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  • ASTM D7363 - 11 Standard Test Method for Determination of Parent and Alkyl Polycyclic Aromatics in Sediment Pore Water Using Solid-Phase Microextraction and Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry in Selected Ion Monitoring Mode

    This method directly determines the concentrations of dissolved PAH concentrations in environmental sediment pore water samples. The method is important from an environmental regulatory perspective because it can achieve the analytical ...


    By ASTM International

  • Shedding a light on contaminants

    Name a current environmental challenge. Global climate change? Loss of endangered species? What about soil contamination? Soil pollution rarely makes headlines, though it is a prevalent global issue. According to the European Environment Agency, 39 member states in Europe had over 2.5 million contaminated soil sites in 2011. Sharon O’Rourke, researcher at University ...

  • Vapor Intrusion

    A proposed new ASTM International standard will link easy to use, cost-effective and nonintrusive passive sampling with concentration data to measure vapor intrusion. WK40037, Guide for Determining Concentration Values from Groundwater, Air and Soil Gas Using Adsorbent-Based, Passive Samplers, is being developed by Subcommittee D18.21 on Groundwater and ...


    By ASTM International

  • Pollution on top of the world

    Nearly one-fifth of the earth’s surface is comprised of mountains that play a role in the storage and distribution of fresh water, with one-tenth of the world’s population relying on that mountain snowpack as their sole source of fresh water. Understanding the amount of pollutants in soil and snow is critical to maintaining the quality of alpine water sources, and is the subject of a ...

  • SEAL Analytical Acquisition of Thomas Cain

    SEAL Analytical, the leading global supplier of automated colorimetric analyser instrumentation has announced the acquisition of Thomas Cain, a manufacturer of automated chemical addition, sample preparation and digestion systems for the analysis of mercury and metals in environmental laboratories. Thomas Cain designs, manufactures and distributes the DEENA range of graphite block digestion ...


    By SEAL Analytical, Inc.

  • Detecting Lead Hotspots In Urban Gardens Requires Different Sampling Strategies

    The local food movement is gaining traction in cities across America, with urban gardens contributing a healthy source of fresh produce for local citizens as well as providing a social outlet for gardeners and creating open spaces for residents to enjoy. Urban gardening is not without risks, however. Many garden plots within cities were previously inhabited by residences or industrial buildings ...


    By SRA Information Technology

  • SEAL launches new range of digestion blocks

    SEAL Analytical will use WWEM 2016 to launch a new range of digestion blocks that it expects to “sell like hot cakes.” The new ‘SmartBlock II’ range and their sample vials are all manufactured by SEAL under the Thomas Cain brand. “This is important,” says SEAL President Stuart Smith. “By manufacturing the consumables we can guarantee their quality. The ...


    By SEAL Analytical, Inc.

  • Approved Methods List for Water Quality Testing Utilizing MANTECH Solutions

    MANTECH has produced and published this document appropriately titled, “Approved Methods for the Analysis of Water, Wastewater and Soils”.  Twenty-nine (29) different environmental parameters are included for water and soil analysis. Included in the table are pH, conductivity (EC), alkalinity, turbidity, color, chloride, fluoride and hardness. Additional information ...


    By MANTECH Inc.

  • Product Highlight: The TD-3100 Laboratory Fluorometer

    The TD-3100 is a low cost benchtop instrument for analyzing hydrocarbons in water and soil. Developed as an alternative to industry standard laboratory methods. Measures samples with solvent extraction methods or non-extraction within solubility limits. Some of the TD-3100 features include: Compaatible with all popular ...

  • Bisphenol A

    Biosolids post application. Bisphenol A, or BPA, is a high production volume chemical widely used in manufacturing polycarbonate plastics and epoxy resins that are used in many industries. Procedures described in a new ASTM International standard will be used for measuring BPA concentration in environmental media such as soils, sludges and biosolids. The new standard, ...


