dust sampling 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.

  • Dust and indoor air samples for beryllium and uranium at bannister federal complex show no health concerns

    Indoor air and dust samples for beryllium and uranium taken from General Services Administration buildings at the Bannister Federal Complex in Kansas City, Mo., reveal no health concerns, according to an environmental investigation commissioned last November by GSA Region 6 and recently reviewed by EPA Region 7 technicians. Beryllium was not detected in air samples. Minute detections of ...

  • Unique dust monitors for any application

    The Latest TSI Sidepak Personal Aerosol Monitors Have Been Added To The Ashtead Technology Range Of Particulate Matter (PM) Monitors. “We Were So Impressed With The Unique Features Of These Instruments, That We Immediately Added Them To Both Our Rental And Sales Portfolios,” Says Ashtead’s Regional Sales Manager Josh Thomas. “Many Occupational Exposure Applications Are ...


    By Ashtead Technology Ltd

  • Rainstorms raise airborne dust problem

    Researchers have identified an unexpected generator of the fine organic dust that blows in the wind. They blame it on raindrops. Researchers from two national laboratories in the US, and colleagues, report in Nature ...


    By Climate News Network

  • Dust Monitoring Workshop Draws Crowds

    The instrumentation specialists Ashtead Technology and monitoring instrument manufacturer TSI recently co-hosted a technical workshop which focused on monitoring workplace and environmental air quality. The level of interest in the workshop was so high that some applications to attend had to be declined once registration was full. “We were delighted with the level of interest,” said ...


    By Ashtead Technology Ltd

  • EMSL Releases Combustible Dust Poster

    EMSL is pleased to announce the release of a new Combustible Dust Testing poster available for distribution on the company’s website: www.EMSL.com.   The poster is free and is a great informational resource for those in industries with combustible dust hazards, including food, grain, wood, pulp, paper, plastics, pharmaceutical, rubber, metals and ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • ESdat Automates Calculation of HiVol and Dust Deposition Concentrations

    Environmental data is normally reported from laboratories in units per volume or units per mass (ie mg/L or ug/kg). However HiVol and Dust deposition data is different in that labs often report the results in units per sample (ie mg per sample). The concentration then needs to be calculated from this data by considering the flow rate/duration, or sampling area/duration. This is typically ...

  • Casella continues to lead the way in occupational dust measurement

    The brand new CEL-712 Microdust Pro from Casella CEL (www.casellameasurement.com; 01234 844100) is a rugged, hand-held, data logging instrument for the real-time detection of airborne dusts, fumes and aerosols. Boasting the highest measurement range of any device of its kind currently available on the market, it features a unique filter that enables on-site ...


    By Casella

  • Study sees little dust risk for subway workers

    New York subway commuters may worry more about rats and rising fares than dust floating through the system, but for the workers who spend their whole shift below ground, air quality has long been a concern. Results from a new pilot study using miniaturized air samplers to look at steel dust exposure may help them breathe easier. Steel dust, produced as thousands of train wheels roll through the ...

  • Silica Dust at Dangerous Levels in Manhattan Subway

    Air samples taken at the Second Avenue subway construction site in New York City show high levels of silica dust, which can lead to debilitating health conditions and death. A report completed by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) stated that the air inside the tunnel contained more than three times the allowable level of silica dust.   Crystalline silica, a basic ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Casella gives improved insight into dust and fume risks

    The latest upgrade of Casella CEL’s insight occupational exposure data management software means that it can now be used in conjunction with the company’s popular Microdust Pro real-time monitor to automatically download, manage and report data, so providing exceptionally reliable results when conducting workplace inhalation risk assessments. Extremely straightforward to use, the ...


    By Casella

  • Casella gives improved insight into dust and fume risks

    The latest upgrade of Casella CEL's insight occupational exposure data management software means that it can now be used in conjunction with the company's popular Microdust Pro real-time monitor to automatically download, manage and report data, so providing exceptionally reliable results when conducting workplace inhalation risk assessments. Extremely straightforward to use, the improved insight ...


    By Casella

  • Casella introduces new dust monitoring survey tool

    Dust can be a problem in almost any industry, from bakeries to building sites, and the problem is gaining wider recognition from local authorities and the HSE. Casella CEL has responded with the introduction of an area dust monitoring survey tool that can download its data for monitoring and reporting and run without access to external power for up to 19 hours. Called the Dust Detective, the ...


    By Casella

  • HPA develops new environmental sampling process

    The Health Protection Agency has developed a new environmental sampling process to help assess the risks to human health from major chemical disasters. Delegates at the Health Protection Agency’s annual conference in Warwick will find out how soil, herbage and dust sampling processes will allow Agency scientists to assess the short and long term health risks from chemical contaminants following ...


    By Health Protection Agency

  • Conducting Wipe Sampling After Lead Abatement

    Permanently removing all traces of lead-based paint hazards is a crucial element in the rehabilitation of older buildings, particularly those built prior to 1970. Lead-based paint abatement techniques will be aided by two new ASTM International standards that focus on composite wipe sample preparation for analysis following lead abatement activities in buildings. The new standards are ...


    By ASTM International

  • Lowering Exposure to Respirable Coal Dust in MSHA Final Rule

    Last month, the U.S. Department of Labor's Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) announced the release of a final rule to lower miners' exposure to respirable coal mine dust.  The final rule applies to all underground and surface coal mines and continues the agency’s End Black Lung – Act Now! initiative. According to a MSHA news release, this final rule: ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Environmental Sampling Identifies Heroin and other Illicit Drugs

    The National Survey on Drug Use and Health reports that over 605,000 Americans abused heroin in 2009.  This staggering number shows the significant level of abuse of this Schedule I substance as listed by the Controlled Substances Act. Heroin is a highly addictive drug and one of the most rapidly acting of the opiates. On the street it goes by names such as Big H, Black Tar, Chiva, Hell ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Dusts Containing Asbestos can be found in Some Older California Buildings

    Across California, asbestos was used heavily in many building materials up until the mid-1980s. If these asbestos containing materials are disturbed or become friable with age, the asbestos may become airborne and spread throughout a property. Eventually these asbestos fibers will settle and may contribute to dusts found in buildings. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • New Brochure Provides Method For Saving On Dust Collector Filters

    Camfil Air Pollution Control (APC) has published a new brochure that describes how to calculate "Total Cost of Ownership (TCO)" for cartridge dust collector filters. Manufacturing professionals can use the methodology in the brochure to select filters that will save money while improving performance. TCO identifies and calculates the main components of true filter cost: energy, consumables, and ...

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