2005 CPEO Military List Archive

From: "Hoddinott, Keith B Mr USACHPPM" <Keith.Hoddinott@APG.AMEDD.ARMY.MIL>
Date: 18 Feb 2005 17:29:07 -0000
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] perchlorate symposium
Maybe some of your people would like to submit a paper:

For Immediate Release                                                                              Contact: Hannah Sparks

Release #7053                                                                               610/832-9677; hsparks@astm.org


Papers Needed for ASTM International Symposium on

Perchlorate Exposures from Food and the Environment


W. CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa., 10 December 2004—Papers are invited for an International Symposium on Perchlorate Exposures from Food and the Environment, sponsored by ASTM Committee D18 on Soil and Rock. The symposium will be held Feb. 2-3, 2006, in conjunction with the Jan. 29-Feb. 1, 2006, standards development meetings of Committee D18.


Perchlorate occurs both as a naturally and manmade chemical. Naturally occurring perchlorate can be found in arid environments in many countries but most notable it has been found in nitrate fertilizer deposits from Chile. Most of the perchlorate manufactured in the United States is used as an oxidizer in solid rocket propellant and other pyrotechnics, such as fireworks, gun powder, explosives, and highway flares. Perchlorate is also used in a wide variety of industrial processes, including, tanning and leather finishing, rubber manufacture, paint and enamel production and additives in lubricating oils. Wastes from the manufacture and improper disposal of perchlorate-containing chemicals are increasingly being discovered in soil, groundwater, drinking water, and irrigation water around the country. This symposium will provide an overview of Perchlorate and explore the levels of exposure of the general public.


To participate in the symposium, presenters/authors must submit the online Abstract Submittal Form www.astm.org/SYMPOSIA, and attach a 250-300 word preliminary abstract by March 15, 2005. The abstract must include a clear definition of the objective and approach of the work discussed, pointing out material that is new, and present sufficient details regarding results. The presentation and manuscript must not be of a commercial nature nor can it have been previously published. Because a limited number of abstracts will be accepted, be sure that the abstract is complete to allow for careful assessment of the paper's suitability for this symposium. The symposium chairman, Keith B. Hoddinott, will notify you in writing by May 28, 2005, of your paper’s acceptability for presentation at the symposium. If the preliminary abstract is accepted, the presenter/author will be requested to submit a final camera-ready abstract several months before the symposium. The final abstracts will be distributed in an abstract booklet at the symposium.


Publication of the peer-reviewed symposium papers in the online journal, Journal of ASTM International (JAI) is anticipated. JAI is an online, peer-reviewed journal for the international scientific and engineering community. You may view JAI at www.astm.org/JAI.


Once the final selection of abstracts has been approved, the ASTM staff will send you authors’ instructions. Manuscripts to be peer reviewed for JAI are due at ASTM Headquarters by Oct. 31, 2005. The corresponding author (the author who is the main contact with ASTM Headquarters) will receive a complimentary copy of his/her paper in portable document format (PDF). All published authors will have the opportunity to purchase reprints of their papers at a nominal cost.


Additional information about the symposium is available from Symposium Chairman Keith B. Hoddinott (phone: 410/436-5209; keith.hoddinott@apg.amedd.army.mil).


Committee D18 is one of 136 ASTM technical standards-writing committees. Established in 1898, ASTM International is one of the largest standards development and delivery systems in the world. ASTM standards are accepted and used in R&D, product testing, quality systems, and commercial transactions around the globe.




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