organic air pollutant News

  • Air monitoring equipment endorsed by the Chinese government

    Markes International (Llantrisant, UK) has announced that its automated air-monitoring systems for both canister and tube sampling have been officially endorsed by the Chinese Ministry of Environmental Protection. This cements their long-standing reputation as high-performance, well-designed and cost-effective technologies for the analysis of volatile and semi-volatile organic compounds (VOCs and ...


    By Markes International Ltd

  • SMT PAH 1 Column

    Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs, also polyaromatic hydrocarbons or polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons) are large organic compounds produced during combustion. Many of these compounds are carcinogenic and are often found in water, air and other natural habitats. Monitoring of these compounds is very crucial for a healthy environment. The major challenge in HPLC analysis of PAHs is in ...

  • Air Pollution is Killing Millions around the World, says World Health Organization

    An estimated seven million people around the world in 2012 died prematurely as a result of air pollution– making dirty air the largest single environmental health risk we face, the World Health Organization reported today. The mortality rate more than doubles the organization’s previous estimate. The following is a statement by Frances Beinecke, president of the Natural Resources ...

  • Workshop on air pollution and agriculture

    Air pollution has an impact on agriculture and agriculture contributes to air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions. A group of experts in the field of atmospheric chemistry and agricultural meteorology discussed how to better measure theses emissions and impacts during an International Workshop held in Pune, India from 2-4 November 2015.  The workshop specially examined the impacts of ...

  • Air pollution causes cancer

    What many commuters choking on smog have long suspected has finally been scientifically validated: air pollution causes lung cancer. The International Agency for Research on Cancer declared on Thursday that air pollution is a carcinogen, alongside known dangers such as asbestos, tobacco and ultraviolet radiation. The decision came after a ...


    By Associated Press

  • Governments Meet to Eliminate 12 Persistant Organic Pollutants

    PUNTA DEL ESTE, Uruguay, May 2, 2005 (ENS) - The Conrad Resort and Casino in Punta del Este is full of government ...

  • Stringent air pollution norms boost adoption of air pollution control equipment

    The industrial growth and the infrastructure boom in India has vitalized several industries such as steel, cement and electricity. The electricity vertical has been especially invigorated, with utilities adding capacities to their plant to close the gap between demand and supply. These developments across verticals have fueled demand for air pollution control equipment (APCE) in India. New ...


    By Frost & Sullivan

  • Air pollutant emissions to exceed limits

    In 2010, around half of the European Union's Member States expect to surpass one or more of the legal limits set by the National Emission Ceilings Directive (NEC Directive). The annual status report released today by the European Environment Agency (EEA) confirms that 11 countries anticipate an exceedance of their ceilings for NOx — some by more than 40 %. Of the four pollutants ...

  • New Air Pollution Control Resource

    Anguil Environmental Systems Inc. launched a new interactive website that further defines their position as a pollution control thought leader and information resource for clients.  The fully redesigned website, http://anguil.com/, focuses on information efficiency, quality content and effortless navigation. Marketing Manager Kevin Summ says: “Anguil ...

  • Japanese enforcement of air pollution law

    The Ministry of the Environment released a report on the enforcement status of the Air Pollution Control Law (hereinafter referred to as 'the Law') for FY 2006.  1. Purpose of the survey - The purpose of the survey is to acquire basic data for air pollution control administration by determining the current enforcement status of the Law. The collected information included the number of ...

  • Air quality sensors track pollution

    Original story at MIT News Glimpses of blue sky are becoming a rare sight in Delhi, India’s capital, particularly in wintertime, when a thick white haze smothers the city. David Hagan, an MIT PhD candidate studying atmospheric chemistry and a Fellow in the MIT Tata Center for ...

  • Partnership of NorthEast Government, private and non-profit organizations honors groups for reducing air pollution

    The Northeast Diesel Collaborative – a partnership between the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), state agencies, and private and non-profit groups – recently recognized six organizations for their exemplary work to reduce toxic diesel emissions. Honors were given to agencies and organizations from Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Maine, and Puerto Rico as ...

  • New Jersey Organizations Use EPA Grants to Monitor Water Pollution in their Communities

    With support of U.S. Environmental Protection Agency "citizen science" grants, two New Jersey community groups have begun their final weeks of summer water pollution monitoring. The New York/New Jersey Baykeeper and Friends of the Bonsal Preserve have been using $25,000 grants to monitor water quality on tributaries of the New York/New Jersey Harbor. The groups are testing for the bacteria ...

  • Climate change increases vulnerability of planet to persistent organic pollutants

    Climate change increases the planet's vulnerability to persistent organic pollutants (POPs), a UN research team concluded in a major study previewed in Cancun, Tuesday. The study, "Climate Change and POPs Inter-Linkages", was conducted by climate and chemical experts from 12 countries, and is the first systematic and authoritative review of the impact of climate change on the release of POPs into ...

  • Air Pollution Can Alter Effectiveness of Antibiotics

    Researchers from the University of Leicester have for the first time discovered that bacteria that cause respiratory infections are directly affected by air pollution - increasing the potential for infection and changing the effectiveness of antibiotic treatment. The interdisciplinary study, which has been published in the journal Environmental Microbiology, has important implications for the ...


    By Camfil Ltd

  • Air pollution control helps remove VOCs

    Air pollution control manufacturer AirProtekt has supplied turnkey air pollution control equipment to abate volatile organic compounds (VOC) fumes and odours from three solvent-based spray painting booths and baking ovens at an aircraft component finishing facility. The equipment supplied was AirProtekt’s Honeycat® concentrator catalytic ...

  • New tool calculates air pollution from shipping

    Shipping emits considerable amounts of air pollutants which affect the climate, the natural environment and human health. In collaboration with the Swedish Maritime Administration (SMA), SMHI has developed a new system for calculating emissions from shipping. Knowledge of these has previously been very limited. Shipping is undoubtedly the most significant source of sulphur emissions, as well as ...

  • Not all noise and air pollution simulations are created equal.

    Which software best meets your needs now? How can you avoid expensive upgrades and licenses later? Use this free software comparison tool to compare features and capabilities. The simple format lets you add your own items for unbiased comparisons. You decide what you need and want in a software package. When it’s time to ...


    By SoundPLAN International LLC

  • Suit challenges legality of air credits to SoCal polluters

    On the heels of a court victory exposing efforts to create new air pollution credits with a sub-par environmental review, a coalition of health, community and environmental justice groups sued the South Coast Air Quality Management District (AQMD) today. AQMD’s data confirms the air district doled out invalid pollution credits during the last 17 years to polluting facilities and energy companies ...

  • EPA Ordered to Review California Air Pollution Rules

    Recently the Ninth U.S. District Court of Appeals ordered the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to review its approval of California’s air pollution standards related to pesticides and ozone.  The ruling came about after several groups challenged the EPA in court for approving in part, and disapproving in part, revisions to California’s state implementation plan for ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

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