contaminant monitoring Articles

  • The ‘ins and outs’ of air quality monitoring

    The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) recently issued draft guidance on ‘Air pollution - outdoor air quality and health.’ In the following article Jim Mills, Managing Director of Air Monitors Ltd, explains why there will need to be more funding for monitoring if the mitigation measures mentioned in the guidance are to be implemented effectively. Jim also ...


    By Air Monitors Ltd.

  • Monitoring Metal Contamination in Water

    Metal contamination in drinking and source water has proven to have economic and health impacts on the human race. Regulatory agencies understand the importance of remediating metal contamination in our water supply to ensure safe consumption of drinking water. In order to properly remediate our water supplies, one must first determine cause of contamination and the source of the problem. ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Optimising laboratory environment for successful IVF

    The London Women’s Clinic in Cardiff (LWC Wales) is one of ten clinics within its group which collectively provide expert fertility treatment to families across England and Wales. When it comes to IVF and fertility treatment there is no ‘off-the-shelf’ or ‘one size fits all’ solution and, as such, the medical teams produce a bespoke fertility programme for each and ...


    By Geotech

  • Sludge Blanket Level Detection – making new process opportunities possible

    Much Pulsar's Self-Cleaning Viper Sludge Sensor of the demonstrating the effective maintenance-free solution. discussion around the way we deal with sewage sludge – the way it is moved around the process, the bellmouth valves and decant processes, the downstream treatment of the liquors, important issues around TOTEX and discharge Compliance, plus more recently the ...

  • Analyzer underpins growth of container inspection company

    After a career as a customs officer in the Netherlands, Wim van Tienen was well aware of the toxic gas hazards presented by some freight containers, so in 2009 he started a company, Van Tienen Milieuadvies B.V., offering gas analysis and safety advice. The company grew quickly and now employs 23 staff. Wim attributes a large part of this success to the advanced FTIR gas detection and analysis ...


    By Gasmet Technologies Oy

  • Guidelines for the use of mosses and soils in monitoring contaminant fallout

    In 1999 Italy’s Environmental Protection Agency (ANPA) published a paper on the methods to be used in the case of mosses and soils. After nearly a decade, a review is advisable. The attached Guidelines take account of numerous experiments in the environmental field and include a short description of bryophyte biology. A great many pollutants are present in our environment. In addition to ...

  • Optimal groundwater contamination monitoring using pumping wells

    This study presents a new method for selecting monitoring wells for optimal evaluation of groundwater quality. The basic approach of this work is motivated by difficulties in interpolating groundwater quality from information collected for only few sampled wells. The well selection relies on other existing data relevant to contaminant distribution in the sampling domain, e.g. predictions of ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Contamination at ANA Shipyard

    ANA Shipyard is located on Elizabeth river and during additional construction work, it was discovered that the ground water was contaminated with free product due to soil contaminated with a mixture of oils and greases. Excavation of soil and replacement with clean dirt was not an option since it would contaminate the river. It was recommended by the Virginia DEQ that the cleanup should be done ...


    By Sarva Bio Remed, LLC

  • Case study – condensate contamination

    Site: Natural Gas Wellhead Site (Colorado) Contaminant: BTEX (LNAPL/free product present) Soil Type: Well-sorted sand and gravel Injection Cost: $13,000 (material & labor): Size of Trenches: Approximately 5 feet by 55 feet No. of Trenches: 5 (4 at size above, 1 added in the field - ~5 feet by 21 feet Depth of Trench: ~7 feet below ground surface Goal: ...

  • Contaminated soil remediation - Inverurie

    Remove Contaminated Soil from Residential Gardens & Re-Landscape Client: MTM Construction Consultant: WA Fairhurst and Partners Challenge: Advise on the removal of contaminated material from a residential area built on a former town gas site. Reinstate existing landscaping. Applied ...


    By Soilutions Ltd

  • Groundwater and contaminant transport modelling

    Client: Nuclear Industry Location: Cumbria, UK Services: Radioactive waste consultancy, hydrogeological risk assessment Issues: Potential risk to groundwater, environment and human health. System conceptualisation Summary: ESI developed a FEFLOW finite element model of the groundwater system in the ...

  • Contamination/Environmental case study

    Orlando Drum Company, Orlando, FL Facility washes and reconditions used drums Mercuri and Associates, Inc. was retained as hydrogeological consultant to verify state allegations of contamination of soil and ground water with heavy metals, pesticides, and volatile organic compounds. Initiated preliminary soil and groundwater sampling program, prepared/submitted ...


    By Mercuri & Associates, Inc.

  • The Mussel Watch approach and its applicability to global chemical contamination monitoring programmes

    Although the use of biological monitors has become a standard practice in different national and international programmes over the past two decades, there are several complicating factors that need to be taken into account when sampling over large geographical extensions. Species availability, physiological conditions, and climatic variables encountered over large areas of study are a few of the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • UCMR2 - Unregulated contaminant monitoring regulation 2 application notes

    The EPA UCMR2 program was developed to monitor US drinking water sources for currently unregulated compounds. UCMR2 sampling will occur during 2008-2010. Horizon Technology has developed turnkey solutions for some of these methods, that address UCMR2 requirements. The applications for EPA ...


    By Horizon Technology, Inc.

  • Combining modeling and monitoring to study fecal contamination in a small rural catchment

    The present study sought to identify Escherichia coli sources in a small catchment and to use the agro-hydrological model soil and water assessment tool (SWAT) to estimate their impact on river water quality. The innovative aspects of this research are to assess the hourly variations of fecal contamination and to take these variations into account in the model to provide a better evaluation of ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Monitoring Airborne Contaminants in Workplace Atmospheres, Using Sampling Devices and GC or HPLC

    Workers' exposure to hazardous substances must be held within acceptable limits. Therefore, airborne contaminant vapor and particles (including aerosols) in industrial atmospheres must be monitored. In the United States, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) offer, for many such substances, specific ...


    By Sigma-Aldrich Co., LLC

  • Remove contaminated soil - Duns

    Remove Contaminated Soil & Treat Ground Waters Client: Lothian Borders & Angus Co-op Consultant: Wren & Bell Challenge: Remove contaminated soils and tanks from a former petrol station. Applied technology: Excavate, haulage and disposal Remediation ...


    By Soilutions Ltd

  • Monitored natural recovery of PCB-contaminated sediments at the Lake Hartwell Superfund site

    A series of three articles describing a study evaluating the natural recovery of surface sediments contaminated with polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) at the Sangamo-Weston/Twelvemile Creek/Lake Hartwell Superfund Site in Pickens County, South ...


    By ENVIRON

  • Integrated risk and recovery monitoring of ecosystem restorations on contaminated sites

    Ecological restorations of contaminated sites balance the human and ecological risks of residual contamination with the benefits of ecological recovery and the return of lost ecological function and ecosystem services. Risk and recovery are interrelated dynamic conditions, changing as remediation and restoration activities progress through implementation into long‐term management and ecosystem ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

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