biological sampling Articles

  • Trace metal status in marine biological samples: a review

    The literature on trace metal status in marine biological samples is reviewed, taking into account the importance of the subject. Marine organisms accumulate trace metals to body concentrations well above those in seawater. Different marine organisms differ significantly in accumulated tissue and total body concentrations of heavy metals. The present literature survey indicates that more than 26 ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Wetlands and biological case study

    Service(s) performed: File review and confirmatory soil sampling services Summary: At the request of a petroleum pipeline company, our environmental experts performed a comprehensive file review and regulatory correspondence activities to achieve a No Further Action (NFA) status for a release of crude oil from a pipeline in the Midwest U.S. After the release ...


    By EFI Global, Inc.

  • An interlaboratory comparison study for the determination of dialkyl phthalate esters in environmental and biological samples

    A series of interlaboratory comparison exercises were conducted to assess the accuracy of dialkyl phthalate ester (DPE) concentration measurements in environmental and biological samples. Five laboratories participated in analyses to determine DPE concentrations in standard test solutions; marine sediments; three certified reference materials (CRMs), including CARP‐2 (fish muscle) and BCR‐07 ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • A high-performance aerosol concentrator for biological agent detection

    Introduction Particle sampling from ambient air is a well-developed technology described in many texts (e.g., Vincent 1989; Willeke and Baron 1993; Hinds 1999). However, there are many cases in which the concentration of airborne particles is so low that it becomes necessary to sample for extended periods of time to collect enough mass for chemical or biological characterization of the ...


    By MSP Corporation

  • Treatment of tannery wastewater in a hybrid biological reactor

    A shaft-type hybrid bioreactor treated composite wastewater of a chrome tannery manufacturing 'wet-blue leather'. The sample was treated under suspended growth and then hybrid system with 20 g/L of 5 mm tyre tube beads in batch mode. The continuous study was made under suspended growth and hybrid system with 10-30 g/L of beads. The kinetic coefficients Ks, k, Y and k were 170.83 mg/L, 0.0397 h−1, ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Best practices in marine sample preparation with the Precellys® range

    Green house gas emissions might lead to a "collapse" of marine species and thus of the food chain. 10 to 12% of the species might disappear if the temperature increases by 2°C compared to thepre-industrialera. Advances in  research regarding the behavior of the marine world using protein markers, genetics and direct observations allow researchers to better apprehend the biodiversity and ...


    By Bertin Instruments SAS

  • Strategies for the reduction of Legionella in biological treatment systems

    A community-wide outbreak of Legionnaire's disease occurred in Warstein, Germany, in August 2013. The epidemic strain, Legionella pneumophila Serogruppe 1, was isolated from an industrial wastewater stream entering the municipal wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) in Wartein, the WWTP itself, the river Wäster and air/water samples from an industrial cooling system 3 km downstream of the WWTP. ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Biochemical acidogenic potential in domestic wastewaters: effect of sampling and storage to characterize daily average composite samples

    To estimate the expectable enhanced biological phosphorus removal value of a wastewater, the concentration of volatile fatty acids (VFAs) and the biochemical acidogenic potential (BAP) are generally determined on grab samples of wastewater, as these variables are prone to rapid change after sampling. However, such sampling technique do not take into account the variations of these parameters ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • What are Core Samplers?

    A core, in marine research, is a cylindrical section taken from sediments underlying a water body. Core samplers, the instruments used to obtain cores, range from the simple to the complex. The variety of corer types reflect the breadth and variety of marine research. For example, the simplest corers are hand-operated types used in shallow waters to collect sediment cores containing fauna. ...

  • Laboratory tests describing the biological reactivity of pretreated residual wastes

    In Austria as well as in Germany, several ideas have been put forward on how to describe the biological activity of waste. Gas-generation potential, respiration activity and analysis of material groups ('Stoffgruppenanalysen' according to Van Soest, 1963) and eluate parameters like TOC, NH4-N, COD and BOD were discussed. The use of the Incubation Test (developed by the Department of Waste ...


    By ORBIT e.V.

  • Critical Role of Aerobic Uptake in Biological Phosphorus Removal

    ABSTRACTThe use of biological phosphorus removal (BPR) to remove phosphorus (P) from municipal wastewaters is well-established, and especially in recent years, there has been a significant increase in the number of utilities practicing BPR. The basic BPR mechanism includes two distinct steps: anaerobic P release, and aerobic P uptake. However, BPR design and optimization efforts have typically ...

  • Enhancing Biological Nutrient Reduction in Advanced Individual Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems

    ABSTRACTAdvanced onsite systems need to continue to improve wastewater treatment through nutrient reduction. Some advanced onsite systems have been shown to reduce nutrients significantly. However, with modifications, these systems can reduce total inorganic nitrogen (TIN) to an even greater degree, and nitrate to levels below federal drinkingwater standards. INTRODUCTIONNitrogen compounds in ...

  • Best practices for air sampling in veterinary environment with the coriolis® μ

    It is extremely important to monitor exposure to bio-contamination in veterinary-based facilities such as CAFOs, farms and life-stock areas. Reducing the risk of exposure to air borne bio-contaminants is crucial for the human and animal well-being in those environments. The Coriolis® μ innovative biological airsampler developed by Bertin Instruments is perfectly suited for environmental ...


    By Bertin Instruments SAS

  • In Situ Biological Treatment for Soil, Sediment, and Sludge

    The main advantage of in situ treatment is that it allows soil to be treated without being excavated and transported, resulting in potentially significant cost savings. However, in situ treatment generally requires longer time periods, and there is less certainty about the uniformity of treatment because of the variability in soil and aquifer characteristics and because the efficacy of the ...

  • Effect of fibre on shear strength of residue from mechanical–biological pretreatment of waste

    Fibres in the waste have a strong influence on shear strength. This is because even though the waste is characterised as a coarse material with a non-cohesive granular behaviour, it may nevertheless display high values of pseudocohesion due to the effect of the tensile strength of the fibre inclusions. Samples of pretreated residue with different particle sizes were prepared to study this effect. ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Groundwater: Low-flow Purging and Sampling

    Significant timesavings, improved sample process integrity, quality assurance and minimal quantities of potentially contaminated purge water to manage - are attractive as the focus on groundwater quality sharpens and economics demand best cost-benefit based methods Water has become a vitally important resource.  Maintaining its quality and quantity and avoiding pollution are set to be ...

  • Modelling biological Cr(VI) reduction in aquifer microcosm column systems

    Several chrome processing facilities in South Africa release hexavalent chromium (Cr(VI)) into groundwater resources. Pump-and-treat remediation processes have been implemented at some of the sites but have not been successful in reducing contamination levels. The current study is aimed at developing an environmentally friendly, cost-effective and self-sustained biological method to curb the ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Radionuclide content of human samples in the Ramsar area of Iran

    As part of a survey to determine public exposure to natural radiation and to estimate radionuclide levels in the diet and human tissues, the radionuclide content of different biological samples of residents in Ramsar, a high level background radiation area (HLBRA) in Iran, has been measured. The main route of 210Po and 210Pb intake in the human body is ingestion ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Reclamation of a mine contaminated soil using biologically reactive organic matrices

    Organic residues such as sewage sludge, biowastes and composts are increasingly used in land rehabilitation because they can improve the physical, chemical and biochemical properties of soil, and reduce the need for inorganic fertilization. Furthermore, their use contributes to an integrated approach to waste management by promoting recycling of nutrients and minimizing final disposal, especially ...


    By SAGE Publications Ltd

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