Decontamination Products Articles

  • How to Manage Supply Chain Sustainability During COVID-19

    At the beginning of 2020, sustainability was one of the hottest topics in logistics. Consumers and shareholders alike are paying closer attention to the environmental impact of the companies they support and invest in, and that scrutiny gets passed down through the supply chain to the logistics companies that distribute food. Now, not even six months into the year, the Coronavirus disease ...

  • Sterilizing and Reusing N95 Respirators

    Overview Personal protection equipment (“PPE”)includes the gloves, gowns, N95 respiratory masks, and other items required by doctors, nurses, andother healthcare personnelresponsible for treating patients, including those suffering from infectious diseases.  As has become evident in the current COVID-19 emergency affecting the globe, during a crisis, these critical items ...

  • Reducing first responder exposure to hazardous chemicals

    First responders, governments and the military have a duty to plan and prepare for the protection of the public in the event of an accident, disaster or attack using chemical, nuclear or biological agents. In an emergency, response speed is essential, any delay can exacerbate the situation resulting in more serious injury with possible long-term consequences, permanent disability and even death. ...

  • Robots vs Humans: Which is Safer for Tank Cleaning?

    Until recently, human crews have been cleaning tanks in industrial settings exclusively. But, with the latest technology emerging, robots are taking over the task. It is no longer necessary for  Plant Managers to put their crews in hazardous, confined places for ...


    By Ecorobotics

  • How Plant Managers Can Effectively Use Their Safety Budget

    Preparation prevents unnecessary accidents. This is true when it comes to caring for your car, your home, and your crews. Accidents can be costly, affecting finances and health. When you are managing an entire plant, preparation is vital, especially when lives and budgets are on the line. Safety in a chemical plant requires a significant amount of preparation, but the preparation needs to fit ...


    By Ecorobotics

  • How You Can Save Money on Tank Cleaning with Robots

    Keeping industrial tanks clean is vital to keeping a chemical plant functioning properly. The process of removing sludge hasn’t changed much in decades, but the tools that are used to do it have. It’s a dirty and dangerous process that can be potentially harmful to employees who spend time in these tanks.  In 2020, many plants are still using human crews to clean these ...


    By Ecorobotics

  • How to Keep Your Industrial Tank Cleaning on Schedule

    Plant Managers are responsible for a variety of tasks that keep the plant running smoothly. One of these important tasks is managing industrial tank cleaning. In the past, industrial tank cleaning required several days of work, and moving crews from their regular positions forcing plant production to slow.  Now, there are different ways to schedule ...


    By Ecorobotics

  • App Rx503 - Decontamination from radionuclides of condensates of evaporators at K503 nuclear power plant - Case Study

    Processing of radioactive wastes leads to the formation of radioactive condensates of evaporators (debalance water) containing ammonia as the basic compound in the concentration of 7 - 25 mg/dm3 and having a pH value ranging 7.0 - 8.5. Besides, oils and other organic compounds are usually present in the water. RAXORB3/5, a granular (0.4 - 1.0 mm ...


    By Biomedy AG

  • Simulants vs Simulators

    Practical, hands-on training is crucial to ensure military personnel, first responders, and hazmat workers are equipped with the skills and confidence necessary to handle CBRNe and hazmat incidents, but creating realistic training experiences can be difficult, expensive, and time consuming. For these reasons, most agencies outsource their hazmat training; however, with new technology and tools ...


    By HazSim

  • Best Practices for Optimizing PFAS Analysis

    Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are currently of great public health and environmental concern. Because PFAS are ubiquitous and commonly used in materials routinely employed for chemical analysis, laboratories are in need of streamlined protocols to minimize background contamination from these chemicals and quickly generate accurate data. This ebook outlines best practices, from the ...

  • Suspicious Package Procedures & Training for First Responders

    Hundreds of thousands, if not millions of packages are shipped daily using a variety of mail carriers that transport the piece of mail to its intended destination. The high volume of mail that is processed each day makes it extremely difficult for carriers to give proper attention and observation to potentially suspicious packages or suspicious mail that ends up in their facility. There are ...


    By Fast-ACT

  • Mold Control Information Series – Article #5

    Cleaning Mold-Containing Surfaces Once a determination is made that a moldy surface can be cleaned instead of removed or demolished, what cleaning agents are effective in removing or killing the mold? Many factors influence the selection of a cleaning agent, such as: 1) The type of surface to be cleaned. Is it hard such as cement or sheetrock? Soft, such as cloth, fabric ...


    By Atlantic Environmental, Inc.

  • Carfentanil Exposure: Everything to Know About the Elephant Tranquilizer Drug

    The synthetic opioid crisis has catapulted in recent years with the expansion of opioids and their effects on human health significantly magnified. Synthetic opioids are man-made drugs that replicate the effects of a natural opioid. These engineered opioids are designed to reduce pain and create a euphoric reaction, thus their appeal to drug abusers. As the opioid crisis has expanded, the list ...


    By Fast-ACT

  • Protecting Emergency Responders from Harmful Chemicals

    A fire crew respond to an incident at a chemicals factory. Many hazardous substances are on site and the incident has resulted in injuries. The crew assess the situation, establish the danger zone and don their protective hazmat suits. These emergency responders risk their own lives to rescue injured workers and contain the situation. ...

  • Refinery provides workers with total safety from decontamination - Case Study

    Background: A top international oil and gas refinery on France’s western coast recently initiated a €400 million facility upgrade at their refinery to capture profitable new markets in low-sulfur fuels that meet evolving European Union specifications. This substantial investment will significantly improve the refinery’s profitability and secure its long-term ...

  • Curtailing Contamination Hydrocarbon Engineering July 2017

    During planned shutdowns, the equipment in refineries and petrochemical plants has to be checked. The downtime can require several weeks when tanks, vessels, distillation columns, and pipes have to be drained and cleaned for i   maintenance or repair. Shutdowns are labour-intensive and require accurate scheduling and organisation between all projects, as often hundreds of workers are ...


    By Kurita

  • How to Optimize Water Treatment Solutions

    If you work in water purification, or if you utilize water treatment machinery and strategies for the industry that you work in, then you know it’s important to make the most of your water treatment system. From mining to drinking water treatment, here are a few ways to optimize the efforts of your water pumps and water purification treatment systems. Evaluate Your ...

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