pcb level Articles

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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. ...

  • 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 ...


  • 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 ...


  • Analysis of PCBs in emission samples: non ortho, mono-ortho and homolog totals by level of chlorination

    IntroductionPolychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) are one of the most widespread persistent organic pollutants, identified in every component of the global ecosystem. A production of approximately 2 * 10 9 Kg technical PCB occurred form 1930 to the late 1970 1 and the total amount released into the environment is estimated in 370. 000 2 tonnes. Twelve of the possible 209 PCBs are non- and mono-ortho ...


    By Monitoring Systems GmbH

  • Latent cognitive effects from low‐level PCB exposure in juvenile European starlings, Sturnus vulgaris

    Ecotoxicology research on polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) mixtures has principally focused on short‐term effects on reproduction, growth, and other physiological endpoints. Here, we examined the latent cognitive effects from early life exposure to low‐level PCBs in an avian model, the European starling (Sturnus vulgaris). Thirty‐six birds, divided equally among four treatment groups ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Analysis of PCBs in emission samples: non ortho, mono-ortho and homolog totals by level of chlorination

    Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) are one of the most widespread persistent organic pollutants, identified in every component of the global ecosystem. A production of approximately 2 * 10 9 Kg technical PCB occurred form 1930 to the late 1970 1 and the total amount released into the environment is estimated in 370. 000 2 tonnes. Twelve of the possible 209 PCBs are non- and mono-ortho substituted ...


    By Monitoring Systems GmbH

  • 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

  • Bioavailability and bioaccumulation of sediment‐bound PCBs to carp

    The relative bioavailability of sediment‐bound polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB 138, 153 and 180) from a local contaminated site was examined using an in vivo carp model. Surface sediment from the PCB contaminated site and spiked canola oil containing equivalent masses of PCBs were respectively incorporated in the “sediment‐dosed diets” and “oil‐dosed diets” at 3 dose levels resulting in 6 ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • 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 ...


  • 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 ...


  • Proof of concept for the use of macroinvertebrates as indicators of PCB contamination in Lake Hartwell

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) develops methods and tools for evaluating risk management strategies for sediments contaminated with polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), and other legacy pollutants. Monitored natural recovery (MNR) is a risk management alternative that relies on existing physical, chemical, and biological processes to ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Modeling the PCB transfer into hen eggs: Influence of physiological characteristics of the animal

    Laying hens are likely to be exposed to a wide range of persistent organic pollutants (POPs), including polychlorobiphenyls (PCBs). In order to improve the safety of poultry farming systems regarding POPs, our research has focused on assessing the impact of physiological characteristics of the hen on the transfer of ingested PCBs to eggs. Modeling was used as a research tool to explore the ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Detection of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in concrete using the dtech test system

    MATRIX: Concrete ANALYTES: Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) RANGE OF DETECTION: DTECHTOR: 500 ppb to 25 ppm (as aroclor 1254). Color Card: 1 ppm to 25 ppm (as aroclor 1254) MATERIALS: DTECH PCB Test Kit. DTECH PCB Sample Extraction Kit. Reagents: table salt (sodium chloride) or salt packets used by restaurants ...


  • The evaluation of extraction and cleanup methods for the determination of PCB aroclors in caulking and sealing material

    Buildings that were built and/or refurbished before 1977 may well have caulking used to seal masonry joints and windows that contain PCB Aroclor 1254 and/or 1260. The Aroclors were used as a plasticzier and were added to the material to ease application and improve resiliency. The caulking material has been mainly used when there are dissimilar materials, like brick next to concrete, metal window ...


  • Biomass burning causes record high peaks in PCBs in the Arctic

    Peaks in levels of PCBs (polychlorinated biphenyls) in the Arctic atmosphere are due to burning of biomass in areas such as Eastern Europe and North America. That’s according to researchers from the Norwegian Institute of Air Research and the University of Oslo, ...

  • PCB concentrations in shrimp from major import markets and the United States

    Currently, environmental studies describing levels of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in imported shrimp are limited, particularly studies of aquaculture shrimp. In the present study, we measured concentrations of the 209 PCB congeners in 84 uncooked, warm‐water shrimp samples from the United States and 14 other countries in three continents. Total PCB and dioxin‐like PCB (DL‐PCB) levels were ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

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