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  • PCB Opportunities

    Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) have not received much attention as of late. However, with the global clean-up market for PCBs estimated at $40 billion, getting into this market does deserve some consideration. LEGISLATION Canadian legislation currently requires that PCBs taken out of service be safely stored on-site. In certain Canadian jurisdictions, there was a move by the regulator ...


  • PCB removal

    Project Profile:PCB Removal from Ground Water DATA: End User: Aluminum Producer Location: Pacific Northwest, USA Commisioned: Summer, 2002 Units: (3) model FDB-340P (340 ft2/filter) Flow Rate: 12,000 gpm (17.3 Million gallons of water per day) ...


    By Filtra Systems

  • Guidelines for the Identification of PCBs and Materials Containing PCBs

    This publication is intended to serve as a first guide on identifying PCBs and materials containing PCBs to assure the environmentally sound management of PCBs. It provides information on the known names, characteristics, and the uses for PCBs, as well as on the sampling and analysis techniques to indicate their ...


  • Health Effects of PCBs

    Many studies have been performed in order to know the effects of PCBs on human health. Some of these studies suggest that PCBs are a possible factor in the appearance of cancer in humans who have been in contact with the substance, while they have already been demonstrated to cause a variety of adverse health effects and have been shown to cause cancer in animals. ...

  • Detection of PCB on gauze wipes

    MATRIX: Cotton gauze pad (wipe) ANALYTE: PCB RANGE OF DETECTION: Low range: 5 to 100 mg per wipe, High range: 25 to 500 mg per wipe MATERIALS: PCB RaPID AssayÒ Kit and Sample Diluent. RaPID Prepä PCB Sample Extraction Kit. Reagents: hexane (pesticide grade). Equipment: 3 inch x 3 inch cotton gauze pads ...


  • Dioxin and PCB determination in foodstuffs

    SpeedExtractor E-914: Pressurized solvent extraction for the determination of dioxins and PCBs in dairy, egg, pork and fish The determination of dioxins and PCBs in foodstuffs is performed to monitor the potential exposure to humans. A reliable and fast  method is introduced. Proficiency test samples were extracted with the SpeedExtractor E-914, followed by an automated clean-up ...


    By BÜCHI Labortechnik AG

  • Detection of PCBs in wood

    MATRIX: Wood, reduced to fine shavings or sawdust ANALYTE: Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB) LIMIT OF DETECTION: 2 ppm as Aroclor 1260 MATERIALS: PCB EnSys 12T Soil Test System, Equipment: Tools for reducing wood to fine particles (refer to sample treatment section below). SAMPLE ...


  • Determination of Organochlorine Pesticides and Polychlorinated Biphenyls Using GC/MS/MS Operated in the MRM Mode

    This paper describes use of a triple quadrupole GC/MS/MS method using Multiple Reaction Monitoring (MRM) mode for sensitive and selective detection and quantitation of Organochlorine pesticides and PCBs. A database with optimized MRM transitions for all of the OCPs and PCBs, including relative retention times for all components, makes method setup possible within minutes. The use of GC/MS/MS MRM ...

  • Surface Decontamination of PCBs (PCB-laden oil) by DeconGel 1101 and 1102

    Abstract Field testing aboard the USS Missouri maritime museum vessel showed that excellent surface decontamination was achieved by applying DeconGel™ 1102 onto contaminated surfaces, resulting in encapsulation of PCB contaminant by DeconGel's active components. For all contaminated surfaces tested, EPA PCB limit standards (Regulations 761.79, 761.123) of < 10 ug/100 cm2 were ...


    By KT Chemicals, Inc.

  • B.C. Company Clean PCB Onsite

    A parcel of a land owned by Juker Holdings Ltd on British Columbia's Annacis Island is similar to many other brownfields sites across North America. The former industrial site on 4.3 hectacres contained 3,000 tons of soil contaminated with polychlorinated byphenils from years of copper tubing and related industrial operation. What's different about the Juker site, however, is that it is ...


  • 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 ...


  • RaPID Assay PCB in soil application

    Intended Use For detection of Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCB’s) (as Aroclor 1254) in soil. For testing in other matrices, please contact our technical support department at 1-800-544-8881. Materials Required but Not Provided SDI Sample Extraction Kit (Part Number: A00137EA/A00137EB) Procedural Notes and Precautions ...


  • Sonic making inroads on PCB remediation?

    The Sydney Tar Ponds of Nova Scotia are the result of a century of coal mining and steelmaking, which left behind 900,000 tonnes of chemical waste. About 5 per cent or 45,000 tonnes of this waste is contaminated with high levels of PCBs. Two years ago a federal-provincial plan was announced to clean up the Tar Ponds over 10 years at a cost of $400 million, and this led to the creation of the ...


  • The 1998 PCB Disposal Amendments: Guide to the 1998 PCB "Mega Rule"

    INTRODUCTION On June 29, 1998, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) promulgated a sweeping series of changes in the PCB regulations under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). Commonly known as the Mega-Rule or PCB Disposal Amendments (due to its focus largely on waste management issues), this long-awaited rule encompasses more than 80 changes in the regulations and spans more ...


    By Weston Solutions, Inc

  • Converting the dreaded PCBs into useful commodities

    For decades polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) have been high on the list of toxins the public fears. A new vitrification technology is claimed to be able to completely destroy PCBs and other toxins in contaminated sediment by meltingit into a glass aggregate product that can be used in the construction industry. This process, developed by Minergy Corp., costs about as much as landfilling, without ...

  • Sonic Shakes Up PCB Disposal Process

    It´s not often that a new technology can be used to complete erradicate a decades old problem, but a dynamic yough Vancouver company has alrealy started doing exactly that. Sonic Environmental Solutions' approach is been heralded as the world's solution to PCB contamination - a pollution problem that has plagued a community since the dangers were first discovered in the ...


  • Activated Carbon Applications Excel at PCB Removal

    TIGG’s GAC adsorption equipment is used to remove PCBs from groundwater. For more than 50 years, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) were commonly used in industrial materials including, caulking, cutting oils, inks, paints and as dielectric fluids in electrical equipment such as transformers and capacitors. Concerns over health effects led to a North American ban of ...


    By TIGG, LLC

  • Analysis of PCB in water using the Dtech test system

    MATRIX: Water ANALYTE: PCB LIMIT OF DETECTION: Color Card: 100 ppb (as aroclor 1254), DTECHTOR meter: 50 ppb (as aroclor 1254) BACKGROUND: This application describes a field screening method for determining PCB concentrations in water. A 1:2 dilution of the sample in methanol is made to minimize adsorptive losses. A ...


  • PCB clean-up on behalf of the United Nations

    The Environmental Services group of ABB won a contract from the United Nations (UNOPS) for the clean-up and of a PCB spill in Yugoslavia and for the disposal of the resulting PCB wastes. This project is the first clean-up of ...

  • Case study - PCB Containment - ICA of Jacksonville

    Location: Jacksonville, FL System Applied: JBT 303 Substrate / Area: PCB Containment, 38,000 sq.ft. Date Completed: November 2005 Quality Control: Dudley Primeaux II, Primeaux Associates, LLC Project Description The building was scheduled for demolition, but the existing slab was impacted with PCB. It was ...

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