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  • Ozone Registration Group - EU Biocidal Products Regulation Ozone

    Under EU law the Biocidal Product Regulation requires both substance and product registration for ozone equipment. Four manufacturers of ozone equipment have joined forces to prepare and submit an active substance dossier for the approval of ozone. Since September 1st 2013 the Biocidal Product Regulation EU/528/2012 (BPR) is in force and is superseding the former Biocidal Product Directive ...

  • EPA`s 2004 Ozone Regulation Ruled Illegal

    WASHINGTON, DC (ENS) - Today, a federal appeals court struck down the Bush administration’s rules for ensuring public health is protected from ground level ozone, or smog. The panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit ruled that some of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's 2004 ozone requirements were too weak to conform with the Clean Air Act, and that the agency ...

  • Bottled ozone

    Ozone is very versatile as an environmentally friendly oxidation agent. The spin-off company Oxy3, in collaboration with a research team at Montan University in Leoben, Austria, has managed to come up with a new ozone production method. The aggregate is simple to use and plugs into commonly available oxygen bottles. Ozone can be produced simply by pressing a button, in various concentrations; ...

  • Health Care Without Harm Disappointed Over Postponing of Ozone Regulation Update

    Gary Cohen, founder and president of Health Care Without Harm, issued the following statement in response to President Obama's decision to postpone EPA's updating of the regulation of ozone, as required by the Clean Air Act. "We are deeply disappointed that President Obama has postponed updating these regulations, as required by the science and law.  In the interim, ...


  • European Commission proposes to revise the regulation on ozone-depleting substance

    The European Commission recently presented a proposal to revise the current legislation on the protection of the ozone layer. The revision is intended to simplify the current legislation and reflect the progress made in phasing out ozone-depleting substances in the European Union, to allow the EU to continue leading the global battle to protect and restore the ozone layer. Despite the good ...

  • EPA Lowers Ozone Standard

    The EPA has lowered the ozone standard from 75ppb to 70ppb effective in 2018 based on a three year standard.  This forces counties across the country to lower their ozone amounts as of January 1, 2016. If counties do not start to lower their ozone levels as of January 2016 they could face not having a low enough average over the three years to be complaint with the new 70ppb ...


    By Ormantine USA Ltd., Inc.

  • Ozone Monitoring Alert

    The PSD rules have been updated to enforce the new 8-hour ozone regulation. Additional ambient air monitoring requirements have been added to the regulations. This update can be found in 40CFR52.21 (see footnote to the Table for De Minimis Ambient Air Impacts from Modeling) A new PSD source, which has the potential of increasing their emissions of nitrogen oxides by 100 tons or more, may now be ...

  • Xylem’s ozone treatment technology enables Zurich wastewater treatment plant meet new Swiss regulations on removal of micropollutants

    Xylem, (NYSE: XYL), a leading global water technology company dedicated to solving the world's most challenging water issues, has been awarded a contract to provide advanced treatment technology to the Werdhölzli wastewater treatment plant in Zurich, the largest wastewater treatment facility in Switzerland serving 434,000 people. Xylem's ozone technology will enable the plant to meet new ...


    By Xylem, Inc.

  • Ozone Generation: Technologies, Markets and Players

    Report Highlights  The global market for ozone technology is expected to grow to $838 million in 2016, a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.7% for the period. It reached $557 million in 2010 and $606 million in 2011. The water/wastewater applications segment of the market reached $426 million in 2010 and $460.5 million in 2011. It is ...


  • Action needed on ground-level ozone

    Air pollution caused by ground-level ozone will become a serious threat to human health and food security within the next century unless action is taken on a global scale, according to a recent report. Ozone is a significant air pollutant and important greenhouse gas, third only to carbon dioxide and methane in terms of impact on the climate. It is a powerful oxidant that exacerbates conditions ...

  • Ground-level Ozone is Harmful to People, Pets and Plants

    EMSL Analytical utilizes OSHA Method 214 to test for ozone levels.   ...


  • ReportsnReports - Ozone Generation: Technologies, Markets and Players

    Ozone Generation: Technologies, Markets and Players  THIS REPORT CONTAINS Total worldwide sales revenues for ozone technology were $469 million in 2007, and are expected to increase to more than $800 Million in 2015, a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) ...


  • Commission welcomes agreement in Parliament on ozone layer

    The Commission welcomes the vote today by the European Parliament that confirms the first reading agreement reached between Parliament and Council on reinforcing ozone legislation. The agreement comes less than a year after the Commission's proposal was presented. In addition to updating current legislation on the protection of the ozone layer in light of scientific developments, the new ...

  • More efforts required to reduce ozone pollution in Europe

    Ground-level ozone is one of the most harmful air pollutants in Europe today. A new report by the European Environment Agency (EEA) shows that despite efforts to reduce ozone pollution, in 2010 levels continued to exceed the long-term objective established in EU legislation to protect human health. EU Member States will also face difficulties in meeting the target value, applicable as of 2010. ...

  • Urban Reforestation for Ground-Level Ozone Reduction

    A new study – “Reforestation as a Novel Abatement and Compliance Measure for Ground-Level Ozone” – by The Nature Conservancy, University of Florida, ENVDAT Consulting and The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: Dow) published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Spray Paint Regulation to Help Reduce Smog

    A new national regulation will help further reduce smog-forming emissions from aerosol spray paints – paints such as clear coatings, nonflat coatings, and primers used by the consumer. The regulation, the first nationwide rule for aerosol spray paints, limits emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs), which react with nitrogen oxides to form ground-level ozone, or smog. The new rule focuses ...

  • Council adopts regulation on fluorinated greenhouse gases

    The Council today adopted1 a regulation on fluorinated greenhouse gases (F-gases) (PECOS 1/14, PE-CO#6;S 1/14 COR 1, 7929/14 ADD 1). The new regulation will allow to reduce F-gas emissions in the EU by two-thirds of today's levels by 2030. The use of F-gases in some new equipment, such as refrigerators and air conditioners, will be banned where viable and more climate-friendly alternatives are ...


    By EU Council of Ministers

  • Compound Allowed as Alternative to Ozone-Depleting Chemicals for Specific Uses

    Washington, D.C. – Through its Significant New Alternatives Policy (SNAP) Program EPA is allowing the use of n-propyl bromide, a nonflammable organic solvent, as an alternative to ozone-depleting substances in metals, electronics, and precision cleaning. EPA is also proposing to allow the use of n-propyl bromide (nPB) in specific coatings applications and to prohibit ...

  • Miniaturized mobile ozone detector works in air, water and near explosive gases

    Researchers in Freiburg have developed a highly-sensitive, miniaturized mobile ozone sensor which can be used not only in air, but also in water and in the vicinity of explosive gases. The Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Solid State Physics IAF in Freiburg is developing improved chemical sensors that are not prohibitively expensive. One particularly important area of application involves the ...


    By ScienceDaily

  • Oregon Seafood company fined for failing to track ozone-depleting refrigerants

    From July 2006 to August 2007, Da Yang serviced their blast freezer at least 22 times and failed to properly document the dates of service. Keeping detailed records, including properly documenting the date of maintenance and service, helps identify leaks or other releases of HCFCs into the environment. “Every pound of refrigerant that enters the environment is a blow to the Earth’s ...

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