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  • New air quality innovations from Air Monitors

    Air Monitors (Tewkesbury) has announced the launch of three new ambient air quality monitoring instruments. “Highly innovative technology is employed within all three monitors,” says Managing Director Jim Mills. “For example, the Spectra-1 from PKL Technologies is a robust, portable open-path TDLAS monitor, capable of monitoring a wide range of target gases remotely. In ...


    By Air Monitors Ltd.

  • Questions and Answers on the new European air quality directive

     Questions and Answers on the new directive on ambient air quality and cleaner air for Europe 1) What is the issue? Air pollution is caused by the emission to the atmosphere of certain substances which, alone or through chemical reaction, can damage human health and/or the environment. Air pollution is both a local and a transboundary problem as emissions from one country can travel large ...

  • EU ship emissions directive improves air quality in harbours

    To reduce air pollution levels in harbours, EU Directive 2005/33/EC requires all anchored ships to use fuels with low sulphur content. A recent study of air quality in Mediterranean harbours shows that levels of sulphur dioxide have decreased significantly since the Directive was implemented in 2010. Ships are a major source of harmful air pollutants, such as sulphur dioxide (SO2) and ...

  • US EPA to conduct air monitoring in Kansas

    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will place air monitors in Treece, Kan., in September to test for lead and other metals. This action is a direct response to citizen concerns about air quality shared during a recent tour and listening session held at Treece City Hall. The monitors will be used to sample for lead and other heavy metals. The samples from each monitor will be evaluated and, ...

  • Air Monitors wins MCERTS 2011 prize

    The instrumentation company Air Monitors received a £500 cheque at MCERTS 2011 for attracting the highest number of visitor registrations via their website to this year’s event at the Telford International Centre. Managing Director ...

  • Bristol schoolchildren monitor local air quality

    A group of schoolchildren from Oasis Academy Brightstowe in Bristol have been utilising Ashtead Technology’s air quality monitors to measure air pollution during their daily commute to school. The project is part of the BBC News School Report which provides 11-16 year-olds across the UK with an opportunity to make and broadcast their own news. With support from BBC staff, partners and ...


    By Ashtead Technology Ltd

  • Air Monitors MD speaks out on national network particulate monitor performance

    Many of the adverse health effects from air pollution can be attributed to fine particulates, so the accuracy and reliability of the UK’s ambient particulate monitoring network is extremely important. Since the early 1990s, this network has relied on TEOM and more recently the TEOM-FDMS direct mass measurement technology, but Air Monitors MD Jim Mills is concerned that the reputation of ...


    By Air Monitors Ltd.

  • Signal StreetBox Compact System for Air Quality Monitoring

    Signal has launched a unique product aimed at the gap in the market between full reference monitoring stations and simple absorption tubes. The StreetBox is an electrochemical sensor based, battery operated air pollution monitor capable of measuring up to three gases or PM10 plus environmental parameters such as wind speed and direction. Where reference equipment is expensive, large and ...


    By Signal Group Ltd

  • Quantitech expert to speak on FTIR at Air Monitoring Seminar

    Dr Andrew Hobson of specialist instrumentation company Quantitech will be among the speakers at the University of Leeds’ Industrial Air Pollution Monitoring course on 5 March 2008. The three-day event will feature Dr Hobson delivering a talk entitled ‘Design and Application of FTIR to Monitoring Pollutants’ as part of a theme on common instrumental analysis techniques. FTIR has become an ...


    By Quantitech Ltd

  • Why is Air Monitors winning so many contracts?

    Visitors to AQE 2018 may be wondering how Air Monitors Ltd has managed to win so many contracts over the last year, but a trip to stands 51/52 will leave them in no doubt. The Air Monitors booth will be packed with the market’s leading air monitoring equipment, employing technologies that are in high demand. ...


    By Air Monitors Ltd.

