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Tips for Facility Managers Tasked with Mitigating Indoor Allergy Complaints

by Cochrane & Associates, LLC  (May 12, 2015)

When an employee comes to work and develops allergy symptoms that improve or go away once they leave their work environment, it is often a good indication that there are indoor allergens in the building.  Once an employee recognizes that this is likely the case, they will often speak to their supervisor or human resources department to share ...

FTIR emissions analyser helps manage UK power station

by Quantitech Ltd  (May 14, 2015)

A Gasmet FTIR multiparameter emissions monitor at Thetford power station is being used to demonstrate that the plant is performing within the conditions of its environmental permit. However, the data from the analyser, which was supplied by Gasmet’s UK distributor Quantitech, also performs a vitally important role in helping to manage the ...

FTIR Emissions Analyser helps manage UK Power Station

by Gasmet Technologies Oy  (May 14, 2015)

A Gasmet FTIR multiparameter emissions monitor at Thetford power station is being used to demonstrate that the plant is performing within the conditions of its environmental permit. However, the data from the analyser, which was supplied by Gasmet’s UK distributor Quantitech, also performs a vitally important role in helping to manage the ...

What Effect Does E-Waste Have On Groundwater?

by Electronic Recyclers International, Inc (ERI)  (May 4, 2015)

Groundwater is one of the most precious resources on Earth. Its yields supply water to nearly every community in the country, and without it, most of us would be driven to drastic measures to accommodate drought conditions. In fact, that very situation is happening in communities across the nation. As groundwater is increasingly negatively ...

Case study - Multilevel sampling and monitoring, Maryland, USA

by Westbay Instruments  (Apr. 30, 2015)

Challenges Volatile Organic Compounds contaminated the groundwater posing a risk to nearby private water supply wells. The traditional approach of drilling and sampling multiple boreholes did not provide adequate data to characterize groundwater flow and contaminant migration in the complex fractured bedrock. Solution Westbay System* was ...

Why is alkalinity an important parameter in environmental water analysis?

by Camlab Limited  (Apr. 20, 2015)

Answer: Alkalinity is a measure of the acid-neutralizing or buffering capacity of a solution. The properties of water are is easily influenced by alkalinity, making it an important and widely used test. If any changes are made to a solution which could impact pH, alkalinity acts a buffer. This ability to neutralize acid (H+ ions) is what ...

Introduction to Environmental Testing in the USA

by Shimadzu Scientific Instruments Inc  (Apr. 3, 2015)

Environmental laboratories practice “applied analytical chemistry” by analyzing samples using a list of potential contaminants to determine how much, if any, of the contaminant is present. These contaminants, the methods used to analyze for them, and the maximum amount of contaminant allowed in the sample are defined by regulation. ...

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 ...

Purpose of Air and Surface Mold Sampling or Testing during Assessment

by Indoor Environmental Technologies (IET)  (Mar. 20, 2015)

As part of determining whether an indoor environment is contaminated with excessive amounts of mold and requires remediation, Indoor Environmental Technologies (IET) routinely performs air and surface mold sampling or testing. While there are many types of sampling, IET uses two of them the most: Air sampling using a “spore ...

Shield Environmental Assoc. Defeats Bedrock Contamination with BOS 200® at Truck Stop

by Remediation Products Incorporated (RPI)  (Mar. 31, 2015)

Shield Environmental Associates (Lexington, KY) has faced some daunting challenges over many years of successful service to their clients, but this one was remarkable. The Problem: A 320 foot long dissolved BTEX plume in both shallow and deep zones in lithology very unfriendly to direct push sampling or injections. The Team: Shield Environmental ...

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