chemical protection Articles

  • Protecting Emergency Responders from Harmful Chemicals

    A fire crew respond to an incident at a chemicals factory. Many hazardous substances are on site and the incident has resulted in injuries. The crew assess the situation, establish the danger zone and don their protective hazmat suits. These emergency responders risk their own lives to rescue injured workers and contain the situation. ...

  • Protecting the Workforce of the World's Largest Chemical Producer

     The largest chemical producer in the world is comprised of subsidiaries and joint ventures in more than 80 countries, operating six integrated production sites and 390 other production sites in Europe, Asia, Australia, the Americas and Africa.At approximately 50 acres in size, with 11 main production facilities and around 600 employees, the site in Northern England is one of the most ...

  • Protective Coatings

    Coatings An industrial coatings is a paint or coating defined by its protective, rather than its aesthetic ...


    By Ultimate Linings

  • Online Instrumentation to Protect Wastewater Facilities from Toxic Chemicals

    ABSTRACTSecurity concerns are driving current research to develop means of detecting toxic chemicals in wastewater influents as few online instruments are currently available for this purpose. Online respirometers such as the STIPTox are the obvious choice using existing, established technology. One of these units was recently used successfully in the WERF project 03-CTS-7S “Feasibility Testing ...

  • Monitoring of Hydrogen Sulfide in Industrial Processes

    Hydrogen sulfide, H2S, is a very poisonous, corrosive, and flammable gas. As such, it needs to be carefully monitored and controlled in industrial processes where it is generated or used. At relatively low concentrations, it has an odour of rotten eggs which effectively works as a warning, but at higher concentrations where it becomes acutely toxic and even lethal, it can no longer be smelled ...


    By Opsis AB

  • An Easy Guide to Understanding Surfactants

    What is a Surfactant? Surfactants are a primary component of cleaning detergents. The word surfactant means surface active agent. As the name implies, surfactants stir up activity on the surface you are cleaning to help trap dirt and remove it from the surface. Surfactants have a hydrophobic (water-hating) tail and a hydrophilic (water-loving) head. The hydrophobic tail of each ...

  • Silver-titania/polyurethane composite nanofibre mat for chemical and biological warfare protection

    The silver-titania nanoparticles with various silver contents were prepared by introducing the silver onto titania surface. Presence of silver was confirmed by various analyses. Compared to neat titania nanoparticle, the silver-titania nanoparticle exhibits better visible light photocatalytic degradation of methylene blue. Loading of silver onto titania leads to an enhancement of the visible ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Air stripper protection

    Project profile: Arizona chemicals, wastewater from chemical plant DATA: End User: Arizona Chemicals, Water Treatment Plant Location: Panama City, FL Commissioned: August 22, 2005 Units: (1) FDB-12P HDBF installed between Flow Rate: the IGF and the Air ...


    By Filtra Systems

  • Approaches to Chemical Control

    Hazardous material is anything that poses a threat to human health and the environment. Most hazardous materials are generated from chemicals. To provide the highest degree of protection for society and the environment from the dangers, stringent controls throughout the lifecycle of the material, starting with import or manufacture and ending with disposal, is necessary. Many governments consider ...


    By Verisk 3E

  • `Strategy for Complying with Air Pollution Control Regulations in the Chemical Industry,` published in Environmental Protection, October 2001

    The Clean Air Act (CAA) was originally passed by the United States Congress in 1970 and subsequently revised in 1977 for the purpose of protecting human health and the environment. In 1990, then-President George Bush signed the Clean Air Act Amendments. The far-reaching impacts of the 1990 amendments added significantly to the regulatory challenges already faced by the chemical industry. The ...


    By Trinity Consultants

  • Disclosure protection may narrow

    A business" ability to claim information as confidential when submitted to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) may soon be at risk, based on several EPA initiatives rolled out over the past year. As Congress gears up for Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) legislative reform, stakeholders are preparing for changes in the scope of confidential business information (CBI) protection under ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • My Voice - how you can demand better protection of human health and the environment from hazardous chemicals

    INTRODUCTION   A new start for controlling chemicals are you concerned about hazardous chemicals in the environment, and how they may be affecting your health? Did you know that a new EU law on how chemicals are ...

  • Protect Your Respiratory System

    The air around you keeps you alive. But in certain circumstances, it can cause you serious injury, illness or death. To stay alive and healthy, you need air which is clean, free of toxic gases and other contaminants, and contains the right amount of oxygen. Most of the time, the air around you at home, on the street and at work fills the bill. But under certain circumstances, the air contains ...


    By SafetySmart

  • Protecting America with Specialty Gases

      Prior to 9/11, environmental concerns largely focused on monitoring, controlling and reducing the pollution the industrial revolution had set in motion. From a specialty gas point of view, our efforts at Scott ...

  • TSCA - Chemical Testing Issues

    This Article introduces the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA),1 and describes chemical substances for which testing could be conducted under TSCA, chemical testing that could be required, persons required to conduct the tests, procedures that have been considered for selecting test chemicals, and associated legal challenges. I. TSCA The U.S. Congress enacted TSCA in 1976 to regulate ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • New Chemical hazards in the workplace

    In the days when Industrial Hygiene became a recognized scientific discipline, smoke stacks belched black smoke in River Rouge, MI and Pittsburgh, PA. Men worked in clouds of coal and asbestos dust and labor was hard, physical and usually dangerous. Personal protective equipment was rare; its use, even rarer and its protective effect marginal. Today, the face of manufacturing has changed ...


    By Atlantic Environmental, Inc.

  • Chemical pollutants in water emerge

    Recent advances in contaminant identification methodologies, sampling instrumentation, and analytical chemistry have caused an explosion of knowledge about the presence of previously undetected organic micropollutants. While it doesn"t follow that the mere presence of chemical contaminants results in harm, public health experts, regulators, and others aren"t sitting idly by. Given the necessity ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Carcinogens are Cancer Causing Chemicals

    What’s at Stake? A carcinogen is any substance that can cause cancer. They are chronic toxins that cause damage after repeated or long-term exposure. For some people, the workplace can be a source of exposure to some carcinogens, such as asbestos, benzene, or formaldehyde. What’s the Danger? Benzene is a colorless, flammable liquid with a sweet ...


    By SafetySmart

  • EPA Covers Confidential Chemicals

    On June 21, 2018, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued guidance to assist companies in creating structurally descriptive chemical names for substances whose specific chemical identities are claimed confidential and for listing substances on the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Chemical Substance Inventory. Because the need to retain chemical identity confidentiality is ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

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