Environmental Lab Services Articles

  • Scientists, a new quota species?

    Globally, marine conservation is high on the agenda. The need to protect and conserve species and habitats from deleterious anthropogenic impacts has never been of more concern than it is currently. However, that is not to say we, as a society, are achieving effective marine conservation, in fact we are far from it. Global summits have come and gone, as have the targets they set for marine ...

  • Case study - SP Fire Laboratory, Sweden

    Fire laboratory at SP Borås uses EnviBat’s Wet Electrostatic Precipitator technology (WESP) since 2007. Extremely low emissions and high availability are key advantages. Project: WetESP for Fire Laboratory Many fire tests are made in full scale. Example for fire tests can be engine rooms, vehicles, store houses, compartments etc. Most of the tests will include ...


    By Envibat AB

  • Air Conditioning That`s Out of This World

    New materials enhance the cooling effects from outer space to reduce energy use in small- to medium-sized buildings Reducing air conditioning energy use by using new materials to enhance the cooling effects from outer space may not be such a far-out idea. In a simulation study using DOE's Energy Plus software and ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Designed to vs. Certified

    Most bolted steel tank companies use the term “designed to” when referring to industry and quality standards. At Superior Tank Co., Inc. we can positively confirm all of our tanks meet or exceed the expected design and quality objectives. Superior Tank has undergone the very rigorous API SPEC Q1 and ISO 9001:2008 certification process which reviews the various elements of bolted steel ...


    By Superior Tank Co., Inc.

  • Optimising laboratory environment for successful IVF outcomes with Geotech’s G100

    The accuracy of incubator gases within an IVF laboratory plays a major role in success of IVF programs in any fertility clinic today. Given the crucial role that the incubator plays in the IVF process, the conditions within the incubator in an IVF laboratory must be optimal at all times to increase the likelihood of a successful assisted reproductive treatment. Geotech’s ...


    By Geotech

  • NMS Laboratories Chooses Qualtrax

    National Medical Services, popularly known as NMS, has chosen Qualtrax as its Quality and Compliance Management Solution. NMS is a world leader in laboratory testing and services, offering testing across many different disciplines and fields. Qualtrax is proud to help them maintain ABFT, ASCLD/LAB International ISO/IEC 17025, CAP ISO 15189, CAP-LAP, and ...


    By Qualtrax Inc

  • Measurement Science and Technology Paper - Potential for improved radiation thermometry measurement uncertainty through implementing a primary scale in an industrial laboratory

    A primary temperature scale requires realising a unit in terms of its definition. For high temperature radiation thermometry in terms of the International Temperature Scale of 1990 this means extrapolating from the signal measured at the freezing temperature of gold, silver or copper using Planck's radiation law. The difficulty in doing this means that primary scales above 1000 °C require ...


    By AMETEK Land

  • Pump it up: making single-pit emptying safer in rural Bangladesh

    Safe emptying and disposal of fecal sludge from pit latrines in rural areas has become a priority for the Government of Bangladesh. In this paper, we calculate the volume and characterize the hazards of managing sludge to identify technologies for safely emptying rural single pits. In Bhaluka subdistrict, an estimated 15,000 m3 of sludge is produced annually. Physical, chemical, and microbial ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • DOE`s Oak Ridge National Laboratory Publishes Report Finding Bioenergy Crops Are Not A Risk To Food Security

    On June 14, 2016, DOE's Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), through UT-Battelle, LLC, published a report determining that bioenergy crops do not impact food security. The report, "Reconciling food security and bioenergy: priorities ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Strategies for the reduction of Legionella in biological treatment systems

    A community-wide outbreak of Legionnaire's disease occurred in Warstein, Germany, in August 2013. The epidemic strain, Legionella pneumophila Serogruppe 1, was isolated from an industrial wastewater stream entering the municipal wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) in Wartein, the WWTP itself, the river Wäster and air/water samples from an industrial cooling system 3 km downstream of the WWTP. ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Real-time correction of antecedent precipitation for the Xinanjiang model using the genetic algorithm

