Analytical Services Articles

  • Process analytics in polyethylene (PE) plants – Case Study

    For the production of polyethylene a variety of processes is in use depending on what final products are intended to be produced. However, regardless of the process type, all plants require process analytical equipment to collect reliable and accurate information for process control, product quality, plant safety and environmental compliance. Siemens, a leader in process analytical ...

  • Predictive Analytics Will Be Critical to Beating the Driver Shortage

    The number of people working in the U.S. trucking industry hit an all-time high in December: 1.47 million, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. That’s impressive — and great for the industry — but in no way does it eliminate the intense, industry-wide concern about and focus on the enormous projected need for more drivers every year through at least 2030.  ...


    By Omnitracs, LLC

  • How data and analytics are keeping Philly’s water safe

    CH2M assisted Philadelphia to implement a Surveillance and Response System (SRS) demonstration project under the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) Water Security Initiative. CH2M Global Director Smart Cities and Senior Technology Fellow Dr. Avinash S. Patwardhan and Ken Thompson, CH2M Deputy Director Intelligent Water Solutions and Senior ...


    By CH2M Hill Companies, Ltd.

  • Soil resource efficiency in urbanised areas - analytical framework and implications for governance

    Soil is a limited and non-renewable resource — implying that its supply is limited — of which a lot of functional demands are made. As well as the use of the soil resource for growing food, which has been done for millennia, the many and diverse services that can be derived from it are in particularly high demand in urbanised spaces, as these areas are where economic development and ...

  • Data analytics and the materials cycle

    Data has the potential to revolutionise the materials industry, from extraction to processing to commercialisation. But it can only do so with the right mix of technology, skills and strategy. Dr Matt Jones explains. Using data is nothing new, but the rapid increase in data sources and quantity of data collected means getting the most out of it is ever more important. Properly used, data ...

  • Matrix LIMS configured and implemented within 3 months case study

    Laboratory staff at Glatfelter have established an extremely close, ongoing working relationship with Autoscribe. This has allowed the design and implementation in just 3 months of a configured Matrix Gemini LIMS for the company's corporate analytical services group. Organisation Established since 1864, global paper supplier Glatfelter has expanded its product range from high-quality ...


    By Autoscribe Informatics

  • Ecosystem services as assessment endpoints for ecological risk assessment

    Ecosystem services are defined as the outputs of ecological processes that contribute to human welfare or have the potential to do so in the future. Those outputs include food and drinking water, clean air and water, and pollinated crops. The need to protect the services provided by natural systems has been recognized previously, but ecosystem services have not been formally incorporated into ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Time Savings and Efficiency Improvements from Labcore Impress DHL Analytical President

    In my most recent conversation last week with Dr. Derhsing Luu, the President of DHL Analytical, he had commented after reading my blog, “Nice Blog. But you should emphasize what Labcore can do as it relates to time savings and efficiency. That is what made Labcore such a great investment for us. Paper cost savings is a bonus but consider that last year we increased our laboratory revenue ...


    By Poplar Solutions, LLC

  • DHL analytical - Case Study

    Quantum Leap in productivity According to John Dupont, General Manager of Operations, “DHL Analytical, Inc. has been on the leading edge of laboratory innovation for many years. Our vision was to move towards a paperless laboratory, with the realization that the current generation of electronic documents can be produced at almost all points in our process. The trick for us ...


    By Poplar Solutions, LLC

  • ‘Fully baked’ sustainability using decision analytic principles and ecosystem services

    When baking in the kitchen, the ratio of ingredients determines the outcome (bread, pie crust or cake) and its culinary success. Starting with the same ingredients, the ratio of flour, eggs and butter determines whether bread, pie dough or cake batter is made. How the ingredients are mixed affects the quality and acceptability of the finished product. Integr Environ Assess Manag © 2013 SETAC ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Using social media to promote environmental action

    What is social media? Social media involve user participation and/or user generated content. Popular social media platforms include Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn, Wikipedia, Google+ and Foursquare, as well as social bookmarking sites like Delicious, and social news sites like Digg or Reddit. In 2012 it was reported that out of all internet users, 67% use social networks regularly. In the ...


    By The CarbonNeutral Company

  • Just How Often are Drugs that are Supposed to be Sterile, Actually Contaminated?

    A few weeks ago, NBC News published the report, “Sterile drugs often contaminated, pharmacists admit.”  The article was written shortly after the peak of the fungal meningitis outbreak caused by contaminated injections that resulted in dozens of deaths and hundreds of infections. The article references a poll conducted by the Institute for Safe Medication ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Decision analytic strategies for integrating ecosystem services and risk assessment

    Ecosystem services as a concept and guiding principle are enjoying wide popularity and endorsement from high‐level policy thinkers to industry as support for sustainability goals continue to grow. However, explicit incorporation of ecosystem services into decision‐making still lacks practical implementation at more local scales, and faces significant regulatory and technical constraints. Risk ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Development of a multi criteria decision model for justification of green manufacturing systems

    Rapid industrial growth in the last century has led to many economic, environmental and social problems from global warming to local waste disposal. The industry has come under increasing pressure to reduce the environmental impacts involved in the production of goods and services. In recent years green manufacturing systems (GMS) have been widely considered for implementation to reduce ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Web-based analytical services improve remediation efficiency

    In this article, Steven Holmes, from analytical services provider ALcontrol, explains how web-based software is helping to ramp up the speed of environmental analysis for remediation contractors such as Sanctus Limited. Background The development of brownfield sites can be more complicated and take longer than other types of building land. However, it is an attractive option ...


    By ALcontrol Laboratories

  • Prop 65 Puts Acetaldehyde under the Spotlight

    Garden Grove, CA, May 5th, 2011 In 1986, California voters approved an initiative to address increasing concerns about exposure to toxic chemicals. That initiative, the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, is better known by its original name of Proposition 65.  Proposition 65 requires businesses to notify Californians about significant amounts of chemicals in the ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Solutions - Covering analytical methods and practices

    A smarter way to take a temperature A Northern California lab automates data- gathering and hands the tracking responsibility over to a computer François Rodigari and Kenneth E. Osborn One of many things that environmental laboratories must do is to track and document the temperatures of the laboratory's incubators and refrigerators. This means that the thermometers used to ...


    By Horizon Technology, Inc.

  • Baby teethers may contain dangerous bacteria

    According to a FDA report released last month children are at risk from some gel-filled teethers that may contain Bacillus subtilis and Bacillus circulans bacteria. Following the report a major manufacturer of teethers issued a recall on their gel-filled teethers and has ceased production and distribution of the products.The FDA release stated that “Although these bacteria generally do not cause ...


  • EMSL Analytical awarded prestigious A2LA accreditation

    Environmental testing laboratory granted A2LA recognition for testing lead and phthalates on children’s products. EMSL Analytical, a leading provider of advanced environmental laboratory services, has recently announced that their Westmont, New Jersey laboratory has been accredited by the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA) for lead and phthalates testing on children’s ...


  • Well Identification and Environmental Management, A Lesson in Standards and Data Management

    This powerpoint, Well Identification and Environmental Management, A Lesson in Standards and Data Management, was given by Keith Fraley from Shell Exploration and Production at the ESRI Petroleum User Group Conference in February 2008. It describes an approach for collection and storage of hydrology sampling event results for a project consisting of about 600 wells and 400,000 analytical results. ...


    By EarthSoft, Inc

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