Air Sampling News

  • Does your Cyclone make the cut?

    Introduction Respirable dust is considered anything below 10µm in size. This particulate is high risk because it penetrates deeply into the lungs. Respirable hazards for dust come from many dusts within the workplace and for that matter the environment. Particulate matter of various sizes can be generated from processes such as grinding, blasting, or mixing. Examples of common harmful ...


    By Casella

  • Casella launches game changer in Air Sampling Calibration - Flow Detective

    Casella, air sampling, noise and vibration monitoring specialist introduces the Flow Detective™ air sampling pump calibrator… ...


    By Casella

  • Advanced personal sampling pump added to rental fleet

    Casella’s latest air quality sampling pumps have been added to the Ashtead Technology fleet of instruments for measuring occupational exposure to airborne contaminants. “The Apex2 Pro is the most advanced sampling pump that we offer,” says Ashtead’s Josh Thomas. “Compact and lightweight, the Apex2 Pro is unobtrusive and offers extremely reliable flow through a ...


    By Ashtead Technology Ltd

  • Precision in Air Sampling Calibration

    Personal air sampling pumps are bodily-worn pumps used to sample airborne contaminants that can be damaging to health, controlling the flow of air to ensure a known volume of air is sampled. Monitoring for dust is usually achieved using such devices by sampling air onto a pre-weighed filter, which is then weighed after sampling and the dust concentration calculated. Monitoring for gases and ...


    By Casella

  • Diesel Emissions, Health and the Law

    When diesel is used as an engine fuel, it is inevitable that you will produce Products of Incomplete Combustion (PICs). Hence, we never just produce carbon dioxide (CO2) and water (H2O) alone, but rather a myriad of hydrocarbons including aromatics (e.g. benzene, toluene) aldehydes and poly-aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in a semi-volatile phase or bound with carbonaceous particulate, and ...


    By Shawcity Limited

  • Announcing the launch of a new Cryofree cryostat, OptistatDry – the TLEX model for sample-in-exchange-gas applications

    Oxford Instruments is pleased to announce the latest version of their OptistatTMDry, further strengthening their Cryofree® optical cryostat family The new TLEX model provides cryogenic temperatures for sample-in-exchange-gas applications, with top loading sample change. This cryostat is ...


    By Oxford Instruments plc

  • EPA Orders Army to Take Corrective Measures at Fort Gillem

    EPA Region 4 issued an Order today that requires the U.S. Army take expedited corrective measures at the former Fort Gillem in Forest Park, Georgia. EPA issued the Order under Section 7003 of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), which is intended to address an imminent and substantial endangerment to health or the environment related to past waste handling activities. The Army has ...

  • Quantitative Passive Air Samplers

    While monitoring air quality is important in many situations, a variety of different quantitative passive samplers are available for such work. A proposed new ASTM International standard, WK45755, Guide for Selection of Quantitative Passive Samplers for Volatile Organic Compounds in Air, will help users decide which air sampler type will ...


    By ASTM International

  • Extractive solution for measuring gas

    NEO Monitors launches their new turn-key extractive monitor, LaserGas R2P. The unit serves as sender and receiver of information for measuring gas and eliminates the need for two stacks. The monitor is easy to install, with a compact and strategic design made to fit in 19 inch racks. No other operations other than power supply, sample gas tubes and optional purge are required during ...


    By NEO Monitors AS

  • Radiation detected near New Mexico nuke site

    Four days after a radiation alert shut the nation's only underground nuclear waste repository, an independent monitoring center said Wednesday it found radioactive isotopes in an air sensor about a half mile from the southeastern New Mexico plant. A filter from a monitor northwest of the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant in Carlsbad had trace ...


    By Associated Press

  • Extractive solution for measuring gas

    The monitor is easy to install, with a compact and strategic design made to fit in 19 inch racks. No other operations other than power supply, sample gas tubes and optional purge are required during installation. LaserGas R2P is optimized for extractive measurements in controlled environments. These kinds of measurements are typically used within chemical industry, petrochemical industry, ...


    By NEO Monitors AS

  • First Finding of Cladophialophora bantiana from the Indoor Environment in the United States

    EMSL Analytical, Inc. is proud to announce the first finding of the human pathogenic fungus, Cladophialophora bantiana, in an indoor environment where it has been implicated in affecting the health of building occupants. Cladophialophora bantiana is a recognized agent of cerebral phaeohyphomycosis, a severe fungal infection of the brain. Cerebral phaeohyphomycosis can be fatal ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • EMSL Receives Accreditation to Test Metals and Pesticides from North Dakota

    EMSL Analytical is proud to announce that the North Dakota State Department of Health has granted our request for official certification for the analysis of metals and pesticides, including TCLP, using the SW-846 method in the State of North Dakota. (Cert # R-208) This accreditation is reciprocal with our State of New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection certification for ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • New York State Department of Health Issues New Testing Methods for Vermiculite

    The New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) has issued an interim guidance letter providing testing alternatives for materials containing vermiculite after receiving questions from industry representatives. The new guidance document will replace FAQ #10 from April 8, 2011, as well as the guidance letter issued on June 22, 2012. The new interim guidance letter is intended to be ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Casella continues to lead the way in occupational dust measurement

    The brand new CEL-712 Microdust Pro from Casella CEL (www.casellameasurement.com; 01234 844100) is a rugged, hand-held, data logging instrument for the real-time detection of airborne dusts, fumes and aerosols. Boasting the highest measurement range of any device of its kind currently available on the market, it features a unique filter that enables on-site ...


    By Casella

  • Casella intrinsically safe Tuff Personal Air Sampling Pump and dBadge Sound Level Meter are a hit down under with Australian Department of Defence

    Following a competitive tender process, the Australian Department of Defence has taken delivery of 180 TUFF personal air sampling pumps and 180 CEL-350 dBadge personal noise dosimeters from Casella CEL (www.casellameasurement.com; 01234 844100), leading global specialist in industrial hygiene and occupational health monitoring equipment. Ronald Azar, ...


    By Casella

  • Mystery Odor Sickens One and Leaves Health Officials Uncertain of the Cause

    Last month, a night time security guard became ill after being exposed to a mystery odor in Troy, New York.  The event happened at the Raddock Building and continued with foul odors the following day. Local firefighters and city and county officials investigated the mystery odor and it has been reported that it was first believed to be caused by issues related to carbon ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Mystery Odor Sickens Seven People at Indianapolis Hospital

    Last month, USA Today published a report about seven adults becoming ill after exposure to an unknown substance at an Indianapolis hospital.� The event closed the hospital’s emergency room for several hours as the Indianapolis Fire Department responded to the scene. The event started when a mystery odor prompted a call to the fire department.� Emergency responders arrived to investigate a ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Methane Levels in Air Lower Due to Leakage Control

    Despite an increase in methane-generating activities, such as drilling for fossil fuels, researchers have found that the amount of methane concentrations in the atmosphere have dropped over the past few decades, according to Climate Central. A team of atmospheric chemists have investigated and attribute this phenomenon to significantly diminished methane leakage from oil and gas wells. ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

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