tunnel air quality monitoring News

  • Real-world monitoring of air quality using low cost air quality sensors

    The emergence of sensors capable of measuring the gases and particles that make up air pollution, especially in cities and industrial areas, has driven many academic studies which evaluate the sensors and compare performance against reference methodology. Such projects provide valuable and thorough assessment, but they currently work slower than the pace of low cost sensor system development. In ...


    By AQMesh

  • PureAire O2 Monitor for Food Manufacturing Tunnel/Freezers with N2 and CO2: Using a 10 Year No Calibration Sensor

    For flash freezing nothing beats a liquid nitrogen or carbon dioxide immersion or tunnel style freezer for efficiency, overall performance, and cost savings. If you haven't yet switched to an immersion freezer, doing so now could position you to better compete in your market segment and save money over time. Learn more about why these freezers are a must for frozen food manufacturers. Immersion ...

  • Brüel & Kjær’s Noise Sentinel shortlisted for the International Tunneling Awards

    Brüel & Kjær’s noise management service – Noise Sentinel – has been shortlisted for the Environmental Initiative of the Year Award at the 2013 International Tunnelling Awards. The submission was based on the use of Noise Sentinel to manage compliance with construction noise legislation at part of London’s Crossrail project, at the ...

  • Cyclists map Antwerp air pollution with on-bike monitors

    Cyclists with pollution monitors and GPS trackers attached to their bicycles have produced detailed maps of Antwerp’s air quality, as part of a recent study. Their data show that a gap of just a few metres between cycle lanes and cars significantly reduces cyclists’ risk of inhaling high levels of ultrafine particle pollution. Personal ‘mobile monitoring’ is attracting ...

  • Diesel Exhaust, Particulate Matter and Indoor Air Quality Concerns in Puerto Rico

    Diesel engines provide power for a wide variety of vehicles, heavy equipment and other machinery used in many industries across Puerto Rico and the Caribbean. The exhaust from these diesel engines contains a mixture of gases and very small particles that can create a health hazard if not properly controlled for not only workers using the equipment, but also for people in nearby homes and ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Ecotech to share global experience at International Clean Air Conference this week

    At the 22nd International Clean Air and Environment Conference to be held from 21 – 23 September 2015 in Melbourne, Ecotech, Australia’s leader in environmental monitoring solutions will play a key role as sponsor of day 3 on the theme, ‘better outcomes’. The theme resonates with Ecotech in light of its progress in the last ten years. The company has rapidly expanded its ...


    By Ecotech Pty Ltd

  • Liveable Cities: Exposure to Air Pollution of Dangerous Airborne Particles (PM2.5) and the Toxic Gas NO2 a focus at 22nd International Clean Air and Environment Conference.

    Ecotech, Australia’s leader in environmental monitoring solutions, released new studies among others at CASANZ 2015 (Clean Air Society Australia and New Zealand), held from 21 – 23 September in Melbourne, addressing the world’s biggest environmental risk – air pollution. Keynote speaker at the conference and Founder and Director of “Clean Air in London”, Simon ...


    By Ecotech Pty Ltd

  • AQE 2013 – A Huge Success!

    DynOptic Systems was recently selected as one of the top 10 exhibitors at The Air Quality and Emissions Show (AQE), held in Telford, 13th-14th March. Continuing the company’s strong tradition of new and innovative products, DynOptic exhibited for the first time in partnership with sister company Tunnel Sensors Ltd, a leading global supplier of air pollution monitoring equipment designed ...


    By DynOptic Systems Ltd

  • Electronic nose sniffs hazards on metros

    An advanced sensor and data processing used to monitor air quality inside space station is now being used in an innovative fire protection system for Stockholm’s metro system. This technique, called the ‘electronic nose’, was developed for ESA in the 1990s as a contribution to the Russian Mir programme to ensure constant monitoring of the air inside the Mir space station. The system was ...


    By European Space Agency (ESA)

  • Temple secures contract on Transport for London`s Cooling the Tube programme

    Temple Group with offices within London and Sussex, is one of the partners working with TfL on the Cooling the Tube Programme, having secured a contract to provide specialist environmental monitoring on the Victoria line mid-tunnel ventilation upgrade programme. Temple will be supported by Plowman Craven on this project. TfL is investing to address the issue of heat on the Tube. Getting heat out ...


