#AQE2018 Clean air zones highlighted.

A seminar organised by the EIC on 21st November focuses on solutions for the management and delivery of Clean Air Zones (CAZs) is scheduled for AQE 2018 .

LondonTrafficCAZs are a major part of the (British) Government’s plans to ensure compliance with EU limit values for NOx pollution and twelve cities are currently actively considering introducing a CAZ.   While CAZs are likely to have a common framework, the details will vary city by city and the seminar will explore the issues that local authorities will need to consider in setting up the Zones and the technologies in the market which could be used to meet the requirements set for them.

Dan Williams from Johnson Matthey will set the scene by describing the work of the EIC Air Quality Working Group, and this will be followed by an update on feasibility studies, CAZ cost/benefit analysis and technology solutions from Guy Hitchcock, Knowledge Leader to CAZ for Ricardo Energy & Environment. Jim Mills from Air Monitors will then describe the measurement and reporting of air quality in CAZs.

Following a presentation on Euro 6 Regulations and enforcement, Mark Cooper, representing HJS Emission Technology, will describe the retrofit of heavy duty diesel vehicles. With a focus on taxis and light vans, Holly Jago from Calor Gas/Autogas will then explain the role of LPG, and Gerard Chaustow of Try EV will discuss issues relating to electric vehicles and charging points. Following a similar theme, Alan Barnard of Green Urban Solutions will describe emissions reduction through retrofit on construction equipment. In the final presentation before lunch Mo Saqib from Dearman will report on the benefits of innovative technology in transport refrigeration units.

In the afternoon, Mark Penny from Energy Solutions will describe the advantages of temporary hybrid power generation on construction sites, and William Tebbit from Green Biofuels will present a synopsis of alternative fuels including test results from real world testing. To register for the seminar please email matthew.farrow@eic-uk.co.uk

The EIC is a unique trade body bringing together organisations whose innovation, technology and services help deliver a better environment. Multinationals, technology starts ups, consultancies and universities can all be found within the membership, which gives the EIC a powerful voice with Government and regulators. Through a programme of organised events, specialist working groups and briefings, the EIC provides its members with closer contact with Government and greater insight into the impact of new and prospective regulations.

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#AQE2018 Mercury monitoring!

The Gasmet Technologies stands (Nos. 38 & 39) at AQE 2018 will focus on continuous emissions monitoring systems (CEMS) for a wide variety of parameters including mercury.

Gasmet_HgIn January this year, Gasmet announced that the CMMS (Continuous Mercury Monitoring System) had successfully completed EN15267-3 testing and now provides the lowest EN15267 certified range for measurements of Mercury. The instrument is certified for operation across a number of different ranges up to 1000 µg/m3, but importantly, the lowest range is 0 to 5 µg/m3. This means that the Gasmet CMMS is able to monitor at the low levels that are increasingly being required by environmental permits.

Gasmet Technologies (formerly Quantitech) is able to design, install and commission bespoke MCERTS approved CEMS for all specified parameters including particulates. These systems include the latest FTIR technology, the CEMS IIe, as well as MCERTS approved analysers for TOC and oxygen.

In addition to CEMS, Gasmet also provides the unique DX4000 portable FTIR analyser, and a portable ambient/workplace version of this technology will be available on the stand. Experts from Gasmet will be available to help customers choose the best monitoring technology for their application.

@Gasmet_Tech #Environment
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#AQE2018 Gas analysers on view!

Signal Group manufactures instruments for monitoring a large number of gases, but their stand (#60) at AQE 2018 will focus on the latest technologies for the measurement of VOCs.

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The new Series IV gas analysers have 3G, 4G, GPRS, Bluetooth and satellite compatibility, and each instrument is built with its own IP address. As a result, users will be provided with simple and secure access to their analysers at any time, from anywhere.

Visitors to the Signal stand will be able to see the company’s Series IV SOLAR single and dual FID fixed gas analysers which are pending new certification for QAL1/MCERTS. In conjunction with the portable 3010 MINIFID PURE heated FID, these instruments offer complete flexibility in VOC monitoring for applications such as solvent emissions/abatement, combustion research, gas purity etc.

Signal’s representative in Britain, Adrian Thiedeman, will be on the stand to explain the advantages of the latest instruments and to discuss visitors’ applications.

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#WWEM18 Fully automated flow analyser.

For many analysts, WWEM 2018 (21-22 November 2018 Telford GB) will be the first opportunity to see SEAL Analytical’s latest autoanalyzer, the AA500, a fully automated, high throughput, segmented flow analyzer. The AA500 has a compact, all-in-one housing, and provides up to 6 channels for simultaneous analysis of multiple parameters with ultra-low detection limits and excellent repeatability. With fully automatic control of start-up, reagents, heating, digestion, distillation, air injection, analysis and shutdown, the AA500 frees laboratory staff for other work.

