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  • ASTM B633 - 11 standard specification for electrodeposited coatings of zinc on iron and steel

    This specification establishes the requirements for electrodeposited zinc coatings applied to iron or steel articles for corrosion protection purposes. Electrodeposited zinc-coated steel wires or sheets are not covered here. The coatings shall be provided in four standard thickness classes in the as-plated condition or with ...


    By ASTM International

  • Getting a charge out of water droplets

    Original story at MIT News Last year, MIT researchers discovered that when water droplets spontaneously jump away from superhydrophobic surfaces during condensation, they can gain electric charge in the process. Now, the same team has demonstrated that this process can generate small amounts of electricity that might be ...

  • ASTM F880 - 02(2008)e1 Standard Specification for Stainless Steel Socket-Set Screws

    This specification covers the requirements for austenitic grade stainless steel socket set screws (SSS), sizes M1.6 through M24, having property classes A1-50 and A1-70. The analysis of the screw material shall conform to the chemical composition specified. Socket set screw shall be subjected to torque test, Vickers hardness test, and ...


    By ASTM International

  • 15th Annual Maxxam Award honours achievement in analytical chemistry

    Dr. Heather Lord, Maxxam’s Manager, Environmental R&D, was pleased to present the 15th Annual Maxxam Award to Dr. Sergey Krylov on June 5th at the CSC2014 Awards Banquet in Vancouver, BC. Dr. Lord also delivered a presentation titled: Overcoming the Technical Challenges of LDPE Passive Sampling for PAHs in Groundwater and Surface Water. The Maxxam Award is presented ...


    By Maxxam Analytics

  • ASTM G48 - 11 : standard test methods for pitting and crevice corrosion resistance of stainless steels and related alloys by use of ferric chloride solution

    These test methods describe laboratory tests for comparing the resistance of stainless steels and related alloys to the initiation of pitting and crevice corrosion. The results may be used for ranking alloys in order of increasing resistance to pitting and crevice corrosion initiation under the specific conditions of these methods. Methods A and B are designed to cause the breakdown of Type 304 ...


    By ASTM International

  • DOE Selects Six University Coal Research Projects for Funding

    The U.S Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) has selected six projects to receive funding through NETL’s University Coal Research Program, administered by the Crosscutting Research Technology Program. The University Coal Research Program funds research and development at U.S. colleges and universities for coal conversion and utilization. ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • James Madison University Recreation Facility

    James Madison University (JMU) serves 18,000 students on its 680-acre campus and has begun construction on University Park, the campus’ newest outdoor recreation facility. The top section of University Park will be used for recreation facilities, including tennis, sand volleyball and basketball courts as well as multipurpose fields, a disc golf course and a ropes course. The lower section ...

  • CH2M HILL brings global natural treatment systems expertise to the upper midwest

    CH2M HILL, a global full-service engineering, procurement, construction, and operations firm, is pleased to share that two Natural Treatment Systems Technologists are helping to round out the firm’s extensive wastewater services by offering their global expertise of natural treatment systems (NTS) to clients in the upper Midwest. “As a global leader in water and wastewater services, natural ...


    By CH2M Hill Companies, Ltd.

  • St Peter’s Wharf: Further Envirotreat E-Clay® Success in Gasworks Remediation

    Contaminated land remediation specialist Envirotreat has successfully completed a comprehensive treatment programme for Blenheim House Construction Ltd at the former gasworks site at St Peter’s Wharf, Maidstone in Kent. The remediation works element that forms part of a multi million pound commercial redevelopment of the site was completed last month utilising the Envirotreat® process for the ...


  • Artificial leaf’ moves closer to reality

    An important step toward realizing the dream of an inexpensive and simple "artificial leaf," a device to harness solar energy by splitting water molecules, has been accomplished by two separate teams of researchers at MIT. Both teams produced devices that combine a standard silicon solar cell with a catalyst developed three years ago by professor Daniel Nocera. When submerged in water and ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • ASTM A957 / A957M - 11a standard specification for investment castings, steel and alloy, common requirements, for general industrial use

    This specification covers a group of requirements that are mandatory for castings produced by the investment casting process to meet the metallurgical requirements of the following steel casting specifications. Chemical, heat, and product analyses shall be performed wherein the material shall meet the specified composition limits for carbon, manganese, silicon, phosphorus, sulfur, ...


    By ASTM International

  • Effect of Alloying Elements of Stainless Steel

    Pipe Fittings Manufacturer in India | Flanges Manufacturer in India ALUMINIUM Increases resistance to oxidation at high temperatures, reducing oxide formation (scaling). Combined with nickel it forms an intermetallic compound useful for precipitation hardening. Stainless Steel Investment Casting Fittings Manufacturer in India ...


    By Metline Industries

  • Suntech Sets World Record 20.3% Efficiency for Pluto Cell Technology

    Suntech Power Holdings Co., Ltd. (NYSE: STP), the world's largest producer of solar panels, today announced that its industry-leading Pluto cell technology set a world record 20.3% efficiency for a production cell using standard commercial-grade p-type silicon wafers.  Developed by Suntech's research and technology development (R&D) team, in collaboration with the University of New South ...

  • Greening government buildings - leading by example

    From airport terminals in rural Canada, sky-high green roofs, to state-of-the-art buildings in urban centres, the Government of Canada is leading the way when it comes to sustainable building design. All over the country, Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC) is finding innovative ways to green government operations and ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Suntech Launches Two High-Performance Solar Products in the Americas

    Suntech Power Holdings Co., Ltd. (NYSE: STP), the world's largest producer of solar panels, has launched two new high-performance solar panels immediately available for purchase in the United States, Canada and Latin ...

  • US to invest up to US$13.7m for breakthrough solar energy projects

    The US Department of Energy (DOE) says it will invest up to US$13.7 million, over three years (Fiscal Years 2008 – 2010), for 11 university-led projects that will focus on developing advanced solar photovoltaic (PV) technology manufacturing processes and products.  These projects are integral to President Bush’s Solar America Initiative, which aims to make solar energy cost-competitive ...

  • Made in IBM Labs: Collaboration Aims to Harness the Energy of 2,000 Suns

    Today on Earth Day, scientists have announced a collaboration to develop an affordable photovoltaic system capable of concentrating solar radiation 2,000 times and converting 80 percent of the incoming radiation into useful energy. The system can also provide desalinated water and cool air in sunny, remote locations ...


    By IBM Corporation

  • WWEM 2014 – better, bigger, busier

    Running over 2 days in early November, WWEM 2014 was an outstanding success, with sustained growth in every event since the first WWEM in 2005. “In comparison with the last WWEM in 2012, visitor numbers were up by 15% and even though the size of the exhibition was increased by 12% we were still unable to accommodate several potential exhibitors,” reports organiser Marcus Pattison. ...

  • It’s show time!

    With several new attractions, WWEM 2014, the international Water, Wastewater and Environmental Monitoring conference and exhibition, will be bigger and busier than ever before. The five previous WWEM events, which stretch back to 2005, have included conferences addressing testing and monitoring themes within the Process and Laboratory sectors, in addition to an international exhibition and scores ...

  • Analyzing Solar Power Technologies

    Analyzing Solar Power Technologies  Solar Power Technologies Market  The solar PV market has been booming over the last years and is forecasted to confirm this ...


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