Analytical Services Articles

  • 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.

  • Analytics is not just about patterns in big data

    For most people, the term ‘data analytics’ conjures up images of Amazon, Facebook and Google: digitally born companies that gather huge data sets in order to better target products, adverts or services across a huge customer base. When it comes to really ...

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Fungal Pathogens Identified by PCR and DNA Sequencing

    Aspergillus is a type of fungus that is commonly found in the environment and in buildings that have suffered water damage or elevated humidity levels.  For people with weakened immune systems, breathing Aspergillus spores can lead to infections. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), “Aspergillosis is an infection caused by a fungus called ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • 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

  • California’s Prop 65 and Cadmium Public Health Dangers

    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 products they purchase, in their homes or ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • 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.

  • 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 ...


  • Evaluation of the optimal performance of passenger vehicle by integrated energy-environment-economic modeling

    Analysis of multi dimensional interactions of flow of energy in passenger vehicle is a complex task that necessitates development and utilization of analytical tools. Development of analytical tools with high complexity is usually based on conclusions of many concepts and theories from different scientific disciplines. In this approach, Passenger vehicle is supposed to be organized in the form of ...

  • Internalisation of external effects vs. decrease of externalities: from end-of-pipe technologies to cleaner technologies

    We try, in this paper, to emphasise the role of market structure in the adoption of cleaner production technologies. The paper comes within the framework of the research carried out around the Porter hypothesis, according to which the integration of environmental constraints by firms can induce an improvement of their competitive position. We show that cleaner technology becomes an instrument in ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Analytical Support for Cost-Effective Pollution Control

    ' Analytical tools have been developed by the World Bank Group to estimate rapidly the extent and impacts of pollution in a given situation and to support decisions on pollution management. These tools help decision makers to overcome the frequent lack of data on emissions from different sources, their impact on ambient quality, and mitigation alternatives.' Decision Support System for ...


    By The World Bank

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