automated sample handling system Articles

  • Automated Consignment Sampling Systems

    Introduction The following is a case study where consignment sampling has been implemented at a UK coal fired power station. Bias-Free Sampling The production of consistent and repeatable ‘bias-free’ samples is not possible but all international sampling standards give precise limits within which systems can be considered as being ...


    By Eriez Magnetics Europe Ltd

  • Privatization and Outsourcing Storm Water Discharge Requirements: Simplification Through Automated Sampling

    ABSTRACT Kelly Air Force Base (KAFB) is a large industrial complex that is currently undergoing a Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) action. Privatization is occurring concurrently with the base closure and realignment. The base maintains both two Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) and two Texas Natural Resource Conservation ...


    By Weston Solutions, Inc

  • LIMS and the Automation of the Water Lab

    (Reproduced by permission from Laboratorium Magazine) Europe’s most modern water lab is located in Leeuwarden, in the Netherlands. Vitens made a big splash when it brought this modern building, with its transparent design, into operation in January 2005. Many colleagues from Dutch and foreign labs are eager to visit this installation, where water control samples are routed automatically with the ...


    By STARLIMS Corporation

  • EISC automates leading European lab

    Client: Chelab Chemical Laboratories, Italy EISC provided its Analytical Review & Reporting System (R&R Suite) to Chelab Chemical Laboratories in Italy.  System implementation and training was performed 100% remotely from the United States. The R&R Suite software systems automated the laboratory process for Metals, Semi-Volatiles, Volatiles, and Pesticide/PCB’s from ...


    By EISC

  • Petrochemical Refinery invests in automated COD analysis system utilizing new PeCOD technology (case study)

    Background  A petrochemical refinery has 6 different wastewater sampling points for effective process control. When there is a problem in effluent COD, samples from all 6 points are needed to determine source of the contamination. Once the contamination source is determined, corrective actions are taken. Problem The current COD dichromate test ...


    By MANTECH INC.

  • Moving difficult-to-handle bulk materials with flexible screw conveyors

    Flexible screw conveyor systems can be engineered to transport bulk materials that tend to pack, cake, smear, break apart or fluidize, and can prevent the separation of blended products. Flexible screw conveyors (Fig. 1) are suitable for most bulk materials, from sub-micron powders to large pellets, both free-flowing and non-free flowing. They are capable of conveying bulk materials at any angle ...


    By Flexicon Corporation

  • Two environmental laboratories, 1 private and 1 government, optimize automation and ROI with investment in BOD/Titrate duo (case study)

    MANTECH INC. is a leading manufacturer of automated multi-parameter, titration, BOD and COD laboratory instruments. Both a Private and Government Environmental Laboratory required optimized return on investment for both automated BOD/CBOD and automated multi-parameter systems. They each invested in the MANTECH BOD/Titrate Duo. Background Each laboratory identified ...


    By MANTECH INC.

  • Laboratory Management - Integrated Sampling the Key to Safe Water Supply

    Leading water suppliers use Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS) to integrate the sample collection and analysis process, helping to maximize the efficiency of these programs. Drinking water suppliers around the world face unique challenges: They must deliver the most essential ingredient for life on a grand scale, while also navigating complex issues surrounding public safety, ...

  • New laser-based dust emission monitoring system

    Abstract A new generation of continuous particulate matter concentration monitoring instruments is presented, covering a measuring range of 0 to 1000 mg/m3. The laser-based scattered light instrument gives an improved stability as well as excellent resolution in the low range. This enables high concentration measurement as well as especially low emission monitoring down to 0.01 mg/m3 with a ...


    By Sigrist-Photometer AG

  • Sustainable wastewater separation treatment systems coupled with nutrient and water reducing greywater reuse technologies

    Nationally and internationally, pressure is increasing to introduce nutrient reducing, water conserving and recycling measures for sustainable residential and small community water/wastewater systems. Reports of inadequate water quality and quantity are being reported daily. Over the past thirty years the federal government and State of Alaska have invested over 4 billion dollars installing piped ...


