Wednesday, 21 May 2008

PCBs and Pharmaceutical Effluent

It's been a quiet week in the office. I've mostly been attempting to teach my French work experience student (Cyril) how to use a library to research an area of scientific interest. In this case, the subject of interest is PCB contaminated groundwater. He is looking as some problems with floating oily sludges on a treatment plant I look after.

It turns out that the French-speaking world have never heard of the Science Citation Index and Chemical Abstracts. I'm waiting to find out what their librarians recommend as an alternative.

Just as I write that things are quiet, I have received a call from some people I quoted six months ago to look at a problem on a pharmaceutical effluent treatment plant...

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