contaminants analysis Articles

  • Real Time TOC Analysis in Steam and Condensate

    Executive Summary Steam in petro/chemical plants could be contaminated with hydrocarbons (TOC = Total Organic Carbons) from various sources. In any case this is a sign for defects in the process, whether it they occur in the heat exchanger, the blow down vessel, the condensate recovery or other parts of the system. Conventional solutions to monitor such contaminations use TOC- ...


    By JCT Analysentechnik GmbH

  • 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

  • Comparative Analysis of Contaminant Removal Mechanisms under Reduced Environments

    17th Annual AEHS Meeting and West Coast Conference on Soils, Sediments, and Water, San Diego, CA March 19-22, ...


  • Logistic regression analysis to estimate contaminant sources in water distribution systems

    Accidental or intentional contamination in a water distribution system (WDS) has recently attracted attention due to the potential hazard to public health and the complexity of the contaminant characteristics. The accurate and rapid characterization of contaminant sources is necessary to successfully mitigate the threat in the event of contamination. The uncertainty surrounding the contaminants, ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Quantitative analysis of microbial contamination in private drinking water supply systems

    Over one million households rely on private water supplies (e.g. well, spring, cistern) in the Commonwealth of Virginia, USA. The present study tested 538 private wells and springs in 20 Virginia counties for total coliforms (TCs) and Escherichia coli along with a suite of chemical contaminants. A logistic regression analysis was used to investigate potential correlations between TC ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Database analysis of US state regulatory guidance for organic surface soil contamination

    This manuscript describes a database of US state regulatory guidance values assembled to examine the guidance applied to the most commonly regulated surface soil contaminants. Guidance values were identified for 994 different contaminants, but there is considerable variability in the number of contaminants regulated by each state and in the values applied to contaminants. Guidance values for the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • A fuzzy multi-criteria decision analysis approach for the management of petroleum-contaminated sites

    This paper presents an effective Fuzzy Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis (FMCDA) approach for contaminated site management. The development was based on: selecting eight criteria for remedial alternative evaluation and determining the weight of criteria importance under uncertainty; addressing various uncertainty issues in remedial alternative assessment process using a fuzzy-set approach based on ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • 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

  • Source identification of sudden contamination based on the parameter uncertainty analysis

    It is important to identify the source information after a sudden water contamination incident occurs in a water supply system. The accuracy of the simulation model's parameters determines the accuracy of the source information. However, it is difficult to obtain the true value of these parameters by existing methods, so reduction of the errors caused by the uncertainty of these parameters is ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Investigating cross-contamination of aquifers

    Shallow aquifers can cross-contaminate deeper aquifers through penetration of an intervening aquitard, via sandy intervals in the aquitard, along well casings, across long well screens, or around aquitard pinchouts. Distinguishing among these potential pathways requires the use of evaluation tools that may support or eliminate certain pathways. These tools include groundwater gradient and ...


    By Springer

  • 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

  • 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

  • Mercury Analysis

    Characteristics of Mercury What is Mercury? Mercury is a naturally occurring silver-colored metallic element noted for its occurrence as a liquid at room temperature and toxic to living organisms. This silvery, opaque liquid metal is very dense, yet has a high surface tension that causes it to form tiny perfect spheres in the pores of the rocks it is found in. It is ...


    By HORIBA Europe GmbH

  • Determining trace amounts of contaminants in water

    Introduction Pesticides, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), and pharmaceuticals are a worldwide contamination problem. Several major US water bodies, such as the Hudson River, St. Lawrence River, Fox River and the Great Lakes have been contaminated with PCBs from industries discharging into these water bodies for decades. For example, from approximately 1947 to 1977, the General Electric ...


    By Horizon Technology, Inc.

  • Analysing four of the most contaminated foodstuffs

    Food adulteration has been around since the Victorian times when cheese was often coloured with lead salts, beer and milk were watered down and flour was bulked out with chalk dust or ground bones [1]. Governments apply stringent legislation and quality standards to food products but the practice of adulteration, driven by greed and profit, is still seen. ...


    By Specac Limited

  • Evaluation of emerging waterborne contaminants in Ireland

    A group of potential emerging contaminants in two Irish drinking water supplies were investigated. The aim was to investigate the presence of emerging contaminants which are not currently routinely monitored or regulated as part of the European Communities Drinking Water Regulations SI 278 of 2007 but are known or anticipated to occur in drinking water supplies. A monthly sampling and analysis ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Contaminated land site investigation in Bristol

    Client: Property Developer Location: Bristol, UK Services: Contaminated Land Risk Assessment, Human Health Risk Assessment, Controlled Waters and Ecological Risk Assessment. Summary: ESI’s contaminated land assessment ensured that this former brickworks site was not registered as contaminated land under Part 2A of ...

  • Environmental Data Management for Groundwater Contamination

    ESdat environmental data management software has been used to manage and report on large datasets generated from an investigation of groundwater contamination on an industrial facility in Adelaide. ESdat was used in managing site data and the maintenance of conceptual model and time series outputs at a complex site over an extended period. Leakages of TCE and the subsequent ...

  • Analysis of gene expression profiles in largemouth bass exposed to 17-beta-estradiol and to anthropogenic contaminants that behave as estrogens.

    Novel molecular based methods are being developed to study changes in gene expression in wildlife exposed to anthropogenic chemicals. Gene arrays, in particular, are useful tools that can be used to simultaneously monitor hundreds to thousands of genes within a single experiment, giving an investigator the ability to determine how exposure affects multiple metabolic pathways. These methods are ...


    By EcoArray, Inc

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