  • New tritium-in-air monitor from Southern Scientific

    A new hand-held monitor from Tyne Engineering that sets new standards for tritium-in-air monitoring is now available in the UK from Southern Scientific Ltd. The Tyne TAM-7043 is designed with four ion chambers (250cc each) in a cruciform format with each chamber connected to an ultra-sensitive electrometer amplifier and filter. Two chambers are used to sample air while the other two provide the ...

  • Air pollution monitoring model takes off in Australia

    “The Air Pollution Model (TAPM) increases our ability to pinpoint pollutant behaviour in a wider range of atmospheric conditions,” says CSIRO’s Dr Peter Hurley. ”Over the coming years the new model will continue to fill a gap between simple air pollution dispersion models and the much more complex earth system models such as The Australian Community Climate and Earth-System Simulator (ACCESS).” ...

  • Monitors inform local air quality management strategy

    In North Ayrshire, Scotland, monitoring activities have demonstrated that the main local air quality issues are related to traffic congestion caused by a section of the High Street in Irvine, which is being used as a bus terminus, and by queuing traffic at New Street in Dalry. In both locations the pollutant of most concern is Nitrogen Dioxide. ...


    By Air Monitors Ltd.

  • Real-world monitoring of air quality using low cost air quality sensors

    The emergence of sensors capable of measuring the gases and particles that make up air pollution, especially in cities and industrial areas, has driven many academic studies which evaluate the sensors and compare performance against reference methodology. Such projects provide valuable and thorough assessment, but they currently work slower than the pace of low cost sensor system development. In ...


    By AQMesh

  • EPA, San Diego County Air District to Unveil Air Monitor in San Ysidro

    On Tuesday, U.S. EPA Regional Administrator Jared Blumenfeld, along with representatives from the San Diego County Air Pollution Control District (SDAPCD), U.S. Customs and Border Protection and the U.S. General Services Administration, will unveil a new air pollution monitor at the San Ysidro Port of Entry. The device, which begins operating on February 3rd, will be used to collect real time ...

  • Landfill sites: to air or not to air?

    The EU Landfill Directive sets out requirements to landfill waste in the least harmful way for the environment. For example, it aims to reduce the amount of biodegradable Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) going to landfill, and promotes the use of reasonable landfill fees under the 'polluter pays principle', thus making recovery an alternative to landfilling. However, although landfill will never be ...

  • New Yakima Valley air monitor measures particulate pollution

    The Yakima Regional Clean Air Agency will begin operating a new air quality monitor to measure fine particulate matter in the Sunnyside region of the Yakima Valley. The monitor, which will gather data on particulate matter for a year, will allow regulatory agencies to develop effective strategies to protect air quality in the Yakima Valley and inform burn ban decisions. The monitor is located at ...

  • New hand-held Tritium-in-air monitor now available

    A new hand-held monitor from Tyne Engineering that sets new standards for tritium-in-air monitoring is now available in the UK from Southern Scientific Ltd. The Tyne TAM-7043 is designed with four ion chambers (250cc each) in a cruciform format with each chamber connected to an ultra-sensitive electrometer amplifier and filter. Two chambers are used to sample air while the other two provide ...

  • First continuous air quality monitoring stations for Faroe Islands

    The Environment Agency of the Faroe Islands together with the municipality of Tórshavn has installed two ambient air quality monitoring stations as part of its commitment to monitor the environment and provide air quality data to the public and other interested parties. The stations, which were supplied by Air Monitors Ltd, provide continuous meteorological measurements and air quality ...


    By Air Monitors Ltd.

  • FIDAS PM monitors chosen for Irish air quality network

    Following a public consultation in 2016, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) of Ireland has awarded a contract for up to 44 particulate matter (PM) monitors to enhance and expand the existing monitoring network. The successful bid was submitted jointly by EMS Environmental Monitoring Systems Ltd. (Dublin) and Air Monitors Ltd. (UK). The award is a major component of the EPA’s new ...


    By Air Monitors Ltd.

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