Environmental Standards Articles

  • 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

  • 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 Europe Limited

  • 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.

  • A look ahead: how real-time data helps organizations maximize performance

    Real-time data can provide agencies with a deeper understanding of your organization’s performance and provide valuable insight into future training needs. How can your department benefit from greater “intelligence”? Real-time analytics change the way organizations see themselves and influence future performance. Utilizing real-time data for fire ...


    By TargetSolutions

  • Creep not a factor for Geocell load support

    An accurate understanding of creep resistance is essential to proper material selection when using polymers, and in the case of geocells, this science is being misapplied.  The definition of creep deformation is the tendency of a solid material to move slowly or deform permanently under the influence of mechanical stress.  Creep is something that creates fear and uncertainty with all ...


    By Presto Geosystems

  • Climate change is more than a tech problem, so we need more than a tech solution

    At the COP 21 climate convention in Paris at the end of 2015, leaders from 194 nations agreed to pursue actions that will cut greenhouse gas emissions enough to keep global warming within 1.5 °C (2.7 °F) above pre-industrial conditions. Meeting this goal will avoid continued and increasing harm to people and ecosystems around the world caused by a changing climate, and it is also a great ...


    By Ensia

  • Laboratory efficacy and field effectiveness of hollow fiber membrane microfilters used for household water treatment in Honduras

    The Sawyer PointONE™ hollow fiber membrane filter is increasingly promoted for long-term household water treatment in developing countries. Limited data demonstrate PointONE™ microbiological laboratory efficacy and short-term diarrheal disease reduction among users, but household microbiological data is lacking. To compare laboratory and household PointONE™ filter microbiological performance, ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Utilizing Restek reference standards for residual solvent testing

    Restek manufactures several different residual solvent standards.  These can be used for testing according to USP, the EP monograph, or other residual solvent assays, such as medical cannabis testing.   The calculations involved for the use of these standards has led to questions for our technical team.  This post should help provide guidance for their usage.  I’ll ...


    By Restek Corporation

  • Making a TO-15 Working Standard and the Super Standard Calculator – V2.01

    We already learned how to calibrate our TO-15 system, what our concentration units mean, and how to properly read our vacuum gauge while pressurizing samples. We are clearly going out of order here, because I have never covered how to prepare a working standard (necessary for ...


    By Restek Corporation

  • Speaking the language of risk: climate change and the future of business

    In an increasingly carbon-constrained economy, it is clear that an organization’s environmental, social and financial performance is dependent on climate action. The development of a thorough and goal-oriented sustainability program, one that integrates climate change impacts into risk management and takes into account the key role of private and public stakeholders, is critical to ...


    By Bullfrog Power Inc.

  • EPA Publishes Final 2017 RFS Requirements

    On December 12, 2016, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published a final rule, Renewable Fuel Standard Program:  Standards for 2017 and Biomass-Based Diesel Volume for 2018, in the Federal Register.  This final rule sets the annual percentage standards for cellulosic biofuel, biomass-based ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • How HDXRF Helps Volcom Comply with Global Regulations - Case Study

    Volcom, Inc. is a lifestyle brand that designs, markets, and distributes high-quality boardsportsoriented products like clothing, footwear and accessories. As a global company, their restricted chemicals list is a combination and reflection of many international standards. CPSC and Proposition 65 lead the way for many of the chemicals’ lower limit regulations, but Canadian, Chinese, and ...


    By X-Ray Optical Systems (XOS)

  • The Rationale for Accelerating Regionally Focused Climate Intervention Research

    Abstract Ten years ago, Paul Crutzen asked whether the time had come to consider undertaking research into intentionally intervening in the climate system so that it might be considered a policy option comparable to reducing emissions for limiting human-induced climate change. Crutzen’s article pointed out how little progress had been made in reducing emissions and suggested that ...


    By Climate Institute

  • When OSHA Visits--Part 2

    Continuing Our Guide for New Plant Safety Managers On Monday, we took a closer look at the first few steps of an on-site OSHA visit, including the opening conference and records review. (Refresh your memory on that post ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • What To Do When OSHA Arrives - Part 1

    Continuing Our Guide for New Plant Safety Managers You have been the new plant safety manager for a little over two months. During this timeframe you have had the opportunity to review the limited number of safety procedures left in your office by your predecessor and you are beginning to ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • 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

  • Monitoring the purity of nitrogen in cryogenic air separation plants - Case Study

    In the manufacturing of the containerised plants, Linde Cryoplants Ltd utilise the Systech Illinois EC923 trace oxygen analyser to monitor the purity of the nitrogen. With 125 years of experience and expertise in the field of cryogenics, Linde Cryoplants is a leading manufacturer of air separation plants. Their compact Nitrogen and Oxygen generators provide custom-made and standard supply ...


    By Systech Instruments Ltd

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