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The World’s Largest Gas to Liquids Facility Runs on Thermo Scientific SampleManager LIMS

by Thermo Fisher Scientific, LIMS & Laboratory Software  (Mar. 26, 2015)

Established by Shell and Qatar Petroleum in 2006, Pearl GTL is the largest gas to liquids facility on the planet. Gas to liquids (GTL) is the conversion of natural gas to liquid fuels and other products, including gasoil, naphtha, kerosene, normal-paraffin and lubricants. Pearl GTL has a capacity of 140,000 barrels per day of these products and ...

PPCPs: Preparing for an uncertain regulatory future

by Thermo Fisher Scientific, LIMS & Laboratory Software  (Mar. 25, 2015)

A recent study published in Environmental Pollution* identified 56 active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) in effluent samples from 50 large wastewater treatment plants across the U.S. Among the products found in samples were commonly prescribed anti-psychotic and antihypertensive drugs. As more studies continue to fuel public concerns over risks ...

Q&A: A look at solar plane attempting round-the-world trip

by Associated Press  (Mar. 10, 2015)

Two Swiss pioneers are attempting to fly around the world in a solar-powered airplane without a drop of fossil fuel. Here's a look at the plane and the pioneers behind it: HOW IS THE PLANE FLYING ONLY ON SOLAR POWER? Described by its creators as "an airborne laboratory," the single-seat Solar Impulse 2 has 17,248 ultra-efficient solar cells that ...

What is the difference between aluminium and ceramic hotplates?

by Camlab Limited  (Mar. 6, 2015)

Hotplates or combined hotplate stirrers are used in most laboratories for basic heating and stirring applications. Many models are offered with either a ceramic or aluminium top ...

SGS Informs on Persistent Organic Pollutants and Hazardous Waste Management in Greece

by SGS  (Dec. 30, 2014)

On 25 September 2014, the European Commission (1) announced that it is asking the European Union Court to fine Greece for inadequate management of hazardous waste. Greece Inadequate Management of Hazardous Waste The fine is EUR 14,904,736 and a daily penalty payment of EUR 72,864 until Greece fulfills its obligations. The hazardous waste ...

How toxic is coal ash? A laboratory toxicity case study

by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.  (Oct. 27, 2014)

Under a consent agreement among EPA and proponents both for and against stricter regulation, EPA is to issue a new coal ash disposal rule by the end of 2014. Laboratory toxicity investigations often yield conservative estimates of toxicity since many standard test species are more sensitive than resident species, thus could provide information ...

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 ...

Assessing the fit of biotic ligand model validation data in a risk management decision context

by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.  (Mar. 16, 2015)

Biotic ligand models (BLMs) have advanced the ability to predict the concentrations of metals in surface waters likely to harm aquatic organisms. BLMs have been developed for several metals including Cu, Zn, Cd, Ag, and USEPA has published guidance on the use of a BLM to develop water quality criteria for Cu. To validate the predictive ...

Vector Laboratories - Small Business Scheme - Case Study

by LRQA Limited  (Jun. 23, 2014)

Operating in a competitive market dominated by larger companies, Vector Laboratories aims to 'punch above its weight’ and increase its market share. Central to this drive is their quality management system which has been certified to ISO 9001 since 2002. 1. QMS Implementation ...

Diamond Project

by IWA Publishing  (Feb. 9, 2015)

DIAMOND is a 24-month ‘Research for SMEs’ European Union's  (FP7/2007_2013) project that began in September 2012 and finished in August 2014. The project aims to achieve a model of excellence in the management of wastewater treatment systems by addressing ...

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