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  • California DTSC Issues DCI for Nano Metals, Nano Metal Oxides, and Quantum Dots

    On December 21, 2010, the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) issued a much anticipated data call-in (DCI) for information regarding analytical test methods, and other relevant information, from manufacturers of nano silver, nano zero valent iron, nano titanium dioxide, nano zinc ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • BTEX monitor, equal performances to laboratory chromatographs

    Environnement S.A leveraged its technical leadership in this field with an extensive experience, being one of the first companies creating its first BTEX analyser almost 20 years ago. The VOC72M third generation of ...


    By Environnement S.A

  • Vertical pumps perform oil skimming duties for shell

    The Brent Charlie platform is one of four production platforms serving the Brent Field which is the largest in the UK sector of the North Sea. Installed vertically within one of the platform’s legs, the pumps are required to remove oil from the column and pump it via the reclaimed oil line and crude manifold into storage cells for further processing. Shell Expro required a reliable ...

  • Food Processing: Tower Scrubber Reduces Pollutants Recovering Reusable Solvents Case Study

    FMC adapted a ‘good neighbor’ policy when it installed a specialized, countercurrent packed tower scrubber into its seaweed extraction process system. The tower recovers isopropyl alcohol from the company’s process, thereby reducing pollutant emissions at the Rockland, Maine facility. The unit rids of the need for additional pollution control instrumentation and eliminates ...


    By CR Clean Air Group, LLC

  • Machine shop for oil and gas services provider wins when the chips are down

    Chip Filtering Keeps Machine Shop Coolant Clean Since 1976, Facility Engineer Jay Wilson has handled the HVAC, electrical, and other operational facility needs for a key Texas-based plant within the FMC Technologies, Inc. (FMCTI) family. This leading global provider of technology solutions for the energy industry and other industrial markets was twice named as the Most Admired Oil and Gas ...


    By Abanaki Corporation

  • New play on organoclay

    AquaBlok, Ltd., a manufacturer of innovative clay-based composite materials, has announced the introduction of a new organoclay product that provides for ease of delivery and improved performance of this well known remedial material technology. What the company calls 'AquaBlok+ORGANOCLAY' will preferentially adsorb and sequester a wide range of hydrocarbon and petroleum based contaminants. It can ...

  • Energy tax credits and the devil in congress

    It is difficult to get beyond the hyperbole of the election season to uncover a candidate’s true position. The non-partisan Pew Center on Global Climate Change performed a service with a recently released just-the-facts guide on the energy platforms of the presidential contenders http://www.pewclimate.org/voter-guide.What is remarkable about this year’s ...

  • TSCA Reform: Legislative Action Begins

    On April 15, 2010, Senator Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ) released the text of the Safe Chemicals Act of 2010, S. 3209 (SCA),1 which is intended to address the “core failings” of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). On the same day, Representatives Bobby Rush (D-IL), Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade, and Consumer Protection, and Henry Waxman (D-CA), Chairman of ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Real-time TOC tightens effluent control at Greencore

    A food manufacturing facility in Selby has installed a new continuous TOC (Total Organic Carbon) monitor, ‘the BioTector’ which has dramatically improved the site’s capability to refine and improve the plant’s wastewater treatment process. As a result the plant is better able to quickly respond to changes in the influent. Greencore Foods is a leading player in the food ...


  • The end of an Era?

    The U.S. Department of Transportation begins the phase out of the exception for Other Regulated Materials-Domestic. In last month's column, we outlined a series of proposed regulatory revisions that, upon promulgation, will have sweeping impact on organizations that manufacture, distribute, use or transport hazardous materials. This month, the focus will be on the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking ...


    By Verisk 3E

  • Field Detection of Chlorinated Alkenes in Well Water using the FROG-4000 Portable GC - Case Study

    Introduction Defiant’s FROG 4000, a portable GCPID system, was used to identify and determine the concentration of chlorinated alkenes in several extraction wells located in Tacoma Washington. Split samples were taken at each well and sent to an offsite lab for analysis. This case study examines the field exercise and highlights the high degree of agreement between the offsite lab and ...


    By Northern ANI Solutions Ltd.

  • MAXUM II - Perfect on-line gasoline analysis using the MAXUM II process gas chromatograph – Case Study

    Gasoline is a petroleum-derived liquid and primarily used as fuel in combustion engines. The analysis of gasoline for its chemical composition is extremely important as e. g. the concentration of individual hydrocarbons determines the octane number as well as the emission characteristics of gasoline. Therefore, great efforts are made to serve producers of gasoline with an efficient tool for ...

  • EPA Expands Endocrine Disruptor Testing

    On November 17, 2010, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the second list of chemicals for which EPA intends to issue test orders under the Endocrine Disruptor Screening Program (EDSP). EPA also released its draft policies and procedures for requiring Tier 1 screening under the EDSP, and a new guidance document outlining weight-of-evidence ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Nanotechnologies and FIFRA - Gradient Corporation EH&S Nano News, April 2006

    Untitled Document Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. is pleased to announce that Lynn L. Bergeson published an article appearing in the April 2006 issue of Gradient Corporation EH&S Nano ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • How can I make my lab greener? 5 tips to reduce your lab’s carbon footprint

    Many laboratories want to make their operation more environmentally friendly and reduce their carbon footprint. The 5 steps below are a good starting point for simple changes to get closer to being a green lab We’ve been reading the great tips and ideas on mygreenlab.org to reduce the carbon footprint of your lab. Why not try these simple changes to ...


    By Camlab Limited

  • Webinar Recap: “Developing, Testing, and Troubleshooting Chromatography Method Transfer”

    Hi, I’m Tom Wheat, Principal Scientist at Waters, and I recently hosted a webinar entitled, “Developing, Testing and Troubleshooting Chromatography Method Transfer.” Over the course of the webinar, we discussed the transfer of chromatographic methods that occurs at many stages in the development and production of a product. In its simplest form, the method is moved from one ...


    By Waters Corporation

  • Washington Watch - Nanoscale Materials and TSCA: EPA’s NPPTAC Recommends a Framework for a Voluntary Program

    Untitled Document With uncharacteristic speed and remarkable clarity, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) National Pollution Prevention and Toxics Advisory Committee ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • EQuIS as the Key to Unlocking the Potential of Data - Case Study

    Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon (PAH) History Reilly Tar and Chemical 80 acre property, operated 1917-1972 Coal tar and distilled by-products discharged to ditch and peat bog through 1939 Onsite industrial well with leaky casing PAH History Reilly Tar and Chemical 1934 the city’s first water supply well ...


    By EarthSoft, Inc

  • Energy Efficient Vertical Turbine Pumps Promote Sustainable Mining Efforts

    The computational fluid dynamics process advances highly efficient pump designs for difficult applications. Energy is a strategic input for the mining industry in Latin America and worldwide. Mining requires large amounts of energy, which drives up total operational costs. In Chile, mining companies consume 34 percent of the total energy produced in the country and spend approximately ...

  • Safety comes first for nanotechnology

    Online guide provides innovative path to product stewardship. Earlier this year, the International Council on Nanotechnology (ICON), Houston, launched the GoodNanoGuide, which is available at http://www.goodnanoguide.org. To cater to all audiences, the guide provides basic, intermediate and advanced options to choose from to contribute to or search within the online ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

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