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  • 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

  • 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 ...


  • Matrix express makes Water testing lab more efficient case study

    Matrix Express LIMS allowed The Water Lab to improve its efficiency and provide a faster service by streamlining the processing and management of sample information. The Water Lab (www.lhewaterlab.ie/) is a modern, fully calibrated ISO17025 environmental contract laboratory based in Co. Kildare, Ireland. Providing a wide range of water and waste water testing services, including sampling and ...


    By Autoscribe Informatics

  • Testing of Oil Recovery Skimmers in Ice at Ohmsett - The National Oil Spill Response Research & Renewable Energy Test Facility

    Abstract The mechanical recovery of oil in ice-infested water presents unique and difficult clean-up challenges. Ice can impede the movement of spilled oil making it less available for removal by the active components of oil recovery skimmers. Ice and slush that is recovered with oil can jam the skimmer, pump inlets and hoses and can provide an environment for enhanced emulsion formation. ...


    By OHMSETT

  • EPA Regulations Raise the Bar for Industrial Air Quality Testing

    Far-reaching environmental legislation continues to change the way Americans live, work, and run their businesses. For the past ...

  • Validation of a new standardized test method for the freshwater amphipod Hyalella azteca: Determining the chronic effects of silver in sediment

    Environment Canada has developed a new 42 day sediment toxicity test method that includes a reproduction test endpoint with the freshwater amphipod Hyalella azteca. Due to concerns that existing standard methodologies, where adults are transferred to a water‐only exposure before release of their first brood at day 28, will lead to internal contaminant depuration and loss of sensitivity, the EC ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • The 10 Key Factors in Selecting a Stack Sampling Firm

    Summary: This document is a summary of the key factors that you should take into consideration when hiring a stack testing firm.This has been prepared in conjunction with the ASTM criteria for standard practice of testing companies.The ASTM criteria has been supplemented, based on 125 years of direct testing experience, which is the combined years of experience of the individuals that contributed ...

  • Ukas accredited laboratory manages its own configurations of Matrix Gemini LIMS case study

    By working closely with Autoscribe on the upgrade of Matrix 4 to Matrix Gemini, staff at Cavendish Nuclear's environmental laboratory have become so proficient in using Gemini's one-time configuration tools that they manage and implement any updates and developments to their own system as their needs arise. Background Cavendish Nuclear's environmental laboratory is an internationally ...


    By Autoscribe Informatics

  • Ohmsett Trains Oil Spill Responders

    Abstract Ohmsett – The National Oil Spill Response Test Facility, located in Leonardo, New Jersey, is dedicated to providing independent and objective performance testing of full-scale oil spill response equipment; improving technologies through research and development; and for providing realistic training to response personnel. The U.S. Minerals Management Service manages the ...


    By OHMSETT

  • Automated Data Management Helps Labs Meet Regulatory, Reporting Requirements

    THE NELAC (National Environmental Accreditation Conference) standards published in 2003 were revised and made available in July 2011 as the new TNI Standard 2009. Implementation of this updated standard, which is based on ISO 17025 guidance, will become a reality in the next year. For water system operators and testing labs, implementation requires not only adherence with ISO 17025 standards but ...

  • Smart Grid: The game

    In his best seller “Outliers,” Malcolm Gladwell shows that it is not equipment failure or storms that typically cause planes to crash, but wrong decision-making. Much the same can be said for the power grid crash that took down a large swath of the Northeast in August 2003. The emerging smart grid is supposed to make our power system more reliable. The bad news is that it also will add complexity ...

  • Fit for Changes

    Changing conditions are a huge challenge for pump operators. Not only can the operating costs skyrocket, but the risk of production downtime can too—which is unacceptable, especially in businesses like oil and gas, power, and water. The example of a water injection pump retrofit shows how Sulzer helps to ensure reliable operation and to reduce energy consumption. A major oil company ...


    By Sulzer

  • pH Adjustment - A Primer

    A brief review of the definition of pH, the pH scale, and some of the chemistry involved in pH Adjustment systems is provided below. For some this may be trivial, yet for many others this may be useful. The information provided below is typical of the background information we provide in our training classes / seminars. By Definition pH is the measure of free hydrogen activity in water and can be ...


    By Digital Analysis Corp.

  • Harnessing The Power Of Microbes

    University researchers are advancing both the understanding and scalability of a biological process where bacteria living under anaerobic conditions consume organic waste and generate electrons and protons that are tapped for electricity production.IMAGINE a self-sustaining battery that never runs out of juice. While the notion may sound far-fetched, Dr. Leonard Tender at the Naval Research ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Interview with Thomas A. Schwartz - 2014 Chairman of the ASTM Board of Directors

    As president and senior principal at Simpson Gumpertz & Heger Inc., what challenges and opportunities do you see for your company as it prepares to close out its sixth decade of serving a broad client base? SGH has been very fortunate to have had a decades-long unbroken string of growth and expansion of services and client base. As we look to the future, we focus on maintaining the ...


    By ASTM International

  • Comparing Field Portable X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF) To Laboratory Analysis Of Heavy Metals In Soil

    ABSTRACT Field portable x-ray fluorescence (XRF) continues to gain acceptance as a complement to traditional laboratory testing of metal contaminated soil. The quality of data produced by field XRF varies with site conditions, soil composition, and sample preparation. Quality assurance protocols for the field method usually require that a number of field samples be split and sent to a ...

  • Operator Strategies : Sorting Out the Plastic

    BETTER BUGS Ideas and products in the Better Bugs category attempt to affect the biological components and biochemistry of processes by altering the mix of microorganisms or enzymes present. After all, biology is the foundation of many, if not most, organics recycling systems. Pyrophiles: The first example of Better Bugs involves pyrophilic organisms, bugs that can take the heat. This example is ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

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