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  • Salmonella treatment option is validated with automated arsenic analyzer

    TraceDetect’s automated arsenic analyzer, SafeGuard, quickly validated a salmonella treatment option that allowed City of Alamosa (CO) water operators to return the drinking water supply system to acceptable levels.The City of Alamosa faced a salmonella outbreak in the water supply earlier this year. The most viable option for quickly fixing the problem was to superchlorinate the water. Although ...


  • Arsenic in Rice Prompts FDA Investigation

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has been monitoring rice and rice products for traces of inorganic arsenic, a chemical that can cause serious long-term health effects under certain circumstances. The agency has already analyzed about 200 rice and rice product samples and plans to analyze an additional 1,000 samples. Common rice products include cereals, rice beverages, and rice cakes, ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • New Range of Portable Arsenic Test Kits

    The new DigiPAsS and VisuPAsS systems from Palintest Ltd offer accurate, laboratory-standard testing in a portable field kit format. Both options use the well-established Gutzeit method to detect Arsenic levels in drinking water, up to and well beyond the WHO recommended maximum of 10 mg/l. The method used first converts all Arsenic in a sample to ...

  • Arsenic removal by NF in Mekong delta of Vietnam

    Currently, Woongjin Chemical's R&D department is participating in a study with Gwangju Institute of Science & Technology in the removal of arsenic in the Mekong delta region of Vietnam. The project, which begain in April 2008 and will last until March 2010, is funded entirely by Woongjin Chemical worth around $60,000 US dollars. Nanofiltration was chosen because the rejection rate for ...


    By Toray Chemical Korea

  • Olympus Introduces the Xpert for Consumer/RoHS, a Compact & Transportable XRF Analyzer for Regulatory Compliance Programs

    Olympus is pleased to announce the release of a compact and transportable X-ray fluorescence (XRF) analyzer optimized for Consumer Product and RoHS regulatory compliance programs. It has a well-lit, viewable sample chamber, touch button operation, integrated camera, and a selectable analysis spot size. Action levels for Consumer Products and/or RoHS regulations are preprogrammed for Pass/Fail ...


  • Olympus Introduces the Xpert for Consumer/RoHS, a Compact & Transportable XRF Analyzer for Regulatory Compliance Programs

    Olympus is pleased to announce the release of a compact and transportable X-ray fluorescence (XRF) analyzer optimized for Consumer Product and RoHS regulatory compliance programs. It has a well-lit, viewable sample chamber, touch button operation, integrated camera, and a selectable analysis spot size. Action levels for Consumer Products and/or RoHS regulations are preprogrammed for Pass/Fail ...


    By Olympus

  • Pollution on top of the world

    Nearly one-fifth of the earth’s surface is comprised of mountains that play a role in the storage and distribution of fresh water, with one-tenth of the world’s population relying on that mountain snowpack as their sole source of fresh water. Understanding the amount of pollutants in soil and snow is critical to maintaining the quality of alpine water sources, and is the subject of a ...

  • EPA Statement on Colorado data from Gold King Mine Release

    To assess the impacts of the release at the Gold King Mine near Silverton, Colorado, water quality samples were collected at numerous intervals beginning on Aug. 5, 2015. Samples were taken prior to the plume’s arrival to establish a baseline for water quality comparisons. Each surface water sample was analyzed for 24 metals, including arsenic, cadmium, lead, and mercury. Analysis now shows ...

  • XRF Analysis - a method of screening products for lead content

    Concerned toy manufacturers can be reassured with Oxford Instruments’ complete solution for safe toys and consumer goods Almost daily, we wake to the news that another toy has been recalled from the market due to the presence of lead in the paint applied to the toy. The recalls are primarily being carried out by the major toy manufacturers, but it seems that the problem exists throughout the ...


