Comment: Will the new Space Strategy help or hinder the UK space sector?

Some say the UK space sector is thriving, and it has attracted 17% of global investment in space since 2015, second only to the...

The ‘why’ and ‘how’ of carbon capture technology for buildings

A seemingly unique solution for extracting carbon dioxide from building ventilation systems promises to assist with achieving net zero (and, so it's claimed, carbon...

Innovative wastewater emissions measurement tech gets a first outing with Scottish Water

The utility is first on the block with UK and sector deployment of Grandperspective's scanfeld®. Described as a revolutionary new gas emissions monitoring technology,...

Making light of the matter: Thoughts on measuring methane

Gas leak measurement is germane to the realisation of goals such as the Global Methane Pledge. Doug Baer of instrumentation expert ABB offers some...

No smoke without methane, and increasingly so

A new detection method has been used to uncover increasing amounts of methane coming from wildfires, a source not currently accounted for in state-level...

Sniffing out VOCs: A new approach

A fluid mechanics-based approach seems to hold the key to a new electronic nose design, claimed to provide consistent accuracy when measuring volatile organic...

Hats off to filtering headwear

A Scottish company is seeking second round funding for what it says “could be a breakthrough in wearable technology” and a potential solution to...

Aerial thermal imaging identifies leaky homes in Leeds

An aerial thermal imaging technique has been deployed for the first time in the UK over Leeds, in work that might inform efforts to...

The quest for cleaner air

Instrumentation expert Thermo Fisher Scientific summarises the problem and its history, with discussion of the latest generation of measurement systems and their potential impact. The...

How old is that microplastic? A new way to estimate the age of microplastics...

Researchers have developed a new way to estimate the age of microplastics found in the upper oceans. The method involves a combination of analyzing...

Sponsored content: ABB technology to help tackle methane leakages from orphan oil and gas...

ABB’s emissions monitoring technology, which is typically used for gas leak detection by oil and gas companies and natural gas utilities, is now employed...

Open-source tool enables air-quality checking on a budget

An MIT research team is rolling out an open-source version of a low-cost, mobile detector that they say could enable people to track air...

Firm appointed by EA to research PFAS from landfill

The EA's PFAS Risk Screening Project will undertake assessments which may inform future regulatory measures, and it has appointed professional services firm GHD to...

Comment: Technology will be crucial to the success of vertical farms

Vertical farming is increasingly being regarded as one of the solutions to the problems faced by global food production systems, and in the following...

The worm turns for IAQ sensing?

Researchers at the University of Turku in Finland have developed a new method for measuring indoor air quality, making use of fluorescent nematodes.

Sponsored Content: Sensitively sniffing out VOCs

Danati Fire and Safety is a leading investigator of fires and explosions covering Southern Africa. Their staff regularly use ION Science’s Tiger VOC detectors to help find organic chemicals that may be the source of a fire.

Sponsored Content: Deal expands range of ATEX-certified gas monitor fleet

Ashtead Technology has announced a new partnership with Gas Data, expanding the range of applications for its gas monitors (available for either purchase or rental).

Sponsored Content: A novel design for the measurement of gas fluxes

A better understanding of fluxes of climate-relevant gases is required to inform climate change studies and enable better management of ecosystems to mitigate their climate impact.

Scientists unravel the porosity of biochars in a world first

Ground-breaking work lights a path for environmental applications and accessing results from vast amounts of data In a breakthrough that may be significant for environmental...

Sponsored Content: Danati Fire & Safety improves investigation time with Tiger VOC detector

Danati Fire and Safety is a leading investigator of fires and explosions covering Southern Africa. Their staff regularly use ION Science’s Tiger VOC detectors to help find organic chemicals that may be the source of a fire.