Hazardous Materials Monitoring Articles

  • Environmental Assessment Brownfield Study

    In late 2011, Global was contracted by the Genesee County Land Bank and City of Flint to prepare an Environmental Assessment (EA) in accordance with guidelines set for by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) 24 CFR Part 58 for the Smith Village Project. Global utilized the HUD recommended format during the preparation of the EA including completion of the Statutory Checklist ...

  • Hazardous Material and Asbestos Inspection Case Study

    Global has been contracted by the Genesee County Land Bank Authority (GCLBA) to complete pre-demolition hazardous material and asbestos inspections on blighted structures located in the City of Flint beginning in 2002 and continuing through the present. In March and November 2013, Global was awarded multiple contracts from GCLBA, which utilize MBEG and HHF funding sources to eliminate blight and ...

  • Analysis of PeCOD Technology and Comparison to Dichromate Method

    Abstract The main objective of this report was to determine if a correlation exists between peCOD technology and the dichromate method of estimating Chemical Oxygen Demand (COD). Additional investigations described in this report were: to identify whether particle size in water samples affects the estimate of COD obtained by peCOD analysis and, to identify whether peCOD analysis is ...


    By MANTECH

  • Identification of Emergency Situations

    With ever increasing technological advancements, the potential for risks and hazards have been substantially minimized in the recent years. However to a flip side, whether it’s a mass scale manufacturing facility or a service business down the block; the potency for unforeseen events to occur is considered to be on top of the list when it comes to establishing precautionary measures.   ...


  • Surface Decontamination of Cadmium Compounds (Cadmium Chloride (CdCl2) and Cadmium Oxide (CdO)) by DeconGel 1101

    OBJECTIVE The surface decontamination efficacy determination of DeconGelTM 1101 on stainless steel, aluminum, carbon steel, and concrete surfaces contaminated with cadmium compounds (cadmium chloride (CdCl2) and cadmium oxide (CdO)) was performed with ICP-OES (Inductively Coupled Plasma-Optical Emission Spectroscopy) according to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) SW-846 Methods: 3005A ...


    By KT Chemicals, Inc.

  • Surface Decontamination of Selenium Compounds (Selenium powder) by DeconGel 1101

    Abstract Surface decontamination efficacy determination of DeconGel™ 1101 on stainless steel, carbon steel, and concrete surfaces contaminated with Selenium powder was performed with ICP-OES (Inductively Coupled Plasma-Optical Emission Spectroscopy) according to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) SW-846 Methods: 3005A (sampling) and 6010C (analysis). Hazardous ...


    By KT Chemicals, Inc.

  • Uvcb Substances: Methodology For Structural Description And Application To Fate And Hazard Assessment

    Substances of unknown or variable composition, complex reaction products or biological materials (UVCBs) have been conventionally described in generic terms. Commonly used substance identifiers are generic names of chemical classes, generic structural formulas, reaction steps, physical-chemical properties or spectral data. Lack of well-defined structural information has significantly restricted ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Adsorption of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons from wastewater by using silica-based organic–inorganic nanohybrid material

    Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) are a group of priority pollutants, which are classified as persistent hazardous contaminants. Herein, the adsorption of three PAHs, naphthalene (NAP), acenaphthylene (ACN), and phenanthrene (PHN), from wastewater onto NH2-SBA-15 organic–inorganic nanohybrid material as a function of pH of the media (2–10), sorbent dosage (0.5–3.5 g ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Global Methyl Ethyl Ketone (MEK) Market - Industry Share, Szie, Trends And Analysis Forecast to 2020

    The global MEK market is expected to reach USD 3.26 billion by 2020, according to a new study by Grand View Research, Inc. Growing demand for paints and coatings in infrastructure, automotive and home furnishings is expected to remain a key driving factor for the global MEK market. Growing demand from key end-use industries such as construction and automotive, particularly from high growth market ...


  • Asbestos, lead-based paint, hazardous materials case study

    Service(s) performed: Construction management for hazardous materials abatement, building demolition and site clearing for 49 residential buildings Summary: Our environmental experts performed construction management for hazardous materials abatement, building demolition and site clearing project for a 49 building residential development scheduled for ...


