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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 ...

Integrated side-stream reactor for biological nutrient removal and minimization of sludge production

by IWA Publishing  (Apr. 13, 2015)

Integrated processes to reduce in situ the sludge production in wastewater treatment plants are gaining attention in order to facilitate excess sludge management. In contrast to post-treatments, such as anaerobic digestion which is placed between the activated sludge system and dewatering processes, integrated technologies are placed in the ...

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 ...

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 ...

Reputation Management and Quality Assurance throughout the Supply Chain

by SGS  (Jan. 7, 2015)

Consumer driven economies abound, which is good news for retailers, manufacturers and brand owners, as well as criminals and fraudsters. How can the consumer goods industry protect itself from unscrupulous operators within the supply chain? The emergence and proliferation of global brands, international manufacturing and ever-growing supply ...

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 ...

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 ...

Rethinking the Global Supply Chain

by LLamasoft, Inc.  (Apr. 22, 2015)

Shifting global dynamics and internal business process changes are compelling manufacturers and retailers to challenge the status quo and reinvent their supply chains Demand is a fickle thing. In today’s global, e-commerce-oriented economy, that one simple truth resonates. Against a backdrop of geopolitical provocations, social conflict, ...

U.S. Federal Agencies benefit from accredited laboratories

by ASTM International  (Jan. 15, 2013)

Accreditation is the independent evaluation of conformity assessment bodies against recognized standards to carry out specific activities to ensure their impartiality and competence. Through the application of national and international standards, government, procurers and consumers can have confidence in calibration and test results, and ...

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 ...

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