air particulate News

  • New calibrator for temperature flow & pressure

    Quantitech has launched a new hand-held calibrator; the TCR Tecora Flowcal, which has been developed to enable the fast, accurate calibration of high volume air samplers. Traceable to UKAS standards, the Flowcal provides a convenient and highly accurate method with which to check the performance of air samplers such as the ECHO ambient air particulate sampler. The Flowcal is able to operate ...


    By Quantitech Ltd

  • Energy Department Awards Cooperative Agreement to Mississippi State University

    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today awarded a cooperative agreement to Mississippi State University, Institute for Clean Energy Technology (MSU-ICET), to continue research efforts in the evaluation of High-Efficiency Particulate Air Filters (HEPA) and other technologies to enhance nuclear safety in the defense waste complex. The total value of the cooperative agreement over five years is $5 ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Improvements in US air quality linked to longer life spans, say researchers

    A study in the New England Journal of Medicine indicates that Americans are living longer because the air they breathe is getting cleaner, and people who lived in metropolitan areas that did the best job of reducing fine particle pollution in the air showed the biggest jump in life span. Fine particle pollution has been implicated as being responsible for deaths from cardiovascular and ...


    By AIRNow

  • New research suggests even low levels of air pollution may pose stroke risk

    Short-term exposure to low levels of particulate air pollution may increase the risk of stroke or mini-stroke, according to findings that suggest current exposure standards could be insufficient to protect the public. 'The vast majority of the public is exposed to ambient air pollution at the levels observed in this community or greater every day, suggesting a potentially large public health ...

  • Health of the Salish Sea Report shows mixed trends for key environmental indicators in Puget Sound and Northwest Straits

    A report featuring key environmental indicators for the Salish Sea shows mixed trends, with some indicators showing improvements, others declining, and others remaining steady. The Health of the Salish Sea Ecosystem Report, issued by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Environment Canada, features indicators in four key areas: Air, water, animal species, and human well-being. The ...

  • HEPA Filtration

    ASTM International Committee F11 on Vacuum Cleaners has formed a new task group to develop proposed standards for high efficiency particulate air filtration, typically known as HEPA. The task group, part of Subcommittee F11.23 on Filtration, will develop standards to clarify methodology and criteria used to define HEPA filtration for sealed vacuum ...


    By ASTM International

  • EPA Awards Columbia University and Cornell University Climate Change Grants; Columbia and Cornell Universities to Receive a Combined $1.5 Million

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded Columbia University and Cornell University almost $750,000 each to study the relationship between air pollution, weather and climate change. The grants are two of 14 that the EPA awarded to universities across the nation to fund research on technologies that can help the public and government agencies predict and prepare for the effects that ...

  • Ambic introduces new MultiFoamer Plus™ to its Foaming Dip Che

    In response to customer demand for an improved foaming dip cup with the ability to adjust the foam quality to suit the characteristics of the particular foaming chemical being used, Ambic has developed a new premium version of its MultiFoamer™ foaming dip cup which has the following key features: Two woven meshes for primary foam generation New, third stainless steel ...

  • Study finds environmental education programs lead to cleaner air

    A first of its kind study funded by EPA shows that environmental education programs are an effective tool in helping to improve air quality in North America. 'This study shows a valuable connection between better environmental education and cleaner air in our communities,' said EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson. 'With the right information, people can make a real difference in the places where ...

  • Toxic Reduction Act Feedback Top 10 take aways

    By Scott Manser ( smanser@ortech.ca )  I am a registered Toxic Reduction Planner.  ORTECH has worked on over 100 reports for our various clients.  I wanted to provide you with some feedback  from this training session I attended recently. “From ...


    By ORTECH

  • Bradford, R.I. Rock Quarry Agrees to Clean Air Act Settlement

    A rock quarry in Bradford, R.I., Copar Quarries has agreed to settle claims by the US Environmental Protection Agency that it violated federal clean air standards. According to a complaint filed by EPA’s New England office, Copar Quarries failed to conduct the required emissions testing, keep proper inspection log books, and notify EPA when it began operating several pieces of equipment in ...

  • Environmental tobacco smoke linked to US workplace death

    A young asthmatic woman who collapsed and died shortly after arriving for her shift as a waitress at a bar is the first death to be reported nationally from acute asthma associated with environmental tobacco smoke. This case report by a Michigan State University physician, published in the February edition of the 'American Journal of Industrial Medicine,' not only outlines circumstances under ...

  • Lawsuit Filed to Clear San Joaquin Valley Air

    FRESNO, California, (ENS) - A coalition of public health, community, and environmental groups, has mounted a court challenge to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's declaration that the San Joaquin Valley has attained federal clean air standards for particulate matter (PM-10). In October 2006, the EPA declared the San Joaquin Valley had met the standards for PM-10, because ...

  • DER-10 and Community Air Monitoring - What you need to know

    Brownfield cleanup in New York City As New York City’s need for space grows, existing stock of land must be used more effectively. Brownfield cleanup and redevelopment represents one of the best opportunities to engage communities and reclaim land for development in many cities. In 2018, the Mayor’s Office of Environmental Remediation (MOER) ...


    By Aeroqual Limited

  • Road pollution blamed for higher allergy risk in children

    New evidence blames traffic-related pollution for increasing the risk of allergy and atopic diseases among children by more than fifty percent. What's more, the closer children live to roads, the higher their risk. '[Children] living very close to a major road are likely to be exposed not only to a higher amount of traffic-derived particles and gases but also to a more freshly emitted aerosols ...

  • Waste management first In Ottawa - natural gas waste collection vehicles

    Residents of Ottawa can look forward to a cleaner and quieter city when Waste Management (NYSE:WM) introduces 25 new Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) fuelled trucks to collect waste and recycling in 2012. The purchase is the result of being awarded a collection district ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • The polluting problem of fireworks

    Spare a thought for the environment when you’re letting off fireworks during the forthcoming celebrations. Research to be published in the International Journal of Environment and Pollution suggests that smoke from fireworks can raise levels of notorious “PM10″ particles significantly. Darko Popović and colleagues at environmental consultancy MEIS in Šmarje-Sap, ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • EPA Awards over $591,000 to Arkansas to Help Eliminate Air Pollution

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awarded $591,247 to the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ). The funds will be used to administer the state’s air monitoring network for fine particulate matter (PM) which aims to identify precursor pollutants and eliminate air pollution. The funds will also be used to administer the state’s PM 2.5 data analyses. ADEQ will ...

  • A Busy Start to the Year for the Kernic Install Crew

    It is great to be back in California where Kernic is installing a new dust and particle extraction system designed for a high-volume secure shredding center. Shredded paper and dust particles are collected and conveyed through the fully integrated system. Shredded materials pass through a Kernic Rotary Airlock Separator and discharge into the baling press, while the conveyed air and dust ...


    By Kernic Systems Inc.

  • EPA, Allegheny County and DOJ reach agreement with Allegheny Ludlum Corp. on clean air violations

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Allegheny County Health Department and U.S. Department of Justice have reached a settlement agreement with Allegheny Ludlum Corp. (ALC) for alleged Clean Air Act violations at ALC’s Natrona silicon steel production plant in Allegheny County, Pa. “This settlement will bring cleaner air to Allegheny County” said EPA Mid-Atlantic Regional ...

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