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  • Latest innovative solutions for PAH & VOCs monitoring in air – Case study presentation

    Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs) are a group of over 100 different chemicals that are known to be formed typically during incomplete combustion of organic matter at high temperature. Their major sources in the atmosphere include industrial processes, vehicle exhausts, waste incinerations, and domestic heating emissions. Due to their carcinogenic/mutagenic effects, 16 PAHs are currently ...


    By Chromatotec Group

  • XRF cement analysis | Spectroscopy Solutions

    Cement is a primary building material in the modern world; as a major constituent of buildings, concrete structures and roads the consistency of its composition during production is essential. ...


    By Specac Limited

  • 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 ...


    By SEAL Analytical, Inc.

  • Environmental testing with XRF | Spectroscopy Solutions

    Monitoring of inorganic environmental pollutants is an ongoing challenge for analytical chemists. To establish the quality of different compartments of our environment (atmosphere, indoor air, water basins, soil, biota) in general a relatively large number of samples must be taken from a given location over the entire duration of sampling.29,30,31 ...


    By Specac Limited

  • 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, ...

  • 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.

  • XRF food + beverage analysis | Spectroscopy Solutions

    The globalization of food markets and the relative ease with which food commodities are transported between countries, means that consumers are increasingly concerned about the origin of the foods they eat. The food and drink industry is constantly striving to attain improved quality and security for its products. The demands of nutritional value for the consumer and the protection of food brands ...


    By Specac Limited

  • 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 ...

  • Introducing LSPECS – Web-Based Integrated Field Program Management

    LSPECS is web-based software designed to simplify management of environmental field sampling programs. LSPECS represents a step-change in field sampling program communication and administration at all stages: Design & schedule sampling plans individually, or as part of a wider program Create a program team with variable permissions to ...

  • Automated Oil Particle Analysis Helps Prevent Gearbox Failures

    The major issue for premature failure in wind turbine gearboxes is bearing failure, which leads to gearbox failure. A wind turbine gearbox will not survive if the oil is not clean and especially if the hard ferrous particles are not removed from ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Phosphorus control protects surface waters

    Phosphorus is the decisive factor for excessive algae and plant growth in water bodies, that’s why quality standards require reductions in the amount of phosphorus released from wastewater treatment plants into rivers and lakes. In recent years, the outlet limit values have not only been reduced on national levels. Depending on the vulnerability of ecosystems, especially low target values ...


    By Endress Hauser AG

  • 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)

  • 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

  • What is XRF? | Spectroscopy Guides

    X-ray Fluorescence (XRF) is a technique widely used in elemental analysis. It is based on the principle that an atom's inner electrons, when bombarded with high energy radiation such as X-rays, are ejected. The atom relaxes by emitting photons of characteristic wavelengths, which are used to identify the element.  If diagrams do not animate, try ...


    By Specac Limited

  • EISC success at United States Enrichment Corporation

    Client: United States Enrichment Corporation (USEC) in Paducah, Kentucky EISC’s Analytical Review and Reporting Suite (R & R Suite) lab data automation solution was provided to United States Enrichment Corporation (USEC) in Paducah, Kentucky. The R & R Software Systems automated the laboratory analytical process for Metals, General Chemistry, Semi-Volatiles, Volatiles, ...


    By EISC

  • Project profile - Lincoln Akerman School Hampton Falls, New Hampshire AD26 arsenic/iron treatment system

    Background AdEdge Technologies Inc. (AdEdge) was selected in 2006 by the Hampton Falls School District to design and fabricate a full-scale AD26 arsenic and iron treatment system for the Lincoln Akerman School (LAS) in Hampton Falls, New Hampshire. LAS has about 260 students in grades ranging from K through 8 and the system has an average daily flow of 2,000 gallons. The treatment system ...

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