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  • “Clean air for all - all for clean air”

    Ladies and Gentlemen, “Clean air for all - all for clean air”. This sounds like the slogan of the three musketeers'. Perhaps this should be expected here, in the country of Alexandre Dumas. Bravo! The theme of this panel nicely summarises the ‘essentials’ to successfully addressing one of the most important health and environment challenges we face today: …. ...

  • New Clean Air Techniques for Carbon Fiber Processes

    As a material, carbon fiber has fundamentally changed many of the products we use every day, making them lighter, stronger and more durable. The manufacturing process is typically unique to each supplier and it can be as complex as the fiber molecules themselves. Equally as challenging are the air pollution control systems used on the production equipment. This year, two institutions on opposite ...

  • Camfil APC expands testing laboratory

    Camfil Air Pollution Control (APC), a manufacturer of dust, mist and fume collection equipment, has doubled the size of its testing laboratory to include a climate-controlled facility with a new full-size dust collection test rig. The new equipment is dedicated to testing in accordance with ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 199-2016, Method of Testing the Performance of Industrial Pulse Cleaned Dust ...


    By Camfil Ltd

  • CLEAN – Soil, Air, Water: New Wiley-VCH re-launch

    Weinheim, Germany –The first issue of CLEAN – Soil, Air, Water is now available online on Wiley InterScience. CLEAN is set to become the premier source of information in all aspects of sustainability and environmental safety. CLEAN – Soil, Air, Water combines the environmental aspects of soil, air and water, as well as sustainability and the technosphere, focusing on prevention measures and ...


    By Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH

  • EPA, California Notify Volkswagen of Additional Clean Air Act Violations

    Today, EPA is issuing a second notice of violation (NOV) of the Clean Air Act (CAA) to Volkswagen AG, Audi AG and Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. This NOV is also being issued to Porsche AG and Porsche Cars North America. These five companies are collectively referred to as Volkswagen (VW). The NOV alleges that VW developed and installed a defeat device in certain VW, Audi and Porsche light ...

  • EPA, California Notify Volkswagen of Clean Air Act Violations

    Today, EPA is issuing a notice of violation (NOV) of the Clean Air Act (CAA) to Volkswagen AG, Audi AG, and Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (collectively referred to as Volkswagen). The NOV alleges that four-cylinder Volkswagen and Audi diesel cars from model years 2009-2015 include software that circumvents EPA emissions standards for certain air pollutants. California is separately issuing an ...

  • Islands to call for COP21 recognition as climate change laboratories

    Small Islands Coming Together In Malta To Call On Paris Summit To Be Considered As Climate Change Laboratories Islands to issue joint paper at Greening the Islands conference requesting support for sustainable solutions Group includes islands aiming for 100% renewable status and going “fossil free” as well as leaders in water desalination and ...


    By The Green Consulting Group

  • ASTM F820 - 11 standard test method for measuring air performance characteristics of central vacuum cleaning systems

    The test results allow the comparison of the maximum air power available when no dirt has been introduced into the vacuum cleaning system, that is, a completely clean filter or an empty, clean dirt container. 1. Scope 1.1 This test ...


    By ASTM International

  • MBTA to spend millions to reduce commuter train emissions in clean air act settlement (MA, RI)

    In response to a federal enforcement action for excessive train engine idling, the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) and the Massachusetts Bay Commuter Railroad Company (MBCR) will spend more than $2 million to reduce diesel locomotive emissions throughout the MBTA’s commuter rail system, the Justice Department and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today. Under ...

  • Member of Climate and Clean Air Coalition Science Advisory Panel to receive Presidential Medal of Freedom

    Professor Mario Molina, a member of the Climate and Clean Air Coalition's Science Advisory Panel and a former winner of the UNEP Sasakawa Prize, has been named as a recipient of the US Presidential Medal of Freedom. President Barack Obama named Prof. Molina as one of sixteen people who will later this year receive the medal at the White House. The medal is the US's highest civilian honour and is ...

