Contamination Detection and Control

The National Institute of Standards and Technology lab in Maryland is undergoing a special inspection by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, after a worker may have been exposed to nuclear contamination.
12:28pm
9.28.2017
Scientists lead production of superhydrophilic membrane to clean fluids for reuse.
by Mike Williams, Rice University
10:41am
9.25.2017
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The technique can be used to prioritize chemicals for in-depth testing to determine their toxicity.
by North Carolina State University
8:47am
8.23.2017
People do not only obtain important nutrients with their food. They also ingest undesirable substances which can affect health when taken up in certain quantities.
by BfR Federal Institute for Risk Assessment
10:45am
7.11.2017
Using air showers helps ensure the removal of particulates that would otherwise be carried into the cleanroom.
by Kevin Weist, Clean Air Products
8:45am
7.10.2017
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Semiconductor device yields have long been impacted by device contamination. As process nodes continue to shrink, the sensitivity to metal contamination during manufacturing processes has increased significantly.
by Rocky Gipson, Entegris, Inc.
9:47am
7.3.2017
In a new study, researchers investigate the ways in which washing agents, water temperature and the number and length of wash cycles affect the release of microfibers from polymer textile clothing.
by Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology
11:45am
6.26.2017
Researchers at the University of Illinois are contributing to the development of more environmentally friendly catalysts for the production of plastic and resin precursors that are often derived from fossil fuels. The key to their technique comes...
by University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
1:14pm
6.7.2017
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Research expands efforts to provide clean water for the world’s growing population.
by Sarah Nightingale, UC Riverside
10:16am
5.30.2017
Electrochemical technique can remove even tiny amounts of contamination.
by David L. Chandler, MIT News Office
11:05am
5.10.2017
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Imagine wearing clothes with layers of paper that protect you from dangerous bacteria.
by Todd B. Bates, Rutgers University
10:21am
5.2.2017
Researchers have identified a compensatory mechanism in bacteria that might be used in the future as a new therapeutic target against multi-drug resistant bacteria.
by Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência
11:03am
4.19.2017
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Treating infections to disrupt bacteria.
by Nova Southeastern University
11:41am
4.13.2017
By identifying the detailed structure of the protein complex used by bacteria, the scientists gained insights into the ability of these microorganisms to detect even small changes in the environment and adapt to them.
by MIPT
10:15am
4.10.2017
A new class of carbon nanotubes could be the next-generation clean-up crew for toxic sludge and contaminated water.
by Susan Gawlowicz, Rochester Institute of Technology
11:41am
4.3.2017
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Contamination of various origins seems to find its way into even the most meticulous cleanrooms.
by Jennifer Nunes, UltraTape
5:17pm
3.27.2017
The pharmaceutical industry is slow to change, even when new technologies are superior to the methods that are currently being used. One of the areas that shows this is the practices used for the cleaning and disinfection of cleanrooms.
by Jeanne Moldenhauer, Excellent Pharma Consulting Inc.; and Brian G. Hubka, Contamination Prevention Technologies Inc.
5:11pm
3.27.2017
This morning, a jury handed down its verdict in the trial of the former co-owner and president of a pharmaceutical center blamed for a deadly 2012 meningitis outbreak.
11:54am
3.22.2017
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Closing arguments have been made, and now it’s up to a federal jury whether to convict the former president of the New England Compounding Center of murder.
12:00am
3.21.2017
A bacteria-trapping material developed from wood is now being tested for use as a water purification filter. The aim is to use it in places where there is no infrastructure or clean water supply.
by KTH Royal Institute of Technology
12:04pm
3.20.2017
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A new class of compounds can treat MRSA skin infections in mice with no signs of acute toxicity, and no signs that the bacteria would develop resistance to them after many applications.
by American Chemical Society
11:45am
3.20.2017
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