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  • Straightforward determination of anhydrosugars in aerosols

    Metrohm presents a new method for the sensitive and robust routine determination of the «smoke markers» levoglucosan, mannosan and galactosan in aerosols. The method couples ion chromatography with a highly sensitive pulsed amperometric detector (IC-PAD) and provides a simple and less expensive alternative to GC/MS. As such, it facilitates research into the effects of biomass burning aerosols on ...


    By Metrohm AG

  • ASTM D6552 - 06(2011) standard practice for controlling and characterizing errors in weighing collected aerosols

    The weighing of collected aerosol is one of the most common and purportedly simple analytical procedures in both occupational and environmental atmospheric monitoring (for example, Test Method D4532 or D4096). Problems with measurement accuracy occur when the amount of material collected is small, owing both to balance inaccuracy and variation in the weight of that part of the sampling medium ...


    By ASTM International

  • Rainfall can release aerosols, study finds

    Original story at MIT News Ever notice an earthy smell in the air after a light rain? Now scientists at MIT believe they may have identified the mechanism that releases this aroma, as well as other aerosols, into the environment. Using high-speed cameras, the researchers observed that when a raindrop hits a porous ...

  • New approach improves accuracy of aerosol measurements on cloudy days

    Satellites taking atmospheric measurements might now be able to see blue skies as clearly as optimists do. Researchers have found a way to reduce cloud-induced glare when satellites measure blue skies on cloudy days, by as much as ten-fold in some cases. The result might lead to more accurate estimates of the amount of sunlight penetrating the atmosphere. Because clouds represent one of the ...

  • PILS-IC-VA: semi-continuous determination of anions, cations & heavy metals in aerosols

    Metrohm presents PILS-IC-VA, a new instrumental approach coupling a Particle-Into-Liquid-Sampler (PILS) to a dual-channel ion chromatograph (IC) for measuring aerosol anions and cations and a voltammetric measuring stand (VA) to determine the heavy metals. PILS-IC-VA is a powerful tool to capture the short-term impacts of air pollution as it allows the near real-time determination of the aerosol ...


    By Metrohm AG

  • Indian PTR-MS collects first VOC data from Indo-Gangetic Plain

    Prof. Vinayak Sinha lives and does his research in a region called the Indo-Gangetic Plain (IGP). Home of one seventh of the world’s population and as a fertile region, it sustains agricultural food crop production for much of South Asia, yet it remains one of the most under-studied regions of the world in terms of atmospheric composition and chemistry. One of Prof. Sinha’s goals is ...


    By Ionicon Analytik Ges.m.b.H.

  • ASTM D6561 - 06(2011) standard test method for determination of aerosol monomeric and oligomeric hexamethylene diisocyanate (HDl) in air with (Methoxy-2–phenyl-1) Piperazine (MOPIP) in the workplace

    HDI is mostly used in the preparation of paints. For the last ten years, the use of isocyanates and their industrial needs have been in constant growth. Diisocyanates and polyisocyanates are irritants to skin, eyes, and mucous membranes. They are recognized to cause respiratory allergic sensitization, asthmatic bronchitis, and acute respiratory intoxication (3-6). The American Conference of ...


    By ASTM International

  • Aerosolv

    Having problems getting rid of spent aerosol cans?  Did you know that even if you think the can is empty, it is still considered hazardous waste? For safe and quick disposal of aerosol cans, the Aerosolv is the only solution.  The Aerosolv punctures the aerosol can and evacuates the contents into a 55-gallon drum.  The liquid is collected in the drum ready for disposal, while a ...


    By S&G Enterprises, Inc.

  • Outpacing climate change with atmospheric research collaboration

    Tiny particles in air called aerosols create smog, seed clouds, and control how much of the sun's heat makes it through the atmosphere. And yet these particles are the least understood aspect of climate research. Now, two research institutions are working together to tackle the role of aerosols in climate change -- specifically how aerosols from pollution, oceans and wildfires contribute to ...

