POPs Monitoring News

  • 2015 Environment Division Research and Development Dima Award

    Congratulations to the 2015 Environment Division Research and Development Dima Award winner:                         Dr. Frank R. Wania     ...


    By Dikma Technologies Inc.

  • First detection of novel flame retardants in Antarctic species

    Groups of chemicals used as flame retardants were present in the bodies of Antarctic rock cod (Trematomus bernacchii), young gentoo penguin (Pygoscelis papua), and brown skua seabird (Stercorarius antarcticus) collected from King George Island, Antarctica. This study is the first to find some of these chemicals in Antarctica, confirming that they undergo long-range transport and can reach ...

  • Banned contaminants can persist in environment for decades

    The contamination of hazardous substances in estuaries can have negative effects on biodiversity. Using experimentally supported indicators, this study analysed the environmental risks posed by 22 different contaminants in UK estuaries and coastal waters, finding that substances banned over 20 years ago continue to persist in the marine environment. Estuaries, where rivers meet the sea, are home ...

  • Agilent Technologies to Host Seminars at International Dioxin Symposium in Madrid

    Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today announced it will host two seminars at the Dioxin 2014 International Symposium in Madrid, Spain. Food safety experts Dr. ...


    By Agilent Technologies, Inc.

  • Explorer for ArcGIS Brings GIS to Everyone

    Esri recently released the definitive GIS app for everyone to access and share maps on their smartphone and tablet. Called Explorer for ArcGIS, the app has a modern, easy-to-use interface that allows non-GIS professionals to be productive immediately. The initial release of the app is available on iOS, with an Android version to come in a future release. ...


    By Esri

  • LumiCalc: How to Export Data

    LuminUltra’s LumiCalc software is a full-service microbiological data management platform with tools that enable data input, storage, analysis and collaboration.  While many users find great utility in LumiCalc’s data management abilities, the software also offers users the flexibility to export data out of the software via an Excel spreadsheet that can be saved wherever the user ...


    By LuminUltra Technologies Ltd.

  • New Research Report on Chinese Markets for Polyether Polyols By MarketResearchReports.biz

    China's demand for polyether polyols has grown at a fast pace in the past decade. In the next five years, both production and demand will continue to grow. This new study examines China's economic trends, investment environment, industry development, supply and demand, industry capacity, industry structure, marketing channels and major industry participants. Historical data (2002, 2007 and 2012) ...


  • Effects of organochlorine pollution on animals take a long time to wear off

    Populations of otters, grey seals and sea eagles are slowly recovering in Sweden, which is likely to be thanks in part to a ban on organochlorine chemicals, such as PCBs and DDT, in the 1970s, according to a new study. However, the research shows that negative effects of these chemicals on the reproductive health of female animals persisted for more than 15 years after the ban was introduced. ...

  • Waters Selects MTM Research Center at Orebro University for Center of Innovation Honors

    At a ceremony at the School of Science and Technology at Orebro University (Orebro, Sweden) Waters announced the selection of the MTM Research Center for its Centers of Innovation Program for research in the field of persistent organic pollutants ...


    By Waters Corporation

  • Intelex has a green thumb or two

    At a companywide meeting in May the Intelex Green Team announced a set of initatives they would be putting into motion with one being the installation of an organic garden on the Intelex rooftop patio. With a dedicated team of green thumbs, the garden is now in full swing with tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, swiss chard, herbs, beans and flowers. The garden concept was brought to life thanks to the ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • High-speed Sample Preparation and Analysis of Dioxins and Dioxin-like PCBs

    Shimadzu and BUCHI cordially invite you to our lunch seminar at the Dioxin 2011 conference in Brussels. The following presentation will be given: BUCHI Solutions to speed up the Sample Preparation Process for POP Analysis, Sabine Cleres, BÜCHI Labortechnik AG Dioxin and PCB Control in Food and Feeding Stuff with Single Quadrupole GCMS, Dr. Margit Geissler, Shimadzu Europe GmbH ...


    By BÜCHI Labortechnik AG

  • Ramping up our POPs monitoring role

    As a Party to the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants, Australia and 172 other countries are committed to eliminating or restricting the production and use of a range of chemicals that pose a major, long-term threat to humans and the environment. CSIRO atmospheric scientist, Dr Melita Keywood, said POPs typically have the ability to: remain intact in the environment for long ...

  • STL's Exhibition Calender for 2009

    STL attend a range of industry exhibitions throughout the year. During 2009, we shall be at a host of events where we will be hoping to meet customers both old and new. If you are attending any of these events, why not pop along to see us. Industry events offer STL a great opportunity to demonstrate our new products, discuss our range of services and meet up with both established and new ...


  • By 2010-11-03

    We are starting up a project for PON Tracking in the UK. We are also working on an updated grid design. Summarized: Updates on the Past dialog: It will be possible to paste analysis results The Add Calculation pop up under emissions will go through minor changes and updates The Overview functionality for the updated EEMS reports framework will be finished. The ...


    By add novatech

  • By 2010-10-20

    Several mid sized items are included in this sprint. The most important items are: Complete remaining issues with the new EEMS framework The Add calculation methodology pop-up will go through a large modification. The modification will include an easier to use interface and an useful overview over the current status. Cleanup/Mapping in the Data Quality Pack. ...


    By add novatech

  • By 2010-03-03

    The purpose of this sprint is perform several minor modifications thats been waiting for some time.Time has also been allocated to assisting users with EW and EEMS reporting. The main items in this sprint are: Tidy up the FitNesse tests EW and EEMS support Make all log items available in a single pop-up. Not only item-by-item. Test submit data to new EEMS ...


    By add novatech

  • Scottish Water fined for polluting Aberdeenshire burn

    Scottish Water was fined GBP5,000 after they failed to comply with their licence to discharge sewage effluent into the Durris burn, and failed to comply with an improvement notice. The water company pled guilty at Stonehaven Sheriff Court. The matter was investigated by the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) and reported to the Procurator Fiscal. The discharge licence placed a limit on ...

  • Melting glaciers free trapped pollutants

    Melting glaciers in the Swiss Alps are releasing pollutants that have been frozen in the ice for decades. A recent study suggests that by accelerating global ice loss, global warming is likely to increase environmental contamination with persistent organic compounds that are no longer widely used, such as PCBs and DDT. Persistent organic pollutants are chemicals that can travel long distances in ...

  • Could dangerous PCBs be in your home?

    Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) are a type of organic compounds that has been classified as persistent organic pollutants due to its toxicity. Last month the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced new guidance to communities on PCBs in caulk from buildings constructed or renovated between 1950 and 1978. The EPA now recommends testing for PCBs in peeling, brittle, cracking or ...


  • Everybody at the Eden Project Benefits From CEL Technology

    Visitors to the £100million Eden project in Cornwall, the staff who work there and the people living nearby are all benefiting from state of the art noise measurement technology from Casella CEL. The project's Technical Services Team has taken delivery of a CEL-490 ...


    By Casella

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