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  • Air Monitors wins contract for national PM monitoring network

    Air Monitors Limited is delighted to announce that it has been awarded a contract by the Environment Agency to supply real-time particulate matter (PM) monitors to support the Automatic Urban and Rural Network (AURN). According to the terms of the contract, Air Monitors will supply FIDAS 200 PM monitors for the continuous measurement of particle size for PM10, PM2.5 and as dual instruments which ...


    By Air Monitors Ltd.

  • 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

  • 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 SERIES

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • Stricter monitoring requirements for combustion emissions

    The new monitoring requirements being imposed on Medium Combustion Plants (MCPs) and Large Combustion Plants (LCPs) in Europe is symptomatic of environmental initiatives affecting a wide variety of industries. In the following article, Dr Andrew Dixon from Gasmet Technologies UK (formerly Quantitech) explains how instrumentation manufacturers are responding to these new challenges. The ...


    By Gasmet Technologies Oy

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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)

  • 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

  • Urban Observatory monitors Newcastle with new generation of sensors

    Air Monitors is playing a key role in the UK’s first Urban Observatory which has been designed to provide a digital view of how our cities work. The company has supplied air quality monitoring equipment which has been deployed across Newcastle and Gateshead in conjunction with other instruments for monitoring parameters such as air and water quality, noise, weather, energy use, traffic and ...


    By Air Monitors Ltd.

  • 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 ...

  • a1-cbiss Introduce Complete Ambient Air Analyser Range

    In partnership with Environnement SA, a1-cbiss are pleased to announce the addition of new ambient air quality monitoring analysers to their extensive emission monitoring analysers range. The complete range of real-time gas analysers each use unique technologies and reference methods to provide the most reliable and accurate results for the common regulatory air pollutants such as nitrogen ...


    By a1-cbiss

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