    By EFI Global, Inc.

  • Future outflows of toxic material from end–of–life computers in India

    This paper presents an approach to estimate the number of obsolete desktop and notebook computers and the quantity of various toxic components to be generated from these computers in the next ten to 15 years in India. This study indicates that with favourable government policies it will take 30 years more to achieve a computer penetration rate of 1 per capita. Long term equilibrium in computer ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Installation of a grout curtain at a hazardous waste landfill

    Abstract: An existing inactive hazardous waste landfill located in Niagara Falls, New York was exhibiting migration of contaminants due to lateral groundwater flow in the underlying dolomitic limestone bedrock. It was determined that the installation of a vertical barrier to redirect the groundwater flow around the landfill would be the key element in the abatement design. Further review ...


    By Geo-Con, Inc.

  • Akrochem Corporation Selects 3E’s MSDgen Authoring Software to Replace Commercial SDS System and Enable Rapid Development of Accurate and Compliant Hazard Communication Documentation

    Background As a leading provider of compounding materials and color concentrates, Akrochem Corporation is steadfastly committed to improving customer productivity. This includes safety and environmental regulatory compliance. The common thread between these three goals is safety data sheets (SDSs). Effective, compliant and up-to-date SDSs are not only a global requirement, but serve as ...


    By 3E Company

  • Potential environmental hazards of non–rechargeable electric torch wastes in Nigeria

    This study assessed the material and chemical compositions and methods of disposal of end–of–life non–rechargeable electric torches (EOLNETs). Thirty EOLNETs of ten different models were collected in Lagos, Nigeria. Total heavy metals in plastic and PWB components of the samples were determined using CPSC–CH–1002–08 and EPA 3050B methods. Questionnaires were distributed to 200 unselected ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • SeNsiM-SEC: secure sensor networks integration to monitor rail freight transport

    In recent years, the interest in monitoring infrastructures has spread in many application domains, even because of the number of natural disasters and terrorist attacks. This important activity can be seen in the general context of critical infrastructure protection, such as the freight trains meant for hazardous materials transportation. The design of these systems must answer to several ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Comparative analysis of the transportation of select petrochemicals

    Large volumes of hazardous cargo move across US roadways daily. Field counts are conducted on sections of roadway that provide aggregated volumes. A high level of interest exists in acquiring the capability to replicate these periodic field counts through a computer–simulated programme. Base data and computer simulation models were identified, which could be coordinated with field counts. The ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • 'Zero' loss of life during natural hazards

    It is emphasised that minimisation of earthquake risk is certainly a necessity in order to reduce poverty and homelessness in urban areas. A two phase investigation scheme is outlined to determine which buildings are susceptible to collapse. In the first phase, teams inspect any and all buildings, public or private, whether be a school, hospital or residential and collect 'photographic' data by ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • How healthy is your child’s school

    I was called recently by a concerned parent. His school was undergoing mold remediation during school hours. Also, the Shigella bacterium has closed several schools in the Birmingham area. Just how safe are your children in their school, and how can you help to ensure that they are in a safe environment? By being proactive and asking questions. The biggest problems regarding ...


    By DirectCIH

  • Comparative investigation of Source Term Estimation algorithms using FUSION field trial 2007 data: linear regression analysis

    Given a warning based on detections at a few sensors, it should be useful to rapidly provide an estimate of the location, time of release and amount of material released. Such information could lead to refined predictions of the hazardous area and support follow–on actions to investigate the cause and nature of the hazardous release. In September 2007, a short–range test designed to ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Dynamic analysis of glass curtain walls with protective films subjected to blast loading

    Recent terrorist events have underscored the importance of designing glass curtain walls as engineered systems. Glass panels which shatter in the explosion produce high velocity fragments, the cause of majority of injuries in such incidents. Glass curtain walls with protective films have proven to be well suited for use in glazing systems that resist blast loading. The rectangular glass plates ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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