    By Oxford Instruments plc

  • Ambient Pollution Monitoring Stations For Smelter Plants

    Environnement S.A is pleased to announce a new order from NALCO India (National Aluminium Company Ltd) for the supply of 3 complete AQMS stations including analyzers such as AF22M (for SO2 monitoring) / AC32M (for NO, NO2, NOx) / CO12M (for CO and CO2 monitoring)  / MP101M particulate monitors (for PM10 / PM2.5)  for air pollution monitoring of a Smelter Plant located in Angul ...


    By Environnement S.A

  • Lead and Other Toxins Found in Children’s Jewelry at Walmart and Other Retailers

    New research, conducted by the Michigan-based nonprofit Ecology Center, has discovered high levels of toxic substances in many pieces of children’s costume jewelry that are sold in Walmart and other retailers. The products contained unsafe levels of lead, as well as other dangerous metals such as arsenic, chromium and nickel.   Researchers at the Ecology Center tested 99 unique ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Toxic emissions, they’re in the water

    After decades of hammering on corporations to reduce their toxic air emissions, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is now focusing on another source of nasty pollution, corporate water emissions. Although the Clean Water Act has technically been in place for well over three decades, the EPA has been lax in enforcing regulations, often due to thinly-stretched resources.Coal-fired power ...


  • EPA releases final report on air toxics monitoring near Whitwell Elementary School

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today that the report on air toxics monitoring at four schools in the Tri-State area, including Whitwell Elementary in Ironton, Ohio, has been posted on the agency’s website. The other monitored schools include Charles Russell Elementary, Crabbe School and Hatcher School in Ashland, Kentucky. Based on the monitoring results, EPA found no ...

  • EPA releases final report on air toxics near life skills of Trumbull County and the academy of arts and sciences, recommends additional monitoring (OH)

    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 5 announced today that a report on the school air toxics monitoring data from Life Skills of Trumbull County and the Academy of Arts and Sciences in Warren, Ohio, has been posted on the Agency’s website. Results of the air quality samples collected over a three-month period showed that levels of manganese, arsenic, lead, benzene, benzo(a)pyrene ...

  • Lead in Toys & Consumer Products: Innov-X Systems Announces Release of Reference Materials for XRF Calibration

    Innov-X Systems is pleased to announce the development of reference materials specifically for the analysis of lead in toys and other consumer products. Critical for responsible toy and imports testing, these materials allow Innov-X to pre-calibrate their portable XRF units to offer immediate, quantitative results of ppm levels of lead in coatings. Previous to this development, it was not ...


    By Olympus

  • Miami Conservancy District of Ohio receives NGWA Special Recognition Award

    The Miami Conservancy District in southwest Ohio has received a 2014 Special Recognition Award from the National Ground Water Association. The Special Recognition Award is presented to an individual or organization that demonstrates dedication, service, and commitment to the groundwater industry and community through involvement and achievement on a local or regional level. The award will be ...

  • EPA releases reports from air toxics monitoring near four schools in Alabama

    The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has made available its analysis of air monitoring data collected near four schools in Alabama as part of a national initiative to evaluate levels of toxic pollutants in the outdoor air at schools. Air samples and meteorological data were collected at the Riggins School, North Birmingham Elementary School, and Lewis Elementary School in Birmingham, and ...

  • EPA Statement on Data from New Mexico to Navajo Nation from Gold King Mine Release

    Today, EPA is releasing additional water quality data from Aug. 7 to Aug. 8, 2015 for the Animas and San Juan Rivers from the Northern Border of New Mexico to Navajo Nation. Based upon the surface water sample results in New Mexico surface water concentrations are trending toward pre-event conditions. To assess the impacts of the release at the Gold King Mine, water quality samples were collected ...

  • Palintest USA Introduces Wagtech Portable Water Quality Testing Kits

    Portable Water Quality Testing Kits Wagtech by Palintest kits most comprehensive for water testing Erlanger, KY (June 17, 2014) – For microbiological and physico-chemical testing of water in a variety of settings, Palintest now offers a full range of Wagtech-branded comprehensive water quality testing kits. In environments from emergency response to remote long-term monitoring, the kits ...

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