Regulations and Legislation Features, Insights, & Analysis

  1. X-Ray Inspection Of Beef Jerky Products
    11/14/2018

    X-ray inspection of beef jerky presents many, and often unforeseen, challenges. This application note provides guidance to overcome those challenges to produce high-quality beef jerky.

  2. On-Site Sodium Hypochlorite Generation Replaces Hazardous Cyanide In Precious Metal Extraction
    10/2/2018

    The Baia Mare Aurul gold mine in North Western Romania suffered a historic catastrophe in January 2000, when its dam burst, streaming out 100,000 cubic meters of waste water, largely contaminated with cyanide, commonly used in the process of mining gold, into tributaries of the Tisza River, a major waterway in Hungary.

  3. Source Water Monitoring
    12/16/2018

    The purpose of source water monitoring is to enable drinking water treatment facilities to identify changes in water quality, implement treatment strategies based on the characteristics of the water, optimize the treatment processes, and take preventative actions to protect the source water from intentional and accidental contamination.

  4. White Paper: PPM-Level HCl Measurements From Cement Kilns And Waste Incinerators By FTIR Spectroscopy
    6/9/2010
    Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy is an accepted and well-known technique by the EPA to measure hydrogen chloride (HCl). Over the past 10 years, HCl by FTIR has been utilized successfully at many cement kilns and other incineration technologies using EPA Method 321 or 301. By Peter Zemek, PhD, Joe Van Gompel, PhD, and Steven Plowman, MIDAC Corporation
  5. Granular Activated Carbon Removes 1, 2, 3 – TCP
    8/4/2016

    What is 1, 2, 3 - TCP? 1, 2, 3 - TCP is a man-made, colorless, chlorinated hydrocarbon that is used as a degreasing and cleaning agent and industrial solvent. It was also used as a chemical in pesticides for low growing crops such as potatoes, tobacco, and beets. 1, 2, 3 - TCP passes through soil and leaches into ground water, contaminating drinking water sources. 1, 2, 3 - TCP is a non-aqueous liquid that is more dense than water, making it difficult to remove from ground water wells. This compound is currently unregulated by the USEPA, although it is on the Contaminant Candidate List 4 (CCL4) for future regulation.

  6. AdEdge Technologies APU Iron & Manganese Removal Systems Brochure
    4/11/2013

    Designed and built specifically for well head treatment, AD26 systems are engineered as stand alone systems for the removal of iron, manganese, sulfide, and arsenic (if it coexists with high levels of iron).

  7. World Water Day Redux
    3/22/2016

    It has been five years since I first published this post on World Water Day to remind the general public on how they can play a role in conserving one of our world's most precious resources. It is as relevant now as it was then.

  8. Identifying Food Contaminants: What Technology Is Best For Your Application?
    7/5/2017

    Contaminants are a fact of life for food manufacturers, making contaminant detection systems a necessity. This article explains the process of calculating the ROI of foreign body detection systems.

  9. Water Treatments Mass Exodus To Improved Chemical Dosing
    6/13/2017

    When first moved from water reservoirs, water contains materials that need to be treated and or removed. All microorganisms, flora and fauna waste, assorted dirt and insects all need to be dealt with before, water is fit for human consumption.  It is understood that, water needs to make many detours in its path from raw supplies to the tap.   All these detours start at the treatment plant.  At the plant water goes though applications that remove contaminants such as suspended solids, bacteria, algae, fungi, and minerals such as iron and manganese. The final objective is to turn contaminated debris choked water into safe, drinking water.

  10. Product Inspection Of Diced Potatoes For Contaminants
    12/16/2016

    Manufacturers can use x-ray technology to inspect diced potatoes for foreign body contaminants at the beginning of the production line before further processing and packaging to guarantee safety and quality.