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WASTEWATER BASED EPIDEMIOLOGY FOR THE DETECTION OF ILLICIT DRUG USE

Use of illicit drugs is a significant social, public health and public safety issue in the United States and worldwide. There have been numerous studies over the last few decades attempting to determine effect and extent of criminal activity, health issues and productivity issues related to illicit drug use. Estimates […]

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FROM 30,000 FEET ABOVE: A BRIEF OVERVIEW OF REGULATORY JET FUEL TESTING

FROM 30,000 FEET ABOVE: A BRIEF OVERVIEW OF REGULATORY JET FUEL TESTING

Prior to its release to the market, aviation turbine fuels must demonstrate conformance to the specification requirements outlined in ASTM D1655, the standard specification for Aviation Turbine Fuels. This specification was initially developed for civil applications following the end of World War II, as the demand for specialized fuel for […]

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EPA 0000 ADDS NEW COMPLIANCE OBLIGATIONS FOR NATURAL GAS FLARES

EPA 0000 ADDS NEW COMPLIANCE OBLIGATIONS FOR NATURAL GAS FLARES

Flaring has been common practice in the oil and gas industry for over 160 years.  It is done for numerous reasons, but most commonly it is a way of disposing of the associated natural gas from oil production where there is no infrastructure for gas takeaway.  What most people outside […]

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MERCURY METRICS: MASTERING NATURAL GAS PURITY FOR PEAK PERFORMANCE

MERCURY METRICS: MASTERING NATURAL GAS PURITY FOR PEAK PERFORMANCE

The United States produces more natural gas than any other country in the world and is now the leading global exporter of this resource. As natural gas continues to emerge as a reliable, low-cost, low-carbon alternative energy source, investment in the infrastructure necessary to increase the U.S.’ exporting capacity has […]

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QACS - A NEW PANDEMIC?

QACS – A NEW PANDEMIC?

Many of us drive past our local wastewater plant on a semi-regular basis and likely think nothing of the processes that they are using to treat the water that flows through it. We continue with our day and never think twice about the downward impact that we, local businesses, and […]

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GPA 2103 - TO DISTILL OR NOT TO DISTILL, THAT IS THE QUESTION

GPA 2103 – TO DISTILL OR NOT TO DISTILL, THAT IS THE QUESTION

The composition of oils and hydrocarbon condensates are a key piece of information for everyone in the energy value chain. At the well site, the composition allows producers to know what is coming out of the ground and understand how it may affect the valuable equipment it touches. At the […]

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FUELING THE SEASON: ENSURING CLEANER WINTERS WITH BUTANE ANALYSIS

FUELING THE SEASON: ENSURING CLEANER WINTERS WITH BUTANE ANALYSIS

As we approach the winter season it becomes essential to have winter grade gasoline to ensure our vehicles run smoothly in weather conditions. The petroleum industry commonly uses butane blending to create winter grade gasoline with optimal vapor pressures. Understanding Butane Blending Butane is a hydrocarbon compound found in gas […]

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