heavy metals testing Articles

  • Mining application - Heavy metals testing in water

    Isaac Plains is an open cut coal mine, in Northern Queensland, Australia. The Isaac Plains Project operates under an Environmental Authority (EA). They needed a field test for heavy metals compliance. The water sources included  potable water, mine affected water, natural creek flows, water releases, groundwater and the receiving environment. The site water management system is comprised of ...


    By ANDalyze

  • ANDalyze - Real Time Testing for Heavy Metals - Whitepaper

    Whitepaper on DNAzyme heavy metals testing technology. 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 discharged and removal from source waters is necessary to ensure a clean drinking water supply. The problem of heavy metal pollution arises ...


    By ANDalyze

  • 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

  • Heavy Metals Analysis

    Correct measurement results are a prerequisite for compliance with limit values, which are always specified as total metals. Heavy metals such as copper, nickel, zinc, etc. can be quickly and reliably determined in aqueous samples with the help of the LANGE cuvette tests. Matrix factors (e.g. interference ions, colour, turbidities, etc.) may have a negative impact on themeasurement and cause ...


  • Heavy metal & hydrocarbon contaminated sludge

    Solidification of Heavy Metal & Hydrocarbon Contaminated Sewage Sludge Client: North Lanarkshire Council Project Managers: Jacobs Challenge: The former sewage treatment works were decommissioned in the 1970’s. It is thought that during the closure process, demolition material originating from the ...


    By Soilutions Ltd

  • A new Use for DNA - Testing for Heavy Metals with DNAzyme Technology

    A completely new technology is now available that offers a new way to test water for contaminants andgreatly reduces the time, effort, costand complexity of testing water samples for contaminants such as lead ind rinking water. DNA sensor technology combined with a handheld fluorimeter platform tests water samples within two minutes, giving results at the push of abutton. Protecting public health ...


    By ANDalyze

  • Application: heavy metals in industrial waste water

    Today heavy metals in waste water are seen as one of the biggest problems of pollution. The attention of local governments to decrease the concentration of heavy metals in waste water is continuously increasing. The Problem: The online measurement of Industrial Waste Water introduces two technical problems to be solved. First, the complex waste water matrix will interfere with any ...

  • Removal of heavy metals from aqueous solution by limestone

    This study focused on the removal of Pb(II), Cd(II), Cu(II), and Zn(II) using reagent solutions by natural limestone in a batch system. The sorbent, collected from the Late Cretaceous limestone beds, Tunisia, was characterised by X–ray diffraction (XRD), chemical analysis (XRF) and infrared spectroscopy (FTIR). XRF showed that the studied limestone contained high amount of calcium carbonates. XRD ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • HS-200 Stands the test of heavy manufacturing

    A manufacturer of aircraft component generates a free and emulsified oily wastewater, which results from their machining, milling, cutting, and other operations. Presently, they are using skimmers and dissolved air flotation to remove oil from the water. To remove their heavy metals they follow up with flocculation, precipitation and clarification. Due to the rapidly ...


    By Hydrosil International

  • Nitrate reductase activity: A solution to nitrate problems tested in free and Immobilized algal cells in presence of heavy metals

    Every organism has different potential to accumulate NO3- from the environment. Nitrate reduction processes are perhaps most significant in maintaining water quality by alteration of nitrate to nitrite. A comparative study between the nitrate reductase NR activity of green and blue green algae in presence of heavy metals is being conducted to present a situation where nitrate reductase process ...

  • Improved sensitivity to heavy metals in the bioluminescence assay using alternative salt solutions

    Introduction The marine bacterium Vibrio fischeri is widely used for the toxicity assessment of environmental samples. The toxicity is measured in a medium containing 2% NaCl. When the bacteria are exposed to toxic compounds, the light production is inhibited. Toxicity values are obtained after 15 and 30 minutes exposure and expressed as EC50 values, the effective concentration causing 50% loss ...

  • Adsorption of heavy metal ions by natural and synthesised zeolites for wastewater treatment

    The removal of heavy metal ions, Pb(II) and Cu(II), by adsorption using natural zeolite (NZ), synthesised zeolite (MCM-22) (SZ), and powdered activated carbon (PAC), were examined and compared. The influences of contact time, solution pH and adsorbate concentration have been tested in kinetic runs. The equilibrium sorption capacities of copper and lead ions on NZ, SZ and PAC were found to be ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Heavy metal levels in tap water in Batina Region, Oman

    Most household in Batina depend on private wells for their fresh water supplies. The quality of such water is not regulated or tested by authorities and, therefore, consumers' health might be at risk if water is contaminated. We assessed the contribution of some heavy metals to water pollution. Water samples from 364 houses were collected and analysed for levels of lead, chromium, nickel and ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Heavy metals, PAHs and toxicity in stormwater wet detention ponds

    Concentrations of 6 different heavy metals and total polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) were determined in stormwater runoff and in the pond water of two Danish wet detention ponds. The pond water samples were analyzed for toxic effects, using the algae Selenastrum capricornutum as a test organism. Stormwater and pond water from a catchment with light industry showed high levels of heavy ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Biosorption of some heavy metal ions by local isolate of Zoogloea ramigera

    Fourteen isolates of Zoogloea ramigera have been successfully isolated from organically polluted wastewater. The isolates were screened for their tolerance to three heavy metals (Cadmium, Chromium and Nickel) using plate diffusion method. Some of the isolates showed relatively high tolerance to the tested metals, while others showed a relatively low tolerance. These results are approved by a ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Measuring heavy metal migration rates in a low-permeability soil

    Abstract Heavy metals at high concentrations are often toxic to living organisms, and their environmental toxicity depends on soil properties. It has long been thought that in clay-rich, low-permeability soils, heavy metals are bound to soil particles, and thus there are only few toxicity risks. This study questioned this perception and tested heavy metal mobility in such a soil, of the London ...


    By Springer

  • Heavy metal resistant anaerobic bacterial strains from brewery digester sludge

    This work focused on the study of the types of heavy–metal–resistant anaerobic bacteria from the sludge of a brewery wastewater treatment plant exposed to high concentrations of dissolved Cd (II), Cu (II) and Zn (II). Characterisations were carried out by polymerase chain reaction of the 16S rRNA gene of bacterial strain. Using special culture media, two types of strong heavy metal–resistant ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Heavy Metal Compliance per RoHS Directive - Case Study

    Background Compliance with RoHS (or the Restriction of Hazardous Substances Directive) is an important issue in manufacturing today. RoHS has been constantly evolving since its original adoption in the EU as RoHS 2002/95/EC in 2003. Its full name is “Directive on the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment.” As the ...


  • University of Southampton, Heavy Metal Contamination in Soils– Case Study

    Project Highlights Over the last 15 years, Envirochem have for-filled the role of environmental consultant analysts to the University of Southampton. During a period of significant redevelopment, Envirochem has assisted with a whole range of projects supplying an exhaustive range of asbestos related services, chemical sampling and ...

  • Non toxic reagents for SEIBOLD online-analyser for heavy metals

    Reagents and chemistry used with SEIBOLD COMPOSER Analysers are free from toxic compounds. Our "Green Thumb" project started in 2006 and delivered its first products in 2008. In 2011 the complete range of SEIBOLD COMPOSER Analyser for Heavy Metals has been introduced to the market. SEIBOLD's Analyser series COMPOSER is based on spectrophotometric technology. Measured concentration is a function ...

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