Environmental Standards Articles

  • Carbon Footprint of electronic products

    Carbon Footprint - what it is and how to measure it. Climate change is of high concern, driving growing demand for carbon footprint information. This white paper is designed to help your organisation get started with an efficient and effective approach to address this topic, building on existing international standards and European reference ...


    By thinkstep

  • Sanitary Relief Valve Frameworks and Standards

    Most sanitary relief valves are equipped with an established pressure safety system. At the point where the set pressure level is reached, the sanitary relief valve opens to discharge the gases or fluids so that the pressure level is decreased. The arrival of pressure is routed through an alternative pipeline, in some cases even outside so that any holes or damage can be diverted. Once the frame ...


    By Adamant Valves

  • Saving Costs by Using FLUXANA Calibration Sets

    Introduction In order to use X-ray fluorescence analysis (XRF) quantitatively, the analytical system must be calibrated. Calibration standards are required for this. The usual procedure begins with the purchase of reference materials as powders, these samples are prepared as, e.g., fusion beads, they are measured as calibration standards and, finally, calibration and validation are conducted. ...


    By Fluxana GmbH Co. KG

  • Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany News on Water 2018, Volume 1

    This volume of News on Water highlights: New ISO Standard 17943 for Determination of VOCs in Water by HS-SPME and GC-MS Extraction of Organic Compounds from Water, Using ENVITM-18 DSK Solid Phase Extraction Disks Watercol columns Certified Reference Materials ready-to-use for water and waste water analysis ...

  • Measurement of trace metals in ambient air: Validation of a rapid technique with gold standard ICP-AES

    Trace metals are found at low concentration in the ambient environment and are associated with adverse health effects. The gold standard metal measurement is Inductively Coupled Plasma Atomic Emission Spectroscopy (ICP-AES); however, sample preparation is laborious and expensive. The Xact 625 metals monitor uses non-destructive X-ray fluorescence technology. A built-in sample collection ...

  • Citizens challenge EPA

    A petition filed under Section 21 of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) was one of the first actions reviewed by a federal district court since TSCA was substantially rewritten in June 2016.The rulings described below pose interesting and potentially formidable challenges for TSCA stakeholders. Background TSCA Section 21 enables “any person” to submit a petition ...


    By Acta Group

  • Citizens Challenge EPA - Case study

    A petition filed under Section 21 of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) was one of the first actions reviewed by a federal district court since TSCA was substantially rewritten in June 2016.The rulings described below pose interesting and potentially formidable challenges for TSCA stakeholders. Background TSCA Section 21 enables “any person” to submit a petition to the U.S. ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • UCT Clean Screen® DAU Cited in Umbilical Cord Drug Testing

    Analysis of umbilical cord samples offers forensic toxicologists a method for evaluating maternal drug intake patterns. These matrices may be an uncommon sample for many laboratories, but for those that are tasked with the challenge, solid phase extraction offers the most efficient methodology for the analysis of said compounds. ...


    By United Chemical Technologies

  • EPA proposes TSCA user fees

    Abstract We all knew it was coming, and the proposal has finally arrived. On February 8,2018, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt signed a proposed rule regarding user fees for the administration of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). As amended by the Frank Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act TSCA provides the EPA ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Air Quality Monitoring

    Why monitor air quality? Well, to monitor is to know. Everything else is just more or less qualified guesses. International, national and local air quality targets and limits are also tied to monitoring results What is Air Quality? How is air quality characterised? It is quite common to find air quality indexes, where the ranges are divided in sections indicating ...


    By Opsis AB

  • Air Quality Monitoring

    Why monitor air quality? Well, to monitor is to know. Everything else is just more or less qualified guesses. International, national and local air quality targets and limits are also tied to monitoring results. What is Air Quality? How is air quality ...


    By Opsis AB

  • How to identify issues in water quality

    Water quality can mean different things to different people and therefore depends on what standard of quality one is looking for, for example, water may be fine for fish to live in but lack the quality required for human consumption. To measure the quality of water accurately, tests are carried out to identify several key indicators. These characteristics are then compared ...


    By Aquaread Limited

  • Recent Federal Developments - October 2017

    TSCA/FIFRA/TRI EPA Schedules PPDC Meeting: On October 13, 2017, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the scheduling of a Pesticide Program Dialogue Committee (PPDC) meeting for November 1-2, 2017. 82 Fed. Reg. 47733. An agenda is expected to be made available by October 18, 2017.PPDC meetings provide the EPA Administrator with advice and information ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Methods and guidance for testing the efficacy of antimicrobials against Spores of clostridium difficile

    On September 29, 2017, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the availability of two final test method Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) for evaluating the efficacy of antimicrobials against spores of Clostridium difficile (C. diff):  EPA Microbiology Laboratory Branch (MLB) SOP MB-28: ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Ensuring consistent, reliable safety in the global food supply

    Abstract / Summary Waters is a leader in developing food and water quality testing systems that incorporate analytical standards and reagents, sample preparation products, chromatographic columns, instrumentation, and data management software. Our comprehensive solutions offer food and beverage laboratories the tools needed to check compliance with food and environmental regulations, ...


    By Waters Corporation

  • Beware the pitfalls of a global corporate standard

    We should respect the local EHS laws of non-Western countries – no matter how ridiculous they might seem. ...

  • ISO Standard describes aerosol generation for air exposure studies of nano-objects and their aggregates and agglomerates

    The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) recently published standard ISO/TR 19601:2017, “Nanotechnologies — Aerosol generation for air exposure studies of nano-objects and their aggregates and agglomerates (NOAA).”  ISO states that, to evaluate the inhalation toxicity of NOAA, it is important to consider certain ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • On PM 2.5 Filters, Let’s just clear the air between us; ok?

    In the area of a former military building complex in the Chaoyang District of Beijing is a unique and thriving artistic community.  In the middle of this art district, is a strange 7-meter tall tower shaped like an avant-garde metallic pineapple.  Designed by Dutch artist Daan Roosegaarde, it is both an artistic creation and a functional tool meant to test a possible solution for ...


    By Sterlitech Corporation

  • Testing modified atmosphere packaging of gluten free bakery products - Case Study

    Gluten free bakery packaging tested using Systech Illinois gas analysis equipment Ultrapharm’s quality control laboratory use the Gaspace Advance, oxygen and carbon dioxide headspace analyser to monitor their modified atmosphere packs at regular intervals. Ultrapharm Ltd started their gluten free bakery business in 1993, manufacturing a small product line to coeliac’s in the UK. ...


    By Systech Instruments Ltd

  • The benefits of monitoring compressed air

    Compressed air is used in many manufacturing processes for many different reasons, from the actuation and control of pneumatic valves and cylinders to the operation of process machinery and tooling. It can also be used as a transport medium for bulk materials or as a purge gas. For all its uses it is nonetheless expensive. This is why, through detailed monitoring, a business can enjoy the ...


    By Contrec Ltd

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