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Monitor Your Way to Compliant Effluent Discharge

Monitor Your Way to Compliant Effluent Discharge

Managing environmental pollution is a legal requirement, part of your corporate responsibility and a cost-saving opportunity for businesses too. Trade effluent and discharging waste water can be a costly necessity for organisations, but correctly managing and monitoring your industrial waste water can save money and minimise your impact on the environment.…

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What is the 'norm' for NORM Analysis

What is the 'norm' for NORM Analysis

Naturally Occurring Radioactive Materials (NORM) are – quite literally – materials that are naturally found in the environment, making up around 85% of radiation sources, with radioactive elements such as uranium, thorium and potassium usually present in these materials. Even one banana naturally contains 15 Becquerel (Bq) – the unit of measurement for radioactivity. This form of measurement is counted by the number of interactions that the alpha, beta or gamma radiation has with matter, material, or the radiation detector.…

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Monitoring Air Quality in UK Cities

Monitoring Air Quality in UK Cities

Population growth within UK cities has seen an increase in demand for infrastructure and associated services. Figures released from the Office of National Statistics suggest that, from mid-2011 to mid-2015, the average UK city had an average population increase of 3.4%, and the upward trend is set to continue in the coming decades.…

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Life of a Water Sample

Life of a Water Sample

A common surprise for many clients is that even a mains water supply contains bacteria. Many people assume that, because water is safe to drink, it is sterile – but this is not the case.  Water companies have a duty to ensure that the water they provide is fit to consume by removing all harmful bacteria - but non-harmful bacteria will remain. With non-harmful bacteria in our domestic systems, water quality can become an issue if it can breed. To confirm the health of your water system, one method includes the microbiological testing of your water systems.…

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