CSET energy. Cars CSET. The European Chemical Industry Facts and Figures 2016. Water Analysis Instrumentation Market Trends. The global market for Water Analysis Instrumentation is projected to reach US$3.6 billion by 2020, driven by the ubiquity of water testing for residential, commercial, and industrial uses.
Europe represents the largest market worldwide. Asia-Pacific is forecast to emerge as the fastest growing market with a CAGR of 12.9% over the analysis period. The growth in the region is led by rising environmental concerns, penalty driven enforcement of water regulations, growing population and the need for safe drinking water, and the rise in the number of certified laboratories for analysis of drinking water contaminants. More... View Report Contents To view complete report details including the full table of contents (TOC) and to sign up for a comprehensive complimentary review of our research program including details on methodology, secondary and primary sources and summary of research findings, please click here.
4025. Health-EU Newsletter. Nanotechnologies offer the possibility to develop a variety of new materials and products with a potential to contribute to all areas of society. High expectations exist for medical applications (e.g. drug delivery, imaging techniques), the energy sector (e.g. energy storage, solar panels) and material science (e.g. lighter, stronger materials). However, the use of nanotechnologies creates major challenges for risk assessors and regulators, such as how to determine when a material can be considered a nanomaterial. The EU is currently preparing a new action plan on nanosciences and nanotechnologies to address the related policy challenges. Nanomaterial is simply a categorization of a material by the size of its constituent parts (usually between 1 and 100 nm). It neither implies a specific risk, nor does it necessarily mean that the material actually has new hazardous properties. 6. What are the potential environmental effects of nanomaterials?
6. What are the potential environmental effects of nanomaterials? 6.1 What happens to nanomaterials in the environment? 6.2 What makes nanomaterials active after release? 6.3 Environmental effects 6.1 What happens to nanomaterials in the environment? Inevitably, production, use and disposal will lead to releases to the environment. The environmental fate and behaviour of nanomaterials has been recently reviewed by Klaine et al. 2008. Dissolution speciation (i.e. association with other ionic or molecular dissolved chemical substances) biological or chemical transformation to other chemicals, and/or complete mineralization (to carbon dioxide and water) agglomeration/disagglomeration settling. So far, there are no peer reviewed publications providing information on concentrations or amounts of nanomaterials in environmental compartments such as surface waters and soils. Air Information concerning the presence of nanomaterials in air is summarised in section 4.3.
Water Soil and sediments. Attention water utilities! - Future ISO guidelines for crisis management (2012-05-10) In the short term, impairment of drinking water services can seriously compromise the quality of life for many people; and in the medium term, it can threaten their ability to survive. The continuous and orderly supply of clean and potable water is of paramount importance. Also important is the removal and safe disposal of sanitary wastewater and drainage storm-water. This prevents epidemics and poisoning of the public by contamination and urban inundation. It also protects the environment. Crisis management Crisis management starts before the onset of a crisis and requires comprehensive preparation during routine operations. The future ISO 11830 standard on crisis management will describe the fundamentals of a crisis management system.
ISO 11830 will be the first of its kind: documents have been published on water safety before, but none deals with crisis management in water utilities. Attention water utilities Pioneering work The suite of ISO standards : Victims say they have no recourse as BP ends internal claims program. Chris Graythen / Getty Images Four years after the Deepwater Horizon explosion devastated the Gulf of Mexico, killing 11 and gushing more than 200 million gallons of oil into the water, the company found responsible has shut down an internal claims program utilized by small business owners, injured rig workers and even casino companies affected by the disaster.
At one point, BP’s internal claims program, a separate entity from the controversial Deepwater Horizon Court Supervised Settlement Program, covered thousands of claimants who weren’t eligible to join the court-supervised settlement. It also covered those who chose to opt out because they felt the settlement didn’t offer enough, but didn’t want to go through the time-consuming, expensive process of filing an independent lawsuit.
