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  • Linde North America Passes EPA Protocol Gases Audit

    Linde is among a select group of companies that passed a rigorous audit by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for producing and supplying gases used to calibrate instruments for emissions testing. Linde North America is a member of The Linde Group, a world-leading gases and engineering company. Linde produces EPA Protocol gases at its plant in Alpha, New Jersey, ...


    By Linde Group

  • Real-time PTR-MS meets autosampler – high throughput VOC analysis

    The real-time capability of a PTR-MS gas analyzer is typically utilized to continuously monitor trace VOC concentrations – but not only. Some users appreciate the enormous speed of a PTR-MS to rapidly analyze discrete samples in seconds, where a manual sample provision can be the bottleneck. ...

  • European air quality in 2020: success story for PM2.5

    Levels of the air pollutant PM2.5 in Europe will continue to fall in 2020, concludes a recent study. Furthermore, deposition of nitrogen from air pollution will also drop. The outlook seems less positive for ground-level ozone, however, as large amounts of this pollutant continue drift over to Europe from other continents. This study reports on changes in air quality in Europe, focusing on three ...

  • Lessons from Gothenburg on setting air pollution ceilings

    The 2010 deadline for the Gothenburg Protocol ceilings for transboundary air pollutants is fast approaching and new ceilings may soon be set for 2020. Recent research indicates that, although the ceilings have been effective, they could benefit from more flexibility to allow for the inherent uncertainty in modelling future energy use, technologies and growth. The UN Gothenburg Protocol to abate ...

  • Epa begins study of air pollution near HOVENSA Oil Refinery in ST. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has begun a three-month study of air pollution from the HOVENSA oil refinery and other sources of air pollution near the facility in St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands. HOVENSA is the second largest oil refinery in the United States. EPA has installed air monitoring equipment at three locations where the biggest impacts of air pollution from HOVENSA and ...

  • IONICON launches Autosampler for high-throughput PTR-MS measurements

    The real-time measuring capability of a PTR-MS trace gas analyzer is ideally suited for continuous VOC monitoring but also for rapid analysis of discrete samples within seconds. The new IONICON autosampler for PTR-MS enables automated screening of hundreds of sample vials. This fully ...


    By Ionicon Analytik Ges.m.b.H.

  • Markes International launches new sorbent tube for hazardous air pollutants

    Markes International (Llantrisant, UK) has released a new sorbent tube dedicated to the reliable analysis of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in air.  The new ‘PAH tube’ is the outcome of a detailed optimisation process for the analysis of these highly challenging analytes, which are subject to very low limit levels worldwide because of their carcinogenic ...


    By Markes International Ltd

  • FTC Gets Tough on Green Guides and "Cracks Down" on Misleading and Unsubstantiated Environmental Marketing Claims

    On October 29, 2013, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced six enforcement actions concerning misleading and unsubstantiated environmental marketing claims. In a case imposing a $450,000 civil penalty, FTC filed a complaint and consent order against a company for violating a 1994 FTC order prohibiting it from making unsupported green claims for its paper plates and bags. In the five other ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • FTC Gets Tough on Green Guides and "Cracks Down" on Misleading and Unsubstantiated Environmental Marketing Claims

    On October 29, 2013, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced six enforcement actions concerning misleading and unsubstantiated environmental marketing claims. In a case imposing a $450,000 civil penalty, FTC filed a complaint and consent order against a company for violating a 1994 FTC order prohibiting it from making unsupported green claims for its paper plates and bags. In the five other ...