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This will also be the first British outing for SEAL’s Minilab 1200, a robotic handling system for automating BOD measurements. Fast, reliable and compact, the Minilab 1200 has multiple electrode options – other analyses such as pH, conductivity, alkalinity, turbidity and COD can also be automated.

SEAL distributes and services the XPERT TOC/TN analyzer from Trace Elemental Instruments, and this will also feature on the SEAL stand. Experts will be on hand to explain the many advantages of this compact, all-in-one PC-controlled analyzer.

Continuing the automation theme, SEAL’s latest discrete analyzer, the AQ400, will be on display, providing auto-standard preparation, auto-dilution, automatic method changeover and low reagent consumption. Approved applications (EPA, ISO) include nitrate, nitrite, ammonia, phosphate, Chromium VI, TKN, TP etc. in water, wastewater, soils, extracts and digests.

#SEALAnalytical #Water
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#WWEM2018 Hydrology, meteorology & water quality demo.

The OTT Hydromet stand (No. 19) at WWEM 2018 (21-22 Nov 2018 Telford GB) will be focused on the latest technologies for monitoring hydrology, meteorology and water quality. With an emphasis on continuous monitoring, OTT will unveil: a new optical nitrate sensor, the ECO-N; new ion-selective electrodes for the Hydrolab multiparameter sondes; and the HydroCycle-PO4 continuous phosphate monitor.

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Groundwater, rivers and lakes across Europe often contain excessive levels of both phosphates and nitrates, resulting in conditions that promote the development of harmful algal blooms. OTT’s latest monitoring technologies enable continuous monitoring which improves understanding of nutrient sources and loads, especially during episodic events such as storms and floods.

These new technologies will feature on the OTT stand and experts will be on hand to discuss visitors’ applications in catchment monitoring, research and enforcement, as well as intake and final effluent monitoring.

Workshop
A workshop on Continuous Nutrient Monitoring will be given by Adam Dutton, a USA-based expert from the OTT Hydromet group, at 3pm on Wednesday 21st November in Room 5.

Some of the OTT Hydromet group’s latest weather sensors will also be on display, including the latest version of the OTT Pluvio2 raingauge, the new Lufft WS100 radar precipitation sensor and the new Lufft WS10 smart multiparameter weather sensor.

#OTThydromat #PAuto #Water
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#AQE2018 Particulate sensors.

The Alphasense stand at the AQE 2018 exhibition (21-22 Nov 2018 Telford GB) will focus on the company’s latest particulate sensors, including new optical particle counters; the OPC-R1 and the OPC-N3.

alphasenseHQMeasuring just over 7cm wide and 2cm high, the OPC-R1 sensor is extremely small in comparison with previous technologies. However, with outputs for PM1, PM2.5, PM10 and histograms for up to 16 ‘bins’ the sensor provides impressive monitoring capability.

The OPC-N3 offers automatic ranging for PM1, PM2.5, and PM10, and with a measuring range of 0.38 to 40 µm, it can measure from the finest fractions up to larger particles such as pollen.

In addition to particulate sensors, the Alphasense stand will also feature a full range of gas sensors, providing instrument developers and manufacturers with the opportunity to choose the best sensor for their market.

The accuracy of every Alphasense sensor is assured through the provision of a unique calibration for each individual sensor. This is important because most sensor manufacturers only provide average calibration data for a batch of sensors. Visit AQE stand 14 to learn more.

#Alphasense #PAuto
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#AQE2018 High demand for air monitoring equipment.

Visitors to AQE 2018  (22/22 Nov 2018 Telford GB) may be wondering how Air Monitors Ltd has managed to win so many contracts over the last year, but a trip to stands 51/52 will leave them in no doubt. The Air Monitors booth will be packed with the market’s leading air monitoring equipment, employing technologies that are in high demand.

AirMonitorsContactWins copyThe stars of the show will be AQMesh pods and FIDAS particulate monitors, both of which have featured prominently in recent major projects. FIDAS is rapidly becoming the instrument of choice for monitoring ambient particulates because it measures all fractions of interest simultaneously with high reliability, improved accuracy and lower operational costs. As a small, battery-powered, wireless, web-enabled air quality monitor, AQMesh is leading the field in low-cost monitoring; providing users with complete flexibility and ease of access to data.

Technologies for other key parameters will also be on display, including Black Carbon monitors and direct NO2 analysers from both Ecotech and 2BTech.

Reflecting growing understanding about the relationship between outdoor and indoor pollution, several of the latest technologies for indoor air quality monitoring will also be on the booth. These will include the Gasera One photoacoustic multi-gas analyser and the Ethera NEMo – a unique technology for sensitive and selective measurement of typical IAQ pollutants including formaldehyde.

@airmonitors #Environment
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