Aerosol Monitoring News

  • By joining forces with others, you can achieve anything. (Anonymous)

    This year, not just one but several of Palas’s partners heeded this advice: The environmental organization #MucOhneMief (“Munich without pong”) used our new mobile fine dust monitoring device Fidas Frog in the joint fight against particulate pollution in Munich. The cycling club “Radsportgemeinschaft Karlsruhe e.V.” helped in the integration of refugees, whose ...


    By Palas GmbH

  • Identifying Particulate Matter Pollution Hazards in Businesses and Institutions throughout Puerto Rico

    There are many industries across Puerto Rico and the Caribbean that expose workers to elevated levels of particulate matter, also known as PM. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) describes particulate matter as a mixture of solid particles and liquid droplets found in the air. Some particles, such as dust, dirt, soot or smoke, are large or dark enough to be seen with the naked eye. ...


    By Zimmetry Environmental

  • PCB-Containing Caulk Found in Many Homes and Buildings

    Caulking is a common building material found in virtually all homes and buildings. The flexible material is used to seal gaps and joints to make them water and airtight.  Unfortunately, many caulking materials used in the past to build and renovate residential and commercial properties contained polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs). According to research conducted by the U.S. Environmental ...


    By Clark Seif Clark Inc.

  • Solar cycle not to blame for warming

    European scientists have dug deep to dismiss once again the old argument that climate change might be a consequence of solar radiation rather than atmospheric chemistry. The world is warming, they confirm, because more greenhouse gases are getting into the atmosphere, and the changes in the solar cycle are not a significant ...


    By Climate News Network

  • contec was successfully presented the new COMS at the TPS 2016

    contec Oil Mist Separators (COMS)/Oil Mist Eliminators for the extraction and filtration of oil mist are used for large-scale compressors, gas and steam turbines, generators and other equipment with oil systems to ensure clean, oil-free exhaust air. 99.98 % of solid and liquid particles and aerosols down to 0.1 micron are removed and high-quality oil can be regained. This prevents the leakage of ...

  • contec was successfully presented the new COMS at the TPS 2016

    contec Oil Mist Separator (COMS) type 8.000/762-G08 was successfully presented the new COMS at the TPS 2016 in Houston/USA. contec Oil Mist Separators (COMS)/Oil Mist Eliminators for the extraction and filtration of oil mist are used for large-scale compressors, gas and steam turbines, generators and other equipment with oil systems to ensure clean, oil-free exhaust air. 99.98 % of solid and ...

  • CERC at the recent Harmo conference in Budapest

    Two of our team, Managing Director Dr David Carruthers and Stephen Smith, recently attended the 17th Harmo conference in Budapest. This conference aims to harmonise approaches to atmospheric dispersion modelling and model evaluation. They presented work on ...

  • EPA Promulgates SNUR for Functionalized CNTs ( Carbon Nanotubes )

    On May 16, 2016, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) promulgated, through a direct final rule, significant new use rules (SNUR) for 55 chemical substances that were the subject of premanufacture notices (PMN), including functionalized carbon nanotubes (CNT) (generic). EPA states that it determined that any use of the functionalized CNTs without the use of impervious gloves, where there ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • New web-enabled ambient particulate monitor

    Ashtead Technology has added the new TSI Environmental DUSTTRAK Aerosol Monitor to its fleet of environmental monitoring equipment. Available to rent or purchase, the Environmental DustTrak is an advanced, mains or battery powered instrument for the continuous monitoring of ambient particulates, with ‘cloud’ based connectivity. “This new instrument will be ideal for a wide ...


    By Ashtead Technology Ltd

  • Palas at Powtech 2016

    Official release of Fidas Frog You are kindly invited to visit us during Powtech 2016 in Nuremberg here in Germany - from 19th to 21st April 2016 - at our booth number 3-302 in hall 3. Don't miss this opportunity to convince yourself on site e. g. of the quality and performance of our nanoparticle measurement technology and our aerosol spectrometers and ...


