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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 ...

A case study on a quasi-market mechanism for water resources allocation using laboratory experiments: the South-to-North Water Transfer Project, China

by IWA Publishing  (May 21, 2015)

The chosen water management mechanism will directly or indirectly determine the success or failure of the South-to-North Water Transfer Project. Due to the importance and complexity of the project and based on national conditions and the water situation, it is necessary to adopt a quasi-market mechanism. Using the advanced experience in China ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Case study - Westbay System Data improved understanding of groundwater conditions in geologic repository

by Westbay Instruments  (Apr. 30, 2015)

Multilevel well system delivered accurate measurements of hydraulic properties CHALLENGE One of the major challenges facing  ANDRA during the initial stages of  construction was to monitor the effects of  construction on the geological formations  overlying the argillite. SOLUTION To monitor changes in ...

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