environmental sampling system Articles

  • Biodegradation Tests for Wastewater Samples

    Biodegradation Tests for Wastewater Samples Biodegradation tests usually involve comparison of the oxygen uptake of a test sample – or gas production for anoxic or anaerobic tests – to that for a readily biodegradable control substrate (usually acetic acid, ethanol, or aniline). While biodegradation characteristics can vary among chemical types and wastewater sources, typical patterns are shown ...


    By Challenge Technology

  • Decontaminating Groundwater Sampling Devices

    These studies are the second part of a two year project that examines decontaminating groundwater sampling devices. In the first year, the efficiency of various decontamination protocols was tested using small test pieces of materials that are commonly used in groundwater sampling devices. Those tests showed that a hot detergent wash and rinse followed by hot air drying (105°C) was the most ...

  • Monitoring Environmental Quality

    ' In order to determine the effectiveness of actions to improve environmental quality it is necessary to be able to measure relevant environmental parameters at a level of detail which is accurate enough to distinguish the anticipated changes. However, the establishment and maintenance of monitoring systems is time-consuming and expensive and therefore the scale of such systems needs to be kept ...


    By The World Bank

  • WinLims for environmental laboratories

    There are many different types of environmental laboratories testing diverse and varied samples, such as soils, waters, effluents, emissions, micro swabs, etc. A large proportion of these laboratories operate on a contract basis servicing numerous client companies, whilst others would be internal laboratories providing environmental analysis for the company site or group sites. To be able to ...

  • Environmental Management Systems: An Implementation Guide for Small and Medium-Sized Organizations

    Introduction This Guide is intended to support and facilitate the development of environmental management systems (EMS) among small and medium-sized organizations. The Guide explains how you can develop and implement an effective EMS and how it can support your organization’s mission and goals. Development of an EMS is a voluntary approach to improving your organization’s environmental ...

  • Setting the standards for headspace sampling by PID

    The responsiveness of PIDs to virtually all VOCs has seen them become the accepted tool for initial site entry assessment, ensuring optimal detection of unknown and often toxic or hazardous chemicals found at hazardous waste sites and chemical emergencies. The speed and accuracy of modern PID equipment means that many worker and community safety concerns during initial and ongoing operations can ...


    By Ion Science Ltd.

  • Typing of Legionella strains isolated from environmental samples in Crete, Greece, during the period 2004–2011

    In Greece, standard tests are performed in watering and cooling systems of hotels. A total of 1,494 water samples were collected during 2004–2011 from 124 hotels from four regions in Crete (Greece). Samples were tested for the presence of Legionella spp.; 103 isolates were identified and typed by polymerase chain reaction (PCR)-sequencing and sequence-based typing (SBT) (in case of ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Air Sampling During NPP Accident

    There has been considerable interest recently generated regarding emergency air sampling protocols as a result of the Fukushima accident in Japan. A major concern involving air sampling requirements is the accurate determination of gaseous-radioactive iodine species emitted from the NPP to the environment as a result of an accident. During normal NPP operation gaseous radioactive iodine ...

  • Ground Water Sampling - A Workshop Summary

    Monitoring purposes have evolved in the past decade reflecting an increasing emphasis on assessment and remedial action performance over detection monitoring. The recognition of many potential contamination sources as well as the regulatory inclusion of a large number of sites in need of investigation have spurred this evolution in practice. New more efficient methods and tools for ...

  • Ground Water Sampling for Metal Analyses

    The Regional Superfund Ground Water Forum is a group of ground-water scientists, representing EPA’s Regional Superfund Offices, organized to exchange up-to-date information related to ground-water remediation at Superfund sites. Filtration of ground-water samples for metals analysis is an issue identified by the Forum as a concern of Superfund decisionmakers. Inconsistency in EPA Superfund ...

  • Genotoxicity & Environmental Pollution

     The Comet assay is playing an increasing role in studies to determine possible links between environmental pollutants and DNA integrity. The assay is an ideal biomarker for such investigations due to its sensitivity and reliability in detecting DNA damage and repair. Many research groups use our Comet ...


    By Perceptive Instruments Ltd.

  • An analysis of the factors to be considered in the creation of EMAS (eco-management auditing system) competent bodies in a sample of Baltic countries

    This paper analyses the extent to which the Eco-management Auditing System is being used in European countries and presents the results of a survey performed with competent bodies in EU countries. Results which may guide the establishment of EMAS competent bodies in the Baltic region, with a special reference to Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland are provided.Keywords: environmental ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Groundwater: Low-flow Purging and Sampling

    Significant timesavings, improved sample process integrity, quality assurance and minimal quantities of potentially contaminated purge water to manage - are attractive as the focus on groundwater quality sharpens and economics demand best cost-benefit based methods Water has become a vitally important resource.  Maintaining its quality and quantity and avoiding pollution are set to be ...

  • Leader in sample preparation systems benefits from Axetris MFCs’ high dynamic range - Case Study

    Split ratio flexibility of GC injector increased 30-fold A leading manufacturer of analytical sample preparation systems in gas chromatography (GC) switched to Axetris MFCs - and in doing so, simplified their product range, while offering their customers at least 30 times more flexibility in split ratio. The market-leading dynamic range of Axetris mass flow controllers (MFCs)—with ...


    By Axetris Ag

  • Hitting the Bull`s-Eye in Groundwater Sampling

    Many commonly used groundwater sampling techniques and procedures have resulted from methods developed for water supply investigations. These methods have persisted, even though the monitoring goals may have changed from water supply development to contaminant source and plume delineation. Unfortunately, the use of these methods can result in an incorrect understanding of the contaminant ...

  • Environmental, Safety & Health Compliance System pays off for Brookhaven National Laboratory

    Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), one of ten national laboratories managed by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science, is a world leader in scientific research. Its scientists are known for their work in nuclear and high-energy physics; environmental and energy research; neurosciences, medical imaging, structural biology and nano-technology. BNL conducts research that enhances ...


    By IHS Markit

  • Extracting PCDD/F from Soil and Grass Samples

    We are presenting the use of BÜCHI's Extraction Unit B-811 for isolating polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins and dibenzofurans (PCDD/F) from solid environmental samples (soil, grass) under standard conditions and by means of hot extraction. The extracts received will be further processed by means of an internationally recognized method and analyzed with high-resolution GC/MS in the single-ion ...


    By BÜCHI Labortechnik AG

  • USEPA Method 8260C using the Tekmar Atomx Automated VOC Sample Prep System and a Thermo Focus/DSQ™ II GCMS

    The United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) developed Method 8260 to determine the concentration of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) in water and soil matrices. USEPA Methods 5030 and 50351 are used to prepare water, soil and waste samples for analysis by USEPA Method 8260. USEPA Method 8260 was recently updated from 8260B to 8260C2. In this study water and soil sample analysis ...


    By Teledyne Tekmar

  • Landfill environmental data management

    Client: Syngenta Limited Location: Bradley Park, UK Services: Landfill monitoring support service, environmental data management and reporting services Issues: Quality Assurance (QA) and Quality Control (QC). Control and trigger level compliance. Summary: ESI receives site monitoring data from the ...


    By ESI Consulting Ltd

  • NextGen GIS and the Environmental Database

    Next Generation (NextGen) Geospatial Information System (GIS) and U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Cold War legacy sites environmental records—spanning nearly 40 years—in the Environmental Database, are managed by the DOE Office of Legacy Management (LM). As key LM assets, these records must be managed and maintained efficiently and effectively. There are over 16 different applications ...


    By EarthSoft, Inc

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