    By Acta Group

  • Back to School Can Sometimes Mean a Return to IAQ Problems for Students & Faculty

    In some parts of the country, students and teachers have already returned to the classroom to start the new school year. Many other districts are gearing up for the annual return as they wrap up building repair and renovation projects that took place during the summer break.   These projects often include preventive maintenance and repairs to classrooms and school buildings that may have ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Facility Managers in Puerto Rico Provided Solutions to Resolve Indoor Allergy Complaints

    Employees that develop allergy symptoms that improve or go away once they leave their work environment are likely being exposed to indoor allergens.  When a worker recognizes that this appears to be what is going on, they will often speak to their supervisor or human resources department about their concerns.    In many circumstances, the facility ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • HDR reinforces commitment to health product declaration open standard

    HDR Architecture, Inc. has reinforced its endorsement of the Health Product Declaration (HPD) Open Standard by formally asking manufacturers to document and disclose building product content. In a letter dated June 17, 2013, HDR outlines a series of requirements expected of manufacturers whose products it specifies so that the industry can move forward toward healthier and safer environments. ...


  • Solinst Canada Ltd. introduces new simple to use pump control unit for groundwater sampling

    Solinst Canada Ltd. has developed a pump control unit that is easy to operate manually or with automatic presets, to obtain high quality groundwater samples with pneumatic pumps. Solinst Canada Ltd., manufacturer of high quality groundwater and surface water monitoring instrumentation, today unveiled their newly designed Model 464 Electronic Pump Control Unit. The Model 464 Electronic Control ...


    By Solinst Canada Ltd.

  • Air Quality Sciences, Inc. Highlights Newest Small Chamber Technology

    AQS meets high domestic and international demand with the addition of 15 new small environmental chambers. ATLANTA - Air Quality Sciences, Inc. (AQS) is home to the largest commercial environmental chamber laboratory offering more than 60 state-of-the-art chambers ranging from room-sized to small. Higher international demand for low-pollutant emissions testing and third party ...


    By Aerias, LLC

  • Indoor Air Quality Experts Educate the Public about Common IAQ Pollutants

    For most people, the vast majority of their day is spent indoors.  Whether at home, in the office, or attending school, many people spend up to 90% of their time in indoor environments.   With so much of their day indoors, the quality of the air they breathe is vital to their health.  In many homes and buildings, there are numerous potential pollutants that can cause health ...


    By Clark Seif Clark Inc.

  • Intelligent solutions for air quality

    International Trade Fair for Waste Management and Environmental Technology presents technologies and processes for the challenges of national and international air pollution control Acid rain, the death of forests and fishes, a hole in the ozone layer in the stratosphere above the North and South Poles, and an increased risk of skin cancer, mutations, global warming and climate ...


    By Koelnmesse GmbH

  • Questions and answers on the EU Clean Air Policy Package

    1. Why is air pollution a problem? Poor air quality is a major health risk, causing lung diseases, cardiovascular diseases, and cancer. Children, the elderly and citizens suffering from asthma and respiratory conditions are most affected. As well as negative effects on health, air pollution has considerable economic impacts, cutting short lives, increasing medical costs, and reducing ...

  • Questions and answers on the EU Clean Air Policy Package

    1. Why is air pollution a problem? Poor air quality is a major health risk, causing lung diseases, cardiovascular diseases, and cancer. Children, the elderly and citizens suffering from asthma and respiratory conditions are most affected. As well as negative effects on health, air pollution has considerable economic impacts, cutting short lives, increasing medical costs, and reducing ...


    By Europa Press Room

  • Indoor Air Quality & Energy Efficiency in Schools the Focus of New EPA Guidance

    Last month, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released new guidance to help school districts protect indoor air quality (IAQ) while increasing energy efficiency during school renovations. Energy management and protecting indoor air quality are both important considerations for a school’s facility management during energy upgrades and retrofits. Schools can protect student and ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Veteran Industrial Hygienist Joins the Growing Team at Clark Seif Clark

    Mr. Christopher Knobble brings his expertise in industrial hygiene to the lineup of industrial hygiene and indoor environmental quality (IEQ) professionals at Clark Seif Clark, Inc. (CSC).   Clark Seif Clark is pleased to announce that Christopher Knobble has accepted the position of industrial hygienist at the company’s Phoenix, Arizona office.  Mr. Knobbe has been involved in ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

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