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  • A Breath of Fresh Air for Your

    As the full effect of the Federal Clean Air Act (CAA) Amendments continue to impact today’s industry, many companies will be required to install new or additional air pollution control equipment.  With over two decades of proven success, catalytic oxidation is a popular method for controlling volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions.During the past 25 years, industry has made progress in ...


    By The CMM Group, LLC

  • What is a Breathing or Respiratory Zone?

    In the past, vehicle exhaust gas detectors have been installed on or near the ceiling. In contrary, Critical Environment Technologies Canada Inc. (CETCI) has always recommended that they be installed in the breathing zone. Recently, Quebec’s regulation has reinforced CETCI’s recommendations. It states that “dusts, gases, fumes, vapours and mists found in the workplace ...

  • Every breath you take — air quality in Europe

    The characters in this story are fictional. However the data are real. The story is set on 27 July 2008 when an air quality warning was issued in Brussels. Anna is 37 years old and lives in the centre of Brussels. She and her young son Johan are planning a trip outside the busy city. Anna suffers from asthma and her doctor has warned of the dangers of air pollution, especially on hot summer days. ...

  • EEA Signals 2013 - Every breath we take

    Linking science, policy and the public The atmosphere, weather patterns and seasonal variations have long been an object of fascination and observation. In the 4th century B.C., Aristotle’s treatise Meteorology compiled the great philosopher’s observations not only on the weather patterns, but on earth sciences in general. Until the 17th century, air symbolised ...

  • Breathe easy: The importance of emission reduction and energy efficiency

    Breathe easy Blue oil mist is an unwelcome by-product of industrial work in the energy sector. contec specialises in high-powered, energy efficient and environmentally friendly oil mist filtration systems that reduce health risks and are an inexpensive alternative to traditional exhaust piping. The high concentrations of blue oil mist produced by industrial ...

  • 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

  • Dealing with Indoor Air Quality Issues

     According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) journal, the average American spends about ninety percent of their time indoors. This is why the chances are overwhelming that most of the air you breathe either has entered via your building's ventilation system... or filtered in through doors, windows, or porous wall materials. Along the way, the air might have picked up any number ...


  • 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.

  • Controlling Hazardous Air Emissions With A Catalytic Oxidizer

    As the full effect of the Federal Clean Air Act (CAA) Amendments continue to impact today’s industry, many companies will be required to install new or additional air pollution control equipment. With well over twenty years of proven success, catalytic oxidation is a popular method for controlling volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions.During the past 25 years, industry has made progress in ...


    By The CMM Group, LLC

  • Why choose an electrostatic, washable air filter?

    When deciding what type of air conditioner or furnace filter to use, you should keep two things in mind: Airflow and Efficiency. In order to work at its optimum level, the a/c or heating unit requires no restriction to air flow. You should choose a filter that has the least effect on airflow, but removes the most dust from the air. ACI’s electrostatic air filters allow the air conditioning ...


    By ACI Manufacturing

  • 5 Things You Probably Didnt Know About Indoor Air Quality

    Did you know that air fresheners, candles, furniture, carpets & many other items create indoor air pollutants and are a health risk says Camfil Air Filtration Experts! When you mention air pollution, most people automatically think of smog around cities and factories, or millions of cars racing from one place to another leaving trails of fumes behind them as they ...


    By Camfil Ltd

  • New air quality rules challenge oil & natural gas industry

    EPA Administrator signed a suite of proposed new air regulations affecting both the Production/Processing and Transmission/Storage sectors of the oil and natural gas industry. The proposed rules mandate the use of emission controls as well as work practices through two different air regulatory programs – New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) and National Emissions Standards for Hazardous ...


    By Trinity Consultants

  • Detection of chlorpyrifos in air using low volume polyurethane foam (PUF) sampling with immunoassay

    MATRIX: Air samples ANALYTE: Chlorpyrifos RANGE OF DETECTION: 0.088 to 1.200 mg/m3 MATERIALS: Chlorpyrifos RaPID AssayÒ Kit and Sample Diluent. Reagents: methanol (pesticide grade). Equipment: 40 mL glass vials with Teflon lined caps, 13 x 100 mm glass test tubes, 5 mL and 20 mL serological pipets, micropipet ...


  • Control of Welding Fume Particulates Using Cleanable Filter Media: Hexavalent Chromium

    Herein, a Sentry Air Systems product study of hexavalent chromium particles, [Cr(VI)], is reported. Due to the popularity of extended life cleanable filter media and health concerns regarding hexavalent chromium exposure in the work place, Sentry Air Systems conducted a study of the efficacy of cleanable filter systems for the maintenance of safe breathing conditions during welding operations ...


    By Sentry Air Systems, Inc.

  • Ozone in Cooling Water Treatment

    When commercial ozone generators were first introduced for cooling water treatment, they were marketed as a stand-alone treatment, a cure-all or panacea. We now know this is not the case. Because there have been many misconceptions regarding ozone, this article is intended to review the basics of ozone, its true capabilities and limitations, and its potential benefits in cooling water treatment ...


    By Absolute Systems Inc.

  • Mercury

    Abstract Mercury is a naturally occurring metal found in the Earth’s crust. At high doses, mercury is known to cause adverse human health effects. Over the past several years, EPA (the Environmental Protection Agency) has focused on mercury exposures because of its potential to cause adverse human health and environmental effects, and because of its persistence and widespread distribution in the ...


    By Valahia University

  • To prevent blinding in dust collection systems, consider filter type, filter size and selection of the filter media used

    All dust collection systems, regardless of size, share a common problem—dust blinding. Simply stated, blinding is defined as when dust particles plug the holes in a filter and stop the flow of air through the filter, resulting in the dust collector performing poorly. All types of collectors, whether stand-alone units, cyclones or full-scale baghouses, are subject to blinding. To better ...


    By American Fabric Filter Co

  • Welding Fumes and the effects of Manganese

    The potential risks of welding operations include the potential to breathe in metal fumes and toxic gases. Fume particles are formed from the vaporisation of molten metal that occurs during the process. These particles are very fine in size and may join together to form larger particles.. The biggest risk is exposure to the manganese contained in fumes that are given off during welding. ...


    By Shawcity Limited

  • Oxygen (O2) Monitor for MRI Rooms: PureAire Sells a Hassle Free 10+ Year Oxygen Monitor.

    Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) facilities have the same thing in common, helium. Helium is used as part of the cooling process for a MRI magnet. PureAire Monitoring Systems Oxygen Monitors are becoming the newest safety product amongst MRI users, thanks to its 10 + year sensor. PureAire’s sensors do not require maintenance, or require replacement parts. Helium is a nontoxic, odorless, ...

  • Good intentions may result in bad health

    President Obama’s stimulus investments in home energy efficiency may have the unintended consequence of increasing future medical costs. The stimulus bill contains $1500 tax credits for homeowners who install energy efficient doors, windows, and/or insulation. Studies in both the United States and England have shown that these home upgrades can reduce air infiltration by 50% in older homes, and ...


    By Tox Free Inc.

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