Harris County Pollution Control Services in the Houston, Texas, area unveiled their new mobile monitoring unit called the rapid ambient air monitoring or RAAM. The RAAM is outfitted with Entanglement Technologies' AROMA-TOX, a real-time chemical analyzer to provide critical in-field data on some of the most hazardous chemicals frequently used in the petrochemical industry. These chemicals include hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) such as benzene, hydrogen sulfide, 1,3-butadiene, and hydrogen cyanide. With this new mobile unit, Harris County Pollution Control Services will be able to respond to industrial leaks and accidents effectively and rapidly, further increasing its ability to protect the surrounding communities.
Learn more in this story about RAAM on Houston Public Radio.