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  • Rainstorms raise airborne dust problem

    Researchers have identified an unexpected generator of the fine organic dust that blows in the wind. They blame it on raindrops. Researchers from two national laboratories in the US, and colleagues, report in Nature ...


    By Climate News Network

  • The global market for Dimethyl Ether (DME) in in liquefied petroleum gas (LPG)

    Dimethyl ether (DME) is an organic compound with molecular formulae CH3OCH3 and a clean burning hydrocarbon fuel with no carbon-carbon bond. It is the simplest ether and is a gas in normal state. It is colorless and non poisonous if inhaled by humans. DME is commercially manufactured by first converting coal or natural gas to syn gas, which is converted to methanol in presence of a catalyst. ...


  • 2015 Environment Division Research and Development Dima Award

    Congratulations to the 2015 Environment Division Research and Development Dima Award winner:                         Dr. Frank R. Wania     ...


    By Dikma Technologies Inc.

  • Launch Announcement – Westech 7

    The W7 is a Seven Stage Cascade Impactor with Micro-Orifice Collector conforming to all the critical dimensions defined for USP Apparatus 5 & 6 and EP Apparatus E. The W7 is a multi-jet impactor with 8 removable collection cups and a convenient single tray design with operating flowrates between 15 and 100 L/min. Uniquely, each jet stage is removable allowing for easier cleaning, ...

  • California microbiology testing laboratory now offering legionella testing

    EMSL Analytical, Inc., a worldwide leader of laboratory testing services and sampling products is pleased to announce the addition of Legionella testing services to their San Leandro, California laboratory to serve health care facilities, indoor air quality and environmental health and safety and professionals. The US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends routine monitoring of for ...


  • Do you know ... MMTC System?

    Practical testing of cleanable surface filters in accordance with standards and based on customer preferences The MMTC series offersultra-precise, reproducible testing systemsfor the development and quality control of cleanable filter media. The advantages of the MMTC series allow a clear, cost-effective and practically useful comparison of cleanable filter media andexceed the ...


    By Palas GmbH

  • Erionite testing recommended to prevent human exposure

    Erionite is a naturally occurring fibrous mineral. Erionite exhibits similar properties to asbestos and according to some reports may be associated with lung diseases and deadly lung cancers, such as Mesothelioma. It is usually found in volcanic ash that has been altered by water and weather and its color varies from clear to white and its fibers appear glass-like.The U.S. Environmental ...


  • Air Monitors sponsors air quality PhD

    The instrumentation company Air Monitors has announced that it is sponsoring a new PhD project at King's College London to study ambient levels of Black Carbon. Applications for this important post must be posted online to the KCL Health School by Friday 2nd December. Air Monitors' MD Jim Mills said: "This is a fantastic opportunity to become involved in one of today's most important air quality ...


    By Air Monitors Ltd.

  • Harmful traffic pollution falls within Munich low emission zone

    Low emissions zones (LEZs) can substantially reduce local levels of traffic-based air pollution, a new study has shown. Monitoring air pollution in Munich, Germany, researchers found that particulate matter from traffic sources dropped by 60% after implementation of an LEZ. Traffic exhaust is a major source of fine particulate matter, a type of air pollution that has been linked to respiratory ...

  • Cleanup of hazardous materials completed at Hillsborough, N.H. Site

    Cleanup of household appliances, contaminated soil, drums filled with toxic waste and other hazardous materials was completed recently by the US Environmental Protection Agency at an abandoned one-acre residential parcel in Hillsborough, N.H. The cleanup of the Davison Property site at 471 Second NH Turnpike (Route 31) began in January and cost about $763,000. Hazardous substances, including ...

  • Enviro Technology Responds to Growing Demand for Intelligent Black Carbon Monitoring Instrumentation

    Untitled Document In a direct response to demand from organisations across the UK, Enviro Technology Services, the leading UK supplier of environmental monitoring instrumentation and systems, has launched the ...

  • Tests confirm no radioactivity release to environment from IAEA Seibersdorf Lab

    Independent analysis has confirmed that there was no release of radioactive material to the environment following an incident at the IAEA´s Seibersdorf Laboratory on 3 August. The test results were provided by the Austrian Research Centers (ARC), from analysis of soil, plant and water samples collected from outside the IAEA´s Laboratories in Seibersdorf, where the incident occurred. The radiation ...

  • Roanoke Chemical Distributor Ordered to Pay $612,339 for Hazardous Waste Storage Violations

    An administrative law judge has ordered the owner and operator of a chemical distribution facility in Roanoke, Va. to pay a $612,339 penalty for multiple violations of federal and state hazardous waste storage regulations, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today. After presiding over a five-day hearing, Administrative Law Judge Susan Biro issued a 125-page opinion on June 5, ...

  • Old Shingles May Contain Asbestos and Pose Health and Safety Issues

    A do-it-yourself project that some property owners take on is replacing or fixing old and worn out shingles. What many people may not realize is that asbestos was used in some shingles that can still be found on older buildings and improperly removing them may pose health concerns. Just this month, the Bluffton Icon published a report about work coming to a halt on the town ...


    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

  • ENVIRO TECHNOLOGY RESPONDS TO GROWING DEMAND FOR INTELLIGENT BLACK CARBON MONITORING INSTRUMENTATION

    In a direct response to demand from organisations across the UK, Enviro Technology plc , the leading UK supplier of environmental monitoring instrumentation and systems, have launched the ‘Magee Aethalometer' - an instrument that provides ...

  • EPA Monitoring Shows South China Sea Not Polluted

    The Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) of the Executive Yuan said the first successful marine water quality monitoring it conducted in the Spratly Islands in September 2010 showed that water quality at all monitoring points around Taiping Island and Central Reef are qualified with Taiwan’s A type standards of marine environmental quality, making it an unpolluted sea area. It is ...

  • Subway stations with platform sliding doors and good ventilation reduce passengers’ exposure to PM2.5

    Underground trains are among the most widely used public transport systems in cities worldwide. A study investigating the chemical composition and source of particles in Barcelona subway stations found that a new station design, with sliding doors that separate the platform from the tunnel and good ventilation, reduced the concentration of fine particulate matter (PM2.5) by over 50% compared with ...

  • Illegal asbestos dumping in Arizona leads to fines

    The Maricopa County Superior Court has recently fined a landowner from Prescott, Arizona over $71,000 for illegally disposing of asbestos waste close to an aquifer. The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) had charged the individual with ten civil infractions related to the case.Asbestos can be found in a wide range of common building materials from insulation, flooring, ceilings, ...


  • Contractor fined for alleged asbestos violations

    Recently a contractor from Washington was fined tens of thousands of dollars by environmental regulators in Oregon for violating asbestos regulations during an abatement project. The contractor has appealed the fine according to reports from the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ).The Clean Air Act and the National Emission Standard for Hazardous Air Pollutants require contractors to ...


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