Environmental Standards Articles

  • LCA in construction: status, impact, and limitations

    The white paper provides concise information about LCA in the manufacturing sector and in design practice. The white paper provides concise information about Life Cycle Assessment, the role of LCA in codes, standards and rating programs, and the recommended application of LCA in the manufacturing sector and in design practice. Lead authors Steve Baer and Christoph Koffler ...


    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 ...

  • Pfizer Case Study: Single-use Conversion

    The challenge Pfizer was looking to accelerate the development of 2 biosimilar monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) to achieve regulatory approval. Their goal is to be first to market in China. In order to meet their aggressive timelines, they needed to implement single-use technologies in place of stainless steel in under 6 months. The solution Summary GE’s ...


    By GE Healthcare Life Sciences

  • Electric driverless vehicles could reduce decarbonisation gap by third

    Autonomous Electric Vehicles (A-EVs) could bridge approximately one-third of the gap between current decarbonisation rates and those needed to limit global warming to 2˚C. ...

  • 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.

  • California Prepares for a Drought-Prone Future Under Stringent Title 22 Water Reuse Standards

    Fluence’s first MABR plant in mainland U.S. gives California new medium- and small-scale treatment options that comply with the state’s stringent standards for water reuse ...


    By Fluence Corporation

  • 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.

  • 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

  • Comparison of viscoelastic models with a different number of parameters for transient simulations

    The numerical and analytical models used for transient simulations, and hence for the pressurized pipe system diagnosis, require the definition of a rheological component related to the pipe material. The introduction and the following widespread use of polymeric material pipes, characterized by a viscoelastic behavior, increased the complexity and the number of parameters involved in this ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • 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.

  • 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. ...

  • Removal of chromium(III) from aqueous waste solution by liquid–liquid extraction in a circular microchannel

    A new circular microchannel device has been proposed for the removal of chromium(III) from aqueous waste solution by using kerosene as a diluent and (2-ethylhexyl) 2-ethylhexyl phosphonate as an extractant. The proposed device has several advantages such as a flexible and easily adaptable design, easy maintenance, and cheap setup without the requirement of microfabrication. To study the ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • 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.

  • 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

  • ANSI/AHRI standard 420-2008 for fan and coil evaporators - benefits and costs

    Abstract Fan and coil evaporators as used in the industrial refrigeration industry can be certified for performance per ANSI/AHRI Standard 420-2008, Performance Rating of Forced-Circulation Free-Delivery Unit Coolers for Refrigeration. This paper will explain how the standard works and illustrate the costs related to evaporators that may not meet the performance criteria of the standard. ...


    By Evapco Inc.

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