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  • EMSL now has 3 laboratories with passing CDC legionella proficiency testing results

    EMSL Analytical Inc., a leading provider of advanced environmental laboratory services nationwide, received passing Legionella results in its New York City, Westmont, NJ and Houston, TX laboratories as part of the US Center for Disease Control’s (CDC) ELITE pilot proficiency test program for Legionella. “As part of a program to provide Legionella testing for regional markets nationwide, we are ...


  • Proficiency test of non-target screening with gas chromatography mass spectrometry to confirm a detected contamination of raw and drinking water

    Much of the water supply industry has implemented online monitoring and warning systems for chemical or biological contaminations. When a contamination is detected, further investigations are necessary to confirm or to cancel the initial alarm. The proficiency of a non-target screening approach with solid phase extraction and GCMS in full-scan mode was examined. A selection of pesticides and ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Practical Advice for Product Steward Professionals on Remaining Competent, Socially Aware, and Scientifically Proficient

    Consumer product manufacturers are challenged today as never before. Materials selection for consumer products invites a dizzying range of considerations: Are the chemicals hormone disruptors, carcinogens, or persistent, bioaccumulative, or toxic? What toxicogenomic biomarkers might make the product the next celebrity tort case? What labeling requirements apply? What are the implications of ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Practical Advice for Product Steward Professionals on Remaining Competent, Socially Aware, and Scientifically Proficient

    Consumer product manufacturers are challenged today as never before. Materials selection for consumer products invites a dizzying range of considerations: Are the chemicals hormone disruptors, carcinogens, or persistent, bioaccumulative, or toxic? What toxicogenomic biomarkers might make the product the next celebrity tort case? What labeling requirements apply? What are the implications of ...


    By Acta Group

  • Mobile Software Solutions

    In the mobile document destruction business, the right software can be the key to integrating route management and business ...

  • News on Air 2013, Volume 3: Products for Analysis and Quantification

    Welcome to the third volume of our News On Air bulletin. This edition focuses on the often overlooked and neglected, but one of the most crucial steps in the analytical workflow: selecting the correct reagents and analytical reference materials for your application. In this edition, you can get tools to help you select applications for air sampling; find air and emmissions proficiency testing ...


    By MilliporeSigma

  • 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

  • Technology marketing: a firm's core competence?

    For the last three decades, global competition has dramatically changed. Formerly dominating firms from the Triad are facing competition from nearly all over the world. Due to an unprecedented exponential growth of global knowledge production and consumption, no longer do firms rely on go-it-alone strategies. Rather, firms have become proficient in sourcing technologies that are either state of ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • News on Air 2013: Special Edition for Petrochemical Industry

    This volume features Air Monitoring products that are used the petrochemical industry to ensure worker and community safety.  Supelco's air monitoring products are useful for sampling of indoor (workplace) air and ambient air for a wide variety of analytes, such as aldehydes, volatile organic chemicals (VOC), benzene, toluene, ethyl benzene and xylene (BTEX) and other polyaromatic compounds ...


    By MilliporeSigma

  • Keeping Pace with PTP and CCRL

    Two, three or four times a year, laboratories around the world check their performance with testing programs from ASTM International’s Proficiency Testing Program and the Cement and Concrete Reference Laboratory. Using samples sent for a particular program cycle, labs run specific methods and submit their results to PTP and CCRL for analysis. Each lab then receives reports that serve as a ...


    By ASTM International

  • Accelerating the fuzzy front-end of NPD projects: methods and management

    In rapidly changing competitive conditions, firms competing on the basis of their new products need to be proficient in accelerating their product development programmes. Several research studies have suggested that the entire NPD process can be improved. In this paper, however, we focus on the 'upfront' or 'fuzzy front-end' (FFE) phase. We review several studies which reveal useful insights into ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Impact of activated sludge process configuration on removal of micropollutants and estrogenicity

    The efficacy of three different wastewater treatment configurations, conventional activated sludge (CAS), nitrifying activated sludge (NAS) and biological nutrient removal (BNR) for removal of selected micropollutants from authentic wastewater was investigated. The processes were also characterized based on their proficiency to reduce the estrogenic activity of the influent wastewater using the ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • A PSO approach for optimum design of dynamic inversion controller in water distribution systems

    Water distribution systems have become immensely complex due to ever increasing water demand and sporadic availability of water at the sources. Generally, water management issues are handled through human intervention, which naturally leads to incompetent trial and error procedures. Moreover, the non-linear system dynamics and sequential pumping operations involved in the water distribution ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • On the job training checklists improve efficiency

    The most widely used method of training is known by many names. Demonstration, skill assessment, job performance,proficiency testing and on-thejob (OJT) are just a few names associated with training in the field. Regardless of thename chosen, OJT as commonly practiced has some common characteristics, including : 1) The location of training is the actual work site, 2) An experienced employee ...


    By ABS Consulting

  • Experience of Slovak Environmental Agency as Authorized Body, Preparedness of IPPC Operators in the Process of Integrat. Permit Applicat. Elaboration

    Abstract This report deals with legislative context of IPPC in Slovakia in introduction, it is focused on elaborating of integrated permit application. Permit application must be delivered by IPPC operator to relevant Inspection Office. Application might be/doesn´t need to be elaborated by operator. Operator has possibility to ask such service for some of authorized bodies. Slovak ...


    By Slovak Environmental Agency

  • Integrated composting and vermicomposting: a boon to industry for waste clearance

    The industrial bio-solid waste management is a global problem which has become even more challenging due to rise in population, industrialisation as well as changes in standard of living. Different waste management options, particularly landfill and incineration have potential adverse effects on environment, health, soil and biodiversity. There are little potential problems of environmental ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Biobarriers for groundwater treatment: a review

    Biobarriers (BBs) are a new type of in situ technology for the remediation of contaminated groundwater. In recent years, this remediation technique has been more and more used in place of traditional Pump & Treat systems or other in situ technologies both in the USA and Europe. This work reviews the main experiences of BBs. The literature contains reports about tests ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Comparison of anion exchange resins and aluminum-based coagulants for natural organic matter (NOM) removal and disinfection by-product (DBP) formation

    Anion exchange resins (AERs) were compared with aluminum-based coagulants for reducing disinfection by-product (DBP) precursor concentrations from a source water collected in northeast Ohio, USA. Three AERs (IRA-910, IRA-958, and MIEX) were evaluated to determine which resin would remove the most natural organic matter (NOM) and moieties responsible for DBP formation. All the AERs were found to ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • All about the Qualtrax User Conference with Amy Ankrum

    It began in 2005 and 12 years later we are still going strong. The first Qualtrax User Conference was born from the idea that if we could get our customers together with our team, our product, and each other, we would be able to create increased proficiency within our customer base. We also know that ...


    By Qualtrax Inc

  • Manufacturer of Water Treatment Chemicals and Water Additives

    Water treatment is a process for treating sewage or modern wastewater and converting it into more acceptable form for a specific end-use. The end utilization of this treated water might be drinking, mechanical water supply, water system, waterway stream support, water diversion or numerous different uses, including being securely returned to nature. Water treatment expels ...


    By Water Chemicals

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