contaminants analysis Articles

  • United States Coast Guard (USCG) Implements Handheld Technology for Onboard Oil Testing in New Cutters - Case Study

    With a motto of “Always Ready,” the United States Coast Guard (USCG) has 11 missions specified by law including drug and migrant interdiction; ports, waterways and coastal security; fishery patrols; search and rescue; and national defense. The USCG’s newest ships include 22 Fast Response Cutters (FRCs) which recently entered service, and 36 more are currently on order. ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • 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, ...


  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 MilliporeSigma

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • Sequential extraction combined with isotopic analysis as a tool for studying lead contamination from mining activity

    Tailings deposits generated from mining activities constitute a potential risk to the environment through leaching of potentially toxic elements hosted by a variety of minerals present in the mine-waste materials. In the present work, in an attempt to study the potential mobility of lead in different type of Pb-Zn ore concentrate residues and its environmental impact, a sequential extraction ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Determination of Major Components and Trace Contaminants in Assorted Plating Baths by Atomic Absorption Analysis

    Precious metal, non-ferrous, and ferrous plating operations cover almost every facet of modern life: automotive parts, kitchen & bathroom fixtures, electrical parts, electronic components, furniture, tools, plumbing, construction supplies, die castings, jewelry, etc. Good manufacturing practices, and lately, government regulations for environmental safety, have prompted many plating operations ...


    By Buck Scientific Inc

  • Microbial source tracking and spatial analysis of E. coli contaminated private well waters in southeastern Ontario

    Private water supplies, which are the primary source of drinking water for rural communities in developed countries, are at risk of becoming fecally contaminated. It is important to identify the source of contamination in order to better understand and address this human health risk. Microbial source tracking methods using human, bovine and general Bacteroidales markers were performed on 716 ...


    By IWA Publishing

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