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  • Land Surveying for Volatile Organics Detection with PID

    Environmental Consultants and contractors have the responsibility of monitoring the remediation of industrial waste sites and closed military bases. With Government pressure to develop brownfield sites, the environmental consultant must identify contamination and ensure clean-up is effective. A simple method is to use PIDs to rule out the presence of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) in ...


    By Shawcity Limited

  • Management of rice paddy fields affects greenhouse gas emissions

    How rice paddy fields are managed significantly influences the release of greenhouse gases (GHGs), a recent study concludes. Permanently flooded soils release more methane than soils that are flooded and then dried between production periods, for example. In general, the researchers recommend growing other crops in dried soil between production cycles, as well as limiting nitrogen fertilisers, to ...

  • Maxxam adds training videos to online customer resource centre

    Maxxam is pleased to announce the addition of six training videos to its online customer resource centre. Incorporating hundreds of hours of collaborative input from scientific and customer service specialists across Canada, the videos are designed to help customers learn and follow best practices for environmental sample collection and delivery. “We have ...


    By Maxxam Analytics

  • 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 ...

  • Markes International launches micro-chamber / thermal extractor for quality control of chemical emissions

    Specialist analytical thermal desorption instrumentation manufacturer Markes International Ltd. has announced the launch of a new higher temperature and larger capacity version of its popular Micro-Chamber / Thermal Extractor (?-CTE) for the measurement of (semi-) volatile organic compounds (SVOC) such as formaldehyde from materials. The innovative new Micro-Chamber / Thermal Extractor will ...


    By Markes International Ltd

  • Hydraulic Fracturing Fluids

    A new ASTM International subcommittee will develop standards that will be used by contract laboratories, water utilities and others requiring or developing methods used for hydraulic fracturing. Subcommittee D19.09 on Water – Hydraulic Fracturing Fluids is under the jurisdiction of ASTM International Committee D19 on Water. Standards developed by D19.09 ...


    By ASTM International

  • Straw cover trims emissions of specific gases from Slurry

    Odor complaints related to animal production have increased during the past decade. Swine slurry stored in open storages is a source of airborne contaminants, including ammonia and odorous compounds. A customary practice for ammonia and odor control consists of covering the surface of the slurry with floating materials, such as straw. In general terms, straw covers reduce odorant emissions from ...

  • WWEM 2012 smashes attendance records

    The organisers of WWEM 2012, the Water Wastewater and Environmental Monitoring event, have announced that visitor numbers were up by 22% in comparison with 2010. On behalf of the organisers, Marcus Pattison expressed his delight with this success, adding: “We are extremely pleased with the number of people that took advantage of everything that WWEM 2012 had to offer – visitors came ...

  • EcoAnalytixTM Initiative Backgrounder - The new measure of success

    An industrial plant spews out unknown substances into the air and parents worry about the playground down wind.  The safety of food is in question after a rash of pet food shipments from overseas is found to be tainted with melamine, a nitrogen-rich industrial chemical linked with renal failure.  Desalinated water destined for the drinking water supply can’t compromise public ...


    By PerkinElmer, Inc.

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