chemical procurement management Articles

  • Best Practices for Chemical Management

    Introduction The costs of managing chemicals are far more than just the product price, but the life-cycle management of chemicals can be optimized to cut these peripheral costs. By adopting best practices, the chemical management process is more integrated into the business process, becoming a strategic advantage to the organization, raising efficiency on a number of fronts, decreasing legal ...


    By Chemical Safety Software

  • Chemical Engineering Magazine Article: Chemical Lifecycle Management

    Chemicals in production and laboratory environments alike have three distinct lifecycle phases: the first is procurement and inventory storage; the second is use in a manufacturing process or research program; and the third is post-use, including onsite handling, removal and beneficial reuse, recycle or disposal. A number of considerations including regulations, safety, material utilization ...


    By Clean Harbors

  • Buying Green! A Handbook on Environmental Public Procurement

    Untitled Document Green procurement: the essentials Green public procurement is a step-by-step process. Here are the steps. ...

  • Best Practices for Chemical Management for Cost Savings, Regulatory Compliance, and Environmental Responsibility

    If you ask industrial and laboratory operations managers about their biggest challenges, the answers you'll hear most often relate to environmental regulations and the management of chemicals. And the concern permeates the whole organization as well -- according to Accenture and the Conference Board, over one third of 500 top US CEO's named chemical-related Environmental Health ...


    By Chemical Safety Software

  • Hazard material information management and regulatory compliance

    Prior to the 1970s, legislative acts addressing hazardous chemicals were few in number and specific to a handful of topics. The Refuse Act of 1899 was often ignored and rarely enforced, and the Atomic Energy Act of 1954 was exclusive to radioactive material. When it came to workplace and community safety involving the handling, storage, disposal, and transportation of hazardous materials, ...


    By Verisk 3E

  • Gas analysers support management of Swindon fire

    The capability to convene a multi-agency Air Quality Cell (AQC) was established in England in 2009 following the Buncefield Oil Storage Depot incident. A review of this event identified the need to rapidly co-ordinate the acquisition, analysis and interpretation of air quality data in major incidents. Arrangements have been made in England to bring together experts from the Environment Agency ...


    By Quantitech Ltd

  • Increasing Environmental Commitment in Supply Chain Performance Management

    In 2015, China reinforced its environmental policies and laws, strengthening air and water pollution controls. Trend toward Environmental Commitment Almost immediately, polluters found themselves subject to litigation, for example, a group of chemical companies subjected to compensation demands for about US$26 million (1). China is supporting victims of ...


    By SGS

  • Emission Control Strategies and Technologies for the Chemical Processing Industry: An interview with Chris Anguil

    AC: Could you please provide our readers with a brief introduction to the industries that Anguil Environmental works within? CA: Our thermal and catalytic oxidizer systems are applied on any industrial process that is regulated for Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs), Hazardous Air Pollutants (HAPs) or Nitrogen Oxides (NOX). Some of these industries include chemical ...

  • FTIR gas analyzers support management of fire at UK waste facility - Case study

    A multi-agency Air Quality Cell (AQC) was first established in England in 2009 following the Buncefield Oil Storage Depot incident. A review of this event identified the need to rapidly co-ordinate the acquisition, analysis and interpretation of air quality data in major incidents.  Arrangements have been made in England to bring together experts from the Environment Agency (EA), Public ...


    By Gasmet Technologies Oy

  • Flexible data management helps in regulatory compliance, by Colin Thurston, director of product strategy, process industries, thermo fisher scientific

    In the US state of Florida, the public regional wholesale water provider Tampa Bay Water and Veolia Water North America completed a 454,000 cubic meters (120 million gallons per day) water treatment plant that exceeds federal and state drinking water quality standards. The design, build, and operate (DBO) approach helped to save US$80 million and kept the project on schedule.The Tampa Bay Water ...

  • Accurate MSDSs and HazMat Inventory Improve Compliance

    In the HazMat world today, most large organizations follow a time-honored process for identifying critical compliance needs and spend the money necessary to make it work. It is a process that tilts the compliance board in advantage of the bigger players. The challenge today for organizations is to effectively manage their entire chemical inventory so they can stay in compliance and avoid the ...


    By Verisk 3E

  • Cummins Inc. monitors, enforces and eliminates use of prohibited substances across worldwide operations

    Cummins Inc. is a global power leader that designs, manufactures, sells and services diesel engines and related technology around the world with approximate 40,000 employees. Cummins serves its customers through its network of 500 company-owned and independent distributor facilities and more than 5,200 dealer locations in over 190 countries and territories. Cummins has a documented mission of ...


    By IHS Markit

  • Brightwater: The Design Challenges of a 39 mgd (150 MLD) Membrane Bioreactor

    Many Membrane Bioreactor (MBR) facilities have been constructed in North America, however to date the largest operating MBR facility in Traverse City MI has had a maximum month capacity of 8.5 mgd (32 MLD). The Brightwater MBR plant, now under construction in King County, Washington, is designed to have a maximum continuous capacity of 39 mgd (148 MLD), with a peak MBR treatment capacity of 57 ...

  • Augmenting your green chemistry ambitions with EH&S data

    Hunter S. Thompson once said: “It was the tension between those two poles - a restless idealism on one hand and a sense of impending doom on the other - that kept me going”. You may feel the same way sometimes… Companies’ environmental health and safety (EH&S) regulatory compliance programmes and strategies have traditionally been aimed at preventing violations, ...


    By Verisk 3E

  • A Benchmark Study of EMIS Performance and Effectiveness

    This article presents some of the results and conclusions drawn from a recent online, inter-industry survey of companies using EMIS tools to manage their environmental, health, and safety data. INTRODUCTION The final quarter of the 20th century saw two major changes that greatly affected industry: the advent of environmental, health, and safety (EH&S) awareness, and the computing ...


    By E2 ManageTech

  • 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

  • Improve your approach to hazardous materials

    Today most large organizations that must deal with hazardous materials follow a time-honored process for identifying critical compliance needs and spend the money necessary to make it work. However, committing this level of resources can be tough for smaller companies. The challenge is to effectively manage their entire chemical inventory to stay in compliance and avoid the dangers, fines and ...


    By Verisk 3E

  • Zodiac Maritime Agencies gains significant advantages from independent verification of its Environmental and Safety Report

    There is a general recognition throughout industry, commerce and the public sector of the increasing need for transparency across business operations. There is recognition that they are increasingly coming under the spotlight as much for the ‘non-financial’ aspects of their operations as for the financial. Increasingly well informed and engaged procurers are interested in how the ...


    By LRQA Limited

  • Nitrogen Oxide Technology gives American Superconductor an economical, environmentally friendly treatment solution

    The installation of Bionomic Industries Inc.'s (Mahwah, NJ) innovative ScrubPac. BIONOxSOLVER" abatement system is enabling American Superconductor Corporation to treat the nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions from a calcination process at its new, high temperature superconductor manufacturing facility (Devens, MA), in a cost-effective, environmentally responsible way. Bionomic Industries' ...


    By Bionomic Industries Inc.

  • MSDS evolution: from document to data to globalization

    OSHA's Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) was first adopted in 1983 for the manufacturing sector. In 1987, the agency expanded the scope of coverage to include all industries where employees are potentially exposed to hazardous chemicals. The catalyst for HCS was the powerful Right-to-Know (RTK) movement that gained momentum in the late 1970s, first at the state level, as it forged ahead to ...


    By Verisk 3E

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