toxicity detection Articles

  • Gasfinder Benefits for Detection of Hazardous and Toxic Gasses

    Why Laser Gas Detection? Very high spectral resolution (<0.01nm) Minimum interference from other gases Linear response over wide measurement range Intense light source High signal-to-noise and rapid response - typically < 1 sec Long path lengths possible (to 1000m) Very sensitive – ppm to ppb levels ...


    By Boreal Laser Inc.

  • FAST-ACT Chemical hazard containment and neutralization system - Technical Report

    ABSTRACT FAST-ACT is a proprietary formulation of non-toxic high-performance specialty materials effective at neutralizing a wide range of toxic chemicals with the added capability to destroy chemical warfare agents. The FAST-ACT formulation is non-flammable, non-corrosive, and significantly reduces both liquid and vapor hazards. Since the dry powder neutralizes threats upon contact, ...


    By Fast-ACT

  • Book Review: Detection Technologies for Chemical Warfare Agents and Toxic Vapors

    Detection Technologies for Chemical Warfare Agents and Toxic Vapors, by Yin Sun and Kwok Y. Ong. CRC Press, 2005. 272pp. ISBN1-56670-668-8Keywords: book ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Detection of toxic gases using a composite of single-walled carbon nanotubes with polyaniline

    We reported on the response behaviours of a composite sensor of SWNTs with polyaniline to detect noxious gases at room temperature. The SWNT-polyaniline composite synthesised was found to be high-quality with good uniformity. A combination of photolithography and a lift-off process was utilised to fabricate 100-nm thick Pd electrodes on drop-cast SWNT-polyaniline composite. The composite-based ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Detection and measurement of toxic gases from destructive testing of batteries

    Problem Statement New formulations of organic-compound-based batteries for vehicle use must be tested for release of potentially harmful and toxic gases if crushed in accidents. Potential gases include hydrocarbons, fluorocarbons, and hydrogen fluoride, released within seconds of an incident. Actual time-resolved and quantitative data are required from destructive testing to ascertain ...


    By CIC Photonics, Inc.

  • Whole Effluent Toxicity Testing

    What is Whole Effluent Toxicity (WET) testing? Whole Effluent Toxicity (WET) testing is an important component of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (USEPA’s) integrated approach for detecting and addressing toxicity in surface waters. The National Pollutant Discharge  Elimination System (NPDES) permit program, authorized by the Clean Water Act, controls water pollution by ...

  • Microbial reporter gene assay as a diagnostic and early warning tool for the detection and characterization of toxic pollution in surface waters

    Surface water samples constantly receive a vast mixture of micropollutants mainly originating from waste water treatment plants (WWTPs). High throughput live cell arrays provide a promising method for the characterization of the effects of chemicals and the associated molecular mechanisms. In the present study this test system was evaluated for the first time for the characterization of a set ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Fixed multi-parameter gas detection system can ensure industrial facilities are safe from hazardous or toxic gases

    Industrial workplaces are likely to come across one or more hazardous or toxic gases. Combustible gases such as methane are highly dangerous because they can cause large and fatal explosions when ignited. Other problem areas when working in industry are carbon monoxide (which poisons the cardiovascular system), oxygen deficiency, and elevated levels of other gases and pollutants, depending and ...


    By PPM Technology

  • Detecting Mercury in Water

    Determination of Mercury (Hg) in Water by Hand-Held, Portable Cold Vapor Atomic Fluorescence SpectrometryWater is the most familiar and most abundant compound on Earth, making up 71% of its surface area.[1]It is a vital component for all known forms of life and is the aquatic habitat for thousands of species of microalgae, fish and shellfish. [2] With the presence of running water in our ...


    By Arizona Instrument LLC

  • Mixture toxicity of wood preservative products in the fish embryo toxicity test

    Wood preservative products are used globally to protect wood from fungal decay and insects. We investigated the aquatic toxicity of five commercial wood preservative products, the biocidal active substances and some formulation additives contained therein, as well as six generic binary mixtures of the active substances in the fish embryo toxicity test (FET). Median lethal concentrations (LC50) of ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Cadmium potentiates toxicity of cypermethrin in zebrafish

    Co‐occurrence of pesticides such as synthetic pyrethroids (SPs) and metals in aquatic ecosystems raises concerns over their combined ecological effects. Cypermethrin (CP), one of the top five SPs in use, has been extensively detected in surface water. Cadmium (Cd) has been recognized as one of the most toxic metals and is a common contaminant in the aquatic system. However, little information ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Understanding the Benefits of Fixed Gas Detection

    "Fixed gas detection is an essential method of ensuring maximum protection for personnel and plant. There are a variety of technologies available for a multitude of applications. Understanding fixed gas detection is the first step in providing safety." What is fixed gas detection? Fixed gas detection is installed with the aim of providing continuous, area and personnel protection. ...


    By a1-cbiss

  • Follow toxic gas standards for a smoother project

    Toxic gases, such as Hydrogen Sulfide and Sulfur Dioxide, can injure and kill quickly. Therefore, mitigation of these hazards must be fast and sure. The United States Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and other authorities take detection of these gases very seriously. The American National Standards Institute/ American Petroleum Institute (ANSI/API) and ISA industry standards ...

  • Ozone degradation of chloramphenicol: efficacy, products and toxicity

    The present work investigated the ozonation of chloramphenicol (CAP). Aqueous CAP was effectively removed by ozonation. The reaction intermediates or products were identified by liquid chromatography/mass spectrometry and ion chromatography. A possible degradation scheme was proposed based on the detected products. The change of antibiotic activity and acute toxicity of reaction mixtures was ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Diclofenac: New data on chronic toxicity and bioconcentration in fish

    Diclofenac (DCF) is a widely used nonsteroidal anti‐inflammatory drug that is regularly detected in surface waters. To support a robust aquatic risk assessment, two early life stage (ELS) tests, compliant with the Organisation for Economic Co‐operation and Development (OECD) test guideline 210, were conducted in rainbow trout and in zebrafish. Population relevant endpoints, such as hatching, ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Financial risks and opportunities from toxic chemicals in products

    In this article, the author discusses how social response product development (or SRPD) is an essential strategy for avoiding the risks from toxic chemicals in products and seizing the opportunities that arise from developing safer alternatives. In World Inc., Bruce Piasecki focuses on Social Response Product Development (SRPD) as the core element of the Social Response Capitalism that is ...


    By AHC Group

  • Regionally Based Assessment of Persistent Toxic Substances

    Untitled Document EXECUTIVE SUMMARY In 1997 the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Governing Council decided that immediate international action ...


  • Selective detection and quantification of carbon nanotubes in soil

    Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) have been widely applied in many fields of industry. As the world production of CNTs is increased, the risk of the exposure of the environment to CNTs is also increased. Therefore, in order to evaluate the impact on the environment, many cell or animal toxicity experiments have been reported using CNTs. It is important to determine the degree of contamination of CNTs in ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Gas Detection in Public Swimming Pool Facilities

    Recreational facilities’ indoor swimming pools provide a venue for exercise, competition and fun for all ages as patrons splash, swim, dive and float around in the crystal clear water. To keep the water fit to swim in requires a disinfectant maintenance program commonly using Chlorine, or Chlorine and Ozone. Chlorine is a powerful, corrosive disinfectant and in both gas and liquid forms it ...

  • Pt. 3 - IN the MIX - Construction Safety and Gas Detection

    In our last blog (part 2 of 4) we consulted the OSHA Construction eTOOL to determine the factors that require a Gas Monitor. In this Blog (part 3 of 4) we explore Certified AIR ...


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