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Latest Blog Posts - Environmental

Please find below a list of our blog posts, written by various members of the Markes team to highlight interesting topics that have come to our attention, or comment on stories in the news.

Wednesday, 7 December 2016
Ambient air monitoring? Of course… but TD is used for a lot more besides, and in recent years the scope has been expanding further. Our popular series of Application Guides have long been the ‘go-to’ source of information on T...
Tuesday, 23 February 2016
UK air pollution has been in the spotlight again this morning, following the release of a report by the Royal College of Physicians. So does it tell us anything important we didn’t already know? Well, yes and no. As regards outdoor air pol...
Wednesday, 27 January 2016
Analytical expert and long-time Markes customer Alastair Lewis has again waved the flag for analytical chemistry by featuring in the 4th series of BBC Two’s highly popular investigative documentary Trust Me, I’m a Doctor. The latest ...
Wednesday, 13 January 2016
A new year brings news from a suburb of Los Angeles,California, where there’s been widespread concern over the health impact of a leak of natural gas.Enormous scaleThis isn’t just any old gas leak, though – it’s on a mass...
Thursday, 9 July 2015
Full steam ahead for our analytical chemistry awareness campaign“I’m on the train!” Well, not exactly. But you might have seen us from the train, if you’ve been travelling between Swansea and London over the past week or ...
Monday, 1 June 2015
Last week I went to the Healthy Buildings conference, which this year was in Eindhoven, The Netherlands. This is always a very interesting conference, covering as it does a wide range of topics relating to the indoor environment.This year, the c...
Monday, 9 March 2015
Have you ever been exposed to poor air quality on a plane? Did you complain?If not, and you’ve been tempted to silently put up with unpleasant smells at 35,000 feet, then perhaps next time you might want to make your voice heard, in light ...
Wednesday, 25 February 2015
In the wake of the exciting news that Markes’ thermal desorption equipment sailed through the lab-trial stage of the US EPA’s assessment of air monitoring equipment, we’re now getting ready for the field-trial stage, scheduled ...
Thursday, 18 December 2014
With the centenary of the start of the First World War reminding us of the way in which poison gases have been deployed in warfare to such devastating effect, what role do chemists today have to play in eliminating the continued risk to human we...
Wednesday, 10 September 2014
From time to time, I scour the scientific literature for interesting examples of where people have used thermal desorption in scientific research – which is great for highlighting some of the latest trends in how people are harnessing the ...
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