In an emailed statement, BP announced that the program’s closure would affect very few people. 'I was going to die' Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images That was the first explosion. Stephen Stone Geoff Morell Rep. Fire Chemiepack. RobecoSAM Water Study. 1 Environmental Chemistry intro2016. 5 EmerConts2016PdV(1) Lab on a chip. --Un "lab on a chip" (LOC) es un dispositivo que integra una o varias funciones propias de un laboratorio en un único chip cuyas dimensiones van desde solo unos milímetros hasta unos pocos centímetros cuadrados. Un lab on a chip permite el manejo de volúmenes de fluidos extremadamente pequeños, incluso más bajo del orden de picolitros, siendo una herramienta fundamental para el avance de la microfluidica.  Los dispositivos lab-on-a-chip son un subconjunto de los dispositivos MEMS y a veces también indicados como “sistemas de micro análisis total” (µTAS)--.
El término microfluidos se usa para describir dispositivos de control de flujo bombas y válvulas o sensores como flujo-metros y visco-metros. Sin embargo, se considera estrictamente “Lab-on-a-chip”, generalmente indicando, el escalamiento de procesos únicos o variados bajo el formato de un chip mientras que “µTAS” es usado para la integración de secuencias totales de procesos de laboratorio para realizar análisis químicos.
XX 71741 EU Water Framework Directive Reference Guide XX71741 EN. Introduction to the new EU Water Framework Directive - Environment. Additional tools The increasing demand by citizens and environmental organisations for cleaner rivers and lakes, groundwater and coastal beaches has been evident for considerable time. It has recently been reconfirmed by a representative opinion poll Eurobarometer in all 25 EU countries: When asked to list the five main environmental issues that Europeans are worried about, averaged results for the EU25 show that nearly half of the respondents are worried about “water pollution” (47%), with figures for individual countries going up as far as 71%.
This demand by citizens is one of the main reasons why the Commission has made water protection one of the priorities of its work. The new European Water Policy will get polluted waters clean again, and ensure clean waters are kept clean. European Water Policy has undergone a thorough restructuring process, and a new Water Framework Directive adopted in 2000 will be the operational tool, setting the objectives for water protection for the future. ACE Venture Lab Bootcamp – Sustainable Chemistry - Sustainable Chemistry - University of Amsterdam.
The Research Priority Area Sustainable Chemistry invites Master students, PhD students and postdocs to participate in a fully-sponsored one-week bootcamp at the ACE Venture Lab, focused on sustainable chemistry. The winner of the intensive bootcamp receives 6-12 months salary and mentoring to start-up her/his own chemical company. In order to prepare for the contest several meetings are recommended: Applications Applications should be stated in English and must fit on 1 page A4. The following items should be addressed: Name, affiliation, phone number and email address. Submitting Applications must be sent as PDF attachments only to firstname.lastname@example.org, quoting “Sustainable Chemistry Bootcamp” in the subject line. Eligible participants The following people are eligible to participate to the competition: MSc students registered at the UvA or at the VU who study chemistry or who are taking a minor in chemistry. Procedure At the end of the week a jury will select a winner of the bootcamp week.
Schedule. Sustainable development goals - United Nations. Mass Spectrometry Quantitation. This tutorial applies to the quantitation of small molecules using mass spectrometry in pharmacokinetic analysis. In addition these very same principles can be applied to the quantitation of peptides and proteins in biological matrices. Traditionally before the advent of modern-day mass spectrometry quantitation was accomplished using HPLC and UV detection. HPLC PK analysis relied on: retention time, peak area and UV spectral character. Unfortunately the HPLC assay suffered from lack of sensitivity and specificity. We have seen examples where a molecule was extensively metabolized and yet the retention time and UV spectral character remained the same as the parent compound. This lack of specificity will from time to time mislead the investigator. The accepted way of performing mass spec quantitation is by using a mass spectrometer capable of MS/MS fragmentation.