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  • AQMesh can complement air quality models, reference and indicative data sources

    Leading air quality small sensor system, AQMesh, has recently been shown to work alongside passive samplers and air quality models, as well as complementing reference station networks. A recent study shows AQMesh calibration against diffusion tubes and two 2017 conferences have highlighted the potential of such systems used in an air quality network. At the Dispersion Modellers User Group Meeting ...


    By AQMesh

  • With three new reference materials, NIST gets the dirt on soil

    The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has issued three new certified reference materials for soil. Intended for use as controls in testing laboratories, the new Standard Reference Materials (SRMs)—gathered from the San Joaquin Valley in California and from sites near Butte and Helena in Montana—will aid in determining soil quality, detecting soil contamination, and monitoring ...

  • AQMesh: a new option for flexible air quality monitoring

    AQMesh has an impressive collection of global users and performance results measuring ambient air quality in applications ranging from traffic planning and urban hotspots to industrial fence line monitoring, building ventilation management, or environmental lobbying. This pole-mounted unit comes with an independent power supply and communications, so offering the possibility of measuring air ...


    By AQMesh

  • Clearing the Air in Alberta – Five regions exceed or near limits of Air Quality Standards

    The Government of Alberta has released the results of the latest report on Canadian Ambient Air Quality Standards and the results are not encouraging. The report report indicates the Red Deer region has exceeded national standards and four other regions are approaching limits. Canadian Ambient Air Quality Standards (CAAQS) are national standards for particulate matter and ozone exposure. This is ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • AQE 2015 to focus on ways to improve air quality and emissions monitoring

    AQE 2015 to focus on ways to improve air quality and emissions monitoring The organisers of AQE 2015, the international Air Quality and Emissions show, have announced a comprehensive programme of events that will take place in Telford, UK, on 22nd and 23rd April. Created to provide an update on the latest regulations, technologies, methods and research in air quality and emissions monitoring, AQE ...


    By Quantitech Ltd

  • RTI wins US$19m contract for EPA air quality monitoring, modeling and research

    RTI International, in collaboration with a group of leading environmental research companies, has been awarded a contract to provide a wide range of research and technical support services to the US Environmental Protection Agency's Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards (OAQPS). The research team led by RTI includes Eastern Research Group, Inc. (ERG); Neptune and Company, Atmospheric ...


    By RTI International

  • EPA: Manitowoc and door counties in Wisconsin now meet smog standards (WI)

    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 5 has approved requests from the state of Wisconsin to redesignate Manitowoc and Door County as attainment areas for the national health-based eight-hour outdoor standard for ozone. Ground level ozone is commonly referred to as smog. "EPA congratulates Wisconsin on sound air quality planning and effective pollution control measures that helped Manitowoc ...

  • EPA: Allegan County in Michigan now meets smog standards (MI)

    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 5 announced today final approval of a request from the state of Michigan to redesignate Allegan County to attainment of the 1997 national health-based eight-hour outdoor standard for ozone (smog). The entire state of Michigan now meets the 1997 federal health-based standard for ozone. EPA said three years of complete, quality-assured, outdoor air ...

  • ASHRAE standard 188P update prevention of legionellosis associated with building water systems

    Public Review Period June 10-July 25, 2011 The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) has developed a proposed Standard Practice that specifies what is required to prevent legionellosis associated with building water systems. The proposed Standard Practice was approved in July 2010 for public review publication. The ...


    By Phigenics, LLC

  • ASTM D1293 - 12 Standard Test Methods for pH of Water

    The pH of water is a critical parameter affecting the solubility of trace minerals, the ability of the water to form scale or to cause metallic corrosion, and the suitability of the water to sustain living organisms. It is a defined scale, based on a system of buffer solutions with assigned values. In pure water at 25°C, pH 7.0 is the neutral point, but this varies with temperature and the ...


    By ASTM International

  • Certified standard for measurement of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) released

    IRMM has released a certified calibration solution reference material for polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH) analysis: 15 PAHs in toluene (ERM-AC213)  PAHs are formed by inappropriate heat treatment of organic matter containing material such as food or in combustion processes. They are carcinogens and therefore need to be monitored in the environment and food, respectively, by the ...

  • ASTM F2564 - 11 Standard Specification for Design and Performance of a Light Sport Glider

    This specification covers airworthiness requirements for the design of a powered or non-powered fixed wing light sport aircraft, a “glider.” Stability shall be shown by a tendency for the glider to return toward steady flight after: (1) a “push” from steady flight that results in a speed ...


    By ASTM International

  • Blending synthetic air to measure climate change

    Scientists at the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) have produced a synthetic air reference standard which can be used to accurately measure levels of carbon dioxide and methane in the atmosphere. This will greatly help scientists contribute to our understanding of climate change. A paper published in Analytical Chemistry describes how ...

  • USEPA Approval for Ecotech’s High Volume Air Sampler

    The US EPA has announced the designation of Ecotech’s HVS3000 High Volume Air Sampler as a new reference method for measuring concentrations of PM10 in the ambient air. The designation is made under the provisions of 40 CFR part 53, as amended on July 18, 1997 (62 FR 38764). The newly designated reference method is identified as follows: RFPS–0706–162, Ecotech Pty. Ltd. Model 3000 PM10 High ...


    By Ecotech Pty Ltd

  • USEPA Approval for Ecotech’s High Volume Air Sampler

    The US EPA has announced the designation of Ecotech’s HVS3000 High Volume Air Sampler as a new reference method for measuring concentrations of PM10 in the ambient air. The designation is made under the provisions of 40 CFR part 53, as amended on July 18, 1997 (62 FR 38764). The newly designated reference method is identified as follows: RFPS–0706–162, Ecotech Pty. Ltd. Model 3000 PM10 High ...


    By American Innovations (AI)

  • WWEM 2012 announces details of process monitoring conference

    The organisers of WWEM 2012 have announced details of the process monitoring conference that will take place at the Telford event on 7th November 2012. Entitled ‘2012 Update on Regulation and Certification’ the presentations will be of interest to any municipal or industrial organisation with a discharge consent, in addition to consultants, contractors, instrument manufacturers, ...

  • Using models for air quality assessment and planning: a guide

    Computer models are increasingly used for estimating air quality or forecasting changes in pollution levels. Various different models are currently used across Europe. The new FAIRMODE reference guide aims to make these models comparable, well documented and validated in order to achieve reliable results. In the past, assessment and reporting of air quality was largely based on ...

  • WWEM 2012 to focus on the quality of monitoring- WWEM Conferences

    WWEM 2012, the 5th in a series of highly successful environmental monitoring events, will return to the Telford International Centre on 7th and 8th November 2012 to provide visitors with the latest information on regulations, standards, methods and technologies employed in laboratory, field and process monitoring applications. Organised in conjunction with the Environment Agency and the Water ...

  • ISO Committee approves revisions to cleanroom standards—impact of changes to be explored at ESTECH 2009

    The Institute of Environmental Sciences and Technology (IEST) announces that on April 16, voting members of International Organization for Standardization Technical Committee (ISO/TC) 209 issued their unanimous approval of the proposed revisions along with related comments to ISO 14644 Cleanrooms and associated controlled environments—Part 1: Classification of air cleanliness and Part 2: ...

  • 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 ...

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