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  • Monitoring groundwater, vapor & soil gas

    Monitoring shallow groundwater, vapor and soil gas up to 25 ft. below surface is simplified using Drive-Point Piezometer technology. There are three drive point piezometer tip options; where an airtight connection is most desirable, the 615C has a compression fitting for 1/4" ID tubing, ideal for ...


    By Solinst Canada Ltd.

  • Introducing the Gas Powered Core Sampling Kit

    If it involves sampling, we probably have a kit or tool to get your job done quickly and correctly. Which is why we want to offer you 15% off our gas powered core sampling kit! How the gas powered core sampling kit works: The AMS Gas Powered Core Sampling Kit sampler tubes have ...

  • ASTM D7758 - 11 Standard Practice for Passive Soil Gas Sampling in the Vadose Zone for Source Identification, Spatial Variability Assessment, Monitoring, and Vapor Intrusion Evaluations

    Passive soil gas samplers are a minimally invasive, easy-to-use technique in the field for identifying VOCs and SVOCs in the vadose zone. Similar to active soil gas and other field screening techniques, the simplicity and low cost of passive samplers enables them to be applied in large numbers, facilitating detailed mapping of contamination across a site, for the purpose ...


    By ASTM International

  • Gas sensors `see` through soil to analyze microbial interactions

    Rice University researchers have developed gas biosensors to “see” into soil and allow them to follow the behavior of the microbial communities within. In a study in the American Chemical Society’s journal Environmental Science and Technology, the Rice team described using genetically engineered bacteria that release ...


    By Rice University

  • Continuing nightmare in Bhopal: CSE laboratory tests soil, water samples from Union Carbide

    For more than 25 years, the Union Carbide (UCIL) factory has been contaminating the land and water of Bhopal. Latest tests show that groundwater in areas even three km away from the factory contains almost 40 times more pesticides than Indian standards. These are the findings of a study released here today by the New Delhi-based research and advocacy organisation, Centre for Science and ...

  • Shawcity Seminar 3: Environmental Organic Gas Analysis - Soil and Water

    On Wednesday 14th September 2016, Shawcity hosted the third in their 2016 series of seminars for the occupational hygiene, health and safety and environmental industries. The theme for the event was 'Environmental Organic Gas Analysis - Soil and Water' and the speaker line-up was of the highest calibre, with four PhD-level experts sharing their knowledge on the subject. Delegates ...


    By Shawcity Limited

  • EPA Sampling Results announced for Macon Naval Ordnance Plant Superfund site in Macon, Ga.

    Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the status of its vapor intrusion sampling conducted at the Macon Naval Ordnance Plant Superfund site in Macon, Ga. Funded by EPA, the sampling focused on the Freudenberg Texbond facility, located down gradient of the Navy’s former wastewater treatment plant. During the week of February 23, 2015, EPA activities included: ...

  • Characterising the biodiversity and functioning of European soils

    World Soil Day (Dec 5, 2014) concludes a week-long series of events in Dijon bringing together international scientists. The results of the European EcoFINDERS project, coordinated by INRA, were revealed for the occasion. This project helped create standardised methods of measuring soil biodiversity, and as a result, vital data on the health of Europe’s soils were gathered. The analyses ...

  • Smithsonian exhibition reveals impact of soil

    Starting on Saturday, October 2, visitors to The Durham Museum will enjoy a journey into the skin of the earth and explore the amazing world of soils in the new exhibition, Dig It! The Secrets of Soil. Completely familiar yet largely unknown, soils help sustain virtually every form of life on Earth. Still, it is said that we know more about the dark side of the moon than we do about the Earth ...

  • Soil clean up underway at New England site

    EPA has been working closely with the Rhode Island Dept. of Environmental Management (RI DEM) and local officials during the removal of potentially hazardous materials at the Providence Barrel Site in Smithfield, R.I. Excavation of contaminated soils began in May, 2008. Last week, the transportation and disposal of the contaminated soil from the immediate Site began to take place. This week EPA ...

