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R&D testing the oxygen barrier properties of biodegradable packaging materials - Case Study

by Systech Instruments Ltd  (May 12, 2016)

The Hemicellulose research group have chosen the Systech Illinois 8001 oxygen permeation analyser to test the barrier properties of polysaccharide films. The University of Helsinki is at the forefront of international research and doctoral education. The quality of the University’s research is reflected in the high number of Centres ...

Read about Confined Space in Construction and Atmospheric Testing Right Here!

by Argus-Hazco  (May 19, 2016)

In 1993, 29 CFR 1910.146 went into effect as the first federal legislation governing entry into permit-required confined spaces in general industry. Because some industries, such as the construction industry, were covered by specific Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) safety regulations, they were exempt from the confined space ...

Has Your Dinner Menu Been Quantified?

by Waters Corporation  (May 26, 2016)

For decades, food security was viewed exclusively through the lens of shortages. In the 1960s, when daily food availability in emerging countries was just 1,850 kcal per person as many as half of the world’s population was malnourished. It’s easy to understand our narrow focus on increasing food production. The challenges we face have ...

Sustainable sampling of native bromeliads for environmental monitoring

by Inderscience Publishers  (Jun. 30, 2010)

By analysing the leaves of bromeliads, the availability of chemical elements in the atmosphere can be assessed. However, sampling steps affect the reliability of using such plants for environmental quality studies. This paper describes a novel and sustainable sampling methodology for conservation units, in which small discs (6 mm diameter) of ...

Concentration and solvent recovery of environmental samples in dichloromethane

by BÜCHI Labortechnik AG  (Feb. 2, 2015)

Environmental samples are usually extracted with an organic solvent which is then concentrated prior to final analysis. In this short note, initial conditions and evaporation settings for the parallel concentration of samples dissolved in dichloromethane (DCM) having different starting volumes are presented. These settings have been optimized for ...

Ambient Air Sampling Methods

by Perfect Pollucon Services  (May 3, 2015)

Pollutants are nothing but any substance that may present in an atmosphere in such a concentration that it may harmful to surrounding, living organism or human being. Sampling and analysis of air pollutants is known as Air quality monitoring and it is major part of environmental monitoring. There are many advanced types of ambient air ...

Decontaminating Groundwater Sampling Devices

by QED Environmental Systems  (Jan. 1, 1997)

These studies are the second part of a two year project that examines decontaminating groundwater sampling devices. In the first year, the efficiency of various decontamination protocols was tested using small test pieces of materials that are commonly used in groundwater sampling devices. Those tests showed that a hot detergent wash and rinse ...

Biodegradation Tests for Wastewater Samples

by Challenge Technology  (Jan. 1, 2003)

Biodegradation Tests for Wastewater Samples Biodegradation tests usually involve comparison of the oxygen uptake of a test sample – or gas production for anoxic or anaerobic tests – to that for a readily biodegradable control substrate (usually acetic acid, ethanol, or aniline). While biodegradation characteristics can vary among chemical types ...

A new approach based on polynomial functions for measuring the acute toxicity of environmental samples

by Inderscience Publishers  (Jan. 30, 2007)

In this paper, a new mathematical approach for the estimation of acute toxicity in environmental samples is proposed. The concentration of pollutant or the amount of sample producing the inhibition of 50% of the living organisms used for the test (EC50) is determined by means of Polynomial Functions (PF) applied to the experimental x ...

A simple, efficient method for the separation of humic substances and DNA from environmental samples

by American Society for Microbiology  (Dec. 1, 1997)

Three different gels (Sepharose 4B, Sephadex G-200, and Sephadex G-50) were evaluated as a means of removing humic contaminants from DNA extracts of environmental samples. Sepharose 4B gave superior separation of DNA from humics, and DNA purified in this way showed consistently greater amplification than DNA purified by the other ...

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