Particulate Monitoring News

  • Study: Volkswagen’s excess emissions will lead to 1,200 premature deaths in Europe

    In September 2015, the German Volkswagen Group, the world’s largest car producer, admitted to having installed “defeat devices” in 11 million diesel cars sold worldwide between 2008 and 2015. The devices were designed to detect and adapt to laboratory tests, making the cars appear to comply with environmental standards when, in fact, they emitted pollutants called nitric oxides, ...

  • Bad Axe Products is Proud to Introduce Particulate Conqueror

    Bad Axe Products, LLC, recently introduced a new product to the restoration and remediation industry that is improving project processes and enhancing post-remedial clearance results.  Known as Bad Axe Particulate Conqueror (aka Bad Axe PC), the product is soon to become a project mainstay.   As the name implies, this innovative solution is already making a name for itself ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Tecam Group to exhibit at Exponor Chile 2017

    Tecam Group will be exhibiting at Exponor 2017, the International exhibition for Mining in Antofagasta, Chile, on 15-19 May 2017. At this event Tecam Group will be promoting its environmental technology for the Mining industry. The company will be showcasing its Regenerative Thermal Oxidizer (RTO), which helps reducing the polluting emissions of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) ...


    By Tecam Group

  • Natural gas and wind are cheapest clean generation technologies, Texas study finds

    Natural gas and wind are the lowest cost options for new electricity generation in the vast majority of the United States when health and environmental impacts are factored in along with traditional costs, according to a University of Texas study. Wind energy dominates in the core of the country—home to a high-wind corridor—from north Texas to North Dakota—as well as in parts of ...

  • 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

  • Emissions Monitoring in India Call for Papers

    The organisers of CEM India are seeking both oral and poster presentations for the CEM India Conference and exhibition which will take place from the 26th-28th September in Delhi India. India is one of the world's fastest growing economies and is currently the third largest polluting country in the world emitting 2407 million metric tonnes of CO2 .To tackle this pollution ...

  • PCME launch a new range of QAL1 certified continuous particulate emission monitors

    PCME Ltd (part of Environnement S.A Group), a global leading specialist in the development, manufacture and supply of continuous particulate emission and flow monitors, introduce a new range of Backscatter Particulate Emission Monitors designed to meet global demands for quality […] ...


    By Environnement S.A

  • Spectro Scientific releases new version of FluidScan Handheld Infrared Oil Analyzer

    Spectro Scientific, one of the world’s largest suppliers of oil, fuel, and processed water analysis instrumentation and software, has introduced Version 5 of its FluidScan portable infrared oil analyzer technology. FluidScan oil ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • TSI Environmental DustTrak monitors gain MCERTS approval

    Ashtead Technology has announced that the TSI Environmental DustTrak Aerosol Monitors in its fleet of particulate matter (PM) monitors have achieved MCERTS approval. "As evidence of the health effects associated with PM10 and PM2.5 exposure continues to mount, this certification provides assurance that monitoring data is accurate and reliable,” says Ashtead’s Josh Thomas. "An MCERTS ...


    By Ashtead Technology Ltd

  • PCME launch a new range of QAL1 certified Continuous Particulate Emission Monitors using Backscatter technology

    PCME Ltd, a global leading specialist in the development, manufacture and supply of continuous particulate emission and flow monitors, introduce a new range of Backscatter Particulate Emission Monitors designed to meet global demands for quality measurement in low to high dust concentrations. Engineered with single side stack mounting and with full audit capability, the QAL 260 and QAL 360 range ...


    By PCME Ltd

  • Identifying occupational exposure risks to particulate matter in New York

    Throughout New York and the tri-state area there are countless workers in numerous occupations that are exposed to elevated levels of particulate matter, also known as PM. Some particulate matter, such as dust, dirt, soot, or smoke, is large or dark enough to be seen with the naked eye. Others are so small they can only be detected using an electron microscope. ...


    By VOETS, LLC

  • China Issues Five-year Plan on Saving Energy, Cutting Emissions

    The State Council, China's cabinet, issued on Thursday a comprehensive plan on energy conservation and emission reductions for the 2016-2020 period. The plan listed 11 detailed measures to push forward China's energy-saving and emission-reduction work, including reducing the coal consumption rate, promoting energy consumption in key areas, intensifying pollutant emission control, developing the ...


    By Camfil Ltd

  • Site Remediation - Emissions Boundary Monitoring

    The remediation of contaminated land sites can prove to be a challenging undertaking.  There is considerable risk of chemical exposure to both the onsite workforce and to surrounding communities. To offsite receptors, the remediation process itself can become a significant route of exposure, with the excavation and uncovering of otherwise trapped contaminants resulting in potential ...


    By Shawcity Limited

  • Protecting New York and Tri-state Area Workers from Airborne Hazards

    Several months ago, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) released their preliminary list of the 10 most frequently cited safety and health violations for the fiscal year. The annual list is compiled each year from thousands of workplace inspections conducted by the agency.   For numerous years in a row, one of top 10 cited violations once ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • TSI’s Environmental DustTrak Aerosol Monitor Achieves MCERTS Certification

    TSI Incorporated, a global leader in aerosol instrumentation, expands its innovative line of Environmental DustTrak™ Aerosol Monitors , now offering three additional models which meet the United Kingdom's environmental agency Monitoring Certification Scheme (MCERTS) for indicative ambient particulate monitors. MCERTS is based on ...


    By TSI Incorporated

  • Date announced for popular workplace and ambient dust workshop

    Following the success of a similar event last January, TSI and Ashtead Technology have organised another workshop focusing on workplace dust, aerosols and environmental particulates. The event, which is free to attend, will take place on Wednesday 11th January 2017 at TSI’s headquarters in High Wycombe. Ashtead’s Regional Sales Manager Josh Thomas recommends early booking: “This ...


    By Ashtead Technology Ltd

  • 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 and Mitigating Particulate Matter Pollution Exposure Risks

    Particulate matter (PM) is described by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as a mixture of solid particles and liquid droplets found in the air. Some of these particles, such as dust, dirt, soot or smoke, are large or dark enough to be seen with the naked eye, but others are so small they can only be detected using powerful instruments.   Because PM ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Huge demand for PM all monitor

    Palas, the German manufacturer of particulate monitoring instruments, is expanding production to cope with demand for its fine particulate monitor, the Fidas® 200, which is distributed in the UK by Air Monitors. In the following article Jim Mills explains why Air Monitors is being kept busy by the demand for this exciting new technology. PM monitoring – the ultimate ...


    By Air Monitors Ltd.

  • Climate models may be overestimating the cooling effect of wildfire aerosols

    Original story at MIT News Whether intentionally set to consume agricultural waste or naturally ignited in forests or peatlands, open-burning fires impact the global climate system in two ways which, to some extent, cancel each other out. On one hand, they generate a significant fraction of ...

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