air quality compliance News

  • New insight into improving air quality measurements

    Researchers from the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) and King's College London have identified a mechanism which is responsible for under-reporting of peak nitrogen dioxide concentrations at some air quality monitoring stations, and the best ways to minimise this. Nitrogen dioxide (NO2) is an air pollutant formed when fuels are burned, ...

  • New ‘hyperlocal’ air quality network for London

    London Mayor Sadiq Khan has launched a new, street-by-street monitoring system that will help to improve that capital’s air quality. From July 2018, and operating for a year, London will benefit from what is being described as the world’s most sophisticated air quality monitoring system. A consortium involving academia, an environmental charity, and commercial partners will install a ...


    By Air Monitors Ltd.

  • Modelling partly to blame for air quality failures

    On 2nd November 2016 the High Court ruled in a case brought by ClientEarth, that the UK Government’s plans to tackle air pollution are illegal. The judgement said: “the Secretary of State (for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) must aim to achieve compliance (with the Air Quality Directive) by the soonest date possible, that she must choose a route to that objective which ...


    By Air Monitors Ltd.

  • Campaign launched to ensure better air quality in London

    The UK government is failing by a wide margin to meet its legal obligations to combat air pollution in London. Environmental law and policy organisation, ClientEarth, have a launched a new campaign to ensure full compliance with air quality laws in London in time for 2012 Olympics. London has the worst air quality in the UK and some of the worst in Europe. Recent figures have suggested that air ...

  • A&WMA Takes a “Critical” Look at Air Quality Management

    A&WMA Takes a “Critical” Look at Air Quality Management During its 100th Annual Conference & Exhibition John Bachmann, formerly of EPA, to lead a lively exchange on history of air quality management Pittsburgh, PA – As part of its 100th Annual Conference & Exhibition, the Air & Waste Management Association (A&WMA), will explore the history of the U.S. National Ambient Air Quality Standards ...

  • EU states approve new air quality directive

    EU citizens will soon be better protected from the negative health effects of fine dust particles,  thanks to a new directive on ambient air quality and cleaner air for Europe. The legal text was adopted at the Council meeting on on Monday in Luxembourg, following an agreement with the European Parliament under the conciliation procedure. It foresees a limit of 25 µg/m3 for the ...


    By EU Council of Ministers

  • 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 ...

  • The Importance of Indoor Air Quality in Puerto Rico’s Commercial Properties

    While the thought of polluted air in the work environment may bring to mind faded images of coal miners covered in dust or factory workers surrounded by smoke and fumes from decades ago, the reality is many people who work in modern office environments are also being exposed to air quality pollutants.   The quality of the air that employees breathe is a ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • 4 Air quality monitoring stations for ENI Group, Italy

    Each of the stations include analyzers for the real time monitoring of pollutants such as NOX, SO2, CO, O3, COT, Hg, meteo sensors and DAS (data acquisition system), including the global service for 5 years. Our Italian subsidiary, Environnement Italia Spa in cooperation with LABANALYSIS, one of the biggest Italian chemical Laboratory, win a tender for 5 years of Ambient air quaity analysis in ...


    By ENVEA

  • Car-free Cardiff achieves 69% air quality improvement

    On Sunday 13th May 2018, Cardiff Council organised a car-free day in the city’s central area. As a result of this event air quality monitoring data showed an average 69% drop in nitrogen dioxide (NO2) – one of the pollutants of greatest public health concern. Seeking a better understanding of the relationship between air quality and traffic, Cardiff Council hired three AQMesh air ...


    By Air Monitors Ltd.

  • New AQ VOC Handheld Indoor Air Quality Monitor

    Our AQ VOC utilizes a Krypton Lamp Photo Ionization Detection (PID) Sensor. This means that it can measure any VOC compounds with an Ionization Potential of less than 10.6 eV. Please contact us for a complete list of compounds that our AQ VOC can detect.   The ...

  • Air Quality Awareness Week in the US from 28 April

    The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) National Weather Service are urging Americans to 'Be Air Aware' during Air Quality Awareness Week, April 28 - May 2, 2008. Upcoming State and Local Air Quality Awareness Week Activities As Follows California San Joaquin Valley - The National Weather Service - San Joaquin Valley ...

  • U.S. EPA makes available data on compliance with hazardous waste, air regulations

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released new information on EPA and state enforcement of hazardous waste and air regulations.  In addition, the EPA posted data that allows the public, for the first time, to compare toxic releases with compliance data from facilities.  This is part of EPA’s ongoing commitment to increase transparency and promote the public’s right to know by ...

  • EPA Awards Over $847,000 to Oklahoma Tribes to Protect Air Quality

    Four Oklahoma Tribes will have greater protection from toxic air pollution thanks to $847,097, assistance grants from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). These funds will help provide assistance to monitor air quality on Tribal lands. The tribes receiving the grants include: Cherokee Nation -- $437,785 Delaware Nation -- $68,794 Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma -- $70,284 Quapaw Tribe ...

  • Puerto Rico Prepares to Celebrate Earth Day and the Importance of Air Quality

    Since 1970, people across the globe have celebrated Earth Day on April 22nd. People in Puerto Rico have a long history of marking the occasion and recognizing how the environment directly impacts people’s quality of life and even their health. A significant component to Earth Day is the recognition of air quality and how it plays a vital role in the health of the planet and people.  ...


    By Zimmetry Environmental

  • Demolition Projects in Puerto Rico can Create Air Quality Concerns

    Puerto Rico is known for its colonial architecture and many historic buildings in Old San Juan and across the islands.  Many of these treasured buildings have undergone extensive renovations to ensure their viability for years to come. Many other buildings across the islands that do not have historic attributes and have outgrown their useful lives, are eventually torn down to make ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Environment: a fresh legal approach to improving air quality in Member States

    Ambient air quality is poor in many EU Member States – despite an obligation for governments to ensure good air quality for citizens. The situation is so serious that the Commission is currently taking action against 17 States with a consistent record of poor air quality. Today, as part of a fresh approach to the problem, Bulgaria, ...

  • Introducing Sentinel Air Quality, from EMS Bruel & Kjaer and envea

    We are proud to announce a major update for Sentinel. You already trust Sentinel for noise and vibration compliance monitoring. Now you can use it to manage up to nine parameters of dust, gas and odor. EMS Brüel & Kjær has partnered with envea, the French environmental solutions provider, to add air quality monitoring to the Sentinel service offering. Using envea’s Cairnet ...


    By EMS Brüel & Kjær

  • Air Quality Experts in Puerto Rico Help to Identify Airborne Carcinogens

    Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths and the second most common cancer among both men and women in the United States according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The most important thing a person can do to lower their lung cancer risk is to quit smoking and to avoid secondhand smoke.  After smoking, the second leading cause of lung cancer is ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

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