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  • New product alert – VNOX NO2 and visibility monitor

    Tunnel Sensors launch their VNOX Combined NO2 and Visibility Monitor designed specifically for use in tunnels. Nitrogen dioxide (NO2) is produced as a direct result of engine combustion and is emitted from the tailpipes all types of vehicles. NO2 is toxic and prolonged exposure will have a detrimental effect on human health. Primary tailpipe emissions of NO2 are rising and there is a growing ...


    By Tunnel Sensors Limited

  • 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

  • Acid Rain Emissions Are Down, Monitoring Still Needed

    For the first time, emissions of a key component of acid rain and smog from power plants fell below 10 million tons in a year, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency reports. In 2006, annual sulfur dioxide, SO2, emissions from acid rain program electric power generation sources fell sharply. Sources emitted 9.4 million tons of SO2 last year, below the emission cap of 9.5 million tons. ...

  • Curing carpet underlay emissions

    The EU Solvent Emissions Directive is helping to drive down Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) emissions in a broad range of industries and Interfloor, a UK manufacturer of carpet underlay, has found that the use of a portable gas analyser from Quantitech has helped to implement emissions reductions and to demonstrate ongoing improvements in emissions control. With leading brands such as Duralay and ...


    By Quantitech Ltd

  • AlumiFuel Power Expands Its Visibility in Multi-Billion Dollar Back-Up Power Market

    Early production stage hydrogen generation company AlumiFuel Power Corporation (OTCBB: AFPW) (the "Company") through its operating subsidiaries, announced today that it is pursuing an increasing number of opportunities to address industry back-up power applications with its AlumiFuel cartridge-based technology. Beyond what was reported in the AFPW news release of May 2, 2012, additional ...


  • EPA Updates Emissions Standards for Petroleum Refineries/First-ever fenceline monitoring requirements will protect nearby communities

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has updated air pollution standards to further control toxic air emissions from petroleum refineries. Exposure to toxic air pollutants, such as benzene, can cause respiratory problems and other serious health issues and can increase the risk of developing cancer. The rule requires first-of-its-kind fenceline monitoring to better protect and inform ...

  • Emission rules tighten for medical waste incinerators

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's new limits on air emissions will affect most existing hospital, medical, and infectious waste incinerators (HMIWI). This final action will reduce about 390,000 pounds of several pollutants each year including acid gases, nitrogen oxides, and metals such as lead, cadmium, and mercury. The agency also is finalizing additional testing, monitoring, and ...


    By Custom Stack Analysis, LLC.

  • ERG helps Crown Pet Foods deliver improvements in odour emissions

    ERG (Air Pollution Control) Ltd announces the successful installation of a new odour control plant at Crown Pet Foods as part of a £1m plus investment in upgraded odour control at their Castle Cary, Somerset, factory.Crown Pet Foods, who are owned by the global group Royal Canin, completed a new state-of-the-art pet food production facility at Castle Cary in late 2007. Although the facility ...

  • CA Technologies Commits to Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions by 35 Percent by 2020

    CA Technologies (NASDAQ: CA) announced its commitment to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 35 percent by 2020, from a 2006 baseline, in its new Sustainability Report released today titled “Moving Together.” The report highlights the company’s advances in sustainability over the past year, and profiles its commitment to people (employees ...


  • 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

  • Monitoring levels of harmful pollutants in ice rinks and arenas.

    Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) is a significant concern in ice rinks and arenas; these facilities are especially vulnerable to the affect of an unhealthy indoor environment as fuel-burning equipment such as ice resurfaces are used indoors. PPM Technology and our partner in the United States, Joel Anderson of Precision Quality Consulting have supplied a ...


    By PPM Technology

  • Why monitor Indoor Air Quality (IAQ)?

    Why do we need to Monitor IAQ? Indoor air quality (IAQ) relates to a number of environmental factors inside a building that can impinge on the health, comfort, or work performance of the building’s occupants. Monitoring IAQ is vital because it is estimated that the average person spends 90% of their time breathing “indoor air”.   Poor IAQ is a ...


    By PPM Technology

  • Media attention needed for air quality monitoring

    Air quality is rarely given the media attention that it deserves, but the importance of this issue is finally beginning to gain traction. Even though air pollution is responsible for more premature deaths than obesity, alcohol and road accidents, these other problems are generally given a much higher profile. However, recent months have seen raised media and political interest in air quality and ...


    By Air Monitors Ltd.

  • Bristol schoolchildren monitor local air quality

    A group of schoolchildren from Oasis Academy Brightstowe in Bristol have been utilising Ashtead Technology’s air quality monitors to measure air pollution during their daily commute to school. The project is part of the BBC News School Report which provides 11-16 year-olds across the UK with an opportunity to make and broadcast their own news. With support from BBC staff, partners and ...


    By Ashtead Technology Ltd

  • Monitoring technology supports air pollution stories

    The latest air quality monitoring equipment from the company Air Monitors has been used extensively by a variety of news channels to support the ever-growing media attention being given to urban air quality. “In contrast with the air pollution of the 1950’s, the problem is no longer visible,” says Managing Director Jim Mills. “It used to be possible for city dwellers to ...


    By Air Monitors Ltd.

  • VelocityEHS Strengthens Award-Winning EHS&S Platform with Addition of Air Emissions, Water and Waste Compliance Products

    VelocityEHS, the leading cloud environment, health, safety (EHS) and sustainability software provider, announced today it has strengthened its award-winning EHS software platform with the addition of three new cloud software products, including  ...


    By VelocityEHS

  • U.S. EPA Requires ASARCO to Cut Toxic Emissions at 103-Year-Old Arizona Copper Smelter

    Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Justice announced a settlement with ASARCO that requires the company to spend $150 million to install new equipment and pollution control technology to reduce emissions of toxic heavy metals at a large copper smelter in Hayden, Ariz. The company will also fund local environmental projects valued at $8 million, ...

  • Australian bushfires cloud air pollution problem, monitoring shows

    In a presentation to the GREENHOUSE 2009 conference in Perth this week, CSIRO’s Dr Mick Meyer said measurements taken at the Bayside Air Quality Station in Melbourne’s south-east during the 2003 and 2006 bushfires provided a guide to what could be experienced as the climate changes. “While air quality standards generally appear to be improving, a future issue will be quality during times of ...

  • Gasco to pay $350,000 penalty, install air emissions controls for violations at compressor facility on Uintah and Ouray Reservation

    Gasco Energy, Inc., the former operator of the Riverbend Compressor Station on the Uintah and Ouray Indian Reservation near Vernal, Utah, has agreed to resolve alleged violations of the Clean Air Act at the facility by paying a $350,000 penalty and providing for air pollution controls at its facilities in the Uinta Basin. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of ...

  • U.S. EPA Requires ASARCO to Cut Toxic Emissions at 103-Year-Old Arizona Copper Smelter

    Today, the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced a settlement with ASARCO requiring the company to spend $150 million to install new equipment and pollution control technology to reduce emissions of toxic heavy metals at a large smelter located in Hayden, Ariz. The company will also fund local environmental projects valued at $8 million, replace a ...

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