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  • Novel sample pretreatment unit for heavy metal analysis

    AppliTek launches a unique solution for accurately determining the total metal content in water bodies. The novel pretreatment system, designed as an add-on unit for AppliTek’s VPA Series of Voltammetric Process Analyzers, allows to safely and conveniently process incoming samples with concentrated acids and oxidizing agents. Accuracy, precision and stability of results are very critical ...


    By AppliTek NV

  • Sophisticated metals analyser helps protect power station pipes

    An advanced portable XRF (x-ray fluorescence) alloy analyser hired from Ashtead Technology enabled specialist engineering consultants to investigate and quickly pinpoint failures within a power plant’s complex pipeline network. Tetra Engineering contacted Ashtead Technology to hire the handheld Niton XL3t XRF analyser as part of a project focussing on degrading pipework at a combined cycle power ...


    By Ashtead Technology Ltd

  • PILS-IC-VA: semi-continuous determination of anions, cations & heavy metals in aerosols

    Metrohm presents PILS-IC-VA, a new instrumental approach coupling a Particle-Into-Liquid-Sampler (PILS) to a dual-channel ion chromatograph (IC) for measuring aerosol anions and cations and a voltammetric measuring stand (VA) to determine the heavy metals. PILS-IC-VA is a powerful tool to capture the short-term impacts of air pollution as it allows the near real-time determination of the aerosol ...


    By Metrohm AG

  • ASTM C791 - 11 Standard Test Methods for Chemical, Mass Spectrometric, and Spectrochemical Analysis of Nuclear-Grade Boron Carbide

    Boron carbide is used as a control material in nuclear reactors. In order to be suitable for this purpose, the material must meet certain criteria for assay, isotopic composition, and impurity content. These methods are designed to show whether or not a given material meets the specifications for these items as described in Specifications C750 and ...


    By ASTM International

  • Nitric Acid Extraction

    A proposed new nitric acid extraction standard being developed by ASTM Committee E01 on Analytical Chemistry for Metals, Ores and Related Materials will be used to protect water used for drinking, recreational and agricultural purposes from environmental impacts. WK42045, Practice for Nitric ...


    By ASTM International

  • SETAC world congress / SETAC Europe Meeting – Berlin

    wca environment will have a strong presence at the this month’s combined SETAC 6th World Congress and SETAC Europe 22nd Annual Meeting in Berlin in late May (20th – 24th May 2012). Graham Merrington, Adam Peters and Dean Leverett will be on-hand to welcome you to our shiny new stand in the main exhibition hall, and will be ready and willing to discuss anything and everything with ...


    By WCA Environment Ltd.

  • Hydraulic Fracturing Fluids

    A new ASTM International subcommittee will develop standards that will be used by contract laboratories, water utilities and others requiring or developing methods used for hydraulic fracturing. Subcommittee D19.09 on Water – Hydraulic Fracturing Fluids is under the jurisdiction of ASTM International Committee D19 on Water. Standards developed by D19.09 ...


    By ASTM International

  • Shimadzu Scientific Instruments Offers Complete RoHS and WEEE Compliance Testing Systems - Producers exporting to Europe and China can assess, attain, and maintain compliance with new environmental regulations

    Untitled Document Shimadzu Scientific Instruments, Inc., one of the leading developers of analytical instrumentation in the U.S., announces the availability of a complete range of analytical instruments to ...

  • 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

  • FTIR analyser reveals surprising solution

    Emissions analysers have to be checked annually by certified testers and during recent functionality tests for a Gasmet FTIR continuous emissions monitor (CEM) at a UK Energy from Waste plant, the Nitrogen Dioxide span check results were found to be incorrect. A subsequent investigation revealed surprising results that would not have been apparent had the plant been using traditional CEMs. NO2 ...


    By Quantitech Ltd

  • ASTM C1571 - 03(2012) Standard Guide for Characterization of Radioactive and/or Hazardous Wastes for Thermal Treatment

    This guide identifies methods to determine the physical and chemical characteristics of a variety of hazardous and/or radioactive wastes including heavy metal contaminated wastes. These wastes can be in the physical form of sludges (wet or dry), spent waste water filter aids, waste water filter cakes, incinerator ashes (wet or dry), incinerator ...


    By ASTM International

  • Water Treatment Chemicals Market by Types, Applications, Trends & Global Forecasts to 2016

    Water treatment chemicals are chemical compounds used to remove impurities from water. The consumption of water treatment chemicals in various applications such as municipal and industrial water depends on the source of water; which can be sea water, ground water, and municipal drinking water. The demand for water treatment chemicals is influenced by various factors such as water availability, ...


  • BioteQ to Host Conference Call Regarding Q2 2011 Results

    BioteQ Environmental Technologies Inc. (TSX: BQE), a leader in the treatment of industrial waste water, will host a conference call on Friday August 5th, 2011 at 11:00 am Eastern to discuss the company's first quarter financial and operating results for the three and six months ended June 30, 2011. The company's financial statements and management discussion and analysis will be released after ...

  • BioteQ to Host Conference Call Regarding Q1 2011 Results

    BioteQ Environmental Technologies Inc. (TSX: BQE), a leader in the treatment of industrial waste water, will host a conference call on Tuesday May 31, 2011 at 11:00 am Eastern to discuss the company's first quarter financial and operating results for the three months ended March 31, 2011. The company's financial statements and management discussion and analysis will be released after market close ...

  • Making alternative fuels cheaper

    Original story at MIT News MIT chemical engineers have devised a cheaper way to synthesize a key biofuel component, which could make its industrial production much more cost-effective. The compound, known as gamma-valerolactone (GVL), is attractive because of its ...

  • EPA test results show mine spill unleashed highly toxic stew

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced Thursday that surface-water testing revealed very high levels of lead, arsenic, cadmium and other heavy metals as a sickly-yellow plume of mine waste flowed through Colorado. These metals far exceeded government exposure limits for aquatic life and humans in the hours after the August 5 spill, which sent 3 million gallons of wastewater through ...


    By Associated Press

  • New technique developed to recycle indium from waste LCD screens

    The EU has identified 20 critical raw materials, including indium, with economic importance and a high supply risk. Indium is mainly used for the production of LCD screens and is predominantly sourced from Chinese mines. This study, funded by the European Commission1 , details the development of a process to recycle indium from waste LCD panels, where indium is found as indium tin oxide (ITO). ...


    By European Commission

  • Using lasers to detect explosives and hazardous waste

    A soldier in a humvee aims a portable device at an abandoned car 50 meters away (more than 150 feet). Pressing a button, a laser in the device fires. She reads a screen, and beckons her patrol to move away quickly. In a lab, a technician is inserting a fragment of a toy into a sample case, inserting it into a machine, and pressing a button. He inserts one fragment after another—each test takes ...

  • New beryllium reference material for occupational safety monitoring

    Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), in collaboration with private industry and other government agencies, have produced a new reference material for beryllium. Beryllium, an exotic metal used as a hardener in high-performance alloys and ceramics, can cause berylliosis—a chronic, incurable and sometimes fatal illness. The new reference material is expected to ...

  • Pennsylvania DEP Releases 2013 Susquehanna River Sampling Plan

    The Department of Environmental Protection today released a work plan outlining intensive efforts to continue studying and sampling dozens of locations in the Susquehanna River basin throughout 2013. DEP's ongoing efforts include analysis of water quality, water flow, sediment, pesticides, hormones, invertebrates, fish tissue and other areas of study. Portions of the study will focus on areas of ...

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