hazardous materials analysis Articles

  • Playing Dirty: Analysis of hazardous chemicals and materials in games consoles

    The use of hazardous chemicals and materials in electronic products is widespread. Despite some recent improvements – a result of a combination of legal restrictions in some parts of the world, and voluntary action by companies – many devices still contain a variety of hazardous substances. These include chemicals which fall outside current legislative controls, as highlighted in recent studies ...


    By Greenpeace International

  • Improve your approach to hazardous materials

    Today most large organizations that must deal with hazardous materials follow a time-honored process for identifying critical compliance needs and spend the money necessary to make it work. However, committing this level of resources can be tough for smaller companies. The challenge is to effectively manage their entire chemical inventory to stay in compliance and avoid the dangers, fines and ...


    By Verisk 3E

  • Hazard material information management and regulatory compliance

    Prior to the 1970s, legislative acts addressing hazardous chemicals were few in number and specific to a handful of topics. The Refuse Act of 1899 was often ignored and rarely enforced, and the Atomic Energy Act of 1954 was exclusive to radioactive material. When it came to workplace and community safety involving the handling, storage, disposal, and transportation of hazardous materials, ...


    By Verisk 3E

  • Evaluation and analysis of household hazardous substances in Kuwait

    Many of the products we use for housework, gardening, home improvement, or car maintenance contain hazardous materials that endanger our health as well as pollute the environment. Inappropriate use, storage, and disposal of hazardous household products can cause injuries, poisoning, and air pollution. The objectives of this paper were to determine the type and the quantity of hazardous materials ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Sustainability framework for hazardous materials transport route planning

    Hazardous materials (HAZMAT) transport is a vital logistic activity from the supply of raw materials to production units. However, there are risks associated with trucks being involved in accidents during HAZMAT shipment. It is essential that all criteria and factors involved need to be considered prior to HAZMAT transport decision making. The main purpose of this paper is to present a HAZMAT ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Management of hazardous materials generated by environmental analytical laboratories

    All environmental analytical laboratories unavoidably generate some hazardous waste in the performance of their activities. A workable plan to manage this waste is essential to the safe, economical, and legal operation of such a laboratory. Government environmental laboratories have the added responsibility of serving as examples to the industrial community and public under their jurisdiction. ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • 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

  • Mishandling of Hazardous Materials & Contaminants, Asbestos, Lead, Mould & Fungus, PCB`S

    Untitled Document Everyday in Canada and the United States Hazardous Materials are being removed improperly contaminating the buildings we occupy. The hazardous materials including ...

  • When is material ‘spent?

    The definition of solid waste has been frequently tested in the courts. A recent court decision provides new guidance on this meaning, and might have made things tougher for well-meaning enterprises. The definition of a hazardous waste under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) is nearly impossible to understand. A recent court ruling has not helped eliminate confusion and, some ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Screening Analysis of Hazardous Elements using X-ray fluorescence Analyzer — Analytical Technique in Compliance with RoHS Directive —

    Under recent circumstances where attention to the environment is required in every field, there is an increasing need for analysis of hazardous substances included in products such as electrical and electronic equipment, and automobiles, as triggered by the enforcement of the RoHS Directive of the European Union (EU). As part of this trend, the X-ray fluorescence analyzer (XRF) plays an important ...


    By HORIBA Europe GmbH

  • Monitoring And Analysis of Landfill Gases

    CoGDEM is the trade association representing manufacturers and service providers who are active in the field of gas detection instrumentation and environmental monitoring apparatus. Crowcon Detection Instruments Ltd was one of the founding members of CoGDEM, and in this article their Product Manager of Fixed Systems, Andy Avenell, gives an update on Landfill Gas. Landfill is by far the most ...

  • Hazardous chemicals and proper storage solutions

    Many acceptable categorical storage schemes have been proposed and used by laboratories in academic, industrial, government and medical institutions. The common features uniting all these plans is the separation of incompatible materials. The differences in these various storage schemes arises in the number of groups that should be established for segregation purposes. The ten most commonly cited ...


    By US Chemical Storage

  • Reducing the risk of dust explosion hazards

    In the wake of recent tragic and highly publicized dust explosions, companies are asking, 'Could that happen here?' and 'What can I do to prevent such an incident at my facility?' One approach is to manage dust explosion hazards as though they were subject to OSHA’s Process Safety Management (PSM) requirements (29 CFR 1910.119), even though dust hazards often are not covered under this ...


    By ABS Consulting

  • Canada Publishes Hazardous Products Regulation

    On February 11, 2015, the Government of Canada published in Gazette II (Vol. 149, no. 3) the final regulation for adopting the Globally Harmonized System for Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS). The final Hazardous Product Regulation (HPR) appears to be nearly identical to the proposed regulation published in Gazette I in August of 2014 (Vol. 148, no. 32) and is ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Comparative analysis of the transportation of select petrochemicals

    Large volumes of hazardous cargo move across US roadways daily. Field counts are conducted on sections of roadway that provide aggregated volumes. A high level of interest exists in acquiring the capability to replicate these periodic field counts through a computer–simulated programme. Base data and computer simulation models were identified, which could be coordinated with field counts. The ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • 'Zero' loss of life during natural hazards

    It is emphasised that minimisation of earthquake risk is certainly a necessity in order to reduce poverty and homelessness in urban areas. A two phase investigation scheme is outlined to determine which buildings are susceptible to collapse. In the first phase, teams inspect any and all buildings, public or private, whether be a school, hospital or residential and collect 'photographic' data by ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • How Solid Phase Extraction Minimizes the Use of Hazardous Solvents

    According to water analysis expert Bob Johnson, CEO of Horizon Technology, Inc., the search for contaminants in water sources is creating more contamination than the original material it was intended to remove. Common techniques for isolating pollutants in defined volumes of water include Liquid-Liquid Extraction (LLE) and Continuous Liquid-Liquid Extraction (CLLE). These labor intensive ...


    By Horizon Technology, Inc.

  • Analysis of PeCOD Technology and Comparison to Dichromate Method

    Abstract The main objective of this report was to determine if a correlation exists between peCOD technology and the dichromate method of estimating Chemical Oxygen Demand (COD). Additional investigations described in this report were: to identify whether particle size in water samples affects the estimate of COD obtained by peCOD analysis and, to identify whether peCOD analysis is ...


    By MANTECH Inc.

  • Probabilistic analysis of underground pipelines for optimal renewal time

    In practical management of an entire water distribution system, it is very important to define optimal renewal time for pipelines. Reasons mainly include their deterioration, invisibility as an underground system and the adverse impact on society in the case of leakage. Thus, this paper proposes a mathematical model to satisfy this actual need. The model is developed based on Weibull hazard ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • FTIR gas analysis improves container safety

    Introduction Entry to freight containers represents a significant hazard to staff responsible for inspection, stuffing or destuffing because of the large number of airborne chemicals that can be present. Research in Germany and the Netherlands found hazardous levels of gases and vapours in around 20% of all containers and this level of contamination is now accepted as commonplace. It ...


    By Gasmet Technologies Oy

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