Settlement and Costly Penalty Announced by EPA for Discharge Violations at Coal Ash Landfills
Advanced MicroAnalytical provides material, environmental and industrial hygiene testing services to identify coal ash, dusts, heavy metals, elements and other potential exposure risks.
Salem, New Hampshire, February 25th, 2022
In January, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP) announced that a power utility will pay a $610,000 penalty under a settlement to resolve water discharge violations at two coal ash impoundment landfills. According to the settlement, the utility exceeded boron limits in discharges from both landfills. EPA describes boron as a non-metallic, naturally-occurring element found in rocks, soil, and water. Boron does not exist.......[Read More]
Potential Health Risks from Occupational Exposure to Silver Nanomaterials
Advanced MicroAnalytical offers testing solutions to support product development efforts, industrial hygiene testing, and environmental studies associated with all types of nanomaterials.
Salem, NH, June 22nd, 2021 The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) released Current Intelligence Bulletin 70: Health Effects of Occupational Exposure to Silver Nanomaterials. For the document, NIOSH researchers assessed the potential health risk from occupational exposure to silver nanomaterials from several previous studies. According to the 370-page bulletin: Nanoscale silver particles are some of the most widely used nanomaterials in commerce, with numerous uses in consumer and medical products. Workers who.......[Read More]
Millions of Metal Shelving Units Recalled Due to Potential Injury Hazard from Shelves Bending or Breaking
Advanced MicroAnalytical offers product failure analysis and other material testing services to ensure products meet manufacturer specifications.
Salem, NH, March 15th, 2021 The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recently announced that approximately 2.2 million shelving units are being recalled due to an injury hazard. The recalled units, built with a steel frame and plywood shelves, were manufactured in the United States and sold online through major online retailers from January of 2015 through September of 2020. According to CPSC, the shelves can fail to support the 800-pound weight load as stated on the packaging, posing an injury hazard to the consumer. At the time.......[Read More]
Identifying Soot and Other Soot-Like Materials to Resolve Environmental and Industrial Challenges
Advanced MicroAnalytical offers unknown material identification services to detect and categorize unexplained residues, deposits and other unknown substances.
Salem, NH, March 2nd, 2021 Soot and soot-like materials can appear in a building or manufacturing facility due to a number of reasons. These materials may deposit on floors, walls, furnishings and other objects or materials. Quite often, they are observed around ventilation grilles and electrical outlets. The culprit for this “ghosting” phenomenon is sometimes caused by smoke residues or due to activities and materials being used within the property. Soot, also known as black carbon, is a fine-grained solid residue that results.......[Read More]
Benefits and Potential Exposure Risks from Carbon Nanotubes and Nanofibers Discussed in NIOSH Blog
Advanced MicroAnalytical offers solutions to support research and development efforts, industrial hygiene testing and environmental studies associated with nanoparticles and other innovative materials and products.
Salem, NH, February 8th, 2021 In January, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) posted the science blog, “Understanding the Broad Class of Carbon Nanotubes and Nanofibers (CNT/F) Used or Produced in U.S. Facilities.” The blog discussed and summarized a recent article from the journal Particle and Fibre Technology. The blog describes CNT/F and other engineered nanomaterials as holding great promise for society by revolutionizing many industries with applications from medicine to manufactured.......[Read More]
Advanced MicroAnalytical Now Offers Cross Sectional Analysis Techniques
Advanced MicroAnalytical offers solutions to a more in-depth analysis beyond a simple surface examination by using Cross Sectional Analysis Techniques.
Salem, NH, December 14th, 2020 Cross sectional analysis is a technique used when a more in-depth analysis beyond a simple surface examination is required. It is a key technique in failure analysis and electronics inspection. The type of cross sectional analysis can be used differently for each project, ranging from discrete, micrometer size areas to whole devices or boards allowing examination of sub-structure across the entire device. With mechanical cross sections, samples can be mounted in epoxy and vacuum impregnated to provide a support.......[Read More]
FDA Publishes Nanotechnology Report and Pioneering Nanomaterial Testing Services to Advance Research and Industry
Advanced MicroAnalytical offers solutions to nanomaterial testing challenges to support research and development efforts and the production of innovative materials and products.
Salem, NH, November 16th, 2020 Earlier this year, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published Nanotechnology - Over a Decade of Progress and Innovation. Nanotechnology, which is science, engineering and technology conducted at the nanoscale, is a rapidly emerging field that brings countless new benefits, possibilities and challenges to society and industry. Nanotechnology utilizing nanomaterials, also referred to as nanoparticles, is a rapidly growing component of modern industry and medical research. Nanomaterials come.......[Read More]
Determining the Elemental Composition of Materials Utilizing X-Ray Fluorescence
Advanced MicroAnalytical provides testing services utilizing XRF and other cutting-edge techniques to provide clients with answers and solutions to a wide range of material challenges.
Salem, NH, November 11th, 2020
X-ray fluorescence (XRF) provides elemental compositional analysis of bulk samples using a non-destructive elemental analysis technique. It can be used to analyze the elemental composition of liquids, solids and loose powders. A combination of high accuracy, precision and brisk sample preparation make XRF a preferred elemental analytical technique for many of the clients that depend on Advanced MicroAnalytical to find answers for their material science needs. The high range of sensitivity and typically.......[Read More]