laboratory instrument Articles

  • 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

  • WinLims for environmental laboratories

    There are many different types of environmental laboratories testing diverse and varied samples, such as soils, waters, effluents, emissions, micro swabs, etc. A large proportion of these laboratories operate on a contract basis servicing numerous client companies, whilst others would be internal laboratories providing environmental analysis for the company site or group sites. To be able to ...

  • Tekran instruments—monitoring around the world

    Tekran provides trace-level mercury analytical and monitoring technology for a variety of applications including laboratory-based sample analysis, continuous point-source emissions and ambient air monitoring. This article focuses on and highlights the results of an application of Tekran’s Ambient Air Mercury Speciation System. In contrast to most other heavy metals, mercury (Hg) and mercury ...

  • Application notes: TOC analysis in a chemical laboratory

    What You Need to Know Analytical laboratories in the chemical industry are routinely tasked with monitoring organics in water across a wide range of applications. For example, organic carbon analysis is being used to: Monitor plant storm water and wastewater Test for condensate system or boiler integrity Enhance cooling and make-up water quality ...


    By GE Analytical Instruments

  • 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 ...


  • The Use of Hall Effect Semiconductors in Geotechnical Instrumentation

    For the past five years or so Hall effect semiconductors have been increasingly used in the geotechnical engineering laboratories at the University of Surrey. They have been incorporated as sensing elements in local radial and axial strain measuring devices, for the small-strain instrumentation of triaxial specimens, and in small diameter boundary normal and shear stress cells. Triaxial internal ...


    By ASTM International

  • Laboratory Information Management Systems and Traceability of Quality Systems

    Today’s business environment places many demands on technical managers and corporate executives. At a time when global competition forces companies to introduce products at a faster pace with higher efficiency and productivity, quality systems like ISO and Six Sigma, stipulate rigorous testing documentation. Regulatory systems, such as Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) and Good Laboratory ...


    By STARLIMS Corporation

  • Uncertainty in environmental analysis: theory and laboratory studies

    In this paper, theoretical and practical aspects of uncertainty in environmental laboratory analysis are presented and discussed. A more detailed theory of uncertainty is described, with special emphasis on the factors which contribute to the understanding of this in order to obtain accurate environmental laboratory data analysis. A full discussion is reported relating to approaches used to ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Sitelab gains laboratory certification with New Jersey DEP

    Located in New Jersey?  Use UVF instead of Gas Chromatography to save time and money on your next project! The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection is the first state regulatory agency in the country to approve and certify the use of field analytical methods as part of their "Triad Approach," without compromising data quality and reliability.  Using UVF for ...


    By Sitelab Corporation

  • Tech update: Plant instrumentation - food engineering

    Sensors and other devices are the foot soldiers in automation architecture, but most food and beverage manufacturers still are looking for full value. You know an equipment category has arrived when it starts getting its own industry-specific center. For the food production sensors that do the heavy lifting in instrumentation technology, that day could arrive earlier rather than ...


    By Hardy Process Solutions

  • 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 ...


  • Increased laboratory productivity for ICPOES applied to U.S. EPA method 6010C

    The use of an ESI SC FAST autosampler coupled to a Perkin Elmer Optima 7300 DV ICP can dramatically improve productivity for the analysis of environmental samples using EPA SW-846 Method 6010C. Sample throughput, as determined by sample-to-sample run time can be improved by as much as 100% as compared to traditional sample introduction systems and autosampler configurations. Both sample analysis ...


    By PerkinElmer, Inc.

  • Increased laboratory productivity for ICPOES applied to U.S. EPA method 6010C

    The use of an ESI SC FAST autosampler coupled to a Perkin Elmer Optima 7300 DV ICP can dramatically improve productivity for the analysis of environmental samples using EPA SW-846 Method 6010C. Sample throughput, as determined by sample-to-sample run time can be improved by as much as 100% as compared to traditional sample introduction systems and autosampler configurations. Both sample analysis ...


    By PerkinElmer, Inc.

  • Sample Handling Strategies for Accurate Lead-In-Soil Measurements in the Field and Laboratory

    ABSTRACT The inhomogenous lead-in-soil matrix can present serious obstacles to accurate sample collection and handling. In typical lead-in-soil measurement, particle size related errors in sampling and sample handling often exceed all other sources of error. The magnitude of error can vary widely depending on the particulate nature of the lead contaminant and the effectiveness of control ...

  • Rapid detection of sewer defects and blockages using acoustic-based instrumentation

    Sewer flooding incidents in the UK are being increasingly associated with the presence of blockages. Blockages are difficult to deal with as although there are locations where they are more likely to occur, they do occur intermittently. In order to manage sewer blockage pro-actively sewer managers need to be able to identify the location of blockages promptly. Traditional closed-circuit ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Performance of FT-NIR instrument for Brix value measurement of intact pear fruit

    The performance of a Fourier Transform-Near Infrared (FT-NIR) Instrument for fruit quality evaluation was investigated using pear fruits. Partial Least Squares (PLS) regression was carried out describing relationships between the data sets of laboratory data and the FT-NIR spectra. Besides cross and test set validation, the established models were subjected to a further evaluation step by means ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • METH: THE NEW MOLD - New Markets in Clandestine Laboratory Clean-up

    Untitled Document Intro Clandestine labs have become prevalent across America. They are used for the ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Productivity at the Commercial (or pay per test) Laboratory - White Paper

    Commercial environmental laboratories practice “applied analytical chemistry” by analyzing samples using a list of potential contaminants to determine how much, if any, of the pollutants are there. The data collected may be used by the laboratory’s client to, among other reasons, satisfy a regulatory permit, or for routine monitoring as required by a regulatory agency, such as ...

  • Dairy Crest – Dairy Effluent Treatment Case Study and Partech Water Instruments

    In order to comply with environmental regulations, the food and beverage industry relies heavily on constant monitoring and control of wastewater and effluent, before discharge from the plant. Additionally, if process plants fail to be vigilant when it comes to monitoring all areas of waste treatment, the results can be unsuccessful. Partech’s water instruments are ...


    By Partech (Electronics) Ltd.

  • Expert Perspectives on Optimizing Processes in the Laboratory – An Interview with Peter Boogaard

    With nearly 40 years of experience working in Life Sciences and laboratory automation systems Peter Boogaard has seen amazing improvements in optimizing business processes in the laboratory. Starting in the early 1980’s, Peter worked for PerkinElmer on new product lines associated with CAChe (Computer-aided chemistry). These new CAChe products were LIMS and chromatography data handling ...


    By Poplar Solutions, LLC

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