food contamination analysis Articles

  • Plastic bottle sorting/processing at Hemswell in Lincolnshire, UK

    AWS Eco Plastics Limited is a specialist reprocessing company serving customers in the UK and Ireland. In 2006, reacting to sutained growth, AWS opened the UK's largest and most technically advanced plastic bottle sorting/processing plant, located at Hemswell in Lincolnshire. TITECHnolgy was the basis for most of the automated sorting equipment used at the Hemswell site. An expansion took place ...


    By TOMRA Sorting GmbH.

  • Detection of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBS) in concrete

    MATRIX: Concrete ANALYTES: Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) RANGE OF DETECTION: 500 ppb to 10 ppm MATERIALS: SDI PCB RaPID Assay® Kit. SDI RaPID Prep® PCB Sample Extraction Kit. SDI RaPID Prep Soil Collection Kit. Reagents: table salt (sodium chloride) or salt packets used by restaurants (e.g. Dixie ...


  • A Dressing for Success

    What started out as a signature dish in a restaurant more than 65 years ago has today become a company with more than 400 varieties of salad dressings and sauces. When Ken’s Steakhouse began in 1941, the owners were in search of a special salad and dressing to go with their steaks. The salad dressing soon rivaled the steaks in popularity—and a new company was born. Today, the company has grown to ...


    By World Water Works, Inc.

  • 63 Percent Diversion and Rising

    Untitled Document The City and County of San Francisco is making great strides towards ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • IAQ investigators often overlook Bacteria as the Root Cause of Occupant Complaints

    Untitled Document Many investigators have been dealing with mold issues the last few years and may have been overlooking bacteria as the underlying microbial problem. Bacteria ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Heavy Metals in Waste

    Untitled Document Summary and discussion The aim of this report has been to demonstrate the existing knowledge regardng the harmful effects of heavy metals, the ...

  • Reuse of California brine olive oil processing wastewater to meet zero discharge goal

    Abstract Reuse of low strength municipal wastewater is becoming quite common and many technologies are available for that purpose. However, treatment and reuse/recycling of high strength industrial wastewater is still a challenge. In this paper we present some case studies with implemented integrated systems to achieve zero discharge goal. We will concentrate on the description ...

  • Recycling at Special Events.Where Crowds Gather, Recyclables are Sure to Follow

     Special events pose a challenge to recyclers because the waste stream often contains large amounts of single-use products and food discards, and multiple vendors often serve participants. While the type of materials generated varies by event size, venue, and theme, quantities can be substantial. For example, the 30,000 patrons at the Davis, California 1999 Whole Earth Festival produced more ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Water Quality Risk Assessment for Dredging Operations, Plymouth Sound, UK

    ABSTRACTAs part of a formal Environmental Impact Assessment for a port development project in Plymouth Sound, UK, the potential risk of a deterioration in water quality from capital dredging was informed by the application of a probabilistic risk approach. In the absence of UK statutory sediment quality guidelines (SQGs) to assess acceptability of dredging operations, non-statutory guidelines are ...


    By Oracle

  • BioCycle world

    Composters and organics recyclers are encouraged to lend support to the U.S. Composting Council’s education campaign (See “Composting Council Advocates Carbon Offsets In Climate Change Bill,” BioCycle September 2009) by signing an online petition: http://www.petitiononline.com/uscc2009/petition.html. The Solid Waste Association of North America ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Review on hospital wastes and its possible treatments

    Medical waste management is of a great importance due to its potential impact to environment and consequently to human health. In the recent years, many efforts have been made by environmental regulatory agencies and waste generators to better managing the wastes from healthcare facilities. In the past, medical waste was often mixed with municipal solid waste and disposed in residential waste ...


    By OZONATOR Industries Limited

  • Comparative Risk Assessment

    ' Comparative risk assessment provides a systematic way to compare environmental problems that pose different types and degrees of health risk. It combines information on the inherent hazards of pollutants, exposure levels and population characteristics to predict the resulting health effects. Using data from available sources, rapid, inexpensive comparative risk assessments can identify the most ...


    By The World Bank

  • Pumping Ions – An Exercise in Engineering Sensitivity Into the Xevo TQ-XS Mass Spectrometer

    The challenge: Create the most sensitive mass spectrometer for quantitative analysis. That’s a tall order for any design engineering team. When given that assignment for a next-generation, tandem quadrupole mass spectrometer, our design engineers first spoke to those for whom analytical sensitivity means the most: scientists doing quantitative studies for ...


    By Waters Corporation

  • ASHRAE Standard 188P: Prevention of Legionellosis Associated with Building Water Systems

    For Presentation at the AWT 2011 Convention and Exposition  The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) has developed a proposed Standard Practice that specifies what is required to prevent legionellosis associated with building water systems. Standard 188P is a “Practices” standard – not a “Design” or ...


    By Phigenics, LLC

  • Decentralized Water Reuse

    Water is an integral part of our society today. This vital resource is used in the operations of many industrial processes, human consumption, and for food production to name just a few. The increasing demands for water for agricultural, drinking and industrial processes has put significant strain on global fresh water supplies as the world's population continues to grow. In many parts of the ...

  • ASTM Standards Help Meet Need for Clean Water

    The new ASTM Water Portal provides a single access point to standards and related information about ASTM International’s diverse committees working to protect and monitor this vital global resource. Clean and safe water is the underpinning of the quality of life for people around the world. Global economies depend on water, whether it’s to support the manufacturing of goods ...


    By ASTM International

  • 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 ...

  • Comparing pesticide residues in Amish and commercially grown strawberries and spinach using QuEChERS, Various dSPE Sorbents, and GC-TOFMS

    Abstract QuEChERS extraction, dSPE cleanup, and GC-TOFMS analysis were used to assess pesticide levels in strawberries and spinach from both commercial and Amish growers. Various dSPE cleanup products were compared to determine which were most effective. Good recoveries were obtained for most pesticides; however, low recoveries were observed for some base-sensitive or planar compounds. ...


    By Restek Corporation

  • Ecological Risk Assessment

    In recent years, ecological risk assessment (ERA) has emerged as an important part of environmental protection programs. The following discussion provides a brief overview of ERA issues. What is ecological risk assessment? Ecological risk assessment is the practice of determining the nature and likelihood of effects of our actions on animals, plants, and the environment. ...

  • Awareness of Fungi on Wood is Critical to Professionals

    Untitled Document Those who deal with indoor fungal contamination could benefit by understanding more about the biology of common types of fungi on wood and wood products. It may assist in identifying potential ...

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