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  • Seven Ways Your Facility Isn’t Meeting Effluent Regulations and How to Solve Them

    Whether you own, operate, or help manage a municipal or industrial facility that deals with wastewater, it’s important to understand how wastewater treatment can play a significant role in the overall health of your business, especially when it comes to meeting effluent regulations. This is an important part of the wastewater treatment process to consider, as ignoring it could earn your ...


    By SAMCO Technologies, Inc.

  • 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

  • US EPA Method 8270 Semivolatiles on the Equity-5

    US EPA Method 8270 describes the analysis of a wide variety of semivolatile compounds by GC/MS. In this application, the Equity-5 was used to analyze 74 compounds commonly targeted for analysis by environmental laboratories. The analysis also included 6 internal standards and 8 surrogates. The Equity column showed excellent peak shape and response for both basic and acidic compounds, including ...


    By Sigma-Aldrich Co., LLC

  • Trace Analysis of PAHs using EPA methods 3541, 3545 and 8100

    The Extraction System B-811 and the Syncore Analyst parallel concentrator from Buchi as well as the Pressurized Solvent Extractor from Applied Separations were evaluated for the pretreatment of samples containing PAHs. Recoveries of extraction and subsequent concentration using acetone-n-hexane (1+1) were 70-95% for 2 ring and 90-100% for less volatile 3-5 ring PAHs. A good precision (95% ...


    By BÜCHI Labortechnik AG

  • U.S. EPA approves first enzymatic method for SDWA reporting of nitrate

    The US Environmental Protection Agency periodically updates methods laboratories can use for protecting the quality of the nation's drinking water.  The Safe Drinking Water Act office of the EPA published its list of Alternate Test Protocols (ATP) in the Federal Register in July 2016. ...


    By NECi Superior Enzymes

  • EPA - 40 CFR Part 51, Appendix M - Test Method 205

    DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION (DEP)   40 CFR PART 51   ...


    By Environics, Inc.

  • Reducing your energy usage - Take the 6 Steps

    Energy experts predict that electric rates will increase 20-30% after rate caps expire in the PECO (2011) and PPL (2010) territories. In one scenario, PECO stated that electric rates (after rate cap terminations) will be based current usage and demand. So, now is the time to start thinking of how you can reduce your facility’s energy consumption.Things You Can Do to Prepare1. Benchmark your ...

  • Improved performance in the analysis of drinking waters and wastewaters by U.S. EPA Method 200.8 with an SC-FAST System

    U.S. EPA Method 200.8 contains a lengthy, detailed description of procedures, both required and recommended. A summary of the experiments that must be performed to establish the performance of the instrument, along with a 10-step daily analysis procedure, can be found in Table 1 (Page 2). Instrumental Conditions A PerkinElmer® ELAN® 9000 ICP-MS was used for the ...


    By PerkinElmer, Inc.

  • Analysis of US EPA Method 632 Carbamate and Urea Pesticides Using Ascentis™ C18

    US EPA Method 632 specifies a procedure for the determination of carbamate and urea pesticides in municipal and industrial wastewaters. The suitability of the Ascentis C18 for the separation of the nineteen analytes specified in the method is demonstrated. An Ascentis C18, 25 cm x 4.6 mm I.D., 5 μm particles was used to acheive separation of all compounds, under gradient conditions.  All ...


    By Sigma-Aldrich Co., LLC

  • Comments Due July 6 on Proposed Reporting and Recordkeeping Requirements for Nanoscale Materials

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Section 8(a) proposed rule concerning reporting and recordkeeping requirements for certain chemical substances when manufactured or processed at the nanoscale was published in the April 6, 2015, Federal Register. EPA proposes to require persons that ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Factors Affecting Oil in Water Testing Methods

    Various factors need to be considered when comparing methods to measure oil and grease in water.  Whether you are trying to meet effluent limits for an NPDES (National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System) permit, comply with oil and grease limits for the Clean Water Act (CWA), or an industry satisfying a POTW’s (Publically Owned Treatment Works) discharge permit, it is ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • EPA Compliant Letter

    APPENDIX I (Continued) B. Air Monitoring Equipment There are different methods available for air monitoring. These include colorimetric detector tubes (e.g., National Draeger, Sensidyne, Matheson-Kitagawa, MSA) and realtime remote sensing monitors (e.g., PureAire Monitoring Systems). NOTE: These air monitoring methods apply to enclosed areas, including greenhouse soil ...

  • Surface Decontamination of Cyanide Compounds (Potassium Ferricyanide (K3[Fe(CN)6])) by DeconGel 1101

    ABSTRACT Surface decontamination efficacy determination of DeconGelTM 1101 on stainless steel, carbon steel, and concrete surfaces contaminated with a cyanide compound (potassium ferricyanide) was performed with ICP-OES (Inductively Coupled Plasma-Optical Emission Spectroscopy) according to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) SW-846 Methods: 3005A (sampling) and 6010C (analysis). ...


    By METIS Scientific

  • Field test experiments to validate the CEN standard measurement method for PM 2,5

    For air quality across the European Union to be assessed on a consistent basis, Member States need to employ standard measurement techniques and procedures, following Community Directive 96/62/EC on ambient air quality assessment and management [1], and Directive 1999/30/EC (1st EC Air Quality Daughter Directive) [2], which sets the parameters specific to the assessment of particulate matter (and ...


  • Maintaining regulatory method compliance while automating oil and grease analysis

    Regulatory compliance is at the heart of environmental analyses throughout the world. While some regulatory systems provide more flexibility in the methodology used for measuring contaminants, the goal is to gain reliable information that can be used for decision-making. Oil and grease measurement is a simple and important measurement of water quality, but time consuming1. Methods such as US EPA ...


    By Horizon Technology, Inc.

  • Field Test Experiments to Validate The CEN Standard Measurement Method For PM2,5

    For air quality across the European Union to be assessed on a consistent basis, Member States need to employ standard measurement techniques and procedures, following Community Directive 96/62/EC on ambient air quality assessment and management [1], and Directive 1999/30/EC (1st EC Air Quality Daughter Directive) [2], which sets the parameters specific to the assessment of particulate matter (and ...


  • Triad use at Naval Base San Diego saves an estimated 6 years and US$3m for site investigation

    The U.S. Naval Facilities Engineering Command Southwest (NAVFAC SW) used the Triad approach to collect an integrated hydrogeologic and chemical dataset for expediting and optimizing characterization of a volatile organic compound (VOC) plume at Naval Base San Diego (NBSD), CA. The 295-acre 'IR Site 22' was identified in 2003 when VOC concentrations reaching 100 mg/L were reported in an upgradient ...

  • Danish EPA Publishes Number of Reports Concerning Nanomaterials

    The Danish Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published on March 6, 2015, the following reports concerning nanomaterials: Survey of products with nanosized pigments -- Focusing on products exempt from the Danish Nanoproduct Register: The main focus of ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • EPA takes unprecedented action on `Risk List` chemicals

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Dec. 30, 2009, issued a breathtaking series of action plans on 'Risk List' chemicals that will shape future legislative proposals which industry will need to participate in and monitor. EPA has never announced so many actions under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), nor has it ever so widely cited use of Section 6. That they were issued in ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • NanoSafety Consortium Submits Proposed Testing Agreement to EPA

    On April 6, 2011, the NanoSafety Consortium submitted to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) a proposed testing agreement under Section 4 of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). The Consortium consists of a group of single-, double-, and multi-walled carbon nanotube manufacturers, including: Angstron Materials LLC, Applied Sciences, ...


    By Acta Group

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