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  • 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 ...

  • 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.

  • 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 ...

  • Mini IAQ Monitors supplied to monitor air quality in ice rink

    PPM have recently supplied a number of Mini IAQ Profile Monitors to Joel Anderson of Precision Quality Consulting in a project to monitor air quality in a indoor ice rink; the aim being to provide a safe environment for users and employees of ice arenas. Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) is a significant concern in ice rinks and arenas; these facilities are especially vulnerable to the ...


    By PPM Technology

  • 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

  • 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

  • First continuous air quality monitoring stations for Faroe Islands

    The Environment Agency of the Faroe Islands together with the municipality of Tórshavn has installed two ambient air quality monitoring stations as part of its commitment to monitor the environment and provide air quality data to the public and other interested parties. The stations, which were supplied by Air Monitors Ltd, provide continuous meteorological measurements and air quality ...


    By Air Monitors Ltd.

  • Enviro Technology showcases the importance of Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) monitoring

    Enviro Technology Services Plc, which is a world class supplier and UK exporter specialising in environmental monitoring instrumentation for air quality monitoring and industrial emissions applications is adding to its services by offering indoor air quality monitoring. The company is the sole UK distributor for the leading indoor air quality (IAQ) monitoring products DirectSense® from ...

  • 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 ...


  • Xylem launches new ‘FerryBox’ water quality monitor

    Xylem Analytics UK and Aanderaa Data Instruments have launched a new marine water quality monitor which has been designed to enable wider deployment of water quality sensors on ferries and other marine vessels. The ‘SOOGuard’ will be launched at Ocean Business 2013 in April and Xylem’s David Goldsmith says: “In order to encourage the operators of ferries to allow the ...


    By Xylem Analytics

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Personal exposure monitors help specify health impacts of indoor, outdoor air quality

    Indoor and outdoor pollutants can adversely affect the heart in ways different from outdoor air pollution alone, according to a new cardiovascular study conducted by researchers at the University of Michigan, in collaboration with an exposure study conducted by RTI International. The Cardiovascular Sub-Study of the Detroit Exposure and Aerosol Research Study (DEARS) has shown for the first time ...


    By RTI International

  • IMMISmt – monitoring system for air pollution and noise in cities

    IMMISmt is a real time monitoring system for air quality and noise. Based on online traffic data, measurements of air quality stations and weather data, IMMISmt calculates traffic induced emissions, background and total pollutant concentrations as well as noise levels within the streets as, e. g., hourly mean values. To do so, IMMISmt combines various models which are validated and widely used in ...


    By IVU Umwelt GmbH

  • 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

  • SIMAIR: a new internet tool to evaluate local air quality

    A new computer-based tool has been developed in Sweden to help local authorities evaluate air pollution at street level. It allows the results to be compared easily with EU air quality standards. SIMAIR is a user-friendly, internet-based tool, designed for the road network throughout Sweden. It can assess concentration levels for four pollutants: fine particles (PM10), nitrogen dioxide (NO2), ...

  • Seminars aim to raise awareness of Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) issues in India

    PPM Technology's distributors in India – Swan Environmental have recently stepped up their campaign to promote PPM's multiparameter IAQ instruments; established in 1987, Swan are pioneers in supplying instrumentation manufactured by various international companies to the Indian market. They are developing the IAQ market by continuous efforts to raise awareness of the issue, they have ...


    By PPM Technology

  • Demolition Projects and Air Quality Concerns for Workers and Nearby Residents

    Last month, The Desert Sun published a report about the demolition of a 229 room hotel and spa in downtown Palm Springs.  The article stated that the building, constructed in the 1960s, was found to contain asbestos during the demolition project.  Due to this find, containment of the worksite and air monitoring was put into place to prevent exposure to any asbestos fibers released into ...


    By Clark Seif Clark Inc.

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