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  • The productive environmental laboratory: BSK Labs boosts efficiency with Metrohm IC

    BSK Labs runs a number of environmental laboratories and service centers along the west coast of the US. A total of 70 employees – including microbiologists, chemists, lab technicians, and support staff – make sure that the 200 to 350 samples that come in every week are analyzed. BSK Labs specializes in potable water chemistry, ground water monitoring, storm water runoff, solid waste ...


    By Metrohm AG

  • Use of online nutrient monitoring for automatic aeration and nitrate recycle pump control

    The Northside Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) in Kinston, NC was expanded and upgraded in 2006 for biological nutrient removal (BNR) to meet limits of 3 mg/L total nitrogen (TN) and 1 mg/L total phosphorus (TP). In addition to the traditional approach of controlling the blowers based on dissolved oxygen (DO) readings, the City decided to implement an aeration basin blower control system using ...

  • Analysis of Na, K, Ca and Mg in Mineralwater using the Microsampling Method

    Sodium, Potassium, Calcium, and Magnesium belong to the essential mineral substances in the human organism. These elements take influence in the generation of enzymes and hormones, control the osmotic pressure in tissues and body fluids and are important for the exchange procedures in the cell membranes. In this application, the control of Na, K, Ca and Mg in a variety of mineral waters has been ...

  • Rikers Island UST design & environmental services

    Design and Permitting of the upgrade fourteen (14) underground diesel & No. 6 fuel oil storage tanks with a combined tankage of over 540,000 gallons for a Major Oil Storage Facility. Project includes subsurface investigation, installation of soil borings, groundwater monitoring wells, non-destructive ultrasonic and volumetric tightness testing of tanks, tank design rehabilitation including ...


    By GEA ENGINEERING

  • Design of a Large Calibration Chamber

    The design and operation of a conceptually simple, low-cost chamber for calibration of cone penetrometers and other in situ devices is described. The chamber weighs over 5500 kg and houses a 4400-kg soil sample that is 1.5 m in diameter and height. Operations in the chamber are automated using a self-equilibrating hydraulic insertion frame, a soil pluviation system for sand placement, a vacuum ...


    By ASTM International

  • 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

  • Correction of non-specific binding in RaPID assays

    Heterogeneous immunoassays are typically subject to a low level of direct binding of enzyme-antigen conjugate to the solid support surface. This binding results in a very small amount of positive bias. Users can correct for this bias by using the procedure presented below. Standard curves which serve to estimate pesticide (antigen) concentration in immunoassays are usually sigmodial. By using ...


  • Single-particle analysis and electron tomography

    Both single-particle analysis and electron tomography are special tools for the structural analysis of biological components by transmission electron microscopy. Single-particle analysis enables us to determine the structures of relatively large proteins and macromolecular complexes without crystallisation. Electron tomography is often used to visualise organelles and subcellular structures at ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • 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 ...

  • On-Line Nitrate/Nitrite Probes for BNR Process Control

    ABSTRACTReal time nitrogen monitoring plays an increasingly important role for the successful biological nutrient removal at wastewater treatment plants. Though traditionally dissolved oxygen has been the main process control parameter a greater understanding of the biological mechanisms and process conditions like nitrite/nitrate concentrations to achieve lower effluent values becomes necessary, ...

  • RaPID Assay Cyclodienes in soil application

    Intended Use For detection of cyclodiene insecticides (as dieldrin) in soil. For testing in other matrices, please contact our technical support department at 1-800-544-8881. Materials Required but Not Provided SDI Sample Extraction Kit (Part Number: A00256EA) Procedural Notes and Precautions Prepare soil ...


  • 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.

  • RaPID Assay carcinogenic PAHs in soil application

    Intended Use For detection of Carcinogenic PAHs (as benzo(a)pyrene) in soil. For testing in other matrices, please contact our technical support department at 1-800-544-8881. Materials Required but Not Provided SDI Sample Extraction Kit (Part Number: A00204EA/A00204EB) Procedural Notes and Precautions Prepare ...


  • RaPID Assay PAH in soil application

    Intended Use For detection of Polynuclear Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs) (as phenanthrene) in soil. For testing in other matrices, please contact our technical support department at 1-800-544-8881. Materials Required but Not Provided SDI Sample Extraction Kit (Part Number: A00160EA/A00160EB) Procedural Notes and Precautions ...


  • RaPID Assay PCB in soil application

    Intended Use For detection of Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCB’s) (as Aroclor 1254) in soil. For testing in other matrices, please contact our technical support department at 1-800-544-8881. Materials Required but Not Provided SDI Sample Extraction Kit (Part Number: A00137EA/A00137EB) Procedural Notes and Precautions ...


  • 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 ...

  • Project profile - Westview Elementary and High Schools Topeka, Indiana arsenic treatment systems

    Background In early 2006, AdEdge Technologies Inc. (AdEdge) teamed up with Hawkins Water Tech to design and implement two full-scale arsenic treatment projects for Westview Elementary School and Westview High School located in Topeka, Indiana. Arsenic concentrations in the school wells range between 21 and 23 ppb, which exceeded the new Federal EPA standard of 10 ppb. Design plans were ...

  • Project profile - East Liberty, Ohio – Midwest express AD26 arsenic / iron treatment system

    Background AdEdge Technologies Inc. (AdEdge) was selected in 2006 by Midwest Express Group to design and fabricate a fullscale AD26 arsenic and iron treatment system for their manufacturing facility in East Liberty, Logan County, Ohio to meet the new EPA arsenic standard. This facility system serves approximately 150 employees with an average daily flow of 4,000 gallons per day. The ...

  • LIMS Essential for H2O Testing

    Clean water is a global necessity - essential to our health and well being. Just imagine a day without clean water to drink, to prepare our food, to wash the daily grind from our clothes and bodies.  There’s a lot of science behind clean water and a laboratory ...

  • Measurement matters

    The following article highlights some of the latest developments within the Energy Institute’s Hydrocarbon Management Committee (HMC), which produces guidance documents covering petroleum quantity and quality issues. The most significant news over the past few months is that the Energy Institute (EI), through the British Standards Institution, has been awarded the Secretariat of the ISO ...


    By Energy Institute (EI)

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