product regulation Articles

  • Optimizing VOC Combustion - Case Study

    Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) are pre-cursors to Ozone pollution and subject to EPA regulations. Thermal and catalytic oxidizers are routinely used to destroy VOC emissions from a variety of industrial sources. ...

  • Do You Need a Microfiltration or Ultrafiltration Membrane System for Your Plant?

    Determining whether or not an industrial plant needs a microfiltration (MF) and/or ultrafiltration (UF) membrane system isn’t always as straightforward as it seems. While these systems are not essential for every industrial process, when thoughtfully implemented within an intake, process, or waste stream, they can go a long way in improving a facility’s efficiency and/or cutting ...


    By SAMCO Technologies, Inc.

  • Sustainable Biorefineries: An Important Research Topic

    In recent years, substantial steps into the transition towards a biobased economy have been taken in order to reduce the reliance on imported oil and the emission of greenhouse gases.  As far as Europe is concerned, Sweden, home to theEUBCE 2017 in Stockholm, has been very successful in decoupling GHG emissions from economic growth: from 2000 to 2012, ...

  • Optimizing Wind and Solar Power in Africa

    Editor's Note: The following is a news release authored by Julie Chao and issued by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory on April 5, 2017 To meet skyrocketing demand for electricity, African countries may have to triple their energy output by 2030. While hydropower and fossil fuel power plants are favored approaches in some quarters, a new assessment by the Department of Energy’s Lawrence ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Four Years Since Rana Plaza: Retailers urged to increase supply chain transparency

    Today marks the four-year anniversary of a tragic incident in which 1,134 workers were killed, and thousands more injured, when an eight-story garment factory came crashing down in Dhaka, the Bangladeshi capital. ...


    By Assent Compliance Inc.

  • Biocidal Products Regulation - White Paper

    The European Biocidal Products Regulation (Regulation (EU) No. 528/2012) stipulates that biocidal products may only be made available and used on the market if they are certified in accordance with this regulation. Unlike the previous biocidal products legislation, so-called “in-situ” procedures such as electrolysis, chlorine dioxide and ozone now also fall under this certification ...

  • 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.

  • Advantages of auxin analogues as plant growth and productivity regulators

    The possibility of regulating productivity of potato plants by applying the promising analogues of auxin compounds TA-12, TA-59, LN-14, LN-16 has been proved experimentally. The compounds at optimal concentrations (TA-12 1.0, TA-59 0.5, LN-14 and LN-16 1.0 kg/ha) were found to activate the process of tuber formation, increasing the number of tubers and accumulation of assimilates in tubers. TA-12 ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Risk assessment and regulation of bioengineered food products

    Europe is the epicentre of what has been described as an all out war over the acceptance of genetically engineered foods. Controversy over health effects has centred around simple and complex models of transgenic modifications. Proponents of the simple models emphasise familiarity with the host plant and the well-characterisation of the transgene. Advocates of the complex models consider the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Paints Regulation in the US and GCC

    Keeping track of paints and coatings regulations in the US and the Middle East can prove to be a complex task The global paints and coatings industry generates upwards of $100bn in annual revenue by some estimates. In terms of production, the US is the global leader, with five of the world’s top ten manufacturers based there, according to coatingsworld.com: PPG Industries, ...


    By 3E Company

  • RCRA Regulation of Wastes from the Production, Use, and Disposal of Nanomaterials

    The booming growth of nanotechnology in the U.S. economy has already begun to create an expanding universe of wastes from the manufacture, use, and disposal of products containing nanomaterials. Just as nanomaterial products offer useful novel properties, nanomaterial wastes may present regulators with unexpected and unique questions. Researchers are trying to assess how nanomaterials and ...

  • Enhesa 2011 Forecast: Global Manufacturers at Risk of Product Environmental Regulations

    Brussels/Washington DC (2011-02-23) - Increasing regulatory pressure requires new management approaches. Global Manufacturers are increasingly exposed to new product regulations. Environmental issues are, more than ever, making it to boardrooms. These are some of the conclusions drawn by Enhesa, a regulatory environment, health and safety (EHS) consultancy based in Brussels and ...

  • European Union Biocidal Products Regulation and Its Impact on Industry: A Practical Briefing

    The European Union (EU) Biocidal Products Regulation (BPR) has entered into EU law. This legislation changes the way in which biocidal active substances and biocidal products are regulated in the EU. The new EU regulatory system differs from other global regulatory systems for biocidal substances and redefines what are considered biocidal products and treated articles. Companies competing in this ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Notes on environmental regulation and growth

    This paper looks at the costs of regulating the environment on economic growth in a model that has increasing returns to scale in production at lower levels of development. It concludes that these costs are low, as are the costs of moving from a non-optimal regulatory policy to an optimal one. The implied shape of the Environmental Kuznets Curve may have one or two humps, but this depends upon ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Regulations and perspectives on disinfection by-products: importance of estimating overall toxicity

    Chemical disinfection of drinking water results in the formation of disinfection by-products (DBPs). This paper reviews evidence on the overall toxicity of disinfected water instead of focusing on the effects of individual DBPs. The possible health effects of ingesting DBPs include development of cancer and adverse reproductive/developmental outcomes. Only a few of the 600–700 chlorinated ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Delayed implementation of safer consumer product alternatives regulations: implications for nanoscale materials

    Background - In response to concerns vigorously expressed by diverse stakeholders over the final draft of the Safer Consumer Product Alternatives (SCPA) Regulations, the California Environmental Protection Agency (CalEPA) has effectively delayed implementation of the much-anticipated regulations. The net effect of this recent development on the regulation of nanoscale materials in consumer ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Ever-changing regulations and guidelines inhibit production and reduce profits

    Operators of chemical processing facilities are always under scrutiny from environmental protection regulatory agencies. Overlapping and frequently confusing regulations that affect the industry are enforced on federal, state, and local levels. To make life even more difficult for the chemical plant operator, volatile organic compound (VOC) and hazardous air pollutants (HAP) control standards ...

  • F-Gas Regulations - An Update

    How does the latest F-Gas Regulation affect refrigerant leak detection? January 2014 saw the revised EU Regulation of F-Gases following publication of a draft proposal by the European Commission at the end of 2012. The much anticipated regulation changes aim to strengthen the existing F-Gas Regulation and to ‘encourage’ the industry to move towards a HFC free market and use of ...


    By a1-cbiss

  • TSCA and the Regulation of Renewable Chemicals

    The dual national goals of reducing America’s dependence on foreign oil and greening the economy converge in biobased chemicals, the promising and rapidly evolving field of technology that produces commercial chemicals from renewable feedstocks. Although biobased chemicals have a long history, increasing sensitivity to reliance on nonrenewable feedstocks and the environmental impact of ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • TSCA and the Regulation of Renewable Chemicals

    The dual national goals of reducing America’s dependence on foreign oil and greening the economy converge in biobased chemicals, the promising and rapidly evolving field of technology that produces commercial chemicals from renewable feedstocks. Although biobased chemicals have a long history, increasing sensitivity to reliance on nonrenewable feedstocks and the environmental impact of ...


    By Acta Group

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