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  • The productive environmental laboratory: BSK Labs boosts efficiency with Metrohm IC

    BSK Labs runs a number of environmental laboratories and service centers along the west coast of the US. A total of 70 employees – including microbiologists, chemists, lab technicians, and support staff – make sure that the 200 to 350 samples that come in every week are analyzed. BSK Labs specializes in potable water chemistry, ground water monitoring, storm water runoff, solid waste ...


    By Metrohm AG

  • LIMS and the Automation of the Water Lab

    (Reproduced by permission from Laboratorium Magazine) Europe’s most modern water lab is located in Leeuwarden, in the Netherlands. Vitens made a big splash when it brought this modern building, with its transparent design, into operation in January 2005. Many colleagues from Dutch and foreign labs are eager to visit this installation, where water control samples are routed automatically with the ...


    By STARLIMS Corporation

  • Webinar Highlights: Microfluidics for macromolecules

    Hi, I’m Jim Murphy, Principal Consulting Chemist at Waters, and I recently collaborated with Lucinda (Cohen) Hittle to present an exciting webinar on the use of microflow chromatography for macromolecules.  Lucinda, a Director of Discovery Bioanalytics at Merck, presented an overview of the use of LC-MS for peptide analysis along with various case studies for in vitro and in vivo ...


    By Waters Corporation

  • The Perfect Lab Partner For Compliance

    In July 2011, the NELAC (National Environmental Accreditation Conference) standards were revised as the new The NELAC Institute (TNI) Standard 2009, based on ISO 17025 guidance. Implementation of this updated TNI standard by the respective accrediting bodies will become a reality in the next year, though many have already implemented the new standard. For water system operators and testing labs, ...

  • TOC analyser improves lab efficiency

    Leading instrumentation company HACH LANGE is helping a number of key customers save valuable time and costs with its new IL550 TOC-TN analyser. TOC analysis is vitally important in applications ranging from power generation, wastewater, drinking water, surface water and ultrapure water, to agricultural soils, contaminated land and food. HACH LANGE analysers therefore offer a range of options ...


  • EISC automates leading European lab

    Client: Chelab Chemical Laboratories, Italy EISC provided its Analytical Review & Reporting System (R&R Suite) to Chelab Chemical Laboratories in Italy.  System implementation and training was performed 100% remotely from the United States. The R&R Suite software systems automated the laboratory process for Metals, Semi-Volatiles, Volatiles, and Pesticide/PCB’s from ...


    By EISC

  • 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

  • Lab plus international interviews ITS president

    The US-based company Industrial Test Systems (ITS) is a relatively young start-up company but is already making a big name for itself in the field of sensitive yet simple-to-use kits for water testing. The dynamism of the company can be seen from their constant challenging of the status quo to see if new and improved methods of water testing are possible. The most recent example of this is the ...

  • How LIMS Are Enabling the Mobile Lab of the Future

    Imagine that you’re a field technician for a public water provider. Your company is committed to supplying clean, safe drinking water to millions of people, so it has implemented a sophisticated water sampling program to ensure water is free of contaminants. LIMS and The Mobile Lab: Data at your fingertips Across this water company’s territory, ...

  • GOOD NEWS FOR DRINKING WATER Independent Test Lab Evaluates Instrumentation forDetecting Radiation in Drinking Water

    Since 9/11 and there are still holes in security of the nation’s infrastructure, particularly for drinking water. This security deficit is currently being addressed in some community water systems with water monitoring instruments. In the 90s the EPA developed a wish list for monitoring contaminants in drinking water. Since that time biological and chemical contaminants have been identified ...


    By Technical Associates

  • How can I make my lab greener? 5 tips to reduce your lab’s carbon footprint

    Many laboratories want to make their operation more environmentally friendly and reduce their carbon footprint. The 5 steps below are a good starting point for simple changes to get closer to being a green lab We’ve been reading the great tips and ideas on mygreenlab.org to reduce the carbon footprint of your lab. Why not try these simple changes to ...


