colorimetric kits Articles

  • Prominent Packaged Foods Company’s Wastewater Quat Problem Resolved By ChemTreat’s QuatKill Test Kit & QK1000 Solution case study

    Problem A leading food processing company had a problem. Their need to meet safety and cleanliness levels meant an increase in the use of biocides to satisfy these more restrictive standards. However, their ability to effectively eliminate bacteria came with a reduction in needed bacterial action in their effluent wastewater system. Non-neutralized quats in the wastewater at the ...


    By ChemTreat, Inc.

  • Accuracy, precision, usability, and cost of free chlorine residual testing methods

    Chlorine is the most widely used disinfectant worldwide, partially because residual protection is maintained after treatment. This residual is measured using colorimetric test kits varying in accuracy, precision, training required, and cost. Seven commercially available colorimeters, color wheel and test tube comparator kits, pool test kits, and test strips were evaluated for use in low-resource ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Heavy Metals Water Testing Powered by DNA

    Water pollution is a worldwide problem affecting developing and developed countries alike. Heavy metal contaminants are one prevalent type of water pollutant. They are persistent in the environment once d is charged and removal from source waters is necessary to ensure a clean drinking water supply. The problem of heavy metal pollution arises from several sources. Heavy metals such as uranium can ...


    By ANDalyze

  • Validation of the InQuest nitrate screen

    Purpose To determine if SDI’s InQuest Nitrate FS test kit produced results that were comparable to laboratory analysis of N03-N at levels below 10 ppm. Procedure The University of Georgia Cooperative Extension Services operates an Agricultural Services Laboratory that does analytical analysis of water samples for anyone in the State. One service this lab offers is a standard ...


  • Elevated and variable groundwater iron in rural northwestern Bangladesh

    Over the past 30 years, tubewells have become a ubiquitous source of potable groundwater in South Asia. Considered safer than surface water, groundwater naturally contains minerals that may impact human health; however, few data exist on tubewell water mineral content or its association with human nutritional or health conditions. We surveyed iron concentration in tubewell water across a 435 km2, ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Getting the lead out — at the faucet

    You might be surprised at where you’ll find a customer’s lead. Lead is making headlines. First, we should note that the current attention is not due to water, air or soil contamination, but from lead contamination recently found in toys and children’s jewelry made in China. This is very frightening for any parent because of the harm lead can to cause in children. How could this happen? How ...

  • Four Methods to Measure TAN/TBN in Lubrication Oil

    TOTAL ACID NUMBER A high concentration of acidic compounds in a lubricant can lead to corrosion of machine parts and clogged oil filters due to the formation ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • A Guide to Gas Detector Tubes. Your Questions Answered

    Gas detector tubes are easy to use, are low cost, and the method is intrinsically safe, allowing it to be deployed in all industries. Because detector tubes don’t require calibration, users see the benefits of this technology over electronic gas detectors due to their ease of ...


    By a1-cbiss

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