Air Monitoring News

  • New award for best air quality monitoring site

    A new award has been created to highlight the importance of air quality monitoring stations (AQMSs), by recognising those that create and maintain the best sites. A network of AQMSs  spans the UK, providing data on the air that citizens breathe. These stations provide vitally important data to: track long term trends in air quality; inform national strategy and decision making on ...

  • New York Building Science Consultants Identify Indoor Pollutants that Impact People with COPD

    According to a Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance Survey conducted in 2011, 5.9% of residents in New York had been told they have Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) by a health care professional.  That year, the percentage equated to over 1.15 million residents of the state being afflicted by a group of diseases that cause airflow blockage and breathing-related problems. COPD ...


    By VOETS, LLC

  • Quantifying air quality in Cambridge by combining sensors with computer modelling

    CERC have been collaborating on a project to study ambient air quality across Cambridge using a large number of sensor nodes and computer modelling. 20 AQMesh sensor pods have been placed at key points around Cambridge (see top picture), measuring air quality in near real time. Comparisons against a reference instrument give very encouraging results, as shown in a ...

  • Rotork electro-hydraulic actuators provide increased safety at Mauritius International Airport

    Replacing obsolete electric actuators from another manufacturer, the Profibus-enabled, ATEX-rated failsafe Rotork actuators have been installed in critical valve areas to prevent potential spillages by automatically closing-off the flow of fuel on receipt of an overfill alarm signal. Skilmatic self-contained actuators have been specifically designed as the reliable solution for this type of vital ...


    By Rotork

  • Workshop focuses on dust protection and monitoring

    Ashtead Technology, TSI and the Health & Safety Laboratory (HSL) recently collaborated to deliver a workshop focusing on the environmental and safety hazards presented by dust and other particulate matter. Alan Hasson and Josh Thomas from Ashtead Technology provided an overview of the justification for dust monitoring in the workplace, and Nicholas Baxter from HSL described the requirements ...


    By Ashtead Technology Ltd

  • NO2 or not NO2, that is the question...

    If you’re looking for a chemiluminescent NOx (NO and NO2) analyser with “enhanced” NO2 measurement capability then look no further! ET are pleased to introduce the NEW T200P Photolytic NO2/NO/NOx Analyser with patented high efficiency Blue Light Converter (BLC), also known as a photolytic ...

  • New York Building Science Consultants Identify and Mitigate Indoor Asthma Triggers

    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 1 in 11 children have asthma and 1 in 12 adults have the condition. The chronic disease results in billions of dollars in annual medical costs, and approximately 25 million missed days of work and school. The CDC states that four thousand people die from asthma-related causes and it is a contributing factor in another 7,000 deaths ...


    By VOETS, LLC

  • The Air Quality Index and What it Means Discussed in New Video

    Today, the IAQ Video Network and Cochrane & Associates announced the release of their latest educational video.  Their newest production discusses the Air Quality Index (AQI) and what the information provided by the monitoring resource means to the public.  “The AQI is used to report daily air quality conditions in an easy-to-understand format, and ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Protea To Attend The UK Air Quality Show May 2017 At Telford International Centre

    Protea will be in attendance at the Air Quality and Emissions Show (May 24th & 25th - 2017) on booth 57. The 9th in the series of Air Quality & Emissions Events will focus on industrial emissions and stack monitoring of (Part A) processes regulated by the Environment Agency, ambient air quality monitoring, the emissions to air of Part A2 and Part B processes controlled by local ...


    By Protea Limited

  • Value for money air quality sensors for smart cities

    Smart city projects increasingly seek to include air quality measurements. If city authorities and the public are being asked to act based on air quality readings they must be credible. Whilst cheap sensors may offer easily integrated readings, they offer poor value for money if the information they produce cannot be trusted by the public, smart city project managers and stakeholders. The search ...


    By AQMesh

  • AQE 2017 announces agenda for Air Quality Conference

    The organisers of AQE 2017, the international Air Quality and Emissions Show (Telford, UK, 24-25th May) have published the programme for Day 2 of the event. Developed in partnership with IAPSC (Investigation of Air Pollution Standing Conference), there will be three sessions covering: pervasive air quality monitoring; vehicle emissions monitoring and data management; and ...

  • Cairnet real-time air pollution monitoring sensors largely approved at WFES 2017

    Following in real-time any given pollutant emissions data directly from your office, via your computer, your smartphone or your tablet? All the data centralized, with minimum operating costs (no maintenance, no visit on site to retrieve the data…)? Those are juste some of Cairpol (Environnement S.A Group) sensors' features highly appreciated in Abu Dhabi at the 2017 edition of the World ...


    By Cairpol

  • New York Employers Take Note of Study Linking Indoor Air Quality to Worker Performance

    Several years back, Environmental Health Perspectives published a paper about a study that examined the cognitive function of workers in conventional and green office environments.  The study garnered the attention of business leaders, human resources professionals, and occupational health professionals from across the country. Two dozen participants were ...


    By VOETS, LLC

  • Occupational and Residential Wood Smoke Exposure Concerns

    During the cold winter months, many people burn wood in their homes for heat and ambience. While this can provide for an economical way to heat a home, some people could be exposed to wood smoke in the air they breathe. Workers in some occupations may also be exposed to wood smoke on a daily basis.   The smell of burning wood is pleasant to some people, but even though wood is a natural ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • U.S. oil and gas industry to increase spending, drive global growth in 2017

    U.S. oil and gas companies are expected to boost exploration and production (E&P) spending in 2017 by 27 percent, leading global spending growth and reversing two years of decline, according to a new report from Barclays. According to the investment bank’s annual survey of oil production companies, global spending on E&P will increase seven percent in 2017 after back-to-back ...

  • Air Quality Training for Prominent FEED/EPC Contractor, London

    WKC’s London-based Principal Consultant, Barry Roberts was involved in knowledge sharing in November 2016 with a prominent international provider of technology and infrastructure for the energy industry, who invited Mr Roberts to present an air quality training session to around 30 ...


    By WKC Group

  • AQMesh solar unit gives flexible air quality monitoring

    January, for many of us, is a strange time to focus on solar energy but a new solar power unit designed specifically to power the AQMesh air quality monitoring system can power a full-specification pod throughout any western European winter. Lithium batteries established AQMesh as the first reliable ‘small sensor’ air quality monitoring device that ...


    By AQMesh

  • FINEX 2016 Environmental and Social Standards, London

    WKC’s London-based Principal Consultant, Barry Roberts was involved in knowledge sharing in November 2016 with a prominent international provider of technology and infrastructure for the energy industry, who invited Mr Roberts to present an air quality training session to around 30 of its safety and environmental professionals at its headquarters ...


    By WKC Group

  • Preventing Occupational and Community Exposure Risks to Cadmium

    Cadmium is a naturally occurring element found in the earth’s crust and is an important metal in the production of nickel-cadmium (Ni-Cd) rechargeable batteries. It is also used as a sacrificial corrosion-protection coating for iron and steel, and is used in various alloys, solar cells, plastic stabilizers and pigments.  According to an Occupational Safety and Health ...

  • New Handheld Formaldehyde Monitor

    NEW Handheld Indoor Air Quality Monitor  The BRAND NEW 2016 AQ Pro-F by E Instruments brings together sophistication and technological innovation in a Convenient and Economical ALL-IN-ONE Instrument providing the IAQ professional the latest in Indoor Air Quality ...

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