    By ASTM International

  • ISRIC releases upgraded SoilGrids system: up to two times improved accuracy of predictions

    ISRIC – World Soil Information has just released a major update of its global predictions of soil properties and classes, now available at a spatial resolution of 250 m. The previous SoilGrids system at 1 km resolution has been systematically upgraded and the accuracy of the predictions has been improved (up to two times) compared to the previous predictions. The new version of SoilGrids ...

  • Single field mobilization completes site investigation and removal actions

    The Kentucky Research Consortium for Energy and the Environment (KRCEE) worked with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) last summer to introduce new approaches and technologies to the site cleanup program operating at the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant (PGDP) in western Kentucky. A Triad demonstration was conducted at PGDP's Area of Concern (AOC) 492 that integrated several real-time ...

  • Introducing SVSlope from SoilVision Systems Ltd.

    SoilVision Systems continues on the path of technical excellence with the introduction of the SVSlope® slope stability software package. The package represents a blend of classic 'method of slices' analysis methods with sophisticated new probabilistic analysis methods and advanced searching algorithms for the critical slip surface. The software is the result of many years of effort by a ...


    By SoilVision Systems Ltd.

  • Public release of SVOffice 2009 - Next generation geotechnical software

    SoilVision Systems Ltd. has implemented significant technical upgrades with the release of SVOFFICE 2009™. The improvements can generally be characterized as improvements to the finite element packages as well as the integration of the new SVSLOPE® slope stability software into the suite of geotechnical tools. The SVSLOPE software represents a new paradigm of solving slope stability models with ...


    By SoilVision Systems Ltd.

  • Tumble motion shaker

    Whenever waste is handled or disposed, it is vital to evaluate any potential hazard both to humans and the environment. The main problem is the release of soluble components upon contact with water. Thus the analysis of representative waste samples is necessary and even defined by European Standards for waste acceptance criteria.In order to replicate conditions of the analysis for leachate water, ...


    By Gerhardt UK Ltd

  • EPA begins clean up at the Parker Street waste site in New Bedford, Massachusetts

    Last week, EPA began site mobilization for a soil removal action at the Parker Street Waste Site in New Bedford. The work to remove contaminated soil from several residential properties is expected to continue through December. Work began at the site last week to prepare EPA’s command post and equipment staging areas and to meet with homeowners to discuss property specific plans. ...

  • Prototype NIST method detects and measures elusive hazards

    A chemist at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has demonstrated a relatively simple, inexpensive method for detecting and measuring elusive hazards such as concealed explosives and toxins, invisible spoilage in food or pesticides distributed in soil by wind and rain. The prototype method is more sensitive than conventional techniques for detecting traces of these ...

  • New Analytical Service from Eurofins to Meet Brownfield Challenge

    Leading analytical services company Eurofins has launched a new rapid multi-parameter soil and groundwater analysis service, specifically developed to meet the needs of European legislation. The TerrAttesT® service provides cost-effective access to advanced laboratory analysis with a standard five day turnaround for results. However, urgent test data can be provided in just three days if ...


    By Eurofins Scientific

  • Large Strain Consolidation Software Packages Released

    SoilVision Systems Ltd. is pleased to announce the release of 1D, 2D (pseudo and quasi) and 3D (pseudo and quasi) large strain consolidation software packages. The ability to perform large strain consolidation has been integrated within the coupled solution of the existing SVFlux™ and SVSolid™ flow and stress deformation software packages. The release is the result of many years of ...


    By SoilVision Systems Ltd.

  • Hiden’s HPR-40 System and Biofuels From Algae

    Algae-based biofuels such as biodiesel or bioethanol, have significant advantages over crop-based biofuels. Algae grow at a significantly faster rate than more complex plants, they have far greater yield per unit area and they can be grown in compact, closed systems. One further advantage is the short lifespan and hence a faster cycle of testing and research into suitable biofuel candidates. It ...


    By Hiden Analytical Ltd.

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