particulate emissions measurement News

  • EPA Proposes Measures to Address Direct Emissions of Fine Particulates

    EPA is proposing options for calculating key program elements for implementing the Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) program for fine particle pollution in areas that meet clean air standards. Fine particle pollution can aggravate heart and lung diseases and has been associated with premature death and a variety of serious health problems including heart attacks, chronic bronchitis ...

  • New Yakima Valley air monitor measures particulate pollution

    The Yakima Regional Clean Air Agency will begin operating a new air quality monitor to measure fine particulate matter in the Sunnyside region of the Yakima Valley. The monitor, which will gather data on particulate matter for a year, will allow regulatory agencies to develop effective strategies to protect air quality in the Yakima Valley and inform burn ban decisions. The monitor is located at ...

  • PCME launch a new range of QAL1 certified continuous particulate emission monitors

    PCME Ltd (part of Environnement S.A Group), a global leading specialist in the development, manufacture and supply of continuous particulate emission and flow monitors, introduce a new range of Backscatter Particulate Emission Monitors designed to meet global demands for quality […] ...


    By Environnement S.A

  • New particulate measurement technology enables climate change ‘quick hit’

    More accurate measurement of Black Carbon particles is now within reach of UK local authorities, air quality and climate change researchers and industry thanks to a highly-specified device, newly available via Enviro Technology.   Reducing levels of Black Carbon in the air improves human health and slows climate change. Because it is dark, Black Carbon absorbs a lot of heat from the sun and ...

  • PCME launch a new range of QAL1 certified Continuous Particulate Emission Monitors using Backscatter technology

    PCME Ltd, a global leading specialist in the development, manufacture and supply of continuous particulate emission and flow monitors, introduce a new range of Backscatter Particulate Emission Monitors designed to meet global demands for quality measurement in low to high dust concentrations. Engineered with single side stack mounting and with full audit capability, the QAL 260 and QAL 360 range ...


    By PCME Ltd

  • ASTM E2515 - 11 standard test method for determination of particulate matter emissions collected by a dilution tunnel

    1. Scope 1.1 This test method is applicable for the determination of particulate matter emissions from solid-fuel-burning appliances including woodstoves, pellet-burning appliances, factory-built fireplaces, masonry fireplaces, masonry heaters, indoor ...


    By ASTM International

  • Particulates, Smog Targeted in European Clean Air Strategy

    BRUSSELS, Belgium, September 22, 2005 (ENS) - The European Commission Wednesday proposed a formal strategy for achieving improvements in air quality across Europe. The thematic strategy on air pollution aims by 2020 to cut the annual number of premature deaths from diseases related to air pollution by almost 40 percent from the 2000 level and to reduce the area of forests damaged by airborne ...

  • Air Monitors launches latest industrial particulate monitors

    A new report published in September 2012 by the European Environment Agency shows that almost a third of Europe's city dwellers are exposed to excessive concentrations of airborne particulate matter (PM); one of the most important pollutants in terms of harm to human health because it penetrates sensitive parts of the respiratory system. Colin Craggs from instrumentation specialist Air Monitors ...


    By Air Monitors Ltd.

  • New web-enabled ambient particulate monitor

    Ashtead Technology has added the new TSI Environmental DUSTTRAK Aerosol Monitor to its fleet of environmental monitoring equipment. Available to rent or purchase, the Environmental DustTrak is an advanced, mains or battery powered instrument for the continuous monitoring of ambient particulates, with ‘cloud’ based connectivity. “This new instrument will be ideal for a wide ...


    By Ashtead Technology Ltd

  • Canada continues to align air emissions measures with the United States

    The Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec and Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, today announced that the Government of Canada is adopting strict environmental standards to reduce air emissions from ships navigating in Canadian waters. These ...


