laboratory hazardous waste Articles

  • Hazardous Waste in Schools

    When you think of “Hazardous Waste”, the thought of leaking drums at an old manufacturing facility comes to mind.  Another common vision is people in white tyvek suits walking around a contaminated site with leaking drums.  The last thing that comes to mind as it pertains to “Hazardous Waste” is schools.  Did you know schools potentially could ...

  • 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

  • Medical Waste and it’s potential hazards

    A review of medical waste management systems was performed to understand (a) the various handling  and disposal procedures in different countries, ( b) the knowledge and awareness of individuals involved  in medical waste generation, handling and disposal, and (c) the potential impacts of the waste stream on  both human health and the natural environment. The purpose of the study ...

  • Hazardous waste and not, Baioni-Dicatech system

    The identification, characterization and restoration of contaminated areas now represent a big environmental issue, both at European and national level. In the major industrialized countries the issue of contaminated land has come out in all its gravity in the late seventies when, against a widespread awakening of environmental consciousness, important pollutions events emerged. Consequently, in ...


    By Baioni Crushing Plants Spa

  • Laboratory Waste Management at Prince of Songkla University, Thailand

    Environmental problems resulting from the production of hazardous waste have come under increasing attention. Universities contribute to the generation of hazardous waste as a result of everyday activities and the production of laboratory waste from educational and research activities. Laboratories at universities are generally recognized to generate small quantities of waste, but their wastes ...


  • Cleanup of Hazardous Waste Site Samples by Solid Phase Extraction

    ENVI-Florisil solid phase extraction tubes meet the requirements for pesticide recovery from water, sediment, and soil samples taken from hazardous waste sites, as described in US EPA Contract Laboratory Program methodology.  Mean recovery of nine pesticides was 82% or better, well within the specifications of the CLP method.  A procedure for recovering the pesticides is described. ...


    By Sigma-Aldrich Co., LLC

  • SGS Informs on Persistent Organic Pollutants and Hazardous Waste Management in Greece

    On 25 September 2014, the European Commission (1) announced that it is asking the European Union Court to fine Greece for inadequate management of hazardous waste. Greece Inadequate Management of Hazardous Waste The fine is EUR 14,904,736 and a daily penalty payment of EUR 72,864 until Greece fulfills its obligations. The hazardous waste ...


    By SGS

  • Heavy metal leaching potential of discarded mobile phone wastes: a laboratory-based study

    Mobile phones have experienced tremendous growth in India since their introduction in 1995. Hence, it becomes essential to estimate the toxicity of mobile phones for implementation of legislation that regulates sound management practices. In the present study, toxicity of disposed mobile phones in Delhi (India) has been estimated in terms of concentrations of leached heavy metals. Effort has been ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Case study - SP Fire Laboratory, Sweden

    Fire laboratory at SP Borås uses EnviBat’s Wet Electrostatic Precipitator technology (WESP) since 2007. Extremely low emissions and high availability are key advantages. Project: WetESP for Fire Laboratory Many fire tests are made in full scale. Example for fire tests can be engine rooms, vehicles, store houses, compartments etc. Most of the tests will include ...


    By Envibat AB

  • Methodology for conducting screening-level ecological risk assessments for hazardous waste sites. Part III: exposure and effects assessment

    The Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory (INEEL) has implemented a phased approach to ecological risk assessment (ERA). The first step in this process is a screening-level ERA at each facility. Basic to this approach was the development of ecologically based screening levels (EBSLs), defined as concentrations of chemicals in soil (or other media) that are not expected to ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Methodology for conducting screening-level ecological risk assessments for hazardous waste sites. Part I: overview

    The Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory (INEEL) is a Department of Energy (DOE) facility. To assess the impact of the site activities and releases on ecological receptors, the INEEL implemented a phased approach for conducting ecological risk assessments (ERAS). This approach applies an iterative, 'tiered' process, in which conservative preliminary assessments support ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Methodology for conducting screening-level ecological risk assessments for hazardous waste sites. Part II: grouping ecological components

    Screening-level ecological risk assessments are commonly conducted to identify those contaminants and receptors on which to focus future phases or tiers of the ecological risk assessment process. Most screening assessments are performed using a suite of individual species subjected to intensive evaluation of exposure (endpoint species) and selected for their appropriateness for serving as ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • METH: THE NEW MOLD - New Markets in Clandestine Laboratory Clean-up

    Untitled Document Intro Clandestine labs have become prevalent across America. They are used for the ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Treatment of Biomedical Waste with Ozone

    In 2006, the annual American Hospital Association survey on hospitals reported there were nearly 950,000 hospital beds in the U.S.1 In Canada in 2005 the number of acute care hospital beds was approximately 103,000.2 Combined, there are over 1 million hospital beds in Canada and the U.S. Annual waste production in hospitals is about 2 tonnes per hospital bed, or about 2,000,000 ...


    By OZONATOR Industries Limited

  • Sample Handling Strategies for Accurate Lead-In-Soil Measurements in the Field and Laboratory

    ABSTRACT The inhomogenous lead-in-soil matrix can present serious obstacles to accurate sample collection and handling. In typical lead-in-soil measurement, particle size related errors in sampling and sample handling often exceed all other sources of error. The magnitude of error can vary widely depending on the particulate nature of the lead contaminant and the effectiveness of control ...

  • Bardstown, Kentucky - industrial cleaning; on-site laboratory case study

    After years of operation serving the auto parts industry, this zinc and chrome plating plant in Bardstown, Kentucky closed several years ago. It was comprised of three three main plating lines, and it was a mess. Extensive contamination, particularly chrome and acid residue, was present in the plant. In some places sludge on the floor was several inches thick. One of the major challenges ...

  • Medical waste management - quarterly journal

    Routine inspections at laboratories have found a pattern of hazardous waste management problems in recent years. EPA has discovered chemicals forgotten in university stockrooms for decades, a research lab with wastes in damaged containers, some labeled “unknown”, and a hospital storing a chemical at almost twice the temperature at which it could explode. Improper disposal of waste is ...


  • Guidelines for Hospital Waste Management in Pakistan

    At present there is no Management of Hospital or Health care Waste anywhere in Pakistan. Although some good basic groundwork has been carried out in an attempt to bring about improvements, the situation remain deplorable and represents a grave health risk, not only to medical staff but also to general public. Hospitals, veterinary clinics, laboratories and other health care facilities generate ...


  • 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 ...

  • Fluid Waste Management and Disposal Practices

    Prior to the early 80s and the introduction of AIDS into our society, infection control practices were designed almost exclusively to protect the patient from developing a nosocomial infection - an infection acquired after admission to the hospital. Protocols were focused on protecting the patient, with little or no ...


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