ambient fine particle News

  • Huge demand for PM all monitor

    Palas, the German manufacturer of particulate monitoring instruments, is expanding production to cope with demand for its fine particulate monitor, the Fidas® 200, which is distributed in the UK by Air Monitors. In the following article Jim Mills explains why Air Monitors is being kept busy by the demand for this exciting new technology. PM monitoring – the ultimate ...


    By Air Monitors Ltd.

  • Ambient monitoring will never be the same again…

    It is fitting that AQE 2013 has been themed ‘2013 Year of Air’ because Jim Mills, Managing Director of Air Monitors Ltd, says “We will be launching game-changing new technologies at this event which will significantly improve the way in which air quality is monitored.” Traditionally, ambient air quality has been monitored by networks of large monitoring stations that are ...


    By Air Monitors Ltd.

  • EPA Designates Idaho’s West Silver Valley as being in “Non-Attainment” for Fine Particle Air Pollution

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has taken another step forward today to reduce pollution and protect air quality in Northern Idaho’s West Silver Valley. Late yesterday, the EPA officially finalized nationwide area designations for the 2012 annual PM2.5 National Ambient Air Quality Standard. As part of these area designations, the West Silver Valley has been designated a ...

  • EC sends final warning to three member states over fine particles pollution

    The European Commission has sent a final written warning to Estonia, Slovenia and Sweden over breaches of the EU air quality standards for a dangerous airborne pollutant, fine particulate matter or PM 10. The standards entered into force in 2005 and none of the three Member States has requested a time extension to meet them. Environment Commissioner Stavros Dimas said: “Airborne particles are ...

  • Ambient Pollution Monitoring Stations For Smelter Plants

    Environnement S.A is pleased to announce a new order from NALCO India (National Aluminium Company Ltd) for the supply of 3 complete AQMS stations including analyzers such as AF22M (for SO2 monitoring) / AC32M (for NO, NO2, NOx) / CO12M (for CO and CO2 monitoring)  / MP101M particulate monitors (for PM10 / PM2.5)  for air pollution monitoring of a Smelter Plant located in Angul ...


    By Environnement S.A

  • Ambient air quality and cleaner air for Europe

    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 distances in the atmosphere and cause adverse effects in other countries. The single pollutants causing most damage to ...


  • EPA Awards Louisiana over $628,500 to Monitor Particle Pollution

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently awarded $628,523 to the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (LDEQ) to monitor fine particulate matter, or PM 2.5. These are particles found in smoke and haze that measure 2.5 micrometers or less in diameter. The particles come from a variety of sources, and can have serious effects on the heart and lungs if they are inhaled. The grant ...

  • New quality assurance tools for monitoring of fine dust (PM10)

    JRC-IRMM has released two new certified reference materials (CRMs), ERM-CZ100 and ERM-CZ120 which are targeted to control the measurements in the frame of quality control of ambient air in Europe. The monitoring of air quality is required by The European Air Quality Directives (2008/50/EC and 2004/107/EC). The two new CRMs have been developed to match requirements of these Directives. It relates ...

  • 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 particulate monitors will improve understanding of health effects

    Globally, fine dust particles have been the focus of much greater attention in recent months as their role in deaths related to poor air quality becomes better understood. However, knowledge of the relationship between airborne particles and health effects is limited by the information that can be obtained by monitoring technologies. Jim Mills, a particulate monitoring specialist from Air ...


    By Air Monitors Ltd.

  • EPA Approves Iowa’s State Implementation Plan for Reducing Particulate Matter in Muscatine’s Air

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has approved Iowa’s state implementation plan (SIP) to reduce fine particle emissions in Muscatine County. The Clean Air Act requires states to develop plans to attain and maintain the national air standards in all areas of the state. These plans, known as SIPs, are developed by state and local air quality management agencies and submitted to ...

  • Meet Palas at the EAC 2013

    We kindly invite you to visit us at the European Aerosol Conference - EAC - 2013 (Prague), booth no. 9 The European Aerosol Conference – EAC 2013 – will take place at the Clarion Congress Hotel, Prague, Czech Republic from 1st to 6th September 2013. Don’t miss the opportunity to convince yourself of the quality and performance of our new and proven products in ...


    By Palas GmbH

  • 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 Foundation

  • 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.

  • European Commission welcomes new air quality directive

    The European Commission today welcomed the adoption of the directive on ambient air quality and cleaner air for Europe. The directive mirrors closely the Commission proposal of September 2005 and demonstrates the European Union's strong commitment to improving air quality in the EU by setting binding standards for fine particles PM2.5. Environment Commissioner Stavros Dimas said: 'The European ...

  • Air pollution in underground railway areas and health risks for workers

    Due to the air pollution that has been found in underground railway areas and the amount of time that workers spend there during their work hours, questions have been raised regarding the long-term health risks. The French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health & Safety ANSES found that mass concentrations of fine particles measured in underground railway areas are much higher ...

  • Delhi tops most polluted mega cities list: WHO

    Delhis air is the worst among world mega cities, the World Health Organisation (WHO) confirmed recently, even as IndiaSpend’s #breathe network of air-quality sensors reported fine-particulate-matter (PM2.5) levels were almost four times above daily safe levels, on average, for the seven-day period from Sept.22 to 28, 2016. For long-term exposure, these 24-hour levels are nearly 11 times ...


    By Camfil Ltd

  • Council agreements on air quality directive, hazardous waste

    Environment Commissioner Stavros Dimas welcomed the political agreement by the Environment Council on the comprehensive new EU directive on air quality as well as its conclusions on hazardous waste movements. The air quality directive will for the first time regulate airborne levels of harmful fine dust particles, while also giving Member States some flexibility if they face difficulties in ...


  • Arkansas Receives EPA Grant to Monitor and Improve Air Quality

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded more than $558,000 to the - Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) to monitor fine particulate matter, or PM 2.5. These are particles found in smoke and haze that measure 2.5 micrometers or less in diameter. The particles come from a variety of sources, and can have serious effects on the heart and lungs if they are inhaled. The ...

  • EPA Grant Will Help Oklahoma Monitor and Improve Air Quality

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded more than $646,000 to the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality (ODEQ) to monitor fine particulate matter, or PM 2.5. These are particles found in smoke and haze that measure 2.5 micrometers or less in diameter. The particles come from a variety of sources, and can have serious effects on the heart and lungs if they are inhaled. The ...

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