environmental testing Articles

  • Introduction to Environmental Testing in the USA

    Environmental laboratories practice “applied analytical chemistry” by analyzing samples using a list of potential contaminants to determine how much, if any, of the contaminant is present. These contaminants, the methods used to analyze for them, and the maximum amount of contaminant allowed in the sample are defined by regulation. This paper provides an overview of ...

  • Environmental testing with XRF | Spectroscopy Solutions

    Monitoring of inorganic environmental pollutants is an ongoing challenge for analytical chemists. To establish the quality of different compartments of our environment (atmosphere, indoor air, water basins, soil, biota) in general a relatively large number of samples must be taken from a given location over the entire duration of sampling.29,30,31 ...


    By Specac Limited

  • Testing against “normal” with environmental data

    Normal ranges are some fraction of a reference distribution deemed to represent an expected condition (typically 95%). They are frequently used as the basis for generic criteria for monitoring programs designed to test whether a sample is outside of “normal”, as in reference condition approach studies. Normal ranges are also the basis for criteria for more classic environmental effects ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Testing Validates Environmentally Friendly Hydraulic Fluids

    Operators seeking next-generation hydraulic fluids typically expect to find products with a low-impact environmental footprint that meets both current and future regulations without skimping on the high-performance requirements some systems need. As a possible solution, EnBio Industries offers its EnBio fluids, a polyalkylene glycol-based lubricant with five characteristics that ...


    By EnBio Industries

  • The Basics of Sound Theory and Testing Principles: A Brief Guide for Environmental Professionals

    As awareness of environmental noise pollution grows, environmental professionals not specifically trained or experienced in the field of acoustics or noise control are being increasingly called upon to assess, predict,and/or quantify sound emissions from a variety of industrial sources. This article provides an overview of basic acoustical fundamentals, including the frequency ranges of primary ...

  • 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 ...

  • Solutions for Automotive Testing

    In recent years, the field of research, development and testing of vehicles has created a need for integrated testing systems which cover the entire vehicle including engine and driveline. These systems also need to be capable of being deployed globally in a supportive structure. As a means of responding to these market requirements, building on our strengths in vehicle emissions measurement ...


    By HORIBA Europe GmbH

  • Effect of test concentration in ready biodegradability test for chemical substances: Improvement of OECD test guideline 301C

    In Japan, understanding the environmental persistence of chemicals is very important for risk assessment, and ready biodegradability tests are mainly conducted according to the Organisation for Economic Co‐operation and Development Test Guideline 301C (TG301C). However, the highest test concentration specified in TG301C, 100 mg/L, may cause microbial toxicity and incomplete biodegradation. We ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • LIMS Essential for H2O Testing

    Clean water is a global necessity - essential to our health and well being. Just imagine a day without clean water to drink, to prepare our food, to wash the daily grind from our clothes and bodies.  There’s a lot of science behind clean water and a laboratory ...

  • Emission Testing and Monitoring

    Presented in Track B4: EMISSION TESTING & MONITORING at EUEC 2011, January 31 Phoenix, Arizona B4.1  | Update on PM2.5 and Condensable Particulate Matter Emissions Measurement Methods Larry Hottenstein |  Partner, Environmental Resources Management Following the promulgation of the PM2.5 ...

  • Tools for environmental management

    Environmental management by industry requires commitment from the top down in an organisation if it is to succeed. Using his own company, Union Carbide, as a basis, the author identifies a number of key steps in implementing a strategy of environmental management. By undergoing a continuing process of improvement internally and participating in the regulatory process, industry has the tools to ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Reliable categories of environmental policies

    This paper synthesises and tests a categorisation of environmental policies. The literature review presented reveals that a number of different typologies have been used in the past, creating the potential for conceptual confusion. Based on the review and unstructured interviews with steel industry experts, we propose a three-category typology. A 41-item instrument was created to test the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Whole Effluent Toxicity Testing

    What is Whole Effluent Toxicity (WET) testing? Whole Effluent Toxicity (WET) testing is an important component of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (USEPA’s) integrated approach for detecting and addressing toxicity in surface waters. The National Pollutant Discharge  Elimination System (NPDES) permit program, authorized by the Clean Water Act, controls water pollution by ...

  • Ecowise Environmental

    Ecowise Environmental is an environmental consultancy company that specialises in Field hydrology, as practitioners and trainers, Engineering Hydrology and Laboratory analytical and interpretive work. Ecowise has a staff of approximately 60 people and is wholly Australian owned as a subsidiary business of ACTEW Corporation. Ecowise has broad experience across Australia as well as in Papua New ...


    By KISTERS AG

  • Toxicity Testing Moves Ahead

    Who would have thought that an automated laboratory working around the clock could screen chemical substances for interactions with biological targets at speeds mere mortals could hardly consider — let alone match? Well, this is exactly what is occurring today thanks to a collaborative effort known as “Tox21″ among the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the National ...


    By Acta Group

  • Vibration testing of fuel probes

    Aerial Refuelling The American Bell-Boeing V-22 Osprey is a multimission, military, tilt rotor aircraft with both a vertical and short takeoff and landing capability. It combines the functionality of a conventional helicopter with the high-speed cruise performance of a long-range turboprop aircraft. But even though it is long-range, some missions require in-flight refuelling. The V-22 Osprey can ...

  • Testing Pesticides On People: Is It Moral? Is It Useful?

    The issue of testing pesticides using human subjects has created one of the most explosive environmental debates to arrive in Washington in years. Although the National Academy of Sciences had given a green light to such testing, the Environmental Protection Agency abruptly canceled a proposed pesticide exposure study involving children when Democratic senators threatened to block the nomination ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Environmental Concerns - Leter to the Editor

    We read with great interest the 'Tips from the clinical experts' segment concerning environmental cultures [January 2004, p. 26]. We are involved with several hospitals that utilize our services for the analysis of environmental samples. Our experience with such samples includes the routine testing of dialysis fluids for a variety of organisms, including Burkholderia cepacia, Sphingomonas ...

  • Materials Testing Laboratory Provides Cutting Edge Contamination Testing Solutions

    Many industries have extremely tight parameters for any contamination of parts that are used in their manufacturing process.  Testing for contamination and quality control is an integral part of these companies’ final products. At EMSL Analytical, the Materials Testing Laboratory has extensive experience in providing highly detailed analytical services to assist manufacturers in ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • TSCA - Chemical Testing Issues

    This Article introduces the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA),1 and describes chemical substances for which testing could be conducted under TSCA, chemical testing that could be required, persons required to conduct the tests, procedures that have been considered for selecting test chemicals, and associated legal challenges. I. TSCA The U.S. Congress enacted TSCA in 1976 to regulate ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

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