    By Temple Group Ltd

  • Epoxy smoke stymied rescue

    GEORGETOWN — Rescuers did not lower an air supply to five workers trapped inside a smoky hydroelectric conduit until 2 1/2 hours after a fire broke out, officials said Wednesday. The five contractors perished inside the 12-foot-wide concrete-and-steel tunnel Tuesday after sparking a fire in some fresh epoxy they were applying, even though they sent a radio message that they were still all OK an ...

  • Workers preparing to enter New Mexico nuke dump

    The U.S. Department of Energy and the operators of the nation's only underground nuclear waste dump said Monday they are making plans to allow specially trained workers to enter the site for the first time in weeks after more than a dozen employees were exposed to low levels of radiation during a mysterious leak. Officials acknowledge they are ...


    By Associated Press

  • Kudos for ACCON UK Crossrail construction project wins the the Environmental Acoustics award by Bruel & Kjaer

    ACCON UK’s work, on behalf of Anderson Acoustics for a Crossrail project, has won the Environmental Acoustics award category, sponsored by Bruel & Kjaer, at the Association of Noise Consultants’ (ANC) new awards scheme. The awards - presented at a dinner on 8th October in Birmingham’s Crowne Plaza hotel - were launched to promote and recognise excellence among UK acoustic ...

  • Silica Dust at Dangerous Levels in Manhattan Subway

    Air samples taken at the Second Avenue subway construction site in New York City show high levels of silica dust, which can lead to debilitating health conditions and death. A report completed by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) stated that the air inside the tunnel contained more than three times the allowable level of silica dust.   Crystalline silica, a basic ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Ecotech celebrates 35th anniversary

    On Saturday 3rd December Ecotech celebrated its 35th anniversary of business with a combined staffChristmas party at Rochford winery in Victoria’s Yarra Valley. An honour board recognising the longevity ofstaff, many who have been working for the company for over 10 years, was also unveiled. From a small workshop in the garage of the Dal Sasso family residence in the early seventies where ...


    By Ecotech Pty Ltd

  • Midwest Workers Warned of Risks Associated with Crystalline Silica Exposure

    Many workers across Illinois and the Midwest are exposed to dusts and airborne materials each day they go to work.  For workers involved with dusts from crushed rocks, soil, dirt, gravel, or sand, there are specific concerns over exposure to crystalline silica and a medical condition that may develop known as silicosis.   Crystalline silica is a basic component of soil, sand, granite, ...


    By EC2 Inc.

  • OSHA Proposes New Rule Aimed at Lowering Worker Exposure to Crystalline Silica

    Last month, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced a proposed rule aimed at curbing lung cancer, silicosis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and kidney disease in America's workforce. The new proposal aims to lower worker exposure to crystalline silica. Crystalline silica is a component of soil, sand, granite and other minerals.  Quartz, ...

  • Experts Provide Services to Prevent Silicosis in Puerto Rico

    Silica exposure remains a serious threat to several million U.S. workers, including more than 100,000 workers in high risk jobs such as abrasive blasting, foundry work, stonecutting, rock drilling, quarry work and tunneling. Exposure also occurs during many different construction activities and some manufacturing processes.   These same risks can be found in ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Study sees little dust risk for subway workers

    New York subway commuters may worry more about rats and rising fares than dust floating through the system, but for the workers who spend their whole shift below ground, air quality has long been a concern. Results from a new pilot study using miniaturized air samplers to look at steel dust exposure may help them breathe easier. Steel dust, produced as thousands of train wheels roll through the ...

  • Changi facility innovation creates positive changes in Singapore water cycle

    CH2M HILL, a global full-service engineering, procurement, construction, and operations firm, has been working with PUB, Singapore's national water agency since the mid 1990s to manage and integrate the planning, design and construction of one of the largest used water collection and treatment projects ever undertaken globally. The opening of the Changi Water Reclamation Plant (CWRP) marks the ...


    By Japan Corporate News - JCN

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