    By Equaris Corporation

  • Effective DNA extraction method for molecular diagnostics on wood-decay fungi

    1. INTRODUCTION Strategically eliminating damage caused by fungus requires precise identification of the fungal species present (using either conventional or molecular diagnostic techniques). The first step in performing molecular diagnostics on wood-decay fungi is to obtain analyzable fungal DNA. Five commercially available kits and one CTAB method were tested and analyzed ...


    By Analytik Jena AG

  • DryVap SPE Concentration application notes

    Designed to emulate the traditional Kuderna-Danish (KD) method, the DryVap Concentrator System combines what were once manual steps into one automated process. Using a unique combination of vacuum, heat, and sparge gas, the DryVap Concentrator System rapidly evaporates and gently concentrates extractions down to a precise volume.  The DryDisk Separation Membranes ...


    By Horizon Technology, Inc.

  • Discrete or Continuous Flow Analysis – which is better?

    A wide variety of factors affect the choice of analytical instrument. These include target workload (samples/hour), variety of chemistries, methods required, bench space, staff availability etc. In the following article Lalicia Potter, Technical Sales & Support Director at SEAL Analytical, examines one of the common decisions facing laboratory managers. As the manufacturer of an ...

  • Chemical industries - Products that shine

    Kiilto Oy (‘Shine’ in English) is an old and established chemical industry company south of Tampere, Finland. Kiilto was founded already in 1919 and has since then grown steadily to a middle-sized producer of glues and many other products for industrial and consumer applications. The total number of Kiilto products is close to a thousand. Kiilto also has expanded to foreign countries ...


    By Kopar Oy

  • Matrix LIMS configured and implemented within 3 months case study

    Laboratory staff at Glatfelter have established an extremely close, ongoing working relationship with Autoscribe. This has allowed the design and implementation in just 3 months of a configured Matrix Gemini LIMS for the company's corporate analytical services group. Organisation Established since 1864, global paper supplier Glatfelter has expanded its product range from high-quality ...


    By Autoscribe Informatics

  • Electronic Chain of Custody (COC) in Environmental Data Management using the LSPECS upgrade for ESdat

    Summary As electronic information can be easily altered, a chain of custody ensures that the data presented is "as originally acquired" and has not been tampered with during the copying process or during analysis. When using ESdat Environmental Data Management System, all data is tracked and backed up electronically; there is no scope for transcription errors or loss of paper based ...

  • LIMS is the Anchor for Next-Gen Mining - News from MINExpo 2012

    Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc. exhibited its Next-Gen Mining portfolio during MINExpo 2012 in Las Vegas, September 24-26. The company’s highly integrated range of instruments, equipment and consumables, anchored by its industry-leading laboratory information management systems (LIMS), is the only offering that addresses all segments of the mining process, from early stage exploration ...

  • Environics - Reducing calibration gas cost by up to 60%

    EPA's appendix 'M' 40 CFR 51 reduces calibration gas cost by 60%By: Terrence P. Dunn, President of EnvironicsOn May 30, 1995, the EPA published the final version of Method 205 for inclusion in Appendix M of 40 CFR Part 51 entitled, 'Verification of Gas Dilution Systems for Field Instrument Calibrations.' Continuous emissions monitoring systems (CEMS) require ...


    By Environics, Inc.

  • Organics Monitoring: A Practical Guide

    Preventing product loss, lowering waste treatment costs, and reducing system maintenance and energy consumption through organics monitoring in the chemical, refining, food, and wastewater treatment industries. Summary Process water and steam condensate contamination includes organic, inorganic, and biological components. Sources of organic contamination include process ...


    By GE Analytical Instruments

  • LIMS Locates the Diamond in the Rough

    From the earliest days of digging into the earth for minerals, one question has been raised by all those seeking to make use of the materials the earth offers up:  what exactly have we dug up and is it what we hoped it would be?  Well we’re not panning for gold anymore and hoping for a glint of something shiny at the bottom of our pans, unless we hobbyists.  Modern ...

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