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When it comes to food packaging, what we don’t know could hurt us

by Ensia  (Oct. 13, 2014)

Recent analyses raise disturbing questions about the health and environmental effects of the stuff that encases our edibles. It’s almost impossible to imagine life without flexible, transparent and water-resistant food packaging, without plastic sandwich bags, cling film or shelves filled with plastic jars, tubs and tubes, and durable bags ...

Search the ASTM Website

by ASTM International  (Sep. 2, 2014)

A search at the ASTM website for a specific ASTM standard by designation number will return a link for its current version, with additional links for historical versions. This is straightforward, and often just what you need. But, if you’re interested in what’s available for a general subject area, whether hip implants or fasteners or ...

ASTM’s Technical Information Resource

by ASTM International  (Jul. 10, 2014)

All of ASTM International’s standards, papers and chapters, and books can be found, searched and subscribed to in one resource, ASTM Compass. A researcher investigates a new asphalt additive and tests with a standard from Committee C09 on Concrete and Concrete Aggregates. An ...

Cetane Number and Cetane Index

by Energy Institute (EI)  (Oct. 1, 2014)

This article summarises the findings of an Energy Institute (EI) sponsored Technical Development Project carried out by Cliff Lilley Consultancy, and outlines a review of the suitability of the current cetane index equation used in IP 380 Calculation of Cetane Index of middle distillates by the fourvariable equation (EN ISO 4264) (ASTM D 4737 ...

How LIMS Are Enabling the Mobile Lab of the Future

by Thermo Fisher Scientific, LIMS & Laboratory Software  (May 8, 2014)

Imagine that you’re a field technician for a public water provider. Your company is committed to supplying clean, safe drinking water to millions of people, so it has implemented a sophisticated water sampling program to ensure water is free of contaminants. LIMS and The Mobile Lab: Data at your fingertips Across this water company’s ...

The crisis facing Tunisian drainage tunnels: identification, analysis and evaluation of water heritage in the Mediterranean region

by IWA Publishing  (Oct. 16, 2014)

In regions with Mediterranean and steppe climates, the presence of surface water is sporadic, and a unique – but fragile and undervalued – element of water capture for irrigation and human supply is the ‘qanats’, ‘foggaras’, ‘mkoulas’ or water tunnels. The central objective of this project ...

Combating Corrosion - Committee G01 Standards Fight Nature’s Destructive Tendencies

by ASTM International  (Oct. 16, 2014)

The evening news may leave many of us feeling war-weary, but one ASTM International technical committee has been successful in conflict of a different sort. It’s a commonplace but epic struggle between the natural and civilized worlds — the fight against metal corrosion. For the past half-century, the weapon of choice of ASTM Committee ...

Critical review of mercury SQVs for the protection of benthic invertebrates

by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.  (Oct. 15, 2014)

Sediment Quality Values (SQVs) are commonly used – and misused – to characterize the need for investigation, understand causes of observed effects, and derive management strategies to protect benthic invertebrates from direct toxic effects. We compiled > 40 SQVs for mercury, nearly all of which are “co‐occurrence” SQVs derived from databases of ...

Contract laboratories benefits from LIMS flexibility

by Autoscribe UK Ltd  (Jun. 15, 2013)

The Matrix Gemini Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) from Autoscribe is a versatile system that can meet the varied requirements of contract laboratories both large and small. In addition to ease of set-up for traditional LIMS activities through its unique ‘OneTime configuration tools’, Matrix Gemini offers bulk sample ...

Laboratory Management - Integrated Sampling the Key to Safe Water Supply

by Thermo Fisher Scientific, LIMS & Laboratory Software  (May 1, 2013)

Leading water suppliers use Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS) to integrate the sample collection and analysis process, helping to maximize the efficiency of these programs. Drinking water suppliers around the world face unique challenges: They must deliver the most essential ingredient for life on a grand scale, while also ...

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