    By Palas GmbH

  • Highly efficient Echarge Electrostatic Collector achieves extremely high removal efficiency on micron and submicron particulate

    Bionomic Industries, Inc., a leading manufacturer of clean air, product and heat recovery systems, has announced availability of their new ECharge Electrostatic Collector for high removal efficiency of smoke-type micron and submicron particles, droplets, and aerosols along with odor issues caused by these particles. Designed to easily meet PM 2.5 environmental regulations, the ECharge is ...


    By Bionomic Industries Inc.

  • NIOSH Publishes Nanotechnology Safety Program Guide for SMEs

    On April 4, 2016, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) published a report entitled Building a Safety Program to Protect the Nanotechnology Workforce: A Guide for Small to Medium-Sized Enterprises. The report states that employees may be at risk of exposure by inhalation, skin absorption, or ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • UAE Research Program for Rain Enhancement Science to Accept Pre-proposals until March 17, 2016 for its $5 Million USD Grant

    The UAE Research Program for Rain Enhancement Science has announced March 17, 2016 as the closing date for accepting pre-proposals from researchers interested in participating in its second cycle. The second cycle of the program commenced on January 19 following the award ceremony that recognized three research teams from Japan, the UAE, and Germany in the inaugural cycle. The ...

  • News on filter (media) test systems - Brand-new brochure available!

    Filter Test Systems Nature is also home to effective filters. For example, the leaves of a tree can absorb up to 700 kg of dust per year. But even the best filtration and separation system is useless if its function cannot clearly and reproducibly be validated. This is what the modular test rigs for complete filters and filter media that Palas® has already been building and developing ...


    By Palas GmbH

  • More warming will bring a more polluted future

    The future is slightly obscured. The outlook is less than clear. For once, such phrases are not metaphorical. A world of global warming could mean a growing haze of solid and liquid aerosols – tiny specks of salt, fine dust, sulphates, black carbon and other particles in the atmosphere, according to new research. Robert Allen, an earth scientist at the University of California, Riverside ...


    By Climate News Network

  • Do you know ... MMTC System?

    Practical testing of cleanable surface filters in accordance with standards and based on customer preferences The MMTC series offersultra-precise, reproducible testing systemsfor the development and quality control of cleanable filter media. The advantages of the MMTC series allow a clear, cost-effective and practically useful comparison of cleanable filter media andexceed the ...


    By Palas GmbH

  • Workshop on air pollution and agriculture

    Air pollution has an impact on agriculture and agriculture contributes to air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions. A group of experts in the field of atmospheric chemistry and agricultural meteorology discussed how to better measure theses emissions and impacts during an International Workshop held in Pune, India from 2-4 November 2015.  The workshop specially examined the impacts of ...

  • Reducing Black Carbon Can Save Lives and Help Combat Climate Change

    Black carbon causes millions of deaths every year and contributes to the warming of the planet. In the atmosphere it appears as air pollution, with emissions arising mainly from the combustion of diesel fuel and biofuels, coal-fired power stations, biomass cook stoves, brick kilns and vegetation burning in open fields. The importance of reducing emissions of black carbon and other ...

  • Register now for Palas training courses - Registration deadline: 09 October 2015

    Registration deadline: 09 October 2015 Based on the successful hands-on training courses last year, we continue to offer hands-on training courses for the following applications: Monday, 02 November 2015, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm Palas® training course “Particle Measurement from nano to micro” Tuesday, 03 November 2015, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm ...


    By Palas GmbH

  • IONICON announces research alliance for e-cigarette aerosol analytics with Fontem Ventures

    Fontem Ventures, parent company of blu, the number one e-cigarette brand in the United States and a market leader in the United Kingdom, is partnering with IONICON to conduct pioneering research into e-cigarette aerosols. With Fontem Ventures a strategic research alliance has been formed where the latest analytical tools are applied to the new consumer product category of e-cigarettes. ...


    By Ionicon Analytik Ges.m.b.H.

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