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  • Faulty oil furnaces can mean expensive soot problems for property owners

    With summer quickly coming to an end cold weather is just around the corner in many parts of the country. Soon many homes and commercial buildings will be turning on their furnaces for the first time this season. One thing property owners should be on the lookout for as they begin to use their furnaces is any buildup or appearance of soot from faulty oil furnaces.A ‘puffback’ can occur when an ...


  • EPA announces new energy star requirements for dishwashers and furnaces

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is updating Energy Star requirements for home dishwashers and furnaces. The new requirements are a part of Energy Star’s overall commitment to protect people’s health and the environment by encouraging energy efficiency. Effective January 20, 2012, both standard-sized and compact residential dishwashers meeting the new Energy Star ...

  • ASTM E1834 - 11 Standard Test Method for Analysis of Nickel Alloys by Graphite Furnace Atomic Absorption Spectrometry

    This test method is primarily intended to test material for compliance with specifications such as those under the jurisdiction of ASTM Technical Committee B02 on Nonferrous Metals and Alloys. It may also be used to test compliance with other specifications that are compatible with the test method. It is assumed that users of this test method shall be trained analysts capable of performing ...


    By ASTM International

  • Humboldt State University launches new environmental laboratory

    Dr. James Russell of the Humboldt State University Department of Applied Technology is holding a brick that looks like leftover supplies mashed together after art class, but it could be a great way to repurpose used styrofoam for building insulation. The idea, originated by Roger Pryor of Bayside Builders, is exactly the sort of thing that Dr. Russell and others behind the GreenLab at Humboldt ...

  • ASTM D4239 - 12 Standard Test Method for Sulfur in the Analysis Sample of Coal and Coke Using High-Temperature Tube Furnace Combustion

    Sulfur is part of the ultimate analysis of coal and coke. Results of the sulfur analysis are used for evaluation of coal preparation and cleaning, evaluation of potential sulfur emissions from coal and coke combustion or conversion processes, and evaluation of coal and coke quality in relation to contract specifications, as well as for scientific purposes. The competency of ...


    By ASTM International

  • Boston asbestos testing laboratory warns flood victims of potential asbestos contamination in buildings

    As the flood waters eventually begin to recede some property owners who venture back into their homes and businesses will discover water damaged properties and ruined belongings... As the flood waters eventually begin to recede some property owners who venture back into their homes and businesses will discover water damaged properties and ruined belongings. Fortunately many of the water damaged ...


  • Atlanta mold testing laboratory warns flood victims of potential asbestos contamination in buildings

    As the flood waters eventually begin to recede some property owners who venture back into their homes and businesses will discover water damaged properties and ruined belongings. Fortunately many of the water damaged properties can be saved with proper and extensive water extraction and mold remediation and prevention techniques. Damaged properties not only have to deal with water damage issues, ...


  • Faulty heating systems can mean expensive soot problems for homeowners

    A simple test can help detect faulty heating units from causing soot contamination and damaging the contents of homes with help from EMSL Analytical. With cold weather now hammering most of the country, people are breaking out the sweaters and many homes and buildings have their furnaces working overtime to keep occupants warm and comfortable. One thing property owners should be on the ...


  • Environmental impact of coal burning: New reference materials enable accurate measurement

    Three new certified reference materials to improve the quality of coal analysis have been developed by JRC IRMM for use in laboratory quality control and method validation. Knowing the heating value and the trace element load is important to reduce the environmental impact of coal. Sulfur and trace elements from ...

  • E1100 Hand-Held Combustion Gas Analyzer

    The NEW E1100 Hand-Held Combustion Analyzer is a rugged unit for boiler, burner, engine, turbine, furnace, and other combustion applications. Pre-calibrated and field replaceable sensors allow for easy diagnostics and replacements to reduce “down-time” and costly repair charges. The E1100 is a NEW hand-held industrial gas analyzer that is a valuable tool designed for maintenance & ...