    By Transport Canada

  • In 2012 - Less nitrogen oxides and particulate matters from trucks and buses in the EU

    The European Commission welcomes this week's support of the European Parliament for its proposal to reduce in 2012 emissions from trucks and busses of nitrogen oxides by 80% and particulate matter by 66% compared to the Euro V stage. The proposal will also add to the competitiveness of the European automotive industry through the introduction of world-wide harmonised test procedures and ...

  • BAM1020 Real-Time Ambient Particulate Monitor Wins MCERTS Approval

    On behalf of Met One Instruments (USA), air quality monitoring specialists, Enviro Technology were presented with an MCERTS certificate for the BAM-1020 continuous ambient particulate monitor at the recent annual MCERTS 2011.  Under strict UK and European laws, businesses and organisations which release emissions into the air must carefully monitor their discharge to the environment. To this ...

  • Atmospheric particulate matter in Germany `excessive` in 2007, says federal environment agency

    The German Federal Environment Agency’s preliminary evaluation of 415 measuring stations demonstrates that favourable atmospheric conditions in 2007 were a relevant factor that account for lower levels of particulate pollution than in previous years.  Yet there is absolutely no reason to sound the all-clear, for 2007 also had incidences of particulate matter concentrations above the ...


    By Federal Environment Ministry

  • BAM1020 real-time ambient particulate monitor wins MCERTS approval

    On behalf of Met One Instruments (USA), air quality monitoring specialists, Enviro Technology were presented with an MCERTS certificate for the BAM-1020 continuous ambient particulate monitor at the recent annual MCERTS 2011 Conference & Exhibition Gala Dinner in Telford. Under strict UK and European laws, businesses and organisations which release emissions into the air must carefully ...

  • Ozone and particulates most serious air quality problems in Europe

    Air quality in Europe has improved between 1990 and 2009, as emissions of most pollutants have fallen, according to a new report from the European Environment Agency (EEA). But there is still a lot of room for improvement, as many EU countries are expected to exceed the emissions ceilings in 2010 for at least one pollutant. In addition, concentration levels of ground-level ozone and particulate ...

  • Composition of particulate matter influences its long-term health effects

    A link between particulate matter (PM) exposure and inflammatory disease has been shown by many studies, but few have explored how the chemical composition of PM influences inflammatory processes. This study investigated the connection between different components of PM and markers of inflammation in the blood, finding that long-term exposure to transition metals, emitted by traffic and industry, ...

  • Reducing emissions in construction

    Here at Casella, we’ve long been on our soapbox promoting better understanding of construction site emissions. So we were delighted to recently hear news of the London Low Emission Construction Partnership, which sees a variety of London stakeholders joining forces to encourage and convince the construction industry to reduce its emissions.  The London Low Emission Construction ...


    By Casella

  • Diesel Emissions, Health and the Law

    When diesel is used as an engine fuel, it is inevitable that you will produce Products of Incomplete Combustion (PICs). Hence, we never just produce carbon dioxide (CO2) and water (H2O) alone, but rather a myriad of hydrocarbons including aromatics (e.g. benzene, toluene) aldehydes and poly-aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in a semi-volatile phase or bound with carbonaceous particulate, and ...


    By Shawcity Limited

  • New SAE `Engine Emissions Measurement Handbook`. A must-have for environmental researchers involved in engine development and testing

    The subject of engine emissions is expected to be at the forefront of environmental regulations and consumers’ concerns for years to come. As technology develops to comply with new and different requirements in various regions of the world, understanding the fundamental principles of how engine emissions occur, and how they can be properly measured, is vitally important. “Engine ...


    By HORIBA Europe GmbH

  • Site Remediation - Emissions Boundary Monitoring

    The remediation of contaminated land sites can prove to be a challenging undertaking.  There is considerable risk of chemical exposure to both the onsite workforce and to surrounding communities. To offsite receptors, the remediation process itself can become a significant route of exposure, with the excavation and uncovering of otherwise trapped contaminants resulting in potential ...


    By Shawcity Limited

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