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  • Measuring the impact of air quality management

    Dust from mineral deposition sites and transportation from mines has made an imprint on the urban air in Callao, Peru. When measures were introduced to modernise mineral management, the Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute, SMHI, was commissioned to design a new station network for measuring the air quality. Situated in a central location at the port of Callao, Peru, there ...

  • Evaluating the impact of air quality measures is essential

    Recent research has investigated the effectiveness of air quality management at the regional level in Italy and found that some of the most commonly adopted measures do not always produce the highest emissions reductions. Italian air quality legislation was reformed in 1999 in order to comply with the 1996 European Air Quality Framework Directive1. At the time, the 20 Italian administrative ...

  • Solutions to the Economic Impact of Poor Indoor Air Quality

    UltraViolet Devices, Inc. (UVDI) provides technology solutions for improving indoor air quality (IAQ) and preventing lost productivity and dangerous health conditions. Our understanding of how indoor air quality issues relate to human health and worker productivity has increased dramatically over the last several decades.  However, quantifying the economic impact of poor IAQ has not been an ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Water associations challenge EPA steam power plant rule

    In a brief filed Monday in the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals, the American Water Works Association and the National Association of Water Companies challenged a new rule on steam power plant discharges, arguing that it does not adequately protect drinking water consumers. In challenging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s final Effluent Limitation Guidelines for ...

  • Climate change impacts on regional air quality report just released by EPA

    The US Environmental Protection Agency has released a report on the potential impacts of climate change on regional US air quality. The information contained in the report will enhance our ability as a nation to protect air quality and human health. The report, “Assessment of the Impacts of Global Change on Regional U.S. Air Quality: A Synthesis of Climate Change Impacts on Ground-Level Ozone,” ...

  • A&WMA presents conference on Air Quality Impacts of Oil and Gas Production

    The Air & Waste Management Association (A&WMA) will present ”Air Quality Impacts of Oil and Gas Production in the Rocky Mountains,” September 15-17, 2009, in Centennial, CO. This conference will explore the potential effects of oil and gas exploration and production activities on air quality in the Rocky Mountain region.”Don’t miss the chance to strategize with environmental commissioners, 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 ...

  • Air quality health impact assessments should use combination of metrics

    Health impact assessments (HIAs) provide information on the potential health impacts of policies, and are important for developing regulation on air pollution. In this study, researchers evaluated the metrics currently used in air quality HIAs to provide recommendations for their use in policy. Clean air is important for human and environmental health. Over recent decades however air ...

  • Air & Waste Management Association presents conference on Indoor Air Quality Issues

    Pittsburgh, PA (March 9, 2009) The Air & Waste Management Association (A&WMA) will present “The Latest Developments in the Identification and Management of Indoor Air Quality Issues,” May 20-22, 2009, in Montreal, Quebec. “Practitioners working in government, industry, consulting, and research will not want to miss the opportunity to discuss the latest issues surrounding indoor air ...

  • Air & Waste Management Association presents conference on indoor air quality issues

    The Air & Waste Management Association (A&WMA) will present “The Latest Developments in the Identification and Management of Indoor Air Quality Issues,” May 20-22, 2009, in Montreal, Quebec. “Practitioners working in government, industry, consulting, and research will not want to miss the opportunity to discuss the latest issues surrounding indoor air quality management, and to brainstorm ...

  • Air quality maintained at seaside resort

    ERG (Air Pollution Control) has completed a major £300k project to refurbish the odour control plant at the East Worthing Wastewater Treatment Works belonging to Southern Water. The project was undertaken on behalf of main contractor Barhale Trant Utilities, and is in addition to the regular preventative maintenance programme that ERG carries out on behalf of Southern Water. The main task ...

  • U.S. Indoor Air Quality Market

    Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: U.S. Indoor Air Quality Market http://www.reportlinker.com/p0958093/US-Indoor-Air-Quality-Market.html#utm_source=prnewswire&utm_medium=pr&utm_campaign=HVAC INTRODUCTION ...


    By ReportLinker

  • Cooperation agreement signed for air quality management project in Hubei, China

    NILU has signed a cooperative agreement with Hubei Environmental Protection Bureau (Hubei EPB) and Green Business Norway (GBN). The agreement aims to develop an air quality management and early warning system for nine cities in the Hubei Province of China. Thus, an important milestone has been reached in the market development for Norwegian exporters of environmental and energy technology in ...

  • How Attached Garages Can Impact the Indoor Air Quality of Homes in Puerto Rico

    For many people in Puerto Rico, having an attached garage is a major convenience that allows them to keep their vehicles in a secure location that is out of the rain and sun.  These garages also often act as a storage and work area and may even house components of a home’s mechanical system.   While an attached garage does provide many benefits for ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Air Quality Monitoring Network Contract Awarded to OPSIS

    OPSIS AB has been commissioned by Kuwait Oil Company (KOC) to assess the impact of KOC:s operations in the state of Kuwait. A network of air quality monitors will  be managed. Emissions to the air from KOC:s operations will be reported. A dispersion model will be used to determine the impact from KOC:s operations to the air quality in Kuwait. The project ...


    By Opsis AB

  • Hidden Mold Impacts the Indoor Environmental Quality of New York Homes and Businesses

    People may suspect there is hidden mold in a home or building if it smells moldy indoors or after there has been water damage. Another telltale sign is if building occupants report allergies and other respiratory problems that appear to go away after they have left the building. Mold will grow quickly in areas that are not readily observable with the introduction of water or elevated ...


    By VOETS, LLC

  • EPA, schools to tackle indoor air quality (HQ)

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is holding its 11th Annual Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Tools for Schools National Symposium in Washington, D.C. on January 13-15, 2011. The meeting is bringing together school board officials, administrators, health association members, school nurses, teachers, parents, and others to take charge in protecting the indoor air environments of children in ...

  • Air quality specialist calls for black carbon standard

    Traditionally, ambient particulates have been measured gravimetrically according to their size. However, Jim Mills, Managing Director of Air Monitors, believes that the time has come to change or at least augment the way ambient particulates are monitored and regulated. Black Carbon (BC) is a term describing the fine particles that are produced as the result of incomplete combustion of fuels and ...


    By Air Monitors Ltd.

  • Flexible approaches to managing air pollution

    Managing air quality has become an increasingly complex partnership between regional, national and local bodies in Europe. A recent study explores the development and achievements of urban air quality management over recent decades, from controlling emissions at source to new, flexible approaches, based on managing risks associated with impacts on health and the environment. The future of air ...

  • 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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