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Reference Materials and Standards for Fossil Fuels, Electric Utility Emissions, and Coal Combustion By-Products
Last Updated Date: 01/20/2015

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) fossil fuel Standard Reference Materials (SRMs) continue to be in high demand by the … more

Fossil Fuel Standard Reference Materials
Last Updated Date: 01/20/2015

To support regulatory and industry requirements for reference materials and standards, NIST produces and maintains a large inventory of fossil … more

Activated Carbon and FGD Gypsum Standard Reference Materials
Last Updated Date: 01/20/2015

New Standard Reference Materials (SRMs) consisting of activated carbon sorbent materials and flue gas desulfurization (FGD) gypsum are being … more

Establishing Measurement Traceability for Gaseous Mercury Emissions Monitoring
Last Updated Date: 01/20/2015

As a result of the environmental impact of mercury and the neurotoxic risk associated with trophic transfer of methyl mercury to humans, the … more

NIST Aids the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in the Area of Marine Animal Health
Last Updated Date: 01/20/2015

Marine animal health is affected by stressors including disease and man-made pollution. NIST assists NOAA primarily by evaluating marine-life … more

Isotopes as Environmental Tracers in Archived Biological Specimens
Last Updated Date: 01/20/2015

There is increasing interest in the analytical and environmental communities in using mercury isotopic fingerprinting to identify source patterns … more

The NIST Standard Reference Photometer for Ozone Measurement Traceability
Last Updated Date: 01/20/2015

The NIST Standard Reference Photometer (SRP), developed jointly with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA), has provided an … more

Traceable Calibration Gases: SRMs, NTRMS, and Protocol Gases
Last Updated Date: 01/20/2015

The Gas Metrology Group in the Chemical Sciences Division is tasked with providing traceability in gas analysis for the U.S. This group works with … more

Mercury Vapor Pressure Correlation
Last Updated Date: 01/20/2015

An apparent difference between the historical mercury vapor concentration equations used by the mercury atmospheric measurement community and a … more

Standard Reference Materials for Hexavalent Chromium in Contaminated Soil
Last Updated Date: 01/20/2015

Significant environmental remediation efforts are being conducted to address the hazards posed by the long-term terrestrial disposal of hexavalent … more

Simultaneous Determination of Mercury and Tin Species in Standard Reference Materials
Last Updated Date: 01/20/2015

Methods applicable to the extraction and quantification of mercury and tin species in biological, environmental, and clinical reference materials … more

Certification of Three Soil SRMs for Inorganic Environmental Measurements
Last Updated Date: 01/20/2015

Analysis of soils for metals and other elements is essential in assessing environmental compliance and the impacts of potentially toxic elements … more

Assessing NP EHS
Last Updated Date: 01/14/2015

Due to their small size, nanoparticles can enter living organisms in previously unforeseen ways and their immense surface area results in higher … more

Building the next generation reference reflectometer
Last Updated Date: 01/09/2015

ROSI (Robotic Optical Scatter Instrument) is a new facility for measuring reflectance and scattering of materials in the ultraviolet to short-wave … more

Field Parameter Metrology
Last Updated Date: 12/12/2014

Consider the consequences if nearby electronics could interfere with a jet's instruments or cause an automobile to stall. The Field Parameter … more

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