background air quality News

  • EcoAnalytixTM Initiative Backgrounder - The new measure of success

    An industrial plant spews out unknown substances into the air and parents worry about the playground down wind.  The safety of food is in question after a rash of pet food shipments from overseas is found to be tainted with melamine, a nitrogen-rich industrial chemical linked with renal failure.  Desalinated water destined for the drinking water supply can’t compromise public ...


    By PerkinElmer, Inc.

  • BACKGROUND TO BALI (2): Climate change and the EU’s response

    What is the problem? The world is getting rapidly warmer, and there is an overwhelming consensus among the leading climate scientists that this is being caused mainly by carbon dioxide and other 'greenhouse gases' emitted by human activities, chiefly the combustion of fossil fuels and deforestation. These gases remain in the atmosphere for many decades and trap heat from the sun in the same way ...

  • Air quality plans with IMMIS

    Supplying IMMIS  to local, regional and federal authorities as well as consulting companies, IVU Umwelt provides a comprehensive program set to evaluate traffic induced air and noise pollution. The program system IMMIS consists of the following programs: IMMISem - is ...


    By IVU Umwelt GmbH

  • 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.

  • A new era in air quality monitoring

    The state-of-the-art photolytic technology used in the latest air quality monitoring instrument to hit the UK market signals a new era in gas analysis. Enviro Technology, the world-class supplier of monitoring equipment, based in Gloucestershire, has added the Teledyne 200EU Photolytic Analyser to its impressive list of instruments. The model, which combines standard chemiluminescence technology ...

  • 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 ...


  • 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

  • Background: Towards a low carbon future: European Strategic Energy Technology Plan (also see article of same date)

    On 22 November, the European Commission presented the European Strategic Energy Technology Plan (SET-Plan). Low carbon technologies will play a vital role in reaching our energy and climate change targets. The main goal of the SET-Plan is to accelerate the development and implementation of these technologies. This background note sets out the details of the SET Plan. Its rationale accompanied by ...

  • Biomass and Air Quality guidance for Scottish Local Authorities

    Environmental Protection UK has produced a draft Biomass and Air Quality guidance document for Scottish local authorities. Based on the Biomass and Air Quality guidance launched last year, this document has been designed to give Scottish local authority officers the specific information they need on biomass. It includes information on the policy background to biomass, climate change and air ...


    By Environmental Protection UK

  • ET announce Air Quality Training dates

    Untitled Document Enviro Technology have now set dates for the remainder of their new, one-day, AQ training courses. These are to be ...

  • Europeans call for stronger EU air quality policy

    According to the latest research, a majority (56 %) of Europeans believe that air quality has deteriorated in the last 10 years. In Italy, as many as 81 % hold this view, and in Cyprus, France, Greece, Hungary, Romania and Spain, 70-75 % of survey participants believe that this is the case. The research – a Eurobarometer called ...

  • 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 ...

  • European air quality in 2020: success story for PM2.5

    Levels of the air pollutant PM2.5 in Europe will continue to fall in 2020, concludes a recent study. Furthermore, deposition of nitrogen from air pollution will also drop. The outlook seems less positive for ground-level ozone, however, as large amounts of this pollutant continue drift over to Europe from other continents. This study reports on changes in air quality in Europe, focusing on three ...

  • Air quality impact of diesel ‘severely underestimated’

    Hydrocarbons are precursors to hazardous air pollutants including ozone and particulate matter. Hydrocarbons from diesel make up over 50% of all hydrocarbons in the air in London, a new study has found. The authors also estimate that they contribute up to half of total ozone production potential in London, and say future air quality control strategies must focus more on these pollutants. Around ...

  • Allergens and Air Quality Concerns from Indoor Plants

    The indoor environmental quality (IEQ) professionals at Clark Seif Clark (CSC) provide comprehensive consulting and testing services to determine of indoor plants are causing a degraded environment for building occupants.   The use of plants in indoor environments can create what appears to be a more pleasant environment for building occupants.  Research has shown there are several ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • AEA to create new air quality database and website for Scotland

    AEA Energy & Environment teams at Harwell and Glengarnock have recently been awarded a majorcontract to develop a robust and comprehensive air quality database and website for Scotland. Following extensive public and technical consultation on a pilot project, and much positive feedback, AEAhas been given the go-ahead by Scottish Executive to develop and launch these new national air ...


    By Ricardo-AEA

  • 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

  • New Biomass and air quality guidance for Scottish local authorities

    Environmental Protection UK Scotland is pleased to announce the publication of 'Biomass and Air Quality Guidance for Scottish Local Authorities. The document is based upon the guidance issued for England and Wales last year, but has been significantly amended and updated for application in Scotland. The guidance provides background material on the issues involved, and details procedures for ...


    By Environmental Protection UK

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