air quality tracking News

  • Air quality sensors track pollution

    Original story at MIT News Glimpses of blue sky are becoming a rare sight in Delhi, India’s capital, particularly in wintertime, when a thick white haze smothers the city. David Hagan, an MIT PhD candidate studying atmospheric chemistry and a Fellow in the MIT Tata Center for ...

  • Air Monitors sponsors air quality PhD

    The instrumentation company Air Monitors has announced that it is sponsoring a new PhD project at King's College London to study ambient levels of Black Carbon. Applications for this important post must be posted online to the KCL Health School by Friday 2nd December. Air Monitors' MD Jim Mills said: "This is a fantastic opportunity to become involved in one of today's most important air quality ...


    By Air Monitors Ltd.

  • Houston air quality continues to improve

    Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed to find the Houston metro area is on track to attain an important milestone in ozone-pollution reduction. This follows a nearly 25-year trend of decreasing ozone readings for the area, despite significant population growth. The EPA is proposing to approve the State of Texas’ plan for the Houston area to attain the 1997 standard ...

  • Real-world monitoring of air quality using low cost air quality sensors

    The emergence of sensors capable of measuring the gases and particles that make up air pollution, especially in cities and industrial areas, has driven many academic studies which evaluate the sensors and compare performance against reference methodology. Such projects provide valuable and thorough assessment, but they currently work slower than the pace of low cost sensor system development. In ...


    By AQMesh

  • ZigBee Monitors Building And Ambient Air Quality

    Hitachi WirelessInfo's AirSense Monitoring Network Uses Ember's ZigBee Networking Technology to Manage Air Quality and Temperature-Sensitive Work Environments Boston, MA — A new real-time monitoring system from Hitachi WirelessInfo is helping companies create controlled environments where temperature, humidity and airborne particles can be managed to maintain ideal working conditions. The new ...


    By Hitachi Data Systems

  • 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

  • New award for best air quality monitoring site

    A new award has been created to highlight the importance of air quality monitoring stations (AQMSs), by recognising those that create and maintain the best sites. A network of AQMSs  spans the UK, providing data on the air that citizens breathe. These stations provide vitally important data to: track long term trends in air quality; inform national strategy and decision making on ...

  • EPA awards $25 million to improve air quality

    Over the course of five years, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is awarding $25 million to the Health Effects Institute (HEI) to help address the latest challenges to improving air quality and protecting health. With the funding, HEI will develop the next generation of tools and scientific information to examine the combined effects of air pollution exposures on people’s ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • Camfils PM1 Tracker makes poor air quality visible

    Camfil, a global leader of the air filter industry, has lead the way for the last fifty years, striving to tackle air pollution and improve Indoor Air Quality in the quest to make clean air a human right. How Clean is your indoor environment?  What levels of PM1 particles are in the air?  Unlike dirty water, air pollution is not visible to the naked eye and therefore we are often ...

  • New Space Sensor As A Hosted Payload To Track Air Pollution Across North America

    NASA has selected a proposal from the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory in Cambridge, Mass., to build the first space-based instrument to monitor major air pollutants across the North American continent hourly during daytime. The instrument, to be completed in 2017 at a cost of not more than $90 million, will share a ride on ...

  • 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

  • Illinois High School Students Learn about Indoor Air Quality

    Earlier this month, Ed Chambers was asked to present to environmental science high school students at Woodstock High School and Woodstock North High School.  Several classes got to learn about IAQ and jobs in the industry from Mr. Chambers, the owner of EC2, Inc., one of the Midwest’s leading environmental consulting firms.   Mr. Chambers taught the students about how indoor air ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • UK panel: Heathrow plans must address air quality issues

    Britain's government should not give the go-ahead for the expansion of Heathrow airport until its officials can show they will comply with air quality, noise and other environmental concerns, a parliamentary committee report saidTuesday. The Environmental Audit Committee chair, Huw Irranca-Davies, said the purpose of the report was not to re-open the ...


    By Associated Press

  • Monitor and control Indoor Air Quality with the ‘Touch Screen’ IAQ Monitor

    PPM Technology is pleased to announce their latest IAQ monitoring instrument - the Touch Screen IAQ Profile Monitor is built with an integrated 3.5” touch screen panel. Each unit can monitor up to 7 customer specified IAQ parameters. The user is able to navigate through the software and various sensor options simply by touching the panel.  Readings are displayed continuously and ...


    By PPM Technology

  • EPA Announces Funding for Research to Improve Air Quality, Protect Health

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awarded five grants totaling almost $2 million to academic institutions for research on innovative processes to further improve air quality in the U.S. and help track the effectiveness of pollution control measures. Pollutants such as ozone and fine particles are linked to a variety of serious health effects, including aggravation of asthma and other ...

  • AEA Energy & Environment reinforces its world-leading position in Air Quality consultancy

    AEA Energy & Environment has been awarded a £2.4 million contract extension from DEFRA to continue delivering the world-leading National Atmospheric Emissions Inventory programme (‘NAEI’) and the Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory (‘GHGI’). The contract has been extended for a further two years until 2009. AEA Energy & Environment has been compiling estimates of air emissions for UK ...


    By Ricardo-AEA

  • Demolition Projects in New York can Create Air Quality Concerns for Workers and Residents

    Recently, demolition work began in Park Slope to make way for a new high-rise condo building. The 109 unit development will be built on multiple lots that requires older structures be torn down. As is often the case, asbestos first had to be remediated before at least one of the buildings could be demolished.   Each year, demolition projects such as this result ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Study tracks ´memory´ of soil moisture

    Original story at MIT News The top 2 inches of topsoil on all of Earth’s landmasses contains an infinitesimal fraction of the planet’s water — less than one-thousandth of a percent. Yet because of its position at the interface between the land and the atmosphere, that tiny amount plays a crucial role in ...

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