land-based environmental monitoring station 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

  • Air quality monitoring: establishing criteria for station classification

    According to the Council Decision 97/101/EC on Exchange of Information, stations should be classified in relation to the type of area where they are located and according to the type of dominant emission sources influencing the air pollutant concentrations at the station. A detailed methodology was developed for the validation of the classification of Portuguese air quality monitoring stations, ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • 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

  • Continuous noise monitoring for environmental application

    The increasing awareness of the public of environmental issues such as CO2 emissions, carbon footprints and waste recycling has brought the issue of environmental noise to the fore. Many of the demands of modern society result in the creation of noise sources such as larger airports, additional power stations and higher road traffic levels. In addition to this, the expansion of towns and cities, ...


    By Cirrus Research plc

  • Basics of satellite antenna positioning for environmental monitoring

    Users of geostationary satellite based telemetry systems have one unique challenge that other types of telemetry users do not – that is, calculating the angles needed to point their transmitting antennas to orbiting satellite. The process is actually fairly straightforward, although there are some common pitfalls that can be avoided with a little pre-planning. First, we need to look at how the ...

  • A Guide to Oil in Water Monitoring for Environmental Compliance

    Applications for industrial oil in water monitoring can vary greatly. In upstream and midstream oil and gas production applications, monitoring separation efficiencies is key to optimize production rates, preventative maintenance, chemical use, flow, and environmental compliance. Separated water from the oil is called produced water and it must be cleaned of oil before disposal or ...


    By Arjay Engineering Ltd.

  • Current Trends in Environmental Noise Monitoring in Europe

    Introduction This paper briefly describes the state of the art of environmental noise monitoring development in Europe, including the needs, standards, legislation, data, technology, techniques and tools. This paper will concentrate on the following areas: • How Imagine and the development of ISO 20906 and ISO 1996 affect noise monitoring systems • The need and role of professional ...

  • Emissions analyser helps manage power station

    A multiparameter emissions monitor at Thetford power station is being used to demonstrate to the Environment Agency that the plant is performing within the conditions of its environmental permit. However, the data from the analyser, which was supplied by Milton Keynes based Quantitech, also performs a vitally important role in helping to manage the plant. “Individual gas readings are ...


    By Quantitech Ltd

  • Weather Data for Noise Monitoring

    “Weather conditions are the single largest variable factor in how sound travels over large distances,” says Steve Bilawchuk principal partner and engineer at ACI Acoustical Consultants Inc. “Wind speed and wind direction are of crucial importance.” ACI is an acoustical engineering consulting company based in Alberta, Canada, which uses ...

  • Monitoring watershed health

    Background Municipal water quality managers recognize the need for data that can be used to monitor and assess the impact of urbanization on the condition of natural watersheds. Storm events, in conjunction with the alteration of native landscape, building of roads and overuse of fertilizer, can contribute to excess nutrients, sediment and other pollutants in environmentally significant ...

  • Monitoring louisiana’s levees

    Background The natural disaster in New Orleans was exacerbated by the fact that the city’s levees broke Two towns SE of New Orleans, Braithwaite and Scarsdale, depend on levees which were also damaged by Hurricane Katrina Levees have been repaired to meet minimum protection requirements, and additional strengthening work continues Redirect water from behind ...

  • Urban Noise Monitoring in Madrid

    Dynamic mapping helps Madrid improve the quality of life for her citizens and visitors alike. With its 3 000 000 inhabitants and 2500 km of streets, Madrid is an excellent example of what can be done to improve human comfort related to urban noise. Since the late 60s, Madrid City Council has been working on noise problems. During this period, global environmental analysis has focused on how ...

  • FTIR emissions analyser helps manage UK power station

    A Gasmet FTIR multiparameter emissions monitor at Thetford power station is being used to demonstrate that the plant is performing within the conditions of its environmental permit. However, the data from the analyser, which was supplied by Gasmet’s UK distributor Quantitech, also performs a vitally important role in helping to manage the plant. “Individual gas readings are displayed ...


    By Quantitech Ltd

  • Case study – benzene contamination retail gas station, Colorado

    Introduction The scope of work for this site included an expansion of an existing soil venting system to remediate impacted soil and injection of a carbon-based petroleum degrading product to remediate long-term groundwater impacts. By using a combination of remediation technologies, including LT Environmental’s (LTE) TerraCert™ program, the overall goal of a cost effective cleanup ...

  • FTIR Emissions Analyser helps manage UK Power Station

    A Gasmet FTIR multiparameter emissions monitor at Thetford power station is being used to demonstrate that the plant is performing within the conditions of its environmental permit. However, the data from the analyser, which was supplied by Gasmet’s UK distributor Quantitech, also performs a vitally important role in helping to manage the plant. “Individual gas readings are displayed ...


    By Gasmet Technologies Oy

  • A forensic study to differentiate two dissolved gasoline plumes at adjoining service stations

    Three gasoline service stations are present at a highway intersection in central New Jersey. In the mid- to late- 1980s, service station “B” began to notice large discrepancies in their gasoline inventory. The USTs were removed in 1988 and a significant release was discovered. Separate-phase gasoline, as much as 1.5 feet (0.5 m) thick was present on the water table for about an area ...


  • Remediation oversight and monitoring case study

    Service(s) performed: Underground storage tank removal and contaminated soil excavation and disposal Summary: In a residential and commercial area of a major U.S. city, an abandoned gas station site was targeted for redevelopment. To assist the area’s remediation efforts, our environmental team removed a 15,000-gallon underground storage tank, performed ...


    By EFI Global, Inc.

  • Environmental Sensors in Waste Management

    Issue: As part of an increasing sentiment among European consumers that environmental protection is important, concern about the impact of landfill is growing. Sensor technology makes it possible to measure and control inputs to landfill sites and pollutants arising from them. However, the exploitation - or uptake - of such technology has been lower than expected in the waste management sector. ...


  • Water monitoring for remediation - Case Study

    Customer: Rainbow Group and T95C Application: Portable water sampling Background: Established in 1985, Rainbow Group are environmental demolition and civil engineering contractors based in Padstow, NSW. Their services include construction, excavation, demolition, remediation and water treatment. Rainbow Group has a renowned ...


    By Ecotech Pty Ltd

  • TPHEnhanced pilot study - residual petroleum remediation various fuel oils (JP, JP4, No 2) searsport pipeline pump station argyle, maine: former Loring Air Force Base case study

    Project Highlights TPHENHANCED proven to expedite biodegradation of saturated soil/groundwater PHC contaminants, anaerobically TPHENHANCED facilitated >83% reduction in total [TPH] over 13-week evaluation period. TPHENHANCED proven Green and sustainable strategy, minimizing environmental impact and remedial costs. TPHENHANCED cost-effective site ...

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