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  • 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

  • Vapor Intrusion: A hidden danger

    As public awareness has increased, the issue of vapor intrusion in buildings has become a significant environmental concern for building occupants, regulators and industry leaders. According to the EPA, the potential health issues vary and are dependent upon the types of chemicals and concentrations of the chemicals as well as the length of the exposure and the overall health of those that are ...


  • Introducing the Computrac Vapor Pro XL

    Arizona Instrument LLC is proud to announce the release of the Computrac Vapor Pro XL – the latest in a long line of accurate, reliable and easy to use moisture analyzers. About the Vapor Pro XL The Vapor Pro XL is a chemical free, moisture specific alternative to Karl Fischer titration. It features ...


    By Arizona Instrument LLC

  • NJDEP Finalizes the Vapor Intrusion Technical Guidance Document

    Recently, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) announced that they had finalized the Vapor Intrusion Technical Guidance document.  The guide was designed to provide assistance in the evaluation of contaminated sites. According to the NJDEP, “The presence of volatile chemicals in contaminated soil or ground water offers the potential for chemical vapors to ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Are toxic vapors entering your house from underground?

    The issue of vapor intrusion in buildings has become a significant environmental concern for building occupants, regulators and industry leaders. According to the EPA, the potential health issues vary and are dependent upon the types of chemicals and concentrations of the chemicals. The length of the exposure and the overall health of those exposed is also a factor. At one end of the spectrum, ...


  • Global Metal Organic Chemical Vapor Deposition Market Analysis 2012 - 2016 : MarketResearchReports.Biz

    TechNavio's analysts forecast Global Metal Organic Chemical Vapor Deposition market to grow at a CAGR of 18.6 percent over the period 2012-2016. One of the key factors contributing to this market growth is the increasing demand for LEDs in the lighting applications. Global Metal Organic Chemical Vapor Deposition market has also been witnessing a gradual shift to six-inch wafers and sapphire ...


  • Vapor Intrusion, an Invisible Threat to Building Occupants

    In 1970, over a dozen railroad cars left their tracks in Leroy, New York.  Several ruptured containers held trichloroethylene, also known as TCE.  An estimated 30,000 to 35,000 gallons of the chemical spilled to the ground.   The TCE that spilled has made its way into the ground across the area prompting officials to perform vapor intrusion testing in a number of homes decades ...

  • Vapor Intrusion Issues have Activists Concerned in California

    Palo Alto’s Mountain View Voice published a story recently about concerns over toxic chemicals at a former military housing complex.  Orion Park has been at the center of attention since trichloroethylene (TCE) was found in the groundwater and from samples taken from buildings on the site.  The TCE is believed to have contaminated the site from the property’s years of ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Air & Waste Management Association presents fourth conference on vapor intrusion

    Pittsburgh, PA (October 16,2008) The Air & Waste Management Association (A&WMA) will present “Vapor Intrusion 2009,” January 27-30, 2009, in San Diego, CA. This conference will examine the latest developments and innovations in vapor intrusion.“Vapor intrusion is an indoor air quality issue that can have a significant impact on all building types,” said Adrianne Carolla, A&WMA ...

  • Proposed new ASTM vadose zone standard to aid in vapor intrusion evaluations

    A proposed new practice being developed by ASTM Subcommittee D18.21 on Ground Water and Vadose Zone Investigations will cover techniques for actively collecting soil gas samples from the vadose zone beneath buildings. WK18835, Practice for Active Soil Gas Sampling in the Vadose Zone for Vapor Intrusion Evaluations, is under the jurisdiction of ASTM International Committee D18 on Soil and Rock. ...


    By ASTM International

  • New detector tube measures lower levels of methylethyl ketone vapors

    Nextteq LLC announces the release of the latest Gastec Detector Tube for Methyl Ethyl Ketone (MEK or 2-Butanone) – Tube No.152L. With a detection range of 3 – 384 ppm, this tube offers the lowest detection limit for a colorimetric tube in the industry.With the ACGIH TLV-TWA set at 200 ppm and the TLV-STEL set at 300 ppm, Tube No. 152L gives you a clear indication of worker exposure concentrations ...