  • Environment Agency Updates Soil Test Policy

    Ashtead Technology Rentals reports a rapid rise in rentals of their portable contaminated land assessment instruments following a recent amendment to UK Environment Agency policy. The qualification requirements for chemical test data on contaminated soils now acknowledges that portable measuring instruments can both improve the quality of contaminated land assessment and reduce costs. Ashtead ...


    By Ashtead Technology Ltd

  • EPA to begin air sampling at the capital city plume site in Montgomery, AL

    As a part of the remedial investigation for the Capital City Plume site, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will begin collecting air samples during the week of August 15, 2011. Samples will be collected at various locations, including the former Montgomery Advertiser building located at 101 South Lawrence Street to determine if perchloroethylene (PCE) and trichloroethylene (TCE) ...

  • Water and soil muddy carbon budget thinking

    Climate scientists, struggling with the enduring problem of the carbon budget, may have to think again as a result of new research findings. One experiment, in the UK, has shown that the ponds, lakes and standing ...


    By Climate News Network

  • Beacon Environmental Services Introduces BESURE Sample Collection Kit™

    Bel Air, MD -- Beacon Environmental Services, the international leader in soil gas surveys and vapor intrusion monitoring, introduces their proprietary BESURE Sample Collection Kit™. Unrivalled in its ease-of-use and reliability, the kits are custom packaged for each project to include samplers and all the hand tools and materials a client needs to conduct on-site sampling – providing a fast, ...

  • ASTM D6009 - 12 Standard Guide for Sampling Waste Piles

    This guide is intended to provide guidance for sampling waste piles. It can be used to obtain samples for waste characterization related to use, treatment, or disposal; to monitor an active pile; to prepare for closure of the waste pile; or to investigate the contents of an abandoned pile. Techniques used to sample include both in-place evaluations of the ...


    By ASTM International

  • EPA sampling results announced for capital city Plume Site in Montgomery, AL

    Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the sampling results for part of a remedial investigation of the Capital City Plume site in Montgomery, AL. The United States Geological Survey (USGS) and EPA collected samples of indoor air, outdoor soil gas, and an indoor water sample in August 2011 in downtown Montgomery, Alabama, at two locations considered to be potential source ...

  • HSA/CRA Develops New Method for Assessing Volatile Organic Compounds in Soil

    What is it? Modified Active Gas Sampling (MAGS) is an assessment tool, invented by HSA/CRA, which is effective at rapidly detecting unsaturated soil source areas impacted by volatile organic compounds. Rather than sampling tiny volumes of soil, we modified the traditional soil vapor sampling methodology to allow large volume sample collection. Combining commonly used equipment, a MAGS unit was ...


  • New portable FTIR Gas Analyser detects almost any gas

    Gasmet Technologies Oy (Finland) has announced the launch of the DX4040 – a portable FTIR gas analyser that enables the field measurement of literally thousands of gases. The DX4040 is the second generation of the world’s first truly portable FTIR analyser which brought laboratory grade gas analysis into the field, and thereby brought the benefits of multiparameter FTIR gas analysis ...


    By DECHEMA Ausstellungs-GmbH

  • New portable FTIR Gas Analyser detects almost any gas

    Gasmet Technologies Oy (Finland) has announced the launch of the DX4040 – a portable FTIR gas analyser that enables the field measurement of literally thousands of gases. The DX4040 is the second generation of the world’s first truly portable FTIR analyser which brought laboratory grade gas analysis into the field, and thereby brought the benefits of multiparameter FTIR gas analysis ...


    By Gasmet Technologies Oy

  • When it comes to forest soil, wildfires pack one-two punch

    For decades, scientists and resource managers have known that wildfires affect forest soils, evidenced, in part, by the erosion that often occurs after a fire kills vegetation and disrupts soil structure. But, the lack of detailed knowledge of forest soils before they are burned by wildfire has hampered efforts to understand fire’s effects on soil fertility and forest ecology. New research ...

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