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  • Where there’s smoke, there’s air quality scientists

    During September, NIWA staff installed temperature sensors in 14 homes in the North Canterbury town to detect when the occupants were using their woodburners. At the same time six prototype low-cost dust sensors, called ODINs or Outdoor Dust Information Nodes developed by NIWA, were installed on lamp posts around Rangiora to test their robustness and data quality. If successful, air quality ...

  • Benefits to integrating climate change into air quality policy

    New research suggests potential benefits in integrating air quality and climate change policy. It predicts that accounting for the climate impact of certain air pollutants in the EU, USA and China could complement policies designed to reduce the air quality impacts of these pollutants. The study analysed how policies addressing air pollution and climate change interact. A focus was on how ...

  • 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 ...

  • High profile location for ET’s new on-line metals in air analyser

    Air quality monitoring specialist, Enviro Technology Services Plc has recently installed a state-of-the art, near real-time automatic metals-in-air analyser at the Marylebone Road “super-site” for King’s College London who had funding from NERC. The XACT 625 X-ray fluorescence multi-metals system is understood to be the first of its type to be installed outside of the USA and ...

  • Casella Monitor launches innovative zero air generator for air quality monitoring systems

    Casella Monitor introduces a time and cost-saving original product to its range of ambient monitoring equipment. Its new, cartridge-based, ZeroGen zero air generator removes the need for zero calibration gas cylinders when performing calibration checks on ambient air gas analyser systems. The cartridges are designed to be easily replaced each year, saving considerable time and ...


    By Casella

  • CERC at the recent Air Quality Science and Application conference in Milan

    In March, Dr. Jenny Stocker from CERC attended the Air Quality – Science and Application conference in Milan, presenting recent work on regional to roadside modelling and co-chairing a session on ‘Development / application / evaluation of air quality and related models’. Jenny’s presentation showed analyses derived from ...

  • Odor Investigations Resolve Complex Indoor Air Quality Problems

    The environmental and building consulting experts at EC2 provide inspection and odor investigation services to identify and resolve indoor odor problems. Complaints of strange odors in indoor environments are a common occurrence.  Most people have at one time or another walked into a room or building and have immediately noticed an unusual odor.  In many circumstances these mysterious ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Air quality monitoring station installed in China with help of Ecotech

    Shangri-La, nestled in the foothills of the Himalayas, means ‘land of sacredness and peace.’ in the Tibetan language. It is an exotic paradise located 3600m above sea level in southern China.  A place you would image to be devoid of the pollution plaguing major cities around the world.  The Chinese Meteorological Administration (CMA) are determined to keep it this way and have just ...


    By Ecotech Pty Ltd

  • Satellite data to deliver ‘state-of-the-art’ air quality information

    The European Environment Agency has finalised an agreement with an ESA-led consortium to provide unparalleled information on air pollution, which contributes to the premature deaths of hundreds of thousands of Europeans annually. Under the agreement, the European Environment Agency (EEA) will use a service, which combines and processes satellite data with surface measurements from 29 European ...


    By European Space Agency (ESA)

  • AQMesh demonstrates legitimacy of small sensors for air quality in Cambridge

    At the RSC AAMG event on ‘Air Quality Monitoring: Evolving Issues and New Technologies’ Professor Rod Jones of the University of Cambridge presented a paper showing very encouraging results. “Because we know that all the pods read the same and because we have a comparison between one pod and a reference instrument we can ...


    By AQMesh

  • EPA proposes to grant clean air act petition to improve air quality in New Jersey

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today proposed to grant a petition submitted by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection to limit sulfur dioxide (SO2) emissions from a Pennsylvania power plant that are adversely impacting air quality in four New Jersey counties. The proposed rule, when final, would require the Portland Generating Station in Northampton County, Pa. to ...

  • 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 ...

  • UL Launches Premier Indoor Air Quality Services in China

    Global product testing and certification leader UL (Underwriters Laboratories) today announced the official launch of its indoor air quality (IAQ) services in its Nansha testing service center in Guangzhou, China. This move follows the increasing demand in the Chinese market for a more environmentally healthy lifestyle, and is ...


    By UL LLC

  • 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.

  • AIRLOG - Indoor Air Quality Management Reporting Tool and Platform

    A recent survey* of 200 UK businesses revealed that absenteeism and sickness are major issues affecting service delivery and customer satisfaction for 39% of those questioned so anyone with an environmental remit as part of their business operation should take note. With pollution contributing to serious respiratory disorders such as asthma, and more than 30% of EU ...


    By Green Air Monitoring Ltd.

  • Casella ETI Shows How to Monitor Air Quality at MCERTS 2007

    Casella ETI, a leading supplier of air quality and emission monitoring instruments will display a broad range of specialist instrumentation at this year’s MCERTS Exhibition at the Bretby Conference Centre in Bretby, Staffordshire on the 25th and 26th April 2007. The range includes the MCERTS approved Casella Monitor ambient air quality analysers for CO, O3, NOx & SO2, along with its new ...


    By Casella

  • Hong Kong street-level air quality forecasting and exposure

    CERC are partners in a new 5-year air quality (AQ) & health project that will develop a real-time, urban AQ modelling system capable of analysing and forecasting pollution levels in Hong Kong down to individual street level. PRAISE-HK (Personalised Real-time Air quality Information System for Exposure – ...

  • Quantitech instruments chosen for new multi-agency air quality unit

    Environmental instrumentation company Quantitech has been awarded a contract worth in excess of £1million to provide advanced air sampling and analysis equipment to the multi-agency air quality cell that has been established following the recommendations of the Major Incident Investigation Board for the Buncefield incident. Quantitech has supplied 18 sets of instrumentation including advanced ...


    By Quantitech Ltd

  • Radical New Approach to Making Power Plant Air Quality Decisions

    The potential for using the Internet and teleconferences in making complex power plant air quality decisions has been largely untapped. However, starting July 6 when McIlvaine Company combines its online decision trees with its new “Hot Topic Hour” discussions, full use of these resources will be achieved. Each week participants will spend an hour both viewing branches of decision trees ...


    By The McIlvaine Company

  • Air Quality Monitoring contributes to reduce traffic pollution in Chester, UK

    According to the World Health Organization, air pollution is causing around 467,000 premature deaths in Europe every year. Cities around the world are committed to improving air quality by drastically reducing the main contributor: road traffic. In most of the cases, drastic measures are being taken by capitals like London, Paris or Madrid forbidding private cars usage on given days or during ...

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