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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

  • PPCPs: Preparing for an uncertain regulatory future

    A recent study published in Environmental Pollution* identified 56 active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) in effluent samples from 50 large wastewater treatment plants across the U.S. Among the products found in samples were commonly prescribed anti-psychotic and antihypertensive drugs. As more studies continue to fuel public concerns over risks to public health and the environment, wastewater ...

  • The Five Factors of Smart Laboratory Success

    The Five Factors Research organizations are under pressure to cut costs while maintaining or increasing throughput. To improve their operations, many laboratories are considering investments in data management or support and automation systems like ELNs, LIMS or Robotics/HTS. Whatever the change that is introduced, there are many pitfalls on the way to delivery, roll-out and ...

  • Analysis of biogenic amines food and physiological samples

    Histamine and other polyamines such as Putrescine, Cadaverine, Spermidine and Spermine are products of decomposition. The level of histamine, in particular, has been used as a regulatory guideline for degree of decomposition in fish. Also, Histamine and Tyramine levels are of interest to producers of wine and cheese. The polyamines, Spermidine, Spermine and Putrescine are elevated in neoplastic ...


    By Pickering Laboratories, Inc.

  • Sampling guidelines for handheld Raman measurements; what you need to know

    In recent years. Raman spectroscopy has seen increased adoption as the technique of choice for the rapid identification of materials; especially for raw material identification in the pharmaceutical industry, identification of controlled substances and explosives for security applications, polymer material identification for packaging and plastics recycling, and mineral and gemstone ...


    By B&W Tek

  • Low-Flow (Minimal Drawdown) Ground-Water Sampling Procedures

    Untitled Document Background The Regional Superfund Ground Water Forum is a group of ground-water ...


    By Solinst Canada Ltd.

  • Silver nanoparticle toxicity to Atlantic killifish (Fundulus heteroclitus) and Caenorhabditis elegans: A comparison of mesocosm, microcosm and conventional laboratory studies

    The use of silver nanoparticles in consumer products and industrial applications, as well as recent detection in waste streams, has created concern over potential impacts on aquatic ecosystems. The effect of complex environmental media on silver nanoparticle toxicity was investigated using wetland mesocosms and smaller scale microcosms. Mesocosms were dosed with 2.5 mg Ag/L as gum arabic (GA) ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Canada Publishes Hazardous Products Regulation

    On February 11, 2015, the Government of Canada published in Gazette II (Vol. 149, no. 3) the final regulation for adopting the Globally Harmonized System for Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS). The final Hazardous Product Regulation (HPR) appears to be nearly identical to the proposed regulation published in Gazette I in August of 2014 (Vol. 148, no. 32) and is ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Codelco selects Thermo Scientific SampleManager LIMS™ to improve productivity and efficiency - Case Study

    The Corporacion Nacional del Cobre de Chile (Codelco) is the main copper producer in the world, controlling approximately 20 percent of the world's copper reserves. Established in 1976, Codelco was created out of a 1971 Chilean constitutional reform that nationalized the copper industry. Codelco was established to operate and manage the mining properties given to the Chilean State as part of the ...

  • Nitrogen analysis of pharmaceutical excipients

    Customer: Butterworth Laboratories, United Kingdom Wilh nearly 40 years' experience, Butterworth Laboratories remains an independent UK con¬tract analytical service providing Method Development, Method Validation, Stability Testing and OC Testing to the pharmaceutical, medical device and chemical industries. They work in part¬nership with clients who not only recognize expertise ...


    By BÜCHI Labortechnik AG

  • Matrix LIMS Brings Time Savings and Efficiency Gains - Case Study

    By replacing an inflexible LIMS with MATRIX Gemini LIMS, the analytical laboratory at a leading metal refiner has been able to incorporate 100% of its test records and results. The Autoscribe Informatics LIMS solution can be easily configured to meet the laboratory workflow rather than laboratory practices being adjusted to fit the LIMS. Ongoing in-house configuration has refined procedures to ...


    By Autoscribe Informatics

  • Formation potential of trihalomethanes (THMs) in blended water treated with chlorine

    This study was conducted in the laboratory to assess the formation potential of trihalomethanes (THMs) in blended water under various treatment conditions. Three batches of water samples prepared by mixing desalinated (product) water and ground brackish water with three different proportions (i.e. 1:2, 1:5 and 1:10 – brackish:product water) were treated with three concentration levels of calcium ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Determination of PAH in food

    Customer: Food and Feed Governmental lab., France France is divided into administrative regions and each region has its governmental lab. These labs analyze food products to check their compliance with the legal regulations, and to make sure that the products are not hazardous to health. Application: Determination of PAH in food Due to the guidelines ot ...


    By BÜCHI Labortechnik AG

  • Complete Solutions for Pesticide Residue Analysis in Foods

    Pesticides are widely used in many areas of modern agriculture as they are considered economically important for high yield production. In today’s world of extensive importing and exporting of food goods, the analysis and monitoring of pesticides is essential, although challenging.The determination of an effective, standardized approach for extracting pesticides from food sources and ...


  • Testing the Waters

    Last summer’s wave of tropical storms left the East Coast scrambling to ensure drinking water quality. Water Quality Products editorial intern Raissa Rocha spoke with Marc Hamel of testing equipment manufacturer Horizon Technology Inc. to discuss the impact weather events may have on water quality. Raissa Rocha: What is your experience with ...


    By Horizon Technology, Inc.

  • Avoiding Sewer Fires with Vapor Space Organics Monitoring

    ABSTRACTRegulation of flammable gases released from wastewater discharges is facilitated by the use of the Vapor Space Organics test method. Such regulation can reduce the risk of a flash sewer fire, resulting damage and potential injury. The updated 2003 VSO process developed by Severn Trent Laboratories produced data that was equivalent to the 1990 VSO process developed and used by the ...

  • Stability measurement of Biosolids Compost by Aerobic Respirometry

    Oxygen uptake of biosolids compost was measured during both laboratory and full-scale studies. Aerobic respirometry of solid samples of compost provided a precise measure of microbial activity. There was a noticeable decreasing trend in oxygen consumption over 25 days of composting, thereby indicating increasing stability. Moisture content also was found to affect the compost stability. During ...


    By Challenge Technology

  • o-Phthalaldehyde Reagent

    Introduction Primary amines form highly fluorescent adducts when reacted with o-Phthalaldehyde (OPA) and a mercaptan under basic conditions. At a pH>9 and ambient temperature, reaction is generally complete within 30 seconds. The products of this reaction, 1-alkyl-2-alkylthio-substituted isoindoles, exhibit optimal excitation at 330 nm and maximal emission at 465 nm. The reagents ...


    By Pickering Laboratories, Inc.

  • Newcastle College achieves results with ELE materials testing equipment

    ELE International has supplied the School of Technology at Newcastle College with a complete suite of construction materials testing equipment and environmental instrumentation for use in its new on-site laboratory. The technology is enabling the college to give students invaluable first hand experience of materials testing procedures. The School of Technology teaches Higher National Diplomas in ...

  • EISC success at United States Enrichment Corporation

    Client: United States Enrichment Corporation (USEC) in Paducah, Kentucky EISC’s Analytical Review and Reporting Suite (R & R Suite) lab data automation solution was provided to United States Enrichment Corporation (USEC) in Paducah, Kentucky. The R & R Software Systems automated the laboratory analytical process for Metals, General Chemistry, Semi-Volatiles, Volatiles, ...


    By EISC

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