  • The perfect solution for air purification...

    Health and safety legislation demands that air quality is monitored in laboratories where solvents, acids and other chemicals are used. Most of the hazards encountered are contained within a fume cabinet but there are also low level contaminants that do not require containment in a cabinet but make the air inside the laboratory tainted. Halo has been designed by Erlab to ...


    By Camlab Limited

  • Texas Oil Company sentenced to pay $12 million for clean air act violations and obstruction crimes in Louisiana / Sentence is the largest ever criminal fine in Louisiana for air pollution

    Pelican Refining Company LLC, was sentenced to pay $12 million for felony violations of the Clean Air Act and to obstruction of justice charges in federal court in Lafayette, La. announced Cynthia Giles, assistant administrator for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance, and Ignacia S. Moreno, assistant attorney general of the Environment ...

  • Administrator Lisa P. Jackson, testimony before the U.S. Senate committee on environment and public works and subcommittee on clean air and nuclear safety

    Good morning, Madam Chairman, Chairman Carper and Members of the Committee. I am pleased to be here today to discuss EPA’s role in monitoring for radiation associated with the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant emergency in Japan and the possible implications for the United States. Let me begin by expressing my sympathy for those who have lost loved ones from the earthquake and tsunami ...

  • Arsenic: when will the clean water start flowing?

    Razia Begum has been asking the same question for two years now: 'Please will someone fix my arsenic filter?' She lives in Nagda, a village in one of the areas of Bangladesh most severely contaminated by arsenic in drinking water — although at first glance there is nothing about the village's lush paddy fields to suggest anything dangerous. Razia's family, like many thousands of others in such ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • How to improve indoor air quality

    There are many factors that can contribute to poor indoor air quality (IAQ) ranging from thermal conditions and carbon dioxide concentrations to microbial, chemical and particulate contaminants. Health and productivity issues and awareness related to indoor air quality has been on the rise in recent years making the need to monitor IAQ that much more significant. Monitoring air quality conditions ...


  • Green cleaning: what you need to know

    When thinking holistically about sustainability in buildings, “green cleaning” should be included along with your energy  and carbon management programs.  This article discusses the history of “green cleaning” and key success elements for facilities, the procurement and verification process. One reason it is important to consider “green cleaning” ...


    By 3BL Media

  • PCB-Contaminated River Receives $366 Million Clean-Up Fund

    The New Bedford Harbor in Massachusetts will receive a clean-up fund of $366 million from South Carolina-based AVX Corp. making it the largest cash settlement for a single Superfund site clean-up in history. Between 1930 and the early 1970’s, numerous electronic manufacturers released tons of chemicals in to the New Bedford Harbor, which settled into the harbor’s sediment, leaving ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • UN urges clean-up following acute lead poisoning in Nigeria

    The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) have released a report calling on Nigerian authorities to prevent further lead poisoning in northern Nigeria. The report recommends taking greater measures to limit ore processing activities at sensitive sites, such as water sources from which humans and livestock ...

  • Hamilton MICROLAB® NIMBUS enclosed workstation provides clean and secure automation environment

    Hamilton Robotics introduces MICROLAB NIMBUS Enclosed at SLAS 2012 - a protected, multifunctional benchtop workstation that enables gripper movements and a range of pipetting capabilities for tubes and plate within a secure environment. The NIMBUS Enclosed accommodates either the Hamilton CO-RE (compressed O-ring expansion) 96-probe multichannel head or four independent 1 mL channels, all within ...


  • Steril-Aire introduces UVC kit for 61` emitters

    Retrofitting indoor air handlers with coils over 62" has never been more convenient. And maintaining factory design efficiency on new units has never been more cost-effective. The Steril-Aire UVC Kit for 61" Emitters delivers energy savings and improved indoor air quality when used with medium and large air handler units typically found in commercial and industrial applications. It is also the ...


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