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Monitoring Air Quality in UK Cities

Posted by David Gilmour on 02-May-2018 13:31:18

Population growth within UK cities has seen an increase in demand for infrastructure and associated services. Figures released from the Office of National Statistics suggest that, from mid-2011 to mid-2015, the average UK city had an average population increase of 3.4%, and the upward trend is set to continue in the coming decades.
    
The resulting environmental impact from this growth will see an increase in the levels of air pollution, which is projected to grow rapidly and compromises air quality through several sources. Indeed, in a recent report some 47 towns and cities across the UK are at, or have exceeded, air pollution limits set by the World Health Organisation (WHO).

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Topics: Air Pollution, Air Monitoring, emissions, Air Quality

Demystifying the QAL3 test in BS EN 14181

Posted by Andy Tiffen on 01-Mar-2018 13:56:46

As project manager for Air & Emissions division of SOCOTEC, Andy Tiffen often gets asked ‘what is QAL3?’ and 'what is the real purpose behind QAL3 checks?' Here, he breaks through some of the technical jargon to demystify the QAL3 test in the European Standard BS EN 14181  - Stationary Source Emissions: Quality Assurance of automated measuring systems.

 

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Topics: Air Monitoring, emissions

Monitoring Diesel Fume Exposure for Safe Practice

Posted by Ian Douglas on 22-Feb-2018 15:14:19

Ian Douglas, senior occupational hygienist, Environment & Safety Services, SOCOTEC, discusses the hierarchy of control when it comes to controlling exposure to diesel engine exhaust emissions (DEEEs) and why this is important for ensuring safety and compliance in the workplace.

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Topics: Rail, Occupational Hygiene, Occupational Health & Safety, Air Monitoring, emissions

Day Two Exhibiting at AQE

Posted by Zoe Cooper on 25-May-2017 14:50:59

With a seminar on Controlling and Monitoring Emissions on Waste Management Sites to kick-start the second morning of AQE, Zoe Cooper, business development director, Energy & Waste, SOCOTEC, is the ideal person to report back on her day representing ESG on the stand.

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Topics: Air Monitoring, Air Quality, Air Testing, Energy & Waste Services

Attendance at Air Quality and Emissions Show

Posted by Trevor Worrall on 24-May-2017 16:43:25

SOCOTEC has a long history of testing air quality and emissions, providing a wide range of monitoring and analytical services across the UK. With the Air Quality and Emissions Show taking place today and tomorrow, Trevor Worrall, business development manager, Air Quality and Emissions, SOCOTEC, was on stand providing advice on air quality monitoring and testing.

With the Emissions conference taking place as part of today’s event, it was the right time for us to catch up with Trevor to find out what had been discussed.

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Topics: Air Monitoring, Air Quality, Air Testing, Stack Emissions

London’s Air Quality Fails Annual Pollution Limit Before January is Out

Posted by Paul Duncan on 19-Jan-2017 10:18:00

Just half way through the first month of 2017, many will be unsurprised to read that London has already surpassed the annual limit for air pollution according to data from the city’s air quality testing and monitoring system. We were interested in reading the news and views on this and as we thought you might be too, we have compiled the top air quality stories pertaining to the capital from this month:

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Topics: Air Quality, Air Testing, Air Monitoring, Air Pollution

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