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  • ASTM D5837 - 12 Standard Test Method for Furanic Compounds in Electrical Insulating Liquids by High-Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC)

    Furanic compounds are generated by the degradation of cellulosic materials used in the solid insulation systems of electrical equipment. Furanic compounds which are oil soluble to an appreciable degree will migrate into the insulating liquid. High concentrations or unusual increases in the concentrations of furanic compounds in oil may indicate cellulose ...


    By ASTM International

  • Thermo’s High Resolution GC/MS System Satisfies Regulatory Requirements for Low Detection Limits of Dioxins and Furans

    Bremen, Germany (October 27, 2006) – Thermo Electron Corporation, world leader in analytical instrumentation, announces that its new DFS High Resolution GC/MS system is capable of performing precise and reliable confirmation analyses of dioxins and furans in the low femtogram range. The system helps governmental, industrial and commercial laboratories conducting environmental monitoring analyses ...

  • POLLUTEC 2007

    MAGUIN S.A.S will be present at the POLLUTEC 2007 exhibition which will take place in Paris Nord Villepinte (France)from 27th to 30th November. Our team of professionals will be glad to study your project and to put at your disposal their skills and knowledge in the field of waste incineration, air pollution control and waste-to-energy processes.This exhibition will also give you the opportunity ...

  • New Technology Helps Monitor Potentially Toxic Incinerator Emissions

    Casella ETi (UK), has installed two 'Amesa ' systems (Absorption Method for Sampling of Dioxins and Furans) at the Isle of Man 'Energy from Waste' (EfW) incinerator' - the first in the UK to have a continous dioxin sample system permanently installed. Until recently technology has not been available to accurately measure dioxin and furan emissions. Rita Greenwood, Environmental Manager at ...


    By Casella

  • POPs have decreased significantly thanks to regulation, EU study reveals

    Quantities of dioxins and furans (PCDD/F), and hexachlorocyclohexane (HCH), in air and water decreased significantly between 1990 and 2000, according to a recent study evaluating the effectiveness of regulations governing the release of persistent organic pollutants (POPs).  Modelling future scenarios suggest further decreases in these and other POPs through 2020. POPs are toxic substances that ...

  • Presentation of the Environement Department

    The Environment Department of MAGUIN S.A.S. proposes innovative solutions which contribute to the preservation and respect of our planet. Thanks to a thirty-five-year experience in waste treatment, MAGUIN puts at your disposal its know-how and skills in the field of waste management and “waste/biomass to energy” processes. Our large range of equipments (rotary kilns, static kilns, stepped ...

  • US revises standards for hazardous waste combustion

    The US Environmental Protection Agency issued the National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) for new and existing hazardous waste combustors on October 12, 2005. The April 8, 2008 amendments to this rule revise or clarify several compliance and monitoring provisions in the October 12, 2005 rule. In addition, these amendments correct several omissions and typographical ...

  • EPA, Dow Chemical continue to negotiate river cleanups

    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 5 today extended a deadline with Dow Chemical to negotiate a settlement to conduct and finance an investigation, a study and interim cleanup actions for dioxin contamination in the Tittabawassee River system. On Oct. 10, EPA called for negotiations under provisions of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act, or ...

  • EPA reaches agreement with Mercury Marine on clean-air violations

    US Environmental Protection Agency Region 5 has reached an agreement with Mercury Marine Division of Brunswick Corp. on alleged clean-air violations at the company's secondary aluminum production plant that makes boat motors at W6250 Pioneer Road, Fond du Lac, Wis. The agreement, which includes a $25,000 penalty, resolves EPA allegations that Mercury Marine violated a May 2005 consent order ...

  • MCERTS 2011 workshop programme announced

    The organisers of MCERTS 2011 (Telford, 30th and 31st March) have announced the workshop programme to run alongside the event's main conference and exhibition. The workshops will offer a selection of over sixty subjects and will take place in six dedicated rooms located within the exhibition area. It is not necessary to book places at the workshops; registered visitors will simply come and go as ...

  • MCERTS 2011 workshop programme announced

    The organisers of MCERTS 2011 (Telford, 30th and 31st March) have announced the workshop programme to run alongside the event's main conference and exhibition. The workshops will offer a selection of over sixty subjects and will take place in six dedicated rooms located within the exhibition area. It is not necessary to book places at the workshops; registered visitors will simply come and go as ...

  • Review confirms the need to reduce pollution from industrial installations

    Emissions of certain industrial pollutants in the European Union are still increasing, according to a review published today by the European Commission and the European Environment Agency. The second European Pollutant Emission Register (EPER) review confirms last year's preliminary assessment (IP/06/1618). This second report marks the first comprehensive report of emissions data for industrial ...


  • USA: Genesis Fluid Solutions Mobil RDS System

    Genesis Water Solutions, a Colorado Corporation, is pleased to announce the availability of our mobile Rapid Dewatering System (RDS) using the Joshua process to separate fine particulates. Now, for the first time in the industry: Dredged slurry (fine material) is instantaneously dewatered Dewatering at the same rate the dredge slurry is delivered Small ...


    By Genesis Water Inc.

  • MACT standards for sewage sludge incinerators

    EPA announced in the October 14 Federal Register proposed rulemaking to cut emissions of mercury, particle pollution and other harmful pollutants from sewage sludge incinerators (SSIs). According to EPA, SSIs represent the sixth-largest source of mercury air emissions in the U.S. The proposed standards would apply to both multiple-hearth and fluidized bed incinerators. Units incinerating sewage ...


    By Custom Stack Analysis, LLC.

  • EPA terminates negotiations with Dow Chemical on river clean-ups

    US Environmental Protection Agency Region 5 has stopped its negotiations with Dow Chemical aimed at a settlement to conduct a study and interim cleanup actions for dioxin contamination in the Tittabawassee River system. 'EPA does not believe that the deal Dow is offering goes far enough,' said Ralph Dollhopf, Associate Director for the Superfund Division of EPA's Regional Office in Chicago. 'Key ...

  • Individual non-methane VOCs have large impacts on human health

    Emissions of non-methane volatile organic compounds (NMVOCs) can have damaging effects on human health. New research has now revealed that only three substances out of a large number of NMVOCs are responsible for almost all damaging effects on human health. Air pollution policies should be designed to target these substances specifically, rather than overall NMVOC emissions, the researchers ...


    By European Commission

  • Pace Analytical Services, Inc., Purchases Northeast Analytical, Inc. (NEA)

     Pace Analytical Services, Inc. is pleased to announce that it has purchased the assets of Northeast Analytical, Inc., located in Schenectady, NY. NEA is an environmental testing laboratory originally specializing in high resolution PCB analysis.  For the past two decades, NEA has built a distinguished national reputation for uncompromising data quality, service and ...


    By Pace Analytical

  • EU calls for nine new chemicals to be added to Stockholm Convention

    At a meeting of the Parties to the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants in Geneva from 4-8 May, the EU will call for nine new chemicals to be added to its list of dangerous substances to be phased out globally. If successful, it will be the first time since the adoption of the Convention that new substances have been added to the list. The EU has nominated the majority of the ...

  • Hazardous medical wastes targeted in $40-million joint UN-Indian project

    The United Nations agency that promotes industrial development for poverty reduction and environmental sustainability has teamed up with the Government of India in a $40-million pilot project to help the country’s healthcare system dispose of hazardous medical waste. “Every year, over 300,000 tons of medical waste is generated in India,” UN Industrial Development Organization ...


    By United Nations

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