colorimetric test Articles

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • Is your Plant as tight as you think? Leak Detector for extremely toxic Gases, a Field Test Report

    Leak detection of commodity gases in chemical plants is a day-to-day practice. The sensor technology available for this application is field proven and reliable. No question about it, existing sensors will do the job. However, in plants manufacturing or handling extremely toxic substances, the picture is different. For example, take phosgene. The existing sensor technology for leak detection ...

  • Plasmonic colorimetry: visual detection of environmentally relevant species

    Colorimetric detection of chemical species based on specially tailored noble metal nanoparticles is garnering increasing interest in the scientific community. The aggregation/dispersion of unmodified or ligand–functionalised plasmonic nanostructures upon binding to an environmental pollutant results in a colorimetric response, which can be easily discerned with the naked eye. This review ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Determination of Major Components and Trace Contaminants in Assorted Plating Baths by Atomic Absorption Analysis

    Precious metal, non-ferrous, and ferrous plating operations cover almost every facet of modern life: automotive parts, kitchen & bathroom fixtures, electrical parts, electronic components, furniture, tools, plumbing, construction supplies, die castings, jewelry, etc. Good manufacturing practices, and lately, government regulations for environmental safety, have prompted many plating operations ...


    By Buck Scientific Inc

  • Evaluation of Priority Pollutant VOCs in Waste-Water and Solid Waste by EPA Method-624 Gas Chromatography

    Processing waste discharges, manufacturing effluents and sewage would not normally have been a problem 50 years ago, but the advent of almost unchecked industrial growth the latter half of the last century has created the POTENTIAL for a wide variety of characterized pollutants to enter the environment of any municipality. The toxic METALS are tested by approved State & Federal methods defined in ...


    By Buck Scientific Inc

  • EPA Compliant Letter

    APPENDIX I (Continued) B. Air Monitoring Equipment There are different methods available for air monitoring. These include colorimetric detector tubes (e.g., National Draeger, Sensidyne, Matheson-Kitagawa, MSA) and realtime remote sensing monitors (e.g., PureAire Monitoring Systems). NOTE: These air monitoring methods apply to enclosed areas, including greenhouse soil ...

  • A molecular imprinted polymer based sensor for measuring phosphate in wastewater samples

    Phosphate detection in water samples is still completed using colorimetric standard methods, which have a number of disadvantages, to such as being time consuming, requiring filtration, a number of different reagents, frequent calibration and proper disposal of waste chemicals generated. Hence, a simple cost effective analytical method and instrumentation is highly desirable to aid the ...


    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 ...

  • ITS marketing manager quoted in WaterTech

    Professional, ethical testing will start you off on the right foot and will directly determine which services the customer may need. Many substances could be in a customer’s water, but, “It’s not necessary to test for every parameter; that’s what labs are for,” advises Rob Samborn, director of sales and marketing for HM Digital, a Los Angeles-based maker of water ...

  • 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 ...


  • PureAire’s Methyl Bromide Monitor Gains Exposure from the Department of Pesticide Regulation

    There has been an increased awareness for methyl bromide safety in the past few months. Over a year ago two employees at a cold storage warehouse got physically ill from high levels of methyl bromide. The Ch3br gas was off gassing from the products causing a higher than safe level for the employees. Commodities being shipped from overseas must be fumigated in ports, or warehouses upon arrival to ...

  • PureAire Methyl Bromide Monitor Gains Exposure from Lowered 5ppm criteria to 1 ppm Limit

    There has been an increased awareness for methyl bromide safety in the past few months. A year ago a worker got sick from breathing high levels of off gassing methyl bromide in a warehouse where commodities were being stored. Commodities coming from overseas must be fumigated in ports, or warehouses upon arrival. September 1, 2011 the California EPA will announce the regulations for methyl ...

  • Evaluation of reuterin production in urogenital probiotic lactobacillus reuteri rc-14

    Classified as a distinct species in 1980, Lactobacillus reuteri strains have been used in probiotic formulations for intestinal and urogenital applications. In the former, the primary mechanism of action of L. reuteri SD2112 (ATCC 55730) has been purported to be its ability to produce the antibiotic 3-hydroxypropionaldehyde (3-HPA), also known ...

  • 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 ...

  • THMs presented at WQTC, Boston, 1996

    ABSTRACT Strategic Diagnostics Inc. (SDI) markets a simple, colorimetric technology that can supplement trihalomethane (THM) testing using EPA methodology. Conventional analysis of total THMs requires the use of gas chromatography methods, which involve expensive equipment, extensive user training, and significant run time (30-45 minutes). This rapid, lowcost method enables water ...


  • 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

  • FTIR gas analysis improves container safety

    Introduction Entry to freight containers represents a significant hazard to staff responsible for inspection, stuffing or destuffing because of the large number of airborne chemicals that can be present. Research in Germany and the Netherlands found hazardous levels of gases and vapours in around 20% of all containers and this level of contamination is now accepted as commonplace. It ...


    By Gasmet Technologies Oy

  • 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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