Monitoring & Testing News

  • CERC interviewed live at ESA satellite launch

    The Sentinel 5P satellite, the first Copernicus mission dedicated to monitoring our atmosphere, will be launched on 13 October at 09:27 GMT. Mark Jackson of CERC will be giving a short interview during ...

  • Scotland’s newest crematorium

    In the early part of this year we announced how Scottish based Horizon Cremation was planning what was described as a new generation, state-of-the-art crematorium in the beautiful Ayrshire countryside.  In the same article we also reported how, after considerable research, they had commissioned Matthews Environmental Solutions to design and manufacture the bespoke cremation equipment. Now we ...


    By Todaysure Matthews

  • Ultrasonic Flow Metering vs. part filled EMF

    Flow metering systems for part filled pipes and channels are meanwhile available on the market for many decades. The most popular ones among these systems were the Venturi systems which, however, were pushed out of the market by electronic systems back in the eighties. Nowadays the Venturis are virtually meaningless. Starting in the early nineties, the Doppler systems dominating the market then ...


    By NIVUS GmbH

  • Oxford Instruments now offers paramount process facilities in Asia

    Oxford Instruments has enabled superior plasma process solutions for its customers in Asia by recently installing state of the art plasma etch equipment in their applications laboratory at the Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) in Taiwan. This further enhances the existing etch and deposition capabilities already provided by Oxford Instruments at the Institute. The brand new ...


    By Oxford Instruments plc

  • Improving air quality in European cities will bring major health benefits

    Most people living in European cities are exposed to poor air quality. Latest estimates by the European Environment Agency (EEA), released today, show that fine particulate matter continues to cause the premature death of more than 400 000 Europeans annually. Road transport, agriculture, power plants, industry and households are the biggest emitters of air pollutants in Europe. The ...

  • Visit LG Sonic Algae Control at Aquatech Amsterdam 2017

    From October 31 – November 3, LG Sonic will exhibit at Aquatech Amsterdam 2017 to showcase its latest solution to control and monitor algal blooms. By using ultrasound technology, LG Sonic offers an environmentally friendly solution to control algae and prevent new algae growth. LG Sonic will exhibit at booth 01.136. Ultrasonic algae control technology To control and monitor ...


    By LG Sonic

  • Mercury in gold mining – webinar now in Spanish

    Today the intentional use of mercury in artisanal gold mining is the largest in the world, with 1500 tons per year used and released into the environment. Globally, the number of gold miners is estimated at 16 million, producing around 400 tons of gold every year in more than 70 countries. This webinar will address solutions to the problems of environmental liabilities, especially for mining ...


    By Lumex Instruments Group

  • Volatile Organic Compound Exposure Risks from 3D Printers

    Due to their initial high cost, corporate research laboratories and major universities were some of the earliest adopters of three-dimensional (3D) printing technologies. In recent years, 3D printers have become increasingly popular as the cost to own and operate these devices has dropped dramatically.  Today, 3D printers can be purchased for only a few hundred to several thousand ...


    By Clark Seif Clark Inc.

  • New class of VOC sensors

    Alphasense has launched a new sensor for the measurement of VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds). The new p-type Metal Oxide sensor is a broadband total VOC detector with a range of 0 to 100 ppm (isobutylene) and 10-50 ppb detection limit, depending on the VOC. “This new class of metal oxide sensor will complement our existing range, which also includes PIDs, offering a lower cost alternative ...


    By Alphasense

  • Innovative groundwater modeling subject of special section in Groundwater

    Recently published scientific articles detail fresh perspectives and new ideas regarding the future of groundwater modeling. The articles were published in a special section within the September-October 2017 issue of the National Ground Water Association’s flagship technical journal, Groundwater®. Within this special ...

  • FERC Staff Report Identifies Lessons Learned From CIP Reliability Audits

    Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) staff issued a report offering recommendations to help users, owners, and operators of the bulk-power system assess their risk, compliance and overall cyber security. The findings in the report are based on lessons learned from several non-public audits of registered entities. These lessons learned can help facilitate compliance with mandatory ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Businesses and Institutions in Puerto Rico and the Caribbean Begin to Reopen after Hurricanes

    Over a period of just weeks, Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Maria and Nate battered the Caribbean and major population centers of the United States and its territories. These powerful storms caused widespread destruction in places like Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, which suffered a one-two punch from the effects of Hurricanes Irma and Maria hitting just a few weeks apart. In ...

  • Registration Opens for the 2018 Forum on Environmental Accreditation

    The 2018 Forum on Environmental Accreditation will be held at the Hyatt Regency in Albuquerque, NM, January 22-25, 2018. Some of the highlights for the week include: Meetings of TNI Committees to further TNI efforts on environmental laboratory accreditation, proficiency testing, and accreditation of field sampling and measurement organizations; An exhibit program showcasing ...


    By Khemia Software Inc

  • Indoor Mold Contamination Following a Natural Disaster Discussed in New Video

    Today, the IAQ Video Network and Cochrane & Associates announced the release of their latest educational video.  Their newest production shares information provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) about indoor mold contamination following water damage from a natural disaster.  “Floods, hurricanes and even tornadoes often result in property ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Bringing clarity to the safety of cabling: UL Issues “Low Smoke Halogen Free” (LSHF) Safety Certification to 3M’s AWM for Global Market

    UL  has recently issued a “Low Smoke Halogen Free” (LSHF) safety certification to 3M for Appliance Wiring Material (AWM) Styles 22088 and 22089 flat ribbon cable sold under the name 3M™ Round Conductor Flat, HF447 Series. There is often confusion around what “low smoke” and “halogen free” designations for cabling really means. However, when products ...


    By UL LLC

  • Significant contract with leading environmental agency

    Envirosuite Limited (ASX: EVS), is pleased to advise that it has secured a subscription for its Envirosuite SaaS platform with a second California-based air quality management agency. This initial contract with the Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD) covers the deployment of Envirosuite to enhance the management of air quality data from the District’s continuous monitoring ...


    By Envirosuite

  • Discover the NEW LUFFT WS100

    Fast, safe & maintenance-free: The WS100 radar precipitation sensor in use  The Lufft WS100 is our maintenance-free radar precipitation sensor for meteorological monitoring. The only one of its kind - it recognizes the type and amount of precipitation from the first drop, and is preferred for remote locations. ...

  • Pulsar launches extra large noise warning system

    Global noise measurement products' manufacturer, Pulsar Instruments, have launched a new visual system to alert operatives effectively of harmful noise levels across large and complex industrial sites. SafeEar MAX is an innovative noise-activated alert system was originally developed with construction giant Costain in the UK for use at its London Bridge Station ...


    By Pulsar Instruments plc

  • Every second counts: the maintenance free WS100 precipitation sensor

    Especially in the cold and wet season, it is vital that operational decisions can be made and implemented within a few seconds. This is especially true for meteorological data evaluations for aviation and road traffic. With the WS100, sensor manufacturer Lufft developed a radar precipitation sensor detecting precipitation types and intensities quickly, reliably and maintenance-free with a ...

  • New USGS maps show areas where groundwater is important source of drinking water for homeowners

    New U.S. Geological Survey maps show where people across the nation rely on private wells for their drinking water. The maps will help determine where focused groundwater-quality testing or further studies are needed to help ensure safe drinking water from private wells. The maps estimate the number of people using private wells in a ...

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