    The Xinanjiang model has been successfully and widely applied in humid and semi-humid regions of China for rainfall–runoff simulation and flood forecasting. However, its forecasting precision is seriously affected by antecedent precipitation (Pa). Commonly applied methods relying on the experience of individual modelers are not standardized and difficult to transfer. In particular, the ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Meeting the Need for LIMS at a smaller laboratory case study

    EMS Inc (Environmental Management Services) offers environmental sample collection, VELAP (Virginia Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program) accredited laboratory analysis, water and wastewater plant operations, and consulting services to both industrial and commercial clients. By introducing Autoscribe's entry level Matrix Express LIMS (Laboratory Information Management System), EMS Inc ...


    By Autoscribe Informatics

  • Multi-Site veterinary diagnostic laboratory uses Matrix Gemini LIMS for Seamless sample management case study

    The Matrix Gemini Laboratory Information System (LIMS) from Autoscribe Informatics has been used to co-ordinate sample tracking, management and reporting across four different locations for a busy veterinary diagnostic and clinical pathology laboratory. Background Nationwide Laboratory Services Is a UKAS accredited independent multi-disciplinary veterinary laboratory providing ...


    By Autoscribe Informatics

  • Ukas accredited laboratory manages its own configurations of Matrix Gemini LIMS case study

    By working closely with Autoscribe on the upgrade of Matrix 4 to Matrix Gemini, staff at Cavendish Nuclear's environmental laboratory have become so proficient in using Gemini's one-time configuration tools that they manage and implement any updates and developments to their own system as their needs arise. Background Cavendish Nuclear's environmental laboratory is an internationally ...


    By Autoscribe Informatics

  • Together we can get the lead out

    If there is one lesson to be learned from the Flint crisis, it is this: Our communities will be safer in the long run with no lead pipes in the ground. That’s why the board of the American Water Works Association – recognizing our first core principle is the protection of public health -- voted unanimously on March 7 to forge on a path toward the removal of all lead service lines. ...

  • Calcium removal by softening of water affects biofilm formation on PVC, glass and membrane surfaces

    Literature data on the effect of calcium on biofilm structures induced a preliminary study. The effect of calcium removal by water softening (<1.0 mg Ca2+.L−1) under real-world drinking water conditions on biofilm formation was studied in a pilot plant with reverse osmosis (RO) membranes and in a laboratory-scale biofilm production unit (BPU) with plasticized polyvinyl chloride ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Biocorrosion in drinking water pipes

    Copper is widely used in drinking water distribution systems due to its relatively low cost and favorable mechanical properties. However, copper corrosion may generate copper concentrations exceeding the thresholds prescribed by international drinking water standards. In-situ measurements performed in an actual system found that the copper mass released under flowing water conditions (pipe ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • A modified Green–Ampt model for water infiltration and preferential flow

    Preferential flow is significant for its contribution to rapid response to hydrologic inputs at the soil surface and unsaturated zone flow, which is critical for flow generation in rainfall–runoff (RR) models. In combination with the diffuse and source-responsive flow equations, a new model for water infiltration that incorporates preferential flow is proposed in this paper. Its performance in ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Selection of food combinations to optimize survival, growth, and reproduction of the amphipod Hyalella azteca in static‐renewal, water‐only laboratory exposures

    While standardized sediment toxicity testing methods have been developed for the amphipod Hyalella azteca, no standardized chronic water‐only toxicity testing methods have been established. Furthermore, optimal feeding and water quality conditions for culturing and toxicity testing with this species remained unclear. Our objective was to determine the food or combination of foods that best ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Air Force Welcomes Comments On Red Rock Biofuels Facility Environmental Assessment

    The U.S. Air Force (USAF) Research Laboratory has developed a Draft Environmental Assessment and a Draft Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for the development of the Red Rock Biofuels facility in Lake County, Oregon. The proposed facility is one of three projects awarded a contract under the U.S. Department of ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

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