Safety Regulations Articles

  • Computer Companies: Uploading the Environment

    Computer companies between progress and responsibility An Environmental-Rating of eleven international computer manufacturers revealed that the Japanese company Fujitsu, with a Rating of B-, is at the forefront of environmental activities in the computer industry at this time. Immediately following the environmental leader are the companies Compaq (USA), NEC (JP), IBM (USA) and Sun Microsystems ...


    By oekom research AG

  • Biotreatment of Organic and Inorganic Odors

    Air emissions from manufacturing operations and waste treatment plants often consist of a combination of odors and volatile chemicals. Odors are inorganic or organic compounds, which are present in low concentrations, typically 20 ppmv or less, which have an unpleasant odor. Volatile chemicals are often present at higher concentrations than odors, but may or may not have any odors associated with ...


    By PRD Tech, Inc.

  • Controlling Bacteria In a Clean Room Environment

    Maintaining the integrity of a cleanroom is a constant battle. The first step to deciding which method, or combination of methods, to employ is to identify the prime sources of contamination. There are three prime sources of contamination through which the integrity of a cleanroom might be breached. First, there is the human element. While many processes might be automated, many situations remain ...


    By GVS Filter Technology

  • Reducing Odor and VOC Emissions

    The Montgomery County Regional Composting Facility (MCRCF) in Silver Spring, Maryland is designed to process 400 wet tons/day of lime amended biosolids from the Blue Plains Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) in Washington, D.C. Recently, political pressures forced operations to cease at the MCRCF. Although the aerated static pile composting plant’s fate has not been completely decided, its owner, ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Developing a Risk Management Program for a Flexible Polyurethane Foam Manufacturing Facility

    ABSTRACT The U. S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Risk Management Program (RMP) regulations, require facilities to develop a formal Risk Management Program (RMProgram) and to register and submit a Risk Management Plan (RMPlan). Regulated facilities must implement a RMProgram and submit a RMPlan before 21 June 1999. The RMP regulations will require most Flexible Polyurethane Foam (FPF) ...


    By Weston Solutions, Inc

  • Planning a Centralized Hazardous Waste Treatment Facility -- An Operator's Perspective

    INTRODUCTION The rapid industrial development of the Philippines and the implementation of the Toxic Substance and Hazardous and Nuclear Waste Control Act (1992) is causing an urgent need for hazardous waste treatment facilities. Estimates of hazardous waste volumes in metropolitan Manila are rising from 232,000 tons/year in 1995 to 659,000 tons/year in the year 2010. Mr. Walter Vergara of the ...


    By Weston Solutions, Inc

  • MPPE for Resins monomer containing Wastewater BTEX removal 99.99 %

    The Surface Coatings Resins Business Unit of Akzo Nobel in Louisville, KY, has chosen the Macro Porous Polymer - Extraction technology for treating process wastewater. The MPPE unit with a capacity of 20 gpm removes xylene and ethyl benzene from 200 ppm to less than 20 ppb. The new system assures compliance with local discharge regulations, while improving economy, reliability, and flexibility in ...

  • An Expert System for Source-Term Analysis and Accidental Release Modeling

    Title III of the Clean Air Act Amendments (CAAA) of 1990 requires establishing regulations to prevent the accidental release and to minimize the consequence of any such release of chemicals listed under 40 CFR Part 68. There is a need for a systematic approach for applying mathematical models to estimate the impact from the large number of potential release scenarios associated with these ...

  • Inspection Manual: Federal Equipment Leak Regulations for the Chemical Manufacturing Industry

    Untitled Document Abstract The purpose of this manual is to enhance an inspector's ability to conduct more complete and effective inspections at facilities in the chemical ...

  • The 1998 PCB Disposal Amendments: Guide to the 1998 PCB "Mega Rule"

    INTRODUCTION On June 29, 1998, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) promulgated a sweeping series of changes in the PCB regulations under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). Commonly known as the Mega-Rule or PCB Disposal Amendments (due to its focus largely on waste management issues), this long-awaited rule encompasses more than 80 changes in the regulations and spans more ...


    By Weston Solutions, Inc

  • Characterization of Accidental Chemical Releases

    The 1990 Clean Air Act Amendment (CAAA) section 112 (r) Prevention of Accidental Releases requires the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to establish measures for owners and operators of facilities processing or handling hazardous materials to prevent accidental releases of regulated substances and other extremely hazardous materials to the air. Additionally, it requires the ...

  • Nitrogen Oxides Reactions in Diesel Oxidation Catalyst

    ABSTRACT Two catalyst formulations were tested OII a diesel engine. A Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR) analyzer was used to measure concentrations of nitric oxide ...


    By DCL International Inc.

  • Indoor Cats Improve Quality of Exhaust Emissions

    For over two decades, the automotive industry has struggled to keep up with emission standards by installing emission control systems that are increasingly more sophisticated and expensive.  In the meantime, emission control for materials handling equipment has not been a major concern. Without having to meet stringent ...


    By DCL International Inc.

  • Refractories, plastics, insulation or textiles containing chromium compounds - Case study

    Purpose The original version of this Plant Service Bulletin (PSB-43) was issued in April of 1990 to alert owners and operators of boilers and steam generators that certain materials containing chromium may, under certain operating conditions, produce hexavalent chromium (Cr + 6), a carcinogen. It also suggested remedial action and substitute materials. The initial issue of PSB-43 ...


    By Dürr Megtec LLC

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