    By Nextteq, LLC

  • Chemical Vapor Deposition–An Industry Outlook–Technology Investment Opportunities (Technical Insights)

    This study covers the different chemical vapor deposition (CVD) technologies available. Along with this, it examines the current technology trends, drivers, challenges and their estimated effects in the future on its dependant market. The research service also covers a review of the technology, a detailed map of the value chain network, emerging opportunities along with management strategies. ...


  • Air & Waste Management Association issues call for abstracts for vapor intrusion conference

    The Air & Waste Management Association (A&WMA) has issued a call for abstracts for Vapor Intrusion 2010, a conference to be held September 29-30, 2010, in Chicago, IL. Vapor Intrusion 2010 will gather leading scientists, engineers, regulators, and attorneys to discuss the latest developments and innovations in regulatory policy, sampling, analysis, and vapor intrusion (VI) pathway ...

  • Chicago Area Building Experts Solve Complex Vapor Intrusion Problems

    The building consulting experts at EC2 supply decades of environmental and building structure knowledge to identify vapor intrusion problems and protect occupants from toxic vapors. Vapor intrusion is often defined as a gaseous substance emanating from petroleum products or chemicals.  These gases seep through cracks in foundations or sewer lines and enter buildings.  According to the ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Additional Vapor Intrusion Tests Conducted Near BNSF Rail Yard

    Last month, KAJ18 in Kalispell, Montana reported that the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) was again testing buildings near a rail yard in Whitefish. The buildings are located near the rail yard that was used by the Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) to fuel their trains.   Included in the testing were the Whitefish Library and the O’Shaughnessy Center. The DEQ hired ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Vapor Intrusion Issues Due to Tetracloroethene a Concern in Hauppauge, New York

    Cinnaminson, NJ, August 10th, 2012 From 1975 until 1985 an industrial property in Hauppauge, New York was used by a textile manufacturer.  As part of their operations, tetracloroethene was used to dry clean materials onsite.  The chemical was stored in several tanks both below and above ground on the property. These chemical storage tanks are believed to have leaked causing a ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Vapor Intrusion Problems Still an Issue 40 Years after Toxic Spill

    Earlier this month, WGRZ published a story about vapor intrusion problems in Leroy, New York.  The problem began in 1970 when 25 rail cars left their tracks and spilled cyanide crystals and trichloroethylene (TCE).  An estimated 30,000 to 35,000 gallons of TCE spilled onto the ground. According to the report, the cyanide was cleaned up, but the TCE wasn’t.  It didn’t ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Intelligent and Portable Fuel Analysis

    Grabner Instruments, a subsidiary of AMETEK, Inc. has introduced a new portable and highly versatile FTIR spectrometer for the fully automatic measurement of gasoline, diesel and biofuel blends. The MINISCAN IRXpert is the first completely portable fuel analyzer that combines superior scanning range and resolution with the advantages of mid-IR and near-IR spectroscopy for highest measurement ...

  • ASTM D4490 - 96(2011) standard practice for measuring the concentration of toxic gases or vapors using detector tubes

    The Federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration, in 29 CFR 1910, designates that certain gases and vapors must not be present in workplace atmospheres at concentrations above specific values. This practice will provide a means for the determination of airborne concentrations of certain gases and vapors given in 29 CFR 1910. A partial list of chemicals for which this practice is ...


    By ASTM International

  • ASTM B735 - 06(2011) standard test method for porosity in gold coatings on metal substrates by nitric acid vapor

    Gold coatings are often specified for the contacts of separable electrical connectors and other devices. Electrodeposits are the form of gold that is most used on contacts, although it is also employed as clad metal and as weldments on the contact surface. The intrinsic nobility of gold enables it to resist the formation of insulating oxide films that could interfere with reliable contact ...


    By ASTM International

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