biological sampling equipment Articles

  • Life Among The Heavy Metals

    Authors in scientific and applied works interpret the meaning of the concept "heavy metals" in different ways. Today, they include more than 40 chemical elements with an atomic mass of more than 50 atomic units. An important role in the determination of heavy metals is played by the following conditions: their high toxicity in relatively low concentrations, and the ability to bioaccumulation. ...


    By Lumex Instruments Group

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

    The main advantage of ex situ treatment is that it generally requires shorter time periods than in situ treatment, and there is more certainty about the uniformity of treatment because of the ability to homogenize, screen, and continuously mix the soil. However, ex situ treatment requires excavation of soils, leading to increased costs and engineering for equipment, possible permitting, and ...

  • 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

  • Suggested Practice for Remediation of Highly Infectious Biological Agent Contamination in Indoor Environments

    Untitled Document PURPOSE This suggested practice describes those basic procedures to be followed, and precautions ...

  • 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 ...

  • Ex Situ Biological Treatment for Groundwater, Surface Water, and Leachate

    The main advantage of ex situ treatment is that it generally requires shorter time periods, and there is more certainty about the uniformity of treatment because of the ability to monitor and continuously mix the groundwater. However, ex situ treatment requires pumping of groundwater, leading to increased costs and engineering for equipment, possible permitting, and material handling. ...

  • Low-Flow (Minimal Drawdown) Ground-Water Sampling Procedures

    Untitled Document Background The Regional Superfund Ground Water Forum is a group of ground-water ...


    By Solinst Canada Ltd.

  • Precellys application focus forensic - case study

    Forensic laboratories working with hard samples such as hair [1, 2J, bone [3], teeth, skin, etc. experience difficulties with DNA extraction due to the high energy needed to grind these tissues. Moreover, biological evidence is available in small quantities and the current techniques used do not provide high quality results. The Precellys homogenizers provides high speed sample disruption based ...


    By Bertin Technologies

  • Ensuring safe drinking water case study

    Challenge: A state environmental agency contracted with Antea Group to assist in the execution of a state-wide clean drinking water program. Program objectives included the development of an efficient and standardized program to monitor for chemical and biological contaminants across more than 6,500 public water systems. ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • Ultra-trace arsenic speciation at Columbia Analytical

    Ultra-trace speciation of arsenic and other metals is performed using a variety of techniques tailored to the specific combination of species, matrix, and detection limits required. Currently, two analytical systems are applied: Ion Chromatography-Inductively Coupled Mass Spectrometry (IC-ICP-MS) and Hydride Generation-Cryogenic Gas Chromatography-Flame Atomic Absorption Spectrometry ...


  • Freeze–thaw treatment of RBC sludge from a remote mining exploration facility in subarctic Canada

    Freeze–thaw conditioning of RBC (Rotating Biological Contactor) sludge was tested using a pilot-scale freezing bed placed in a mobile freezer operated at −10°C. Sludge samples from a remote mining exploration facility were flown in every 2 weeks, and added to the freezing bed in 8 layers of 10 cm thick. Approximately 4 months after the first layer of sludge was added, the pilot unit was removed ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Integrated Nutrient Pollution Control Project - Case Study

    Client Romanian Ministry of the Environment Project name Integrated Nutrient Pollution Control Project Country Romania Background and aim project Romania became a member of the European Union in January 2007. As a consequence, the Romanian Ministry of the Environment set up the Integrated ...


    By Eijkelkamp Soil & Water

  • A simple and flexible field-tested device for housing water monitoring sensors at point discharges

    The Water Monitoring Enclosure (WME) provides a simple and flexible housing for many types of sensors for continuous measurements of water parameters (physical, chemical, or biological) and provides the opportunity of representative sampling for external analyses. The WME ensures a minimum internal water level and this ensures that the internal monitoring equipment remains submerged even when ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Water Treatment Plant (Wtp) Optimization Techniques

    Introduction Given the seemingly ubiquitous, yet episodic nature of pathogen presence in source waters, monitoring and opti-mizmg the performance of water treatment plants is an increasingly important aspect in many suppliers' plans for maintaining w;ater quality . Filtration Plant Optimization (FPO) The Filtration Plant Optimization (FPO) analysis w:as ...


    By Analytical Services, Inc

  • Influent concentrations and removal performances of metals through municipal wastewater treatment processes

    This extensive study aimed at quantifying the concentrations and removal efficiency of 23 metals and metalloids in domestic wastewater passing through full-scale plants. Nine facilities were equipped with secondary biological treatment and three facilities were equipped with a tertiary treatment stage. The metals investigated were Li, B, Al, Ti, V, Cr, Fe, Ni, Co, Cu, Zn, As, Se, Rb, Mo, Ag, Cd, ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • TopAir`s PCR Station

    The PCR station is a cleanroom area with specialized equipment for the biomedical field. The PCR station handles Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR), a molecular technique for producing large quantities DNA from using an enzymatic reaction without requiring a living organism. Because of the high sensitivity of the procedure, careful attention to the work process in the PCR station is required. The ...


    By TopAir Systems

  • Distribution and characterization of anammox in a swine wastewater activated sludge facility

    Anaerobic ammonium oxidation (anammox) is a novel biological nitrogen removal process that oxidizes NH4+ to N2 with NO2− as an electron acceptor. The purpose of this study was to examine the potential activity and characteristics of anammox in a conventional swine wastewater treatment facility, which uses an activated sludge system ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • In Situ Bioremediation of Chlorinated Solvents: A Case Study

    In situ bioremediation is ongoing at a former manufacturing facility in Portland, Oregon. Shallow groundwater at the site was impacted by chlorinated solvents, primarily trichloroethene and degradation products cis-1,2-dichloroethene and vinyl chloride. In situ chemical oxidation treatment was completed in 2003 via the injection of sodium permanganate in source areas. Subsequent stimulation of in ...


    By EOS Remediation, LLC

  • Stability measurement of Biosolids Compost by Aerobic Respirometry

    Oxygen uptake of biosolids compost was measured during both laboratory and full-scale studies. Aerobic respirometry of solid samples of compost provided a precise measure of microbial activity. There was a noticeable decreasing trend in oxygen consumption over 25 days of composting, thereby indicating increasing stability. Moisture content also was found to affect the compost stability. During ...


    By Challenge Technology

  • Systems approach - Petroleum site

    An 18-month, in-situ biological program, specifically aimed at accelerating the current attenuation process such that the owner can sell the property began May 5, 2000. The remedial approach focused on bacterial population management, nutrient augmentation, terminal electron acceptor enhancement, and an efficient subsurface delivery of the enhancement liquids. Specifically, a novel delivery ...

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