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  • 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

  • Bladder pumps exceed sampling criteria

    A nuclear power facility in England has an extensive groundwater monitoring well network that requires regular sampling. Golder Associates, the project team who developed the network, wished to update their sampling equipment and protocols to improve efficiency, while maintaining accuracy and high safety standards. A set of objectives was defined to help determine the ideal solution: Minimize ...


    By Solinst Canada Ltd.

  • Don`t waste the waste

    Biogas analysis cannot be underestimated: get it right and protect revenues, get it wrong and those revenues will quickly plummet There is no denying that biogas is valuable. It may not be the most pleasant material to handle — hot, wet, dirty, smelly, corrosive, toxic — but handled correctly, it is worth a lot of money to whomever is producing it. Encouraged, subsidised, ...


    By Geotech

  • Bladder pumps exceed sampling criteria

    A nuclear power facility in England has an extensive groundwater monitoring well network that requires regular sampling. Golder Associates, the project team who developed the network, wished to update their sampling equipment and protocols to improve efficiency, while maintaining accuracy and high safety standards. Working with Waterra UK, Solinst Canada’s exclusive agent for that ...


    By Solinst Canada Ltd.

  • EPA fines Western refining Southwest, Inc. for illegally disposing hazardous waste and improper sampling (NM)

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) fined Western Refining Southwest, Inc. for failing to adequately monitor benzene discharges and illegally disposing hazardous waste. The company is in noncompliance of a Consent Agreement and Final Order (CAFO) filed in Aug. 2009. “It is important to everyone that companies are following proper protocols needed to protect the environment and ...

  • ASTM D5495 - 03(2011) standard practice for sampling with a composite Liquid Waste Sampler (COLIWASA)

    This practice is applicable to sampling liquid wastes and other stratified liquids. The COLIWASA is used to obtain a vertical column of liquid representing an accurate cross-section of the sampled material. To obtain a representative sample of stratified liquids, the COLIWASA should be open at both ends so that material flows through it as it is slowly lowered to the desired sampling depth. The ...


    By ASTM International

  • Packaging Waste

    Untitled Document By now, all EU Member States should have transposed into their national legislation an EU Directive setting ...


  • Stormwater Monitoring & Sampling Season Begins in California

    The environmental professionals at CSC Targhee, a member of the Clark Seif Clark (CSC) family of companies, are busy helping California companies comply with stormwater regulations. The stormwater season has begun.  The official wet season runs from October 1st through May 30th.  That means the next storm that results in runoff from a facility must be sampled within the ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • BacTech Begins Tailing Sampling at Telamayu, Bolivia

    BacTech Environmental Corporation ("BacTech" or the "Company"), (CNSX: BAC)(WKN: A1H4TY) announces that it has obtained approval from Corporacion Minera de Bolivia, the state-owned mining company for Bolivia ("COMIBOL") and has begun sampling tailings from the Telamayu mill site in Bolivia. At this stage there is no agreement in place between BacTech and COMIBOL but if the sampling results ...


  • Axion Consulting's MRF event highlights need for accurate sampling data

    Many operators of UK Material Recovery Facilities (MRFs) could be failing to sample and measure their mixed waste streams correctly, resulting in a potential loss of value from the many thousands of tonnes of materials being processed. Poor understanding of the tools and techniques involved are possible reasons why medium-sized and smaller plants, in particular, are ...

  • Withdrawn Standard: ASTM D6582-00(2005)e1 Standard Guide for Ranked Set Sampling: Efficient Estimation of a Mean Concentration in Environmental Sampling (Withdrawn 2012)

    This guide describes ranked set sampling, discusses its relative advantages over simple random sampling, and provides examples of potential applications in environmental sampling. Formerly under the jurisdiction of Committee D34 on Waste Management, this guide was withdrawn without replacement in January 2012 because of limited use by industry. 1. ...


    By ASTM International

  • quICk finder™ – how do you clean up your samples for IC?

    The real challenge in ion chromatography often is sample preparation. There are many techniques available– so which one will do the trick for your sample? Metrohm’s new quICk finder™ provides the answer. quICk finder™ helps users to ...


    By Metrohm AG

  • Sampling Considerations for Characterization of Radioactive Contamination Using Geostatistics Presentation

    We invite you to attend Olivier Bertoli's presentation: Sampling considerations for characterization of radioactive contamination using geostatistics You will learn that collecting more data is not always necessary to gain confidence in waste volume estimation and that geostatistics enables the optimization of sampling effort. Looking forward to welcome ...


    By Geovariances

  • Axion Consulting voices concerns over MRF Code sample sizes

    Resource recovery specialist Axion Consulting has voiced concerns that proposed sampling sizes and techniques for the Materials Recycling Facility Code of Practice could lead to unacceptable margins of error and inaccurate data on material input/output composition. The Manchester, UK-based company, which offers a range of professional  MRF ...

  • Shredding of domestic waste for research

    The technical center of the laboratory for Waste Management, Water Management and Environmental Chemistry of the University in Münster, Germany (LASU) is grown by new a machine from Austria. Additional to the existing equipment such as conveyor belts, screens and near-infrared spectrometer the technical pool now also includes a shredder of Type VEGA S600. “Shredding technology is in ...


    By Lindner-Recyclingtech GmbH

  • US state of Georgia to sample drinking water for `carcinogenic` acid

    Georgia plans to begin statewide sampling this year at drinking water intakes for perfluorooctanoic acid, according to a program manager of the Environmental Protection Division.  The acid is labeled a 'likely carcinogen' by a federal panel and is found in the Conasauga River.  'We're trying to be proactive,' said Jane Hendricks, program manager for the permitting compliance and enforcement ...

  • Everything you need to know about Materials Recovery Facilities (MRF) sampling

    Axion Consulting has launched a series of specialised courses designed to develop senior waste professionals’ knowledge of the new MRF Regulations and the advantages of statistical process control based upon good sampling methodologies ahead of new legislation coming into force from October 2014. The resource recovery specialist is believed to be among the first in the recycling sector to ...

  • Noise abatement with waste disposal

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  • New chemical pollutants? Research finds fluorochemicals in water samples

    Another contaminant found in Canadian groundwater samples may join the list of environmental substances that could be harmful to humans and the environment, according to recent study results published in the September 2009 issue of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry. The newest potential threat to human health and the environment is fluorochemicals known as perfluorinated phosphoric acids ...

  • Agilent Technologies Enhances Sample-Prep Workbench for Consistent Precision and Safety

    Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today introduced a collection of new features to the 7696A Sample Prep Workbench chromatography sample-preparation system. These enhancements will enable laboratories to further minimize bottlenecks associated with sample ...


    By Agilent Technologies, Inc.

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