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  • Papers invited for ASTM international symposium on surface and dermal sampling

    Papers are invited for the ASTM International Symposium on Surface and Dermal Sampling, which will be held Oct. 14-15, 2010, at the Grand Hyatt San Antonio in San Antonio, Texas. Sponsored by ASTM Committee D22 on Air Quality and its Subcommittee D22.04 on Workplace Air Quality, the symposium will be held in conjunction with the Oct. 10-13 standards development meetings of the committee. The ...


    By ASTM International

  • 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

  • Limited EPA study finds low level of concern in samples of recycled tires from ballfield and playground surfaces

    WASHINGTON - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has released results of a limited field monitoring study of artificial-turf playing fields and playgrounds constructed with recycled tire material or tire crumb. The study was intended to gain experience conducting field monitoring of recreational surfaces that contain tire crumb. EPA will use the information to help determine possible next ...

  • Water analysis of small samples

    Water analysis specialists Camlab has introduced a water analyser that can measure up to nine parameters in a single sample that can be collected in a standard 50ml falcon tube. The Camlab analyser is manufactured by Mantech, which develops automated multi-parameter analysers. The analyser can test potable, surface and ground waters for ...

  • The Tale of the Tape Lift Samples

    Effectively capturing a sample is crucial when testing an indoor environment for mold. A proposed ASTM standard will meet the need for a method that labs can follow when testing mold samples collected through the tape lift method. WK17177, Test Method for Examination of Fungal Structures on Tape Lift Samples by Optical Microscopy, will provide labs with an ...


    By ASTM International

  • National soil collection may unlock mysteries

    The government has been collecting dirt - lots of it. Clumps came from the Texas Panhandle, a shady grove in West Virginia, a picked-over corn field in Kansas and thousands of other places in the lower 48 states. A small army of researchers and university students lugging pick axes and shovels scattered across the country for three years to scoop samples into plastic bags from nearly 5,000 ...


    By Associated Press

  • Scientists collect water near site of blown well

    Scientists from several universities are working to learn whether a gas well that blew wild last week off the Louisiana coast is polluting the Gulf of Mexico. Joseph Montoya, a biology professor with Georgia Tech, was performing tests aboard a vessel near the site of the 2010 BP oil spill when the Hercules 265 well blew Tuesday and caught fire. All 44 people on the rig were evacuated and not ...


    By Associated Press

  • HPA develops new environmental sampling process

    The Health Protection Agency has developed a new environmental sampling process to help assess the risks to human health from major chemical disasters. Delegates at the Health Protection Agency’s annual conference in Warwick will find out how soil, herbage and dust sampling processes will allow Agency scientists to assess the short and long term health risks from chemical contaminants following ...


    By Health Protection Agency

  • BacTech Begins Tailing Sampling at Telamayu, Bolivia

    BacTech Environmental Corporation ("BacTech" or the "Company"), (CNSX: BAC)(WKN: A1H4TY) announces that it has obtained approval from Corporacion Minera de Bolivia, the state-owned mining company for Bolivia ("COMIBOL") and has begun sampling tailings from the Telamayu mill site in Bolivia. At this stage there is no agreement in place between BacTech and COMIBOL but if the sampling results ...


    By Marketwire

  • Free Mold Sampling Webinar hosting by EMSL

    EMSL Analytical, Inc. will be hosting “The Basics of Mold Sampling for an IAQ Investigation” free webinar on Tuesday, December 3, 2013 from 12:00PM to 1:00PM EST. Dr. Jason Dobranic, EMSL Analytical, Inc.’s Vice President of Microbiology and Life Sciences, will host the webinar and discuss different methodologies for mold sampling. The webinar will cover the ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Conducting Wipe Sampling After Lead Abatement

    Permanently removing all traces of lead-based paint hazards is a crucial element in the rehabilitation of older buildings, particularly those built prior to 1970. Lead-based paint abatement techniques will be aided by two new ASTM International standards that focus on composite wipe sample preparation for analysis following lead abatement activities in buildings. The new standards are ...


    By ASTM International

  • Introducing the Gas Powered Core Sampling Kit

    If it involves sampling, we probably have a kit or tool to get your job done quickly and correctly. Which is why we want to offer you 15% off our gas powered core sampling kit! How the gas powered core sampling kit works: The AMS Gas Powered Core Sampling Kit sampler tubes have ...

  • Results of Surface Radiation Screening Suggest Bridgeton Municipal Athletic Complex Remains Suitable for Public Use

    Results of a scientific surface gamma radiation screening of the Bridgeton Municipal Athletic Complex (BMAC) in Bridgeton, Mo., suggest the multi-purpose outdoor recreational facility remains suitable for public use, EPA Region 7 announced today. “EPA’s analysis of data collected from more than 58,000 surface points across BMAC suggests no levels of gamma radiation that would pose ...

  • ASTM E1216 - 11 standard practice for sampling for particulate contamination by tape lift

    The tape lift provides a rapid and simple technique for removing particles from a surface and determining their number and size distribution. By using statistically determined sample size and locations, an estimate of the surface cleanliness level of large areas can be made. The user shall define the sampling plan. The sampling plan shall consider the importance of surface geometry ...


    By ASTM International

  • EPA Updates Gold King Mine Response Website with Sampling Results, Documents

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has posted new surface water and sediment sampling results, along with additional documents related to the Gold King Mine incident. The new sampling results provide surface water data for September 4-5 and 7-9 from EPA Region 6, and Sediment Data for September 5-9, also from Region 6. The new data is available at ...

  • Deep Groundwater & Dissolved Gas Sampling with Double Valve Pumps

    Sampling groundwater from deep wells is a challenge on its own, but add to that the need for accurate dissolved gas analysis, and the task gets that much harder. Low Flow, Deep Groundwater Sampling HydroTerra, a leading Australian company, and exclusive distributor of Solinst products, provides environmental monitoring solutions. ...


    By Solinst Canada Ltd.

  • SamplePro Air-powered Pumps Become World Leader In Portable Groundwater Sampling

    Ann Arbor, MI — Sample Pro® bladder pumps from QED Environmental Systems have rapidly become the leading portable groundwater sampling pumps worldwide, used from Alaska to Australia and beyond to collect samples for environmental monitoring. The key reason for the Sample Pro's growing popularity is that its no- tool, twist-apart design for simple cleaning makes it easy to comply with the latest ...


    By QED Environmental Systems

  • Field method developed for testing oil sheens on surface water using sheen nets

    A pipeline spill in Michigan contaminated a river with crude oil.  Almost one year later, oil sheens continued to be spotted on the river's surface, as do "bio sheens," which look like oil sheens but only contain biological, natural organic matter from leaves and other decomposing vegetation. The oil company's contractor collected samples from both contaminated and non-contamianted areas ...


    By Sitelab Corporation

  • ASTM D6429 - 99(2011)e1 standard guide for selecting surface geophysical methods

    This guide applies to commonly used surface geophysical methods for those applications listed in Table 1. The rating system used in Table 1 is based upon the ability of each method to produce results under average field conditions when compared to other methods applied to the same application. An “A” rating implies a preferred method and a “B” rating implies an alternate ...


    By ASTM International

  • Core Sampling Phase of Engineering Survey to Begin Week of Jan. 13 at West Lake Landfill Superfund Site in Bridgeton, Mo.

    Contractors working under the oversight of EPA Region 7 will begin a new core sampling phase of an engineering survey during the week of January 13 at the West Lake Landfill Superfund Site in Bridgeton, Mo. The survey will examine the area between Bridgeton Sanitary Landfill and West Lake Landfill to locate radiologically-impacted material that may be present and identify the location for future ...

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