reference material Articles

  • The Myth of Heat Illnesses

    If you have not already had a safety talk in your workplace about heat stress and related illnesses, you probably will have one in the coming weeks.  Summer is around the corner and temperatures are warming up.  You will probably hear something about becoming acclimated to the heat slowly, and drinking plenty of water. But if that’s all that you have been told about warm outdoor ...

  • Developing Reference Conditions For Phytoplankton in The Baltic Coastal Waters

    For the implementation of the Water Framework Directive reference conditions have to be established for the various quality element. In this report we outline a number of approaches that can be pursued for establishing reference conditions for phytoplankton at a regional level and discuss the problems associated with their application. This report does not exhaust the topic of establishing ...


  • Material History — The Past of Materials Read with X-Ray

    By using fluorescent X-ray, we can read out the past information hidden in a material. This lecture explained X-ray fluorescent analysis using synchrotron radiation by referring to the identification for the Wakayama Poisoned Curry Murder Case, presumption of origins of ceramic ware, and research on plants that absorb and accumulate toxic arsenic from the environment, as ...


    By HORIBA Europe GmbH

  • Atrazine accuracy confirmation using EPA certified reference standard

    ANALYTE: Atrazine RANGE OF EVALUATION: 0.5 to 4.0 ppb MATERIALS: Atrazine RaPID Assay Kit and Sample Diluent (cat. no. A00051) Reagents: U.S. EPA Reference Standard for atrazine with certified concentration of 1000 μg/mL, in methanol ( NSI Environmental Solutions, Research Triangle Park, NC). Equipment: precision micropipets: 100 ...


  • Reference: Good news: environmentally-friendly production of news print paper

    Every morning in millions of households, the daily newspaper drops through the letterbox. This requires an incredible amount of paper on a daily basis. The Finnish manufacturer UPM places particular value on using the minimal amount of resources and chemicals in the production of its news print paper. Above all, paper production needs water The UPM plant in the Brandenburg town of ...

  • 2,4-D accuracy confirmation using EPA certified reference standard

    ANALYTE: 2,4-D RANGE OF EVALUATION: to 40 ppb MATERIALS: 2,4-D RaPID Assay Kit and Sample Diluent (cat. no. A00079) Reagents: U.S. EPA Reference Standard for 2,4-D with certified concentration of 5000 μg/mL, in acetonitrile (N SI Environmental Solutions, Research Triangle Park,N C). Equipment: 100 μL ...


  • Toxic and Hazardous Materials in Electronics

    Untitled Document Introduction In October 2000 Environment Canada released a report called Information Technology (IT) and Telecommunications (Telecom) ...

  • Materiality Assessment for Dummies

    When I started to work in the area of sustainability, I had no idea what a materiality assessment was, and what all the acronyms like GRI and SASB meant. It occurred to me I probably wasn’t the only one, and now that materiality assessment is such a hot topic, I thought it would benefit others to review. For this, I turned to our Corporate Sustainability Officer at PE International, ...


    By thinkstep

  • The Future of Secondary Materials as Fuel

    Many questions related to the regulatory status of facilities that use secondary materials as alternative fuels are anticipated to be answered in 2010.  In simple terms, if a combustion source uses a secondary material that is characterized as solid waste as an alternative fuel, then that source could be subject to a Clean Air Act (CAA) Section 129 standard.  If the same source used a ...


    By All4 Inc.

  • Material control and accountability for laboratory biosecurity

    Laboratory biosecurity refers to a suite of measures to protect legitimate stocks of dangerous pathogens and toxins from being acquired by individuals with malicious intent. Intentional misuse presents a different problem than accidental misuse, which is the subject of laboratory biosafety. In particular, the material control and accountability (MC&A) component of laboratory biosecurity addresses ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Improve your approach to hazardous materials

    Today most large organizations that must deal with hazardous materials follow a time-honored process for identifying critical compliance needs and spend the money necessary to make it work. However, committing this level of resources can be tough for smaller companies. The challenge is to effectively manage their entire chemical inventory to stay in compliance and avoid the dangers, fines and ...


    By 3E Company

  • Recycling Cellulose and Paper Waste as Admixture in Building Materials

    This paper present some utilities of cellulose waste and paper refuse in building construction and some physical and mechanical properties of concrete make with these wastes as activators. Refer to the importance of collection of paper and cardboard waste, it consider that recycling must present a development and integration instrument of local waste pickers, acceleration of politics concerning ...


  • Material resources and waste — SOER 2010 thematic assessment

    Why do we care about material resource use and waste? Natural resources — in the form of materials we extract (such as fossil fuels, metal ores, and construction and industrial minerals), water, the soil and land we use, and renewable materials and biomass we harvest — are essential for the functioning of societies and economies. Several of these are covered in detail in other SOER ...

  • Material flows analysis of construction aggregates in Taiwan

    Recent decades of economic and industrial development have accelerated the demand for and use of construction aggregates in Taiwan. Material Flows Analysis (MFA), the most common analysis tool of the scientific field of industrial ecology, was employed in this study. The study calculated, within a decade period, the deposits, domestic production, demand, import, export, per capita and per unit ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Rotomite-6000 contract dredging of various materials

    Customer: Georgia Dredging And Dewatering/Eco-Vac Type of Facility: Environmental Services & turnkey Dredging & Dewatering services Georgia Dredging and Dewatering developed out of the need to contact services other than those previously provided by vacuuming and jetting alone. David Grapengeter, President of ECO-VAC, Inc., and Jay Matthews teamed up to build a ...


    By SRS Crisafulli, Inc.

  • China Pollution Treatment Medical Materials Market

    This report presents a clear picture about the overall development of pollution treatment medical materials market in China and the trend in recent years based on detailed data analysis. This report includes the analysis on the pollution treatment medical materials market size and market share in China, the study on major hot areas in this market, introduction of key data and the comparison of ...


  • TITECH Technology installed at UPM Materials Recovery

    An estimated 13.2 million tonnes of paper and board products were consumed in the UK in 2008, with 67% of this paper recovered for recycling. Currently recycling rates for paper within the UK are generally very good and are improving, yet there are issues with the quantity and quality of paper for reuse in paper mills. Newsprint and board mills are the main users of recovered paper as their ...


    By TOMRA Sorting GmbH.

  • Refractory materials grinding-Corundum alumina balls

    Refractory materials Refractory refers to inorganic non-metallic materials whose temperature is above 1580 Celsius refractoriness. It includes natural ore and a variety of products made by a certain process with a certain purpose. Refractory materials enjoy a good mechanical behavior under high temperature, good volume stability, being the key material for a variety of high temperature equipment ...


    By Zibo Union Co.

  • EDXRF Analysis of Lead, Cadmium, Silver, Copper in Lead-Free Solder Materials

    X-ray fluorescence analysis can be used to quickly and easily analyze samples in solid, powder, and liquid states nondestructively, and is therefore widely used as a screening technique for compliance with the RoHS/ELV directives. A large amount of lead-free solder is used for surface-mount circuit boards. Here we evaluated the sensitivity of analysis of Pb, Cd, Ag, and Cu in lead-free solder ...

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