    By Camlab Limited

  • Lab scale treatment evaluation of contaminated water from a mine tailings pond through addition of coagulants and flocculants

    Location: Colomac Mine, N.W.T. Owner: Indian and Northern Affairs Description: Tailings water from an abandoned gold mine was contaminated with Cyanide, Ammonia, Arsenic, Copper, Lead, Nickel and Zinc. Treatment evaluation involved addition of coagulants and flocculants to precipitate Cyanide, Ammonia and metals out of solution. Chemical ...


    By NovaTec Consultants Inc.

  • Validation of a fully autonomous phosphate analyser based on a microfluidic lab-on-a-chip

    This work describes the design of a phosphate analyser that utilises a microfluidic lab-on-a-chip. The analyser contains all the required chemical storage, pumping and electronic components to carry out a complete phosphate assay. The system is self-calibrating and self-cleaning, thus capable of long-term operation. This was proven by a bench top calibration of the analyser using standard ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Development of polymer lab-on-a-chip (LOC) for oxidation-reduction potential (ORP) measurement

    Reverse osmosis (RO) desalination has been recognized as a promising method to solve the water shortage problem. Nevertheless, since it is energy intensive and has many problems associated with biofouling/fouling of RO membranes in RO plants, its commercial acceptance is still slow. Especially, as high levels of oxidizing agents negatively affect RO membrane efficiency and life span. So, there is ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • 3 Reasons for Biopharmaceutical Labs to add Mass Detection to Routine Analyses

    As regulators focus in on the critical quality attributes (CQAs) of biotherapeutics, what can biopharmaceutical labs in late development or QC do to increase confidence in their bioseparations assays – other than to run additional orthogonal assays? Many labs are finding the answer in mass detection, specifically with the ACQUITY ...


    By Waters Corporation

  • Matrix Express LIMS Provides the Perfect Solution for Small Labs - Case Study

    Greenwood Metropolitan District (GMD) is a public, non-profit agency providing sewer and reclaimed water services to the community in Greenwood, South Carolina. Laboratory testing of water before and after treatment is an essential part of the process. Although the laboratory is small, Autoscribe Informatics' Matrix Express LIMS (Laboratory Information Management System) has been adopted to ...


    By Autoscribe Informatics

  • Automated Data Management Helps Labs Meet Regulatory, Reporting Requirements

    THE NELAC (National Environmental Accreditation Conference) standards published in 2003 were revised and made available in July 2011 as the new TNI Standard 2009. Implementation of this updated standard, which is based on ISO 17025 guidance, will become a reality in the next year. For water system operators and testing labs, implementation requires not only adherence with ISO 17025 standards but ...

  • Success story: How we solved the bench space equation in a lab!

    Problem Overview Nowadays laboratories are equipment intensive and require as much bench space as possible. Recently, our company has being challenged by a lab manager of a primary Italian food industry to find a solution for his saturated lab bench. Among several devices, about 13 GC-FID’s are working with several gas generators. The initial choice for having on-site gas ...


    By LNI Swissgas

  • Investigation of OUR and NUR experiments for nitrogen and phosphorus removal with activated sludge: a lab-scale study

    Activated sludge systems are widely used in wastewater treatment. Organic carbon removal and nutrient removal are important for stringent water discharge standards. Therefore, activated sludge systems are widely used to remove carbon, nitrogen and phosphorus in new wastewater treatment systems or upgrades of existing systems. The determination of system compounds and kinetic parameters for ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Lab scale study on electrocoagulation defluoridation process optimization along with aluminium leaching in the process and comparison with full scale plant operation

    An excess or lack of fluoride in drinking water is harmful to human health. Desirable and permissible standards of fluoride in drinking water are 1.0 and 1.5 mg/L, respectively, as per Indian drinking water quality standards i.e., BIS 10500, 1991. In this paper, the performance of an electro-coagulation defluoridation batch process with aluminium electrodes was investigated. Different operational ...


    By IWA Publishing

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