  • ARELCO announces Personal Bio Sampler

    ARELCO ARC announces the availability of a new biological air sampler CIP10 M for individual or dedicated sampling. The micro organisms are collected on a liquid which is maintained in a rotating cup which generates a helicoidal air flowrate. The lab analysis (enumeration or identification technique) of the liquid determines micro biological air quality (bacteria like legionela and listeria, ...

  • Personal Biological Air Sampler

    ARELCO ARC announces the availability of a new biological air sampler CIP10 M for individual or dedicated sampling. The micro organisms are collected on a liquid which is maintained in a rotating cup which generates a helicoidal air flowrate. The lab analysis (enumeration or identification technique) of the liquid determines micro biological air quality (bacteria, fungi, mould or endotoxin...) ...

  • CIP10 M Biological Air Sampler

    A new biological air sampler CIP10 M for individual or dedicated sampling. The micro organisms are collected on a liquid which is maintained in a rotating cup which generates a helicoidal air flowrate. The lab analysis (enumeration or identification technique) of the liquid determines micro biological air quality (bacteria, fungi, mould or endotoxin...). The small, compact light and low noise ...

  • EPA Awards More Than $4.3 Million in Partnership with NSF and NOAA for Climate and Air Quality Research

    Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced more than $4.3 million in grants to 13 institutions to study and improve our understanding of how certain organic compounds form in the atmosphere. Research performed by grantees will help the federal government improve its air quality management systems and climate change models with respect to organic aerosol formation and help EPA ...

  • $700,000 in U.S. EPA Climate and Air Quality Grants Awarded to Two U.C. Schools

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently awarded a $300,000 grant to U.C. Irvine and a $400,000 grant to U.C. San Diego for work to improve our understanding of how certain organic compounds form in the atmosphere. The grants are part of more than $4.3 million awarded to 13 institutions nationwide. Support from EPA, along with that of the National Science Foundation (NSF), the ...

  • Tracking down the menace in Mexico City smog

    A new report by scientists who are part of the international MILAGRO Campaign indicates that some of the most harmful air pollution in Mexico City may not come from motor vehicles but instead originates with industrial sources – and that the culprit may be garbage incineration. The MILAGRO Campaign (Megacity Initiative: Local and Global Research Observations) monitored air quality in the Mexico ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Ecotech announces new European business partnership

    On Monday 3rd September Ecotech announced a new business partnership with European research consultant, AerosolConsultingML, which specialises in aerosol physics and engineering. This partnership will enable Ecotech to further develop business in Europe and promote its environmental monitoring instruments and software to new research markets. “I’m looking forward to working ...


    By Ecotech Pty Ltd

  • Can rain clean the atmosphere?

    Original story at MIT News As a raindrop falls through the atmosphere, it can attract tens to hundreds of tiny aerosol particles to its surface before hitting the ground. The process by which droplets and aerosols attract is coagulation, a natural phenomenon that can act to clear the air of pollutants like soot, sulfates, ...

  • Casella ETI Appointed by Digitel as UK & Ireland Distributor

    Casella ETI, the UK's leading manufacturer of air quality, pollution detection and industrial emissions monitoring equipment, has been appointed by DIGITEL - Swiss air pollution measurement experts, as their United Kingdom and Ireland distributor. DIGITEL, the Swiss specialist for automatic aerosol, gas and wet-only samplers, has been manufacturing for over 35 years and specialises in High ...


    By Casella

  • “21st Century Challenges for Long-Term Monitoring” draws atmospheric scientists from around the world

    More than 250 people attended ESRL’s Global Monitoring Annual Conference in May, presenting dozens of talks and posters on atmospheric trends and analyses, many of them derived from ESRL-collected data. For three days, researchers from 19 countries discussed regional emissions of greenhouse gases, how best to interpret data showing a rise in global methane levels, and the dynamics and speed of ...

  • Air pollution cutting China`s `vital` rain

    China's increasing air pollution has cut the light rainfall essential to the country's agriculture over the last 50 years, new research suggests. The research, published in the Journal of Geophysical Research last month, is based on rainfall data collected from weather stations across China. The number of light rain days — those with precipitation of less than ten millimetres — in northeast and ...


    By SciDev.Net

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