environmental microbiology laboratory Articles

  • EMSL’s San Leandro Laboratory awarded EMLAP accreditation

    The San Leandro, California environmental testing facility has continued its busy expansion of services since moving to its current location several years ago. EMSL Analytical, a leading provider of advanced environmental laboratory services, has recently announced that their San Leandro laboratory has been accredited by AIHA for microbiological analysis. The exciting news has quickly made its ...


  • EMSL’s Phoenix Laboratory awarded EMLAP accreditation

    The Arizona environmental testing facility has continued its busy expansion of services since opening their doors in 2007. EMSL Analytical, a leading provider of advanced environmental laboratory services, has recently announced that their Phoenix laboratory has been accredited by AIHA for microbiology analysis. The exciting news has quickly made its way to Arizona environmental professionals who ...


  • Meeting the Need for LIMS at a smaller laboratory case study

    EMS Inc (Environmental Management Services) offers environmental sample collection, VELAP (Virginia Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program) accredited laboratory analysis, water and wastewater plant operations, and consulting services to both industrial and commercial clients. By introducing Autoscribe's entry level Matrix Express LIMS (Laboratory Information Management System), EMS Inc ...


    By Autoscribe Informatics

  • A conceptual framework for US EPA’s national exposure research laboratory

    The challenges of environmental protection range from understanding the potential risk associated with exposure of humans and ecosystems to a newly manufactured chemical, to minimizing human exposure to pathogens at public beaches, to linking human activities on the landscape to physical alterations of ecosystems. In the United States, there are more than 75,000 industrial chemicals that are ...

  • EMSL now has 3 laboratories with passing CDC legionella proficiency testing results

    EMSL Analytical Inc., a leading provider of advanced environmental laboratory services nationwide, received passing Legionella results in its New York City, Westmont, NJ and Houston, TX laboratories as part of the US Center for Disease Control’s (CDC) ELITE pilot proficiency test program for Legionella. “As part of a program to provide Legionella testing for regional markets nationwide, we are ...


  • Battery Testing Laboratory Benefits From Flexibility of Matrix Gemini LIMS - Case Study

    The unique configuration capabilities of Autoscribe's Matrix Gemini Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) has allowed the creation of a flexible data management system for the Energy Innovation Centre at WMG, University of Warwick. Any system changes and developments are being handled internally by the Energy Storage and Management Research team using the OneTime" Configuration Tools. ...


    By Autoscribe Informatics

  • Detection of Bacillus anthracis spores in postal and environmental samples in cases of suspected bioterrorism

    From October 2001 to the end of 2004, a series of postal samples containing material suspected of containing Bacillus anthracis spores were examined. Environmental samples from dwelling places of some addressees and laboratory areas, including equipment, were also examined. Classical culture methods for isolation and identification were slightly modified and conformed to environmental samples. ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Water, environmental and Pharma lims solution transforms information management solution at nova Biologicals

    Company Background Nova is one of the nation’s largest providers of water testing for drinking and wastewater and has provided nationwide testing services to the industry, specializing in microbiological, chemical and toxicological testing. Nova provides comprehensive diagnostic testing of specimens for the presence of infectious disease organisms and water testing under the ...

  • Matrix Gemini LIMS at work in the Food industry case study

    Real Time Traceability in Microbiology at Westward Laboratories Cornwall 'Quality is the Result" Automation and mechanisation are key requirements in high throughput environments such as analytical laboratories. The implementation of Autoscribe's Matrix LIMS at Westward Laboratories in Cornwall together with Kiestra Lab Automation (The Netherlands) systems demonstrates how such projects, can ...


    By Autoscribe Informatics

  • Bacteriophage in Water

    ALS Environmental can provide analytical testing for Bacteriophage (Coliphage) in water. Bacteriophages are a common group of viruses, which are infectious particles and are capable of infecting and replicating within living cells and organisms. Pervinder Johal (Microbiology Manager) explains: Our laboratory in Coventry can now provide Bacteriophage analysis adding to our existing portfolio of ...


