pcb clean-up Articles

  • PCB clean-up national theatre of Oldenburg, Germany

    PCB is a chemical mixture, the dangers of which - similar to asbestos - were underestimated for a long time. The positive characteristics of PCB were the center of attention, the health-endangering effects became obvious only later - among the others in the national theatre ...

  • Firm pioneers PCB clean-up solution

    Untitled Document A Vancouver firm's bid to test a revolutionary technology that could provide a solution to the world's PCB problems was given initial support from Richmond's community ...


  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...


  • 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 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 ...


  • This idea deserves to clean up

    Untitled Document Cape Breton may very well be one of the most scenic places in Canada, but in the middle of that East ...


  • 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 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 ...


  • 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 ...


  • 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

  • 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 ...


  • 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 ...


  • Differentiating Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCB’s) by GC / FID / ECD

    The analytical chemistry of PCB’s is rigorous, demanding the highest quality in sample preparation and analytical technique. Insufficient sample extraction and inappropriate methods of sample clean-up are the most common sources of error in PCB analysis, which causes significant interference in the chromatography. However, even in relatively clean samples the problem remains to confidently ...


    By Buck Scientific Inc

  • Using On-Site Biological Methods to Clean Up Soil

    Decontamination companies and researchers in France are working to restore polluted soil using treatments that range from biological methods to soil washing and incineration. The problem of polluted soil was dramatically illustrated prior to construction of the Stade de France soccer stadium built for the 1998 World Cup. The location of the site, on industrial wasteland just north of Paris, ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • 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

  • Establishing PCB Cleanup Levels for Historical Spills in Texas

    INTRODUCTIONPolychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) are a mixture of chlorine atoms and biphenyl molecules that combine to form complex chlorinated organic compounds that were manufactured and widely used in the United States from the 1940s through 1978. The chemical characteristics of PCBs made them desirable for use because of their electrical properties and low flammability. Unfortunately, the PCBs ...


    By Weston Solutions, Inc

  • Detection of PCB in water using the ensys test kit

    MATRIX: Water ANALYTE: PCB LIMIT OF DETECTION: 1260: 50 ppb 1254: 50 ppb 1248: 100 ppb 1242: 200 ppb 1232: 400 ppb 1016: 400 ppb MATERIALS: Ensys PCB 12 Test Kit, item # 7020301. Ensys PCB Soil Extraction Kit #7020300EA. Clean tap or deionized water. Equipment: Ensys Field System ...


  • Analysis of PCB in water using the envirogard test system

    MATRIX: Water ANALYTE: PCB LIMIT OF DETECTION: Aroclor 1248: 1 ppm Aroclor 1260: 2 ppm Aroclor 1242: 2 ppm Aroclor 1254: 1.1 ppm BACKGROUND: This application describes a field screening method for determining PCB concentrations in water. A chemical reaction is induced that causes a color change ...


  • 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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