...

  • Black Carbon – the elephant in the room!

    Traditionally, ambient particulates have been measured gravimetrically according to their size. However, in this article Jim Mills, Managing Director of Air Monitors, will demonstrate that the time has come to change or at least augment the way ambient particulates are monitored and regulated. Air Monitors has supplied most of the UK's ambient monitoring network, but Jim will explain why the ...


    By Air Monitors Ltd.

  • Is it time to upgrade the PM2.5 federal reference method?

    The fine particulate matter (PM2.5) Federal Reference Method (FRM) has in many respects been a great success. When the method was implemented, there was some doubt that the state and local monitoring agencies that routinely provide air quality data would be able to manage a program, which often distinguishes one location from another by just a few μg/m3. As it turns out, data from the FRM ...

  • Gas analysers support management of Swindon fire

    The capability to convene a multi-agency Air Quality Cell (AQC) was established in England in 2009 following the Buncefield Oil Storage Depot incident. A review of this event identified the need to rapidly co-ordinate the acquisition, analysis and interpretation of air quality data in major incidents. Arrangements have been made in England to bring together experts from the Environment Agency ...


    By Quantitech Ltd

  • Calculating capacity at composting sites

    The addition of new composting facilities or expansion of capacity at existing ones is becoming more and more difficult as feasible sites are taken out of circulation. This has created interest in maximizing the unit production of compost at composting sites so that they perform as efficiently as possible. The need is especially acute if physical expansion is not possible, but increases in ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Comparative Risk Assessment

    ' Comparative risk assessment provides a systematic way to compare environmental problems that pose different types and degrees of health risk. It combines information on the inherent hazards of pollutants, exposure levels and population characteristics to predict the resulting health effects. Using data from available sources, rapid, inexpensive comparative risk assessments can identify the most ...


    By The World Bank

  • Putting infection control into practice in the workplace

    Healthcare workers are, like patients, subject to illness from a variety of airborne pathogens common to hospital settings. This risk increases during construction and renovation, as these endeavors release dust as well as disease-inducing microbes into the surrounding environment. Since more than one in five workplace illnesses in private industry occur in a hospital setting , hospitals ...

  • The Role of EHS Software

    Environmental, health and safety (EHS) software plays a key role in most industries today. In short, it is the goal of putting a strong safety program in place within the company. This offers a number of benefits for the organization including minimizing risks associated with environmental regulations, reducing the company's environmental impact, and improving workplace safety for employees. ...


    By EHS Insight

  • Read about Confined Space in Construction and Atmospheric Testing Right Here!

    In 1993, 29 CFR 1910.146 went into effect as the first federal legislation governing entry into permit-required confined spaces in general industry. Because some industries, such as the construction industry, were covered by specific Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) safety regulations, they were exempt from the confined space entry requirements of the general industry rule. ...


    By Argus-Hazco

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