  • Food industry case study

    Automation and mechanisation are key requirements in high throughput environments such as analytical laboratories. The implementation of Autoscribe.s Matrix LIMS at Westward Laboratories in Cornwall together with Kiestra Lab Automation (The Netherlands) systems demonstrates how such projects, can lead to increased productivity, reduced human errors, and improved tracking and traceability. ...


    By Autoscribe Informatics

  • Viral Analyses

    Outbreaks of foodbome and waterborne illness have been associated with viruses'*" . The viruses that are typically transmitted by water (via the fecal-oral route) belong to one of the largest groups of viruses called the enteric viruses. At least 140 human enteric virus types are known, including 72 serotypes of enteroviruses, adenoviruses, reoviruses, rotaviruses, norwalk virus, and others*. ...


    By Analytical Services, Inc

  • Ozone for Cooling Tower Systems - An update and lessons learned at the Kennedy Space Center

    Keywords: Ozone, Cooling Water, Stand-Alone Treatment, and Large Capacity Cooling Tower Summary: The operational experience and performance of the successful use of ozone as a stand-alone cooling water treatment method are discussed. Several guidelines for design parameters and operational controls are presented. From a wide field of application experience, the author ...


    By Absolute Systems Inc.

  • Matrix express makes Water testing lab more efficient case study

    Matrix Express LIMS allowed The Water Lab to improve its efficiency and provide a faster service by streamlining the processing and management of sample information. The Water Lab (www.lhewaterlab.ie/) is a modern, fully calibrated ISO17025 environmental contract laboratory based in Co. Kildare, Ireland. Providing a wide range of water and waste water testing services, including sampling and ...


    By Autoscribe Informatics

  • Case study - Geotech`s G100 verifies CO2 in NHS incubators

    About the customer Stockton Quality Control Laboratory, University Hospital of North Tees, England The lab provides microbiological, chemical, environmental and medical gas testing services Challenges the customer faced Before they had Geotech’s G100 CO2 incubator analyser, Stockton QC used a CO2 analyser with a collection of separate instruments for ...


    By Geotech

  • DelAgua Kit Case Study, Daisy Adams in The Gambia

         DELAGUA KIT CASE STUDY, DAISY ADAMS IN THE GAMBIA Daisy Adams undertook a study with Water for Africa in ...


    By DelAgua Group

  • IAQ investigators often overlook Bacteria as the Root Cause of Occupant Complaints

    Untitled Document Many investigators have been dealing with mold issues the last few years and may have been overlooking bacteria as the underlying microbial problem. Bacteria ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Bioremediation of PCB & Pesticide Contaminated Soils Utilizing Gene Expression Factors

     Abstract Historically soils contaminated by persistent organic compounds such as pesticides and PCBs were not considered good candidates for bioremediation due to the simple fact that the chemical industry designed these compounds to withstand the destructive effects of natural attenuation through weathering and microbial activity. Although the chemical industry has long appreciated the ...


  • Bioaugmentation in Sewer network reduces sludge production case study

    Sludge is an obvious by-product generated from the physical, chemical and biological treatment processes of a wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) as shown in Figure 1. Sludge management, which includes treatment, hauling, and disposal, is one of the biggest burdens facing municipal plants. The costs of sludge management account for 55% of the total WWTP operating cost and 35° o of the capital ...

  • Ozone for cooling tower systems – an update and lessons learned at the kennedy space center

    KEYWORDS: Ozone, Cooling Water, Stand-Alone Treatment, and Large Capacity Cooling Tower SUMMARY: The operational experience and performance of the successful use of ozone as a stand-alone cooling water treatment method are discussed. Several guidelines for design parameters and operational controls are presented. From a wide field of application experience, the author ...


    By Zentox Corporation

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