fine particle 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.

  • Masses of plastic particles found in Great Lakes

    Already ravaged by toxic algae, invasive mussels and industrial pollution, the Great Lakes now confront another potential threat that few had even imagined until recently: untold millions of plastic litter bits, some visible only through a microscope. Scientists who have studied gigantic masses of floating plastic in the world's oceans are now reporting similar discoveries in the lakes that make ...


    By Associated Press

  • Eriez Demonstrates Nonferrous Fines Separation at RWM

    Eriez Magnetics Europe Ltd will be present at RWM 2014 held between16th and 18th of September at the NEC, Birmingham, UK and demonstrate new developments with its range of eddy current separators (ECS) RevX-E. This advanced equipment will enable waste processors to achieve an extremely high level separation of nonferrous material from waste material fines. Eriez’ eddy current separator ...


    By Eriez Magnetics Europe Ltd

  • Operators of Falmouth Docks fined for pollution spill

    A ship repair company has been ordered to pay £24,300 in fines and costs for polluting Cornwall's famous Fal estuary with toxic paint sludge. The case was brought by the Environment Agency and Cornwall Council. On September 29, 2011 the Agency received a report of pollution in the estuary. On arrival an officer saw a large rusty-coloured plume in the harbour covering an area approximately ...

  • 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 ...

  • Finer particles give more useful air quality data, says new research

    New air quality research indicates that measuring ultra-fine particles can distinguish between particles generated through human activities, such as combustion, and larger particles, which are more likely to arise from mechanical processes and natural sources. The smallest air particles are from combustion sources such as vehicles and power plants, and easily enter the body. However, air quality ...

  • US Department of Labor`s OSHA proposes fines of $46,900 after Celtic Environmental workers exposed to lead hazards

    Employees of Celtic Environmental Inc. were exposed to lead paint hazards while conducting abrasive blasting operations on a viaduct located at Richards and Herkimer Streets in Joliet in October 2013. The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration cited the company for 10 serious safety violations, carrying proposed penalties of $46,900. OSHA initiated a complaint ...

  • Titanium Dioxide (TiO2)

    The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) recently released an intelligence bulletin (CIB 63) titled Occupational Exposure to Titanium Dioxide where the quantitative risk of Titanium Dioxide exposure is addressed. Titanium dioxide (TiO2) (Chemical Abstract Service [CAS] Number 13463–67–7) is a noncombustible, insoluble, white, crystalline, solid, odorless ...


    By Sensidyne

  • NEW: Dekati® eFilter™

    Dekati is proud to announce a new product for standard gravimetric and real-time detection of PM. The new Dekati® eFilter™is a gravimetric filter holder with an integrated real-time particle concentration measurement.  ...


    By Dekati Ltd.

  • Rare Earth Magnetic Drum Produces the Highest Level of Purity

    A world authority in separation technologies, Eriez Magnetics Europe Ltd demonstrates the efficiency of its rare earth magnetic drum separation system to help produce the highest levels of purity in fine powdery material.  A global manufacturer of refractory glass, based in France required reducing the ferrous contamination of its very fine (> 0.5mm particle size) refractory cullet to ...


    By Eriez Magnetics Europe Ltd

  • 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.

  • 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

  • Monitoring how aerosols affect climate change

    Monitoring aerosols is of growing interest especially as current research has indicated that fine particulates are linked to not only adverse health effects but also climate change. It has been known for some time that fine particulate matter (PM2.5) has been widely linked to adverse health effects such as asthma. Approximately 70% of particulate mass generated by, for example, bush fires is less ...


    By Ecotech Pty Ltd

  • Economic hardship in Greece has increased wood burning to keep warm in winter

    Air quality in the Greek city of Thessaloniki has worsened during the recent economic crisis, as residents burn more wood and other types of biomass to keep warm. A recent study has found a 30% increase in the concentration of fine particle (PM2.5) emissions associated with wood smoke from residential heating in 2012 and 2013, with implications for the health of local residents. ...

  • California Testing Lab Helps Clear The Air with Wildfire Smoke Damage in Homes

    In recent years, there has been an increasing number of complaints relating to the sudden and unexpected appearance of soot-like material observed in homes and commercial buildings.  These stains may form on carpets, walls, plastic objects and other materials, and have been noted around ventilation grilles and electrical outlets.  The culprit for this “ghosting” phenomenon ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Forte Energy employs the Pylon AB-5R for cost effective Radon detection

    Forte Energy (Perth) is exploring for uranium in the Sahara Desert of Mauritania with the aid of the Pylon AB-5R. It takes two days of travelling to get to the isolated project area. The principle techniques are airborne and ground gamma radiometric surveys, with trenching and drilling of suitable anomalies. In some places a thin sand cover is present along the trend of a mineralised zone ...

  • Diesel Exhaust + Cholesterol = Cardiovascular Disease

    LOS ANGELES, California, July 26, 2007 (ENS) - Exposure to a combination of diesel exhaust and high blood cholesterol increases the risk for heart attack and stroke far more than exposure to either factor alone, new research reveals. The results indicate that controlling air pollution may prove to be a powerful tool for preventing cardiovascular disease. Published in today's edition of the ...

  • Maryland Passes Asbestos Worker Protection Law

    Beginning October 1, 2012, asbestos remediation workers in Maryland will be facing a fine five times larger then the maximum amount currently allowed by law for violating any environmental laws relating to asbestos in the state. Leaders of the Laborers’ Health and Safety Fund of North America (LHSFNA) say this new fine, a maximum of $25,000, is setting a standard all states should follow. ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • ASTM D2947 / D2947M - 88(2011)e1 Standard Test Method for Screen Analysis of Asbestos Fibers

    Test results give some indication of the apparent fiber length distribution in the sample tested. Sieves are ideally suited to measure particle size and particle size distribution when all three axes of the particle are equidimensional or the particle is of spherical shape. Asbestos fibers differ considerably from these ideal conditions and, therefore, results depart ...


    By ASTM International

  • LA Testing expands materials testing laboratory in Pasadena with the addition of a scanning electron microscope (SEM)

    LA Testing is proud to announce that SEM services are now available. A Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) is an imaging technique that uses a beam of high energy and finely focused electrons produced by an electron gun that scans the sample in a raster pattern. The primary or ‘incident beam’ of electrons interacts with the surface of the sample. The interaction then produces a secondary beam of ...


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