analytical laboratory Articles

  • Train derailment prompts contaminated land investigation - Case study

    On March 30th 2015 a long freight train, transporting a variety of goods including lumber and chemicals, wound its way through the state of Mississippi. At around 5pm, part of the train failed to negotiate a curved portion of the track in a rural area near Minter City, resulting in the derailment of nine railcars, one of which leaked chemicals onto agricultural farmland and woodlands. Emergency ...


    By Gasmet Technologies Oy

  • Management of hazardous materials generated by environmental analytical laboratories

    All environmental analytical laboratories unavoidably generate some hazardous waste in the performance of their activities. A workable plan to manage this waste is essential to the safe, economical, and legal operation of such a laboratory. Government environmental laboratories have the added responsibility of serving as examples to the industrial community and public under their jurisdiction. ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Analytical Methods

    Titrimetry Titration, also known as titrimetry or volumetric analyis,[1] is a common laboratory method of quantitative chemical analysis that is used to determine the unknown concentration of a known reactant. A reagent, called the titrant or titrator,[2] of a known concentration (a standard solution) and volume is used to ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Paperless efficiency at DHL analytical

    I recently spoke at length with John Dupont, General Manger at DHL Alalytical as well as the owner Dr. Luu and several key staff at this well respected and forward thinking analytical laboratory in Round Rock, Texas. Since they had been using Labcore for over two years, I felt it was a good idea to understand the impact the data package management and workflow automation software had on their ...


    By Poplar Solutions, LLC

  • DHL analytical - Case Study

    Quantum Leap in productivity According to John Dupont, General Manager of Operations, “DHL Analytical, Inc. has been on the leading edge of laboratory innovation for many years. Our vision was to move towards a paperless laboratory, with the realization that the current generation of electronic documents can be produced at almost all points in our process. The trick for us ...


    By Poplar Solutions, LLC

  • WinLims for contract laboratories

    Industry is looking more and more to outsourcing its analytical and testing needs to contract laboratories. This places on those laboratories a need for a flexible, yet structured and error-free, means of handling and reporting sampleinformation and results. There is a key requirement to handle customer contact records, production of quotations andinvoices, and ensure proven adherence to the ...

  • Solutions - Covering analytical methods and practices

    A smarter way to take a temperature A Northern California lab automates data- gathering and hands the tracking responsibility over to a computer François Rodigari and Kenneth E. Osborn One of many things that environmental laboratories must do is to track and document the temperatures of the laboratory's incubators and refrigerators. This means that the thermometers used to ...


    By Horizon Technology, Inc.

  • Natural Gas: Complete Analytical Solution

    Chromatotec® has developed in its Research & Development laboratories, a new instrument for hydrocarbon (C1-C6+) measurements and calorific values as well as WOBBE index computation. This analyzer is based on chromatography principle using a Thermal Conductivity Detector (TCD). The sample will be separated into the column and quantified by the detector. A difference of thermal ...


    By Chromatotec Group

  • The Five Factors of Smart Laboratory Success

    The Five Factors Research organizations are under pressure to cut costs while maintaining or increasing throughput. To improve their operations, many laboratories are considering investments in data management or support and automation systems like ELNs, LIMS or Robotics/HTS. Whatever the change that is introduced, there are many pitfalls on the way to delivery, roll-out and ...

  • Paperless laboratories do better science

    I was reading an article today that appeared in Scientific Computing on May 19, 2014 entitled, “Paperless Laboratories Do Better Science”. I have been reflecting on the content of this article as it relates to our Labcore customers now and over the years and thinking our experience reinforces some of the authors main points. This blog post specifically focuses on the importance of ...


    By Poplar Solutions, LLC

  • Water quality for a laboratory monitored by AQUAVISTA™

    Biochemical & Molecular Biology laboratory at Nîmes University Hospital The Biochemical & Molecular Biology laboratory at Nîmes University Hospital has four main activities: the Biochemistry, Hormonology, Biological Oncology and General Toxico-Pharmacology sectors, for both routine and emergencies; the Toxicology and specialized and forensic ...


    By Veolia Water Technologies

  • EMSL Analytical awarded prestigious A2LA accreditation

    Environmental testing laboratory granted A2LA recognition for testing lead and phthalates on children’s products. EMSL Analytical, a leading provider of advanced environmental laboratory services, has recently announced that their Westmont, New Jersey laboratory has been accredited by the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA) for lead and phthalates testing on children’s ...


  • Analytical Testing for Corexit Dispersants Used in the Gulf Spill

    The analysis of various sample matrices (seawater, sediment, tissue) to determine concentrations of Corexit dispersants used in the Gulf spill requires the use of one or more of the components in the dispersant as a tracer. The primary active ingredient (i.e. the primary surfactant) in the Corexit products is Dioctyl Sulfosuccinate Sodium Salt (DOSS). The other primary ingredients function as ...


  • Web-based analytical services improve remediation efficiency

    In this article, Steven Holmes, from analytical services provider ALcontrol, explains how web-based software is helping to ramp up the speed of environmental analysis for remediation contractors such as Sanctus Limited. Background The development of brownfield sites can be more complicated and take longer than other types of building land. However, it is an attractive option ...


    By ALcontrol Laboratories

  • Ultra-trace arsenic speciation at Columbia Analytical

    Ultra-trace speciation of arsenic and other metals is performed using a variety of techniques tailored to the specific combination of species, matrix, and detection limits required. Currently, two analytical systems are applied: Ion Chromatography-Inductively Coupled Mass Spectrometry (IC-ICP-MS) and Hydride Generation-Cryogenic Gas Chromatography-Flame Atomic Absorption Spectrometry ...


  • Latest analytical technology ensures biogas efficiency

    Anaerobic Digestion (AD) relies on the ability of specific micro-organisms to convert organic material into a gas that can be used to generate electricity. However, these bacteria require specific conditions if they are to function effectively and instrumentation specialist company HACH LANGE has developed a range of online, portable and laboratory instruments that have enabled a large number of ...


  • EMSL’s Phoenix Laboratory awarded EMLAP accreditation

    The Arizona environmental testing facility has continued its busy expansion of services since opening their doors in 2007. EMSL Analytical, a leading provider of advanced environmental laboratory services, has recently announced that their Phoenix laboratory has been accredited by AIHA for microbiology analysis. The exciting news has quickly made its way to Arizona environmental professionals who ...


  • EMSL’s San Leandro Laboratory awarded EMLAP accreditation

    The San Leandro, California environmental testing facility has continued its busy expansion of services since moving to its current location several years ago. EMSL Analytical, a leading provider of advanced environmental laboratory services, has recently announced that their San Leandro laboratory has been accredited by AIHA for microbiological analysis. The exciting news has quickly made its ...


  • Laboratory Information Management Systems and Traceability of Quality Systems

    Today’s business environment places many demands on technical managers and corporate executives. At a time when global competition forces companies to introduce products at a faster pace with higher efficiency and productivity, quality systems like ISO and Six Sigma, stipulate rigorous testing documentation. Regulatory systems, such as Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) and Good Laboratory ...

  • Application notes: TOC analysis in a chemical laboratory

    What You Need to Know Analytical laboratories in the chemical industry are routinely tasked with monitoring organics in water across a wide range of applications. For example, organic carbon analysis is being used to: Monitor plant storm water and wastewater Test for condensate system or boiler integrity Enhance cooling and make-up water quality ...


    By GE Analytical Instruments

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