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Why monitor dust in the workplace?
Almost any place of employment can present a potential threat to health and safety from airborne particulates and aerosols. It is important to note, however, that dust hazards are not necessarily visible to the human eye and that the finest particles can represent the greatest threat because of their ability to travel deepest into the lungs. Effective monitoring is therefore key to the implementation of an effective risk management strategy. There are two major reasons for monitoring dust in the workplace; to...
How to Monitor Mercury Emissions
In recent years, mercury levels in the environment and in the food chain have risen substantially mainly due to human activities. As a long-range pollutant it can affect areas located thousands of kilometers away from its original source of emission. It’s no wonder then that the regulatory pressure to monitor mercury emissions grows stronger. Before diving into the analysis techniques and application areas of mercury let us first remind ourselves what mercury exactly is. Mercury (Hg) is a heavy metal,...
Selecting the Right Air Quality Monitor
There are many types of air quality monitors available, but which one is the best choice for measuring gaseous air pollutant concentrations? There are two classes of such air quality monitors: sampling monitors and in-situ monitors (“in-situ” = “in the original position”). Sampling monitors utilises a manifold through which the air to be analysed is pumped. A small air sample is then enclosed in a cell where its molecular content can be analysed. The analysis method varies depending on...
Environmental indicator report 2017 — In support to the monitoring of the 7th Environment Action ...
This report gives an overview of the EU’s progress towards 29 environmental policy objectives. These are relevant to the achievement of the 7th Environment Action Programme (EAP) three key priority objectives: natural capital; resource-efficient, low-carbon economy; and people’s health and well-being.
Environmental monitoring solutions - Total solution for measuring benzene in gasoline – Case Study
EPA rule 40 CFR Parts 59, 80, 85, 86 (Control of Hazardous Air Pollutants From Mobile Sources) is about to reduce allowable emissions of benzene and other mobile source air toxics. It originally went into effect on April 27, 2007, with a recent Final Release on October 8, 2008.On January 1, 2011, the rule limits the benzene content of reformulated gasoline (RFG) and conventional gasoline (CG) to an annual refinery average of 0.62 volume percent (vol%). If you are a refiner or importer, this rule applies to you.On...