low level carbon monoxide measurement News

  • Carbon Monoxide Hazards Identified by Innovative IAQ Test Kit

    Carbon monoxide (CO) is a colorless, odorless, tasteless, non-irritating, but potentially lethal gas produced during the combustion of liquid, solid, and gaseous fuels. CO may be produced from any furnace fired by fuel, wood stoves, kerosene heaters, gas stoves, and fireplaces. Other common sources include exhaust from motor vehicles, and emissions from charcoal grills and fuel-powered yard ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • EPA affirms national air quality standards for carbon monoxide are protective of public health/air monitoring updates will put more focus on urban communities located near roadways

    After a careful review of the science, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is affirming the current national air quality standards for carbon monoxide (CO). The science shows that the current standards protect public health, including those who are most susceptible, and the environment. Since 1980, levels of CO in the air have fallen by 80 percent, mostly as a result of motor vehicle ...

  • Stricter low emission zone in Berlin starting January 1st 2010

    European environmental legislation has established a new basis for the harmonised assessment and monitoring of air quality in cities in the form of Framework Directive 96/62/EC and two additional texts known as daughter directives. The directives were transposed into German law through amendments to the Bundes-Immissionsschutzgesetz [Federal Immission Control Act — BImSchG] and the 22nd ...


    By IVU Umwelt GmbH

  • Efficient and energy optimised exhaust gas treatment for carbon fibre processes and recycling

    The use of carbon fibre and composite materials has significantly increased in the past few years and will further increase mainly to reduce the weight of air planes, cars and wind blades in order to reduce the fuel consumption and increase efficiencies. For the production of carbon fibre a reasonable amount of heat energy is required for fibre oxidation ovens and carbonisation furnaces and ...

  • New emissions certification test for cars could be improved, study concludes

    A test currently under development for certifying levels of vehicle emissions may not adequately represent real world driving conditions, a new study suggests. The authors measured emissions during the new Worldwide Light-Duty Test Cycle (WLTC) compared with those in existing driving cycles and highlighted areas where the test could be potentially improved. In the EU, tailpipe emissions from new ...

  • Wider gaps between cycle paths and traffic reduce active commuters’ air pollution dose

    Setting cycle and footpaths further back from the road can significantly lower the amount of air pollution that cyclists and pedestrians inhale, suggests new research. While wide gaps are not always practical, the study shows that even small increases in distance could substantially reduce the dose of pollution. ‘Active commuting’ is being promoted in cities across the world. Rather ...

  • 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

  • Miniaturized sensors that control indoor pollution

    The indoor building environments that we live and work in contain several contaminants that threaten the quality of the air that we breathe. Compounds like benzene and formaldehyde, which come from cleaning products, cosmetics, varnishes and paint, float in our indoor environment, along other polluting agents that tend to come in from outside (carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxides). These compounds ...

  • ABLE Jerome is equipment of choice for EA Incident Response Teams

    During the Buncefield incident in Hertfordshire in 2005, it was established that there was no coordinated response to potentially adverse air quality incidents. As a result, the Department for Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs asked the Environment Agency to lead a coordinated monitoring and modeling response with the Met Office, Health Protection Agency, Public Health Wales, Health & ...

  • Next-generation ambient air quality monitoring technology

    The European company recordum has developed world’s first out-of-the-box plug-and-play solution for air quality monitoring. The airpointer® is a compact multi-gas monitoring solution for people who want results. Typically less than two hours after delivery on‐site the customers see the first measurement data – on the Internet without any specific software, just their browser. At the same ...


  • Benefits to integrating climate change into air quality policy

    New research suggests potential benefits in integrating air quality and climate change policy. It predicts that accounting for the climate impact of certain air pollutants in the EU, USA and China could complement policies designed to reduce the air quality impacts of these pollutants. The study analysed how policies addressing air pollution and climate change interact. A focus was on how ...

  • London Vehicles to Be Tested for Harmful Emissions as Accuscan 4600 Comes to Town

    On June 20th 2006, Air Quality Monitoring specialists – Enviro Technology – will be demonstrating the abilities of the Accuscan 4600 remote sending device on vehicles passing by London Wall, City of London. This will be the first time that environmental professionals from London borough councils will be able to actively see the device in action, while getting a real-time taster of the level ...

  • Air pollution linked to increased incidents of stroke

    Exposure to gaseous and particulate matter pollution have been found to increase the immediate risk of stroke, a review of medical studies has shown. The increased risk is most pronounced the same day as the exposure, and for fine particles the increased risk persists over several days. The authors hope information from this study will help policymakers to develop suitable controls to limit the ...

  • Trial setup of Wireless Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Monitor in a Hong Kong office building.

    We recently performed a trial setup of the IAQ monitor system in Hong Kong in order to test out the units against a typical hot and humid Hong Kong summer. In our test, all IAQ data was taken at regular 1 minute intervals using 4 IAQ monitor units for four consecutive days. These units were placed in various locations around the building for a wider analysis of data. The information gathered was ...


    By PPM Technology

  • Air quality indicator for Sustainable Development 2008 provisional results

    The air quality indicator is one of the 68 indicators of the Government's Sustainable Development Strategy. It measures annual levels of pollution from particulates (PM10) and ozone (O3), the two pollutants thought to have the greatest health impacts, as well as the number of days on which levels of any one of a basket of five pollutants were 'moderate or higher'. Headline results * Urban ...


  • US firefighters pay a heavy price for contaminated breathing air

    A recent incident at a Fire Department in Henderson, Nevada, prompted emergency action and a hefty bill for city officials. Firefighters reported a smell of petroleum coming from the air tanks in their self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA). The problem was traced to an air compressor which is believed to have introduced contaminants into the system. The compressor has now been replaced, ...


    By Analox Sensor Technology

  • Global education Campaign launched to warn fire fighters and first responders of occupational hazards of `the silent killer`

    Masimo (Nasdaq: MASI), the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF), and the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC), jointly announced today the launch of "The Silent Killer" educational campaign aimed at raising awareness of the duty-related dangers of carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning and reducing the known risk factors that unnecessarily kill or injure fire fighters each year. ...

  • More effort needed to reduce summer ozone

    Ground level ozone causes health problems, decreases crop yields and damages the environment. Ozone levels exceeding certain targets in Europe were less frequent in summer 2011 than in any year since monitoring started in 1997. However, the long-term objective was exceeded in all EU Member States and it is likely many of them will not meet the target value, applicable as of 2010. "In ...

  • CleanAIR E-POD reduces NOx at East Coast data center

    CleanAIR Systems, the first emissions control manufacturer to develop a compact Tier 4 retrofit product for large diesel and natural gas engines, is pleased to announce the recent installation and commissioning of six E-PODs at a secure east coast data center.The patent-pending E-POD is an all-in-one emissions control unit utilizing selective catalytic reduction (SCR) coupled with DOCs or DPFs. ...


  • Air pollution can hinder heart’s electrical functioning

    Microscopic particles in polluted air can adversely affect the heart’s ability to conduct electrical signals in people with serious coronary artery disease, researchers reported in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association. In a recent study of 48 Boston-area patients, all of whom had coronary artery disease, 24-hour Holter monitors were used to examine electrocardiograms for the ...


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