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  • Tape-Lift Fungal Material Collection

    Taking a tape-lift sample is one of the main practices used by indoor environmental quality investigators for detecting whether mold structures (for example, spores and hyphae) have either settled onto or colonized the surface. Despite the popularity of the method, there can be significant inconsistency in how tape lifts are collected. A new ASTM International standard, ...


    By ASTM International

  • SCA Recycling to open state-of-the-art multi-material recycling facility

    Paper reprocessor SCA Recycling UK is opening a new state-of-the-art £15 million materials recycling facility soon, expanding its operations into the multi-material market. According to SCA Recycling the MRF will be capable of processing paper, plastics, glass, ferrous and non-ferrous metals to produce high quality materials. Cutting edge disc screen technology ...

  • SEPA completes Dalgety Bay monitoring programme

    The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) has completed the monitoring programme on the foreshore at Dalgety Bay which took place last week. In total 39 separate radioactive items, ranging in size from a grain of sand to a small stone, were detected and recovered. These included discrete radioactive items, the bulk of which were found on the inter-tidal area, together with more ...

  • Eriez Launches New Dedicated Recycling Test Centre

    Eriez launches a pioneering, purpose-built recycling separation test centre at its European headquarters near Caerphilly in South Wales, UK. Sales representatives from across the globe visit the new facility, which allows customers to test their materials and see exactly how Eriez magnetic separators can help recover more materials and improve profits for the recycling industry. Efficient ...


    By Eriez Magnetics Europe Ltd

  • ASTM E1151 - 93(2011) Standard Practice for Ion Chromatography Terms and Relationships

    This practice deals primarily with identifying the terms and relationships of those techniques that use ion exchange chromatography to separate mixtures and a conductivity detector to detect the separated components. However, most of the terms should also apply to ion chromatographic techniques that employ other separation and detection mechanisms. The apparatus to be used in ...


    By ASTM International

  • Low cost ‘chinese drywall’ testing available for elemental sulfur

    A low cost testing option is now available from Columbia Analytical for detecting elemental sulfur (S8) in bulk drywall. The testing focuses on orthorhombic cyclooctasulfur (elemental sulfur: S8), a unique marker compound found only in drywall which causes corrosion. The test costs approximately $100 per drywall sample, depending on your project.Columbia Analytical’s proven method for elemental ...


  • 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

  • Asbestos Discovered in Cars Manufactured in China

    The Brisbrane Times reports that nearly 25,000 cars, manufactured in China and exported to Australia, are expected to be recalled after some of their parts were found to be contaminated with asbestos. The asbestos was detected in the car’s engines and exhaust gaskets. Ateco Automotive, the company that imported the affected vehicles, has reportedly known about the issue for months. They are ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • PCME announces new distribution partner for Germany

    PCME Ltd, leading specialist in the development, manufacture and supply of continuous particulate emission monitors for industrial processes worldwide are pleased to announce that, as of January 2016, their German business is supported exclusively through Environnement S.A Deutschland. Following acquisition by the prestigious Environnement S.A Group in 2014, it was a natural progression for PCME ...


    By PCME Ltd

  • Industrial Hygiene Publication Highlights Mycometer’s Surface and Air Sampling Technologies

    In the May issue of The Synergist an article entitled, “Beyond LEED – Pre- and Post-Occupancy Evaluations for Buildings”, discusses how a major government defense agency has built hundreds of thousands of feet of space utilizing LEED principles.  The article spotlights the agency’s approach to evaluating a new indoor environment before occupancy and six to twelve ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • CPV Hiline: The pre-insulated pipe system of choice for energy efficiency

    With advances in the energy efficiency of water heaters and boilers, it comes as no real surprise that more and more contractors are turning to energy efficient systems to convey hot water. CPV’s Hiline is one such system. A pre-insulated pipework system, Hiline provides a safe and efficient method of transporting media, whilst minimising heat loss or gain. The Hiline system is tailored ...


    By CPV Ltd

  • Employees Exposed to Asbestos at Illinois Workplace

    A company in Kankakee, IL has been cited for five health violations concerning asbestos by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). The violations were detected after receiving a complaint claiming hazards at the workplace. The total projected fine for the company is $59,400. One of the company’s major repeat violations was their failure to ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Asbestos Removal Taking Place Next to HealthCare Clinic Worries Patients

    Tulare Regional Medical Center, an asbestos abatement site located next to the Hillman HealthCare Clinic in Tulare, received an unannounced visit by a state inspector checking the progression of its asbestos removal. Although the inspector reported that the worksite is safe and secure, patients at the Hillman Clinic are still concerned due to the two buildings’ close proximity. Asbestos ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Redirection reduces impact of erosion

    “Traditional defences by industry against erosion of critical equipment were to build the equivalent of a high wall, to make improvements to the way materials are hardened and to follow up with routine repairs to the damage caused by fine particles flowing in slurry form through a mineral processing facility,” says Dr Jie Wu who leads slurry erosion research for CSIRO’s Minerals ...

  • HORIBA Scientific Announces The New Mesa-50 X-Ray Fluorescence Analyzer

    A Small, Speedy, Simple, Smart and Safe Tool for RoHS, ELV and Halogen-Free Applications HORIBA Scientific, global leader in X-ray Fluorescence analysis, announces the launch of its new MESA 50 Energy Dispersive X-Ray Fluorescence Analyzer. The MESA 50, successor to our popular XGT-WR series, was designed for businesses needing to screen samples containing hazardous elements, such ...


    By HORIBA Europe GmbH

  • Auburn Systems Introduces the Newest TRIBO.dsp U3000 Series of Bag Leak Detectors and Solids Flow Monitors

    Auburn’s TRIBO.dsp U3000 series of electrostatic/triboelectric (TRIBO) bag leak detectors, ...


    By Auburn Systems, LLC

  • Due to Asbestos Contamination, National Park Closes 30 Acres of Coastline

    The Republic reports that authorities have closed 30 acres of land on Horn Island, located in Mississippi, until further notice while asbestos contamination is removed. The asbestos was detected on tiles at a former biological testing site utilized by the U.S. Army. Today, the park is a popular recreational destination that has been reserved for the protection of natural and historical ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Floodway Chemical, Pesticide Contamination below levels of health concern

    Detailed analysis of the May 24 limited sampling of floodwaters in the Birds Point-New Madrid Floodway in southeast Missouri found contamination at levels typically found in the Mississippi River in nine samples of collected water. The samples are also below levels of health concern for those involved with continuing cleanup activities. Previous results had indicated the presence of E. coli ...

  • Markes international to showcase leading thermal desorption technology at PITTCON 2010

    Specialist analytical thermal desorption instrumentation manufacturer Markes International Ltd announces that it will demonstrate its market-leading systems for thermal desorption (TD) at PITTCON 2010. The new TD-100 is the latest in a line of innovative and technologically advanced thermal desorption systems from the company. It will be showcased alongside the latest higher temperature and ...


    By Markes International Ltd

  • Eriez to launch new dual frequency separator at RWM 2015

    Eriez Europe to showcase latest developments in recycling separation equipment with new Eddy Current Separator (ECS) design at RWM 2015 on September 15th to 17th, at the NEC in Birmingham, UK. The new NG-24 ECS is suitable for multiple applications and features a new cantilevered design, which allows for the ECS belt to be changed in as little as 10 minutes by maintenance staff. Eriez Europe will ...


    By Eriez Magnetics Europe Ltd

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