  • World renowned chemist Nicolas Bloom joins Columbia Analytical

    Columbia Analytical Services, Inc. is proud to announce the addition of Nicolas Bloom, one of the world’s foremost chemists in metals speciation. Bloom will serve as a project manager for selected metals research and development activities at Columbia Analytical’s Kelso, Wash., laboratory.“The addition of Nicolas Bloom affirms our reputation as an innovative analytical laboratory in the field of ...


  • Solar research earns three prestigious R&D 100 awards

    A technique to turn silicon into ink, a faster way to assess solar cells, and a better furnace for heating solar cells – all developed at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory – have been named among this year’s most significant innovations by R&D Magazine. The three prestigious awards bring to 50 the number of R&D 100 awards ...

  • Business on activated carbon

    Technokomplex invites you to visit its new resource www.carbon-active.com, which describes the business on production and sale of activated carbons from a variety of feedstock, including pyrolysis carbon. For many years the company has being developed and tested ...


    By Technokomplex

  • New DSC-60 Plus Series Differential Scanning Calorimeters offer high-sensitivity analysis in polymer, food and pharmaceutical applications

    Shimadzu Scientific Instruments has introduced the DSC-60Plus Series differential scanning calorimeters, indispensable thermal analyzers for materials characterization. The DSC-60Plus Series offers the high-sensitivity analysis and easy operation required for the development of high-functioning new materials in the food, polymer and pharmaceutical industries As high-performance, general-purpose ...

  • Crystalline Silica identified as ‘Toxic Air Contaminant’ by State of California

    California environmental contaminant biomonitoring program report updated.In a release from February of this year, the State of California identified crystalline silica as an “air contaminant”. Crystalline silica had also been classified as a ‘human lung carcinogen’ in a fact sheet released by OSHA sometime ago. In addition, it is reported that breathing in crystalline silica dust can cause ...


  • Crystalline Silica identified as ‘toxic air contaminant’ by State of California

    In a release from February of this year, the State of California identified crystalline silica as an “air contaminant”. Crystalline silica had also been classified as a ‘human lung carcinogen’ in a fact sheet released by OSHA sometime ago. In addition, it is reported that breathing in crystalline silica dust can cause silicosis which can be disabling or potentially fatal.Silica is actually a ...


  • Coal Tar Constituent Found to be Carcinogenic to Humans

    After analysis the Environmental Protection Agency, EPA, has released a draft toxicological review classifying benzo[a]pyrene, a combustion chemical in coal tar, as a human carcinogen. Additionally the chemical is harmful to developing organs and systems. Benzo[a]pyrene is not used commercially but is ubiquitous in the environment from forest fires, motor vehicle exhaust, ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Analytik Jena AG Introduces New Autosampler for Atomic Absorption Spectrometers and TOC Analyzers

    Analytik Jena AG is introducing a new generation of autosamplers for a wide range of products. The sampler will be used for the AAS family of products - contrAA, novAA, and ZEEnit - as well as the TOC Analyzers of the multi N/C series. A high quality standard in combination with the optimization of the manufacturing processes and use of materials have been implemented sustainably. "Functionally, ...


    By Analytik Jena AG

  • DOE announces US$26m to develop energy efficient processes for US industry

    US Department of Energy (DOE) Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy John Mizroch has announced over US$26 million in federal funding over three years, subject to Congressional appropriations, cost-shared development of energy-efficient industrial processes in the steel and other energy-intensive industries.  These projects support the Energy Policy ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Harper Announces Launch of 2013 Carbon Fiber R&D Workshop

    Harper International, world leader in thermal processing solutions for advanced materials, announces its hosting of the Carbon Fiber R&D Workshop event, to be held in Buffalo, NY, July 25th-26th. The goal of the event is to connect peers in the carbon fiber research space from around the world for a unique opportunity to network and share insights on material and process technology ...


    By PRWeb

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