Dust Monitoring Articles

  • 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 ...


    By Ashtead Technology Ltd

  • Silver Membranes in Monitoring Respirable Crystalline Silica

    Crystalline silica, most commonly found in the form of quartz, is a basic component of the earth; it’s found in soil, sand granite, and other minerals. During many industrial processes, crystalline silica is released as particles that are 100 times smaller than beach sand.1 Due to their size, these mineral particles cannot easily be cleared by human lungs. Instead, they persist in the ...


    By Sterlitech Corporation

  • NEO Monitors conquers the Quasi-impossible

    China is a world factory powered by its abundant coal resource. China is facing a huge environmental challenge brought together with the fossil-fired power plants. China has therefore been conducting technical retrofit to the engines of its economy, by introducing emission control facilities. Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) technology is one of the most widely applied emission control ...


    By NEO Monitors AS

  • Critical pieces in a big puzzle

    Dynea is one of the world’s leading producers of adhesives for industrial use, particularly for the wood and paper industry, but also for rock wool and glass fibre products. The company has been an important ...


    By NEO Monitors AS

  • Exceeding expectations: Safer and better – for all!

    In order to reduce emissions to a minimum and increase the employee’s safety at the facilities, Elkem cooperate with NEO Monitors.At Elkem’s plant in Salten, Norway, silicon is produced from quartz in a high temperature ...


    By NEO Monitors AS

  • Healthy ways to keep out critters and bugs

    Let’s face it: Most people hate pesky invaders in their home. But that seldom stops critters and bugs to find a way in. When temperatures drop, a natural response is to seek warmer and cozier surroundings -- not just for people but for all kinds of creatures. Most homeowners are aware and on the lookout for signs that critters and insects try to invade their buildings and living spaces. ...


    By Allerair Industries

  • Measurement of fine dust in combination with Lufft weather sensors - Case Study

    Our compact weather stations are part of monitoring stations for measurement of fine dust, manufactured by our customers Grimm Aerosol Technik GmbH and PALAS. The fine dust measurement stations have proved a success the world over. The Lufft compact weather stations WS300-UMB, WS500-UMB, WS600-UMB are used for monitoring of climate data. Thanks to the Lufft sensors the stations will not only ...

  • Old container, new station: WS600 part of air quality measurement system in Kutaisi - Case Study

    An AQM station including a Lufft WS600 all-in-one weather sensor was installed by our local system integrator ELKO LLC in Kutaisi, Georgia in May 2017. It was mounted on an existing measurement container provided by the customer LEPL National Environmental Agency. The system consists of a Fidas® 200 fine dust monitor and immission measurement system detecting PM2.5 and PM10 particles from ...

  • Road air temperature sensor comparison

    Real world evaluation of the protective properties of the helical radiation shield against one of the best multi-plate radiation screens in use today for roadside weather station applications. WINTER ROAD SEASON 2015/16 (NOV. 2015 – MAY 2016) TEST The shields with temperature and humidity sensors were installed on the roadside for the duration of ...


    By BARANI DESIGN

  • Old container, new station: WS600 part of air quality measurement system in Kutaisi

    An AQM station including a Lufft WS600 all-in-one weather sensor was installed by our local system integrator ELKO LLC in Kutaisi, Georgia in May 2017. It was mounted on an existing measurement container provided by the customer LEPL National Environmental Agency. The system consists of a Fidas® 200 fine dust monitor and immission measurement system detecting PM2.5 and PM10 particles ...

  • Lifesaving weather warnings thanks to professional visibility sensors

    The new Lufft visibility sensor VS20k is now officially available. But what distinguishes it from the previous model and for which applications is it suitable? In the following article, you learn more about the new Lufft visibility sensor family… Reduced visibility – a risk for all traffic users Traffic accidents, flight cancellations and delays: Reduced visibility is ...

  • TSI dust monitors and Lufft weather sensors make a great team

    Both aerosols and wind speed and direction influence air quality significantly. This is why TSI Incorporated, a world leader in particle measurements, cooperates with Lufft USA in order to provide complete systems to measure PM2.5 (fine dust), PM10 (particles with a maximum diameter of 10 μm) as well as total PM levels. TSI Incorporated offers a variety of aerosol ...

  • Characterization of road runoff with regard to seasonal variations, particle size distribution and the correlation of fine particles and pollutants

    Urban runoff is known to transport a significant pollutant load consisting of e.g. heavy metals, salts and hydrocarbons. Interactions between solid and dissolved compounds, proper understanding of particle size distribution, dissolved pollutant fractions and seasonal variations is crucial for the selection and development of appropriate road runoff treatment devices. Road runoff at an arterial ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Simultaneous determination of PM fractions, particle number and particle size distribution in high time resolution applying one and the same optical measurement technique

    Abstract The Fidas fine dust monitoring systems comprise an optical aerosol spectrometer, which is characterized by very good instrument characteristics, and utilize a sophisticated approach to convert the measured information on particle number and particle size into mass concentrations. As monitoring of PM requires reliable and quality-controlled performance of the measuring systems, ...


    By Palas GmbH

  • QuadOa and OGI: how EPA regulations are changing the way we look at gas leaks

    Earlier this year, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published Regulation 40 CFR, Part 60, Sub-part OOOOa, commonly known as Quad Oa, and finally brought optical gas imaging (OGI) firmly into the mainstream. This presents a major shift in the way fugitive emissions are regulated, and the technology that can be used.  Detecting and acting on gas leaks is naturally a major ...

  • Total solution: Gas and particulate analysis in Cement industry

    Cement plants are increasingly required to install continuous emission monitoring systems (CEMS). While these represent a significant financial outlay, a range of other factors also need to be considered when selecting a suitable CEMS. To the inexperienced, selecting a suitable CEM can mistakenly be considered as simply ensuring that the applicable national regulations (eg MACT in the USA, ...

  • Global solution: Gas and particulate analysis in Cement industry

    Cement plants are increasingly required to install continuous emission monitoring systems (CEMS). While these represent a significant financial outlay, a range of other factors also need to be considered when selecting a suitable CEMS. To the inexperienced, selecting a suitable CEM can mistakenly be considered as simply ensuring that the applicable national regulations (eg MACT in the USA, ...

  • The invisible fine dust

    Air is lifeblood. Daily we inhale approximately 15.000 liter. Still, the air contains invisible pollutants, which vary in its composition and concentration depending on the location. Especially the respirable particles with a diameter of less than 2.5 µm (PM 2.5) were considered to be particularly dangerous. According to a current study conducted by the Max Planck Society, ...

  • Together we can get the lead out

    If there is one lesson to be learned from the Flint crisis, it is this: Our communities will be safer in the long run with no lead pipes in the ground. That’s why the board of the American Water Works Association – recognizing our first core principle is the protection of public health -- voted unanimously on March 7 to forge on a path toward the removal of all lead service lines. ...

  • NIOSH Extends Comment Period on Draft CIB on Health Effects of Occupational Exposure to Silver Nanomaterials

    On February 10, 2016, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) published a Federal Register notice extending the comment period on the draft NIOSH Current Intelligence Bulletin: Health Effects of Occupational Exposure to Silver Nanomaterials. As reported in our January 22, 2016, ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

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