contaminant sampling Articles

  • NIOSH Announces Sampling Strategy to Help Identify Potential Nanomaterial Exposure in an Occupational Setting

    On November 1, 2016, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) published a blog item entitled “Never fear!  NEAT 2.0 is here! — How to perform nanomaterial exposure assessment in the workplace.”  NIOSH notes that in 2009, it developed and was the first to recommend using the nanoparticle ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Mineral oil contamination in dry food samples

    SpeedExtractor E-916: Optimization of pressurized solvent extraction (PSE) for the rapid and efficient determination of MOSH and MOAH in dry food samples Many food samples are contaminated with mineral oil coming from different sources. One possible source of contamination is the migration from cardboard packaging made of recycled fibers. Other sources of contamination with mineral oils ...


    By BÜCHI Labortechnik AG

  • Passive sampling methods for contaminated sediments: State of the science for organic contaminants

    This manuscript surveys the literature on passive sampler methods (PSMs) used in contaminated sediments to assess the chemical activity of organic contaminants. The chemical activity in turn dictates the reactivity and bioavailability of contaminants in sediment. Approaches to measure specific binding of compounds to sediment components, e.g., amorphous carbon or specific types of reduced ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Geostatistical Sampling Optimization and Waste Characterization of Contaminated Premises

    Abstract This methodological study presents a geostatistical approach suitable for radiological evaluation in nuclear premises. By modelling the spatial continuity of activities, geostatistics provide sound methods to estimate and map radiological activities, together with their uncertainty. The main geostatistical principles are first recalled and illustrated on a real premise ...


    By GEOVARIANCES

  • Ferrography Made Easy With The FerroCheck 2000

    The measurement and trending of abnormal ferrous wear debris in machinery lubrication oils is arguably the most significant indicator of machinery health and a key predictor of catastrophic machinery failure. There are several methods available to measure the ferrous content of lubrication oil. ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • The productive environmental laboratory: BSK Labs boosts efficiency with Metrohm IC

    BSK Labs runs a number of environmental laboratories and service centers along the west coast of the US. A total of 70 employees – including microbiologists, chemists, lab technicians, and support staff – make sure that the 200 to 350 samples that come in every week are analyzed. BSK Labs specializes in potable water chemistry, ground water monitoring, storm water runoff, solid waste ...


    By Metrohm AG

  • 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

  • Passive sampling methods for contaminated sediments: Risk assessment and management

    This paper details how activity‐based passive sampling methods (PSMs), which provide information on bioavailability in terms of freely dissolved contaminant concentrations (Cfree), can be used to better inform risk management decision‐making at multiple points in the process of assessing and managing contaminated sediment sites. Because Cfree is a better predictor of bioavailability than total ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Passive sampling methods for contaminated sediments: Practical guidance for selection, calibration, and implementation

    This manuscript provides practical guidance on the use of passive sampling methods (PSMs) that target the freely dissolved concentration (Cfree) for improved exposure assessment of hydrophobic organic chemicals in sediments. Primary considerations for selecting a PSM for a specific application include clear delineation of measurement goals for Cfree, whether laboratory‐based “ex‐situ” and/or ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Passive sampling methods for contaminated sediments: State of the science for metals

    It is generally accepted that “dissolved” concentrations of contaminants in sediment pore water (Cfree) provide a more relevant exposure metric for risk assessment than do total concentrations. Passive sampling methods (PSMs) for estimating Cfree offer the potential for cost‐efficient and accurate in situ characterization of Cfree for inorganic sediment contaminants. In contrast to the PSMs ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Passive sampling in contaminated sediment assessment: Building consensus to improve decision‐making

    Contaminated sediments pose an on‐going, pervasive, global challenge to environmental managers as sediments can reflect a legacy of pollution that can impair the beneficial uses of water bodies. A formidable challenge in assessing the risks of contaminated sediments has been elucidation and measurement of contaminant bioavailability, expressed as the freely dissolved concentration (Cfree) in ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • SupelMIP SPE for Sample Cleanup and Analysis of Food and Environmental Contaminants

    MIP SPE was successfully used for extraction of multiple classes of food and environmental contaminants from difficult matrices, such as egg, oil and flour. • Six nitroimidazoles were extracted from egg and milk with recoveries typically over 90%. • Among NSAIDs compounds, acidic compounds gave good recoveries between 100-115% while non-acidic compounds gave less desirable recoveries ...


    By Sigma-Aldrich Co., LLC

  • 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.

  • Mineral oil contaminations in cardboard

    SpeedExtractor E-916: Optimization of pressurized solvent extraction (PSE) for the rapid and efficient determination of MOSH and MOAH in cardboard Many food samples are often contaminated with mineral oil coming from different sources. One possible source of contamination is the migration from cardboard packaging made of recycled fibres. ...


    By BÜCHI Labortechnik AG

  • 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

  • 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

  • Bioremediating Explosives Contaminated Soil

    From the beginning of World War II until the 1970s, the site that is now the Naval Surface Warfare Center in Crane, Indiana (NSWC-Crane) was the home of a major bomb manufacturing operation. Explosive compounds such as TNT, Royal Demolition Explosives (RDX) and Her Majesty’s Explosive (HMX) were handled loose and drifted through air vents. Often, the material settled on the roofs of buildings, ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Technical Bulletin: Multilevel Sampling

    The topic of this CL:AIRE Technical Bulletin is multilevel sampling systems for characterising contaminated groundwater. Contaminated groundwater can present considerable problems for landowners: it can occur at significant depth, sources of the contamination are not often obvious, it can migrate from one property to another, and groundwater flow directions can be altered due to seasonal ...


    By Solinst Canada Ltd.

  • An approach for calculating a confidence interval from a single aquatic sample for monitoring hydrophobic organic contaminants

    The use of passive sampling devices (PSDs) for monitoring hydrophobic organic contaminants in aquatic environments can entail logistical constraints that often limit a comprehensive statistical sampling plan, thus resulting in a restricted number of samples. The present study demonstrates an approach for using the results of a pilot study designed to estimate sampling variability, which in turn ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Understanding bioavailability and toxicity of sediment‐associated contaminants by combining passive sampling with in vitro bioassays in an urban river catchment

    Bioavailable and bioaccessible fractions of sediment‐associated contaminants are considered as better dose metrics for sediment‐quality assessment than total concentrations. The authors applied exhaustive solvent extraction and nondepletive equilibrium sampling techniques to sediment samples collected along the Brisbane River in South East Queensland, Australia, which range from pristine ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

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