Hazardous Waste Monitoring Articles

  • Assessment of REMOTOX for precipitation of heavy metals in laboratory waste stream

    Abstract The scope of this study is to assess the potential of REMOTOX in cleaning up heavy metals in laboratory waste stream in an effort to reduce hazardous waste to the minimum quantity, thereby reducing transportation and disposal cost. The objective is to determine the amount of REMOTOX to be added, the reaction time for the heavy metals to precipitate and to determine its ...


    By Graus Chemicals, LLC

  • Complex Health and Safety Plans (HASP)

    Health and Safety Plans (HASP) The most complex Health and Safety Plans (HASP) tend to be for hazardous waste projects or government contracts at high hazard locations. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and the Department of Interior Bureau of Reclamation are good examples of government entities requiring very detailed HASPs. AtAtlantic Environmental, we have developed HASPs that ...


    By Atlantic Environmental, Inc.

  • Micromeritics Delivers Optimized Solution for Carbon Black Testing in Accordance with Latest ASTM Classification

    Micromeritics Instrument Corp., a leader in material characterization technology, has developed an optimized, automated solution for customers looking to characterize carbon blacks in accordance with the newly revised ASTM D1765-18 Classification System for Carbon Blacks Used in Rubber Products. Following a final balloting of ASTM Committee D24 on Carbon Black this system now includes void ...

  • Toxicity Evaluations of Wastewaters in Austria with Conventional and Cost-Effective Bioassays

    Abstract : The acute toxicity of 42 samples of different types of domestic and industrial discharges was assessed with a battery tests comprising the standard Daphnia magna bioassay and three cost-effective new microbiotests (cyst-based Toxkits) : the Rotoxkit F with the freshwater rotifer Brachionus calyciflorus and the Streptoxkit F and Thamnotoxkit F tests with the freshwater fairy shrimps ...


    By Microbiotests Inc.

  • Demystifying Waste Classification Codes

    To help ensure the safe destruction of the waste we generate, it must be classified. In line with the List of Waste (LoW) – a legal system used for classifying waste and identifying if it is hazardous – there are a set of assessments, procedures and codes to follow to correctly classify waste according to regulation. Three steps must be followed when considering each piece and type of ...


    By Inciner8 Limited

  • Bio Hazardous Waste and Incineration

    20 to 25 percent of the total waste generated by healthcare establishments is regarded as hazardous and may create a variety of health and environmental risks if not managed and destroyed in an appropriate manner. With the large number of health care facilities and hospitals increasing all around the globe, hazardous waste management and disposal is becoming a serious problem. What Is Bio ...


    By Inciner8 Limited

  • Recent Federal Developments

    WEBINAR -- FIFRA Hot Topics In Pesticide, Biocides, And Other Agricultural Chemicals Regulation And Litigation, April 24, 2019, 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. (EDT): Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) is pleased to present the complimentary webinar “FIFRA Hot Topics in Pesticide, Biocides, and Other Agricultural Chemicals Regulation and Litigation.” ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • NCRA optimizes environmental performance and standardizes data and tasks - Case Study

    The open architecture and flexibility of the Enviance solution allowed NCRA to track a variety of environmental requirements without having to make extensive changes to its work processes. NCRA refines, transports, and stores crude oil and petroleum in the North Central region of the United States. The ...


    By Enviance, Inc.

  • Air sampling/testing at Construction sites

    Hazardous Materials at Construction Sites Hazardous materials such as silica, lead, metals, pesticides, chemicals, and gases are often found on construction sites. Where ground or groundwater testing identified hazardous materials that may be carried off-site during excavation or just routine construction activities where dust or fumes may be generated, air sampling is necessary to protect ...

  • Proper disposal

    In December 2017, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a final rule prohibiting entities from asserting claims of confidential business information (CBI) for certain documents related to the export, import, and transit of hazardous waste. Manufacturers that have historically relied on assertions of CBI should be aware of this change. The new rule is discussed below. ...


    By Acta Group

  • Proper disposal - Case study

    In December 2017, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a final rule prohibiting entities from asserting claims of confidential business information (CBI) for certain documents related to the export, import, and transit of hazardous waste. Manufacturers that have historically relied on assertions of CBI should be aware of this change. The new rule is discussed below. ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Contaminated soils and sludge treatment plant - Case Study

    Client: Ecosistem Group, Lamezia Terme (CZ) – Italy Challenge: to transform waste into product! The Client possesses a large plant for the treatment of products contaminated with hazardous substances and materials, recycling of recovered materials and disposal of non-recyclable waste, which is considered highly ...


    By Baioni Crushing Plants Spa

  • Questions and answers about oil and gas wastewater spills

    Nearly 3 million gallons of briny water generated by crude oil production has leaked from a North Dakota pipeline and reached two creeks, making it the biggest spill of this type of wastewater since the state's Bakken formation oil boom began in 2006. Here are some questions and answers about oil and gas saltwater spills: Q: What does this liquid consist of, and where does it come from? A: ...


    By Associated Press

  • SGS Informs on Persistent Organic Pollutants and Hazardous Waste Management in Greece

    On 25 September 2014, the European Commission (1) announced that it is asking the European Union Court to fine Greece for inadequate management of hazardous waste. Greece Inadequate Management of Hazardous Waste The fine is EUR 14,904,736 and a daily penalty payment of EUR 72,864 until Greece fulfills its obligations. The hazardous waste ...


    By SGS

  • Ekokem offers a turnkey solution case study

    The operations of the pharmaceutical company Orion are highly regulated. In order to ensure patient safety, the quality requirements for production and waste management are high. Orion's partner in waste management is Ekokem. Guidelines cannot be ignored Orion's research, product development and quality control laboratories utilise a wide range of chemicals. Waste ...


    By Ekokem Oy

  • Used Oil vs. Waste Oil – What’s the difference?

    Nice overview of differences between waste oil and used oil. I had thought most of us had a clear understanding of the difference between these two types of oil waste streams but during a recent ISO audit I encountered a site who labeled all of their used oil as “waste oil”. While these terms sound interchangeable there can be differences in how they are managed. ...

  • BJ’s Wholesale Club Stocks up on 3E’s Environmental Regulatory Compliance Solutions

    Background Headquartered in Westborough, MA, BJ’s Wholesale Club, Inc. is a leading operator of membership warehouse club stores in the Eastern United States. The Company currently operates over 200 clubs in 15 states from Maine to Florida and employs more than 25,000 team members. Challenges As a large ...


    By Verisk 3E

  • Matrix Gemini LIMS at work in the Nuclear Industry

    Bradwell nuclear power station is located on the Dengie peninsula at the mouth of the River Blackwater in Essex. Construction of Bradwell power station began in December 1957 and electricity generation started in 1962. It had two Magnox reactors producing 242 Megawatts of electricity. It could supply enough electricity to meet the combined needs of three towns the size of Chelmsford, Colchester ...


    By Autoscribe Informatics

  • Who used your water yesterday?

    The answer to the question above boils down to numbers in the final analysis. With more than half of the world's population already based in urban areas the additional demand for core services such as water is overtaxing capacities for water supply and disposal in many of the world's larger cities. And the problem is only going to get worse. The proportion of the world's population that will be ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Analysis of the generation of household solid wastes, household hazardous wastes and sustainable alternative handling

    In the southern part of Mexico City, household solid wastes (HSWs) were examined qualitatively and quantitatively. The purpose of this work was to determine the dynamics of HSW and hazardous waste generation and create in households a responsible attitude towards environmental conservation. For this analysis, the population was categorised into three socioeconomic strata (lower, middle and ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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