laboratory technology Articles

  • Optimising laboratory environment for successful IVF

    The London Women’s Clinic in Cardiff (LWC Wales) is one of ten clinics within its group which collectively provide expert fertility treatment to families across England and Wales. When it comes to IVF and fertility treatment there is no ‘off-the-shelf’ or ‘one size fits all’ solution and, as such, the medical teams produce a bespoke fertility programme for each and ...


    By Geotech

  • Changing the Rules with Mass Detection

    How simplified detectors can provide mass data for every analytical run and speed up method development With access to multiple mass spectrometry systems of varying degrees of sophistication, Davy Guillarme (University of Geneva, Switzerland) wasn’t actively looking for new mass detection solutions. Nevertheless, the Waters ACQUITY QDa mass detector caught his eye. Why? Because it opens a ...


    By Waters Corporation

  • National Energy Technology Laboratory - USA

    The National Energy Technology Laboratory site in Morgantown, West Virginia, USA, maintains a 150-foot free standing meteorological tower with data collection points at ground level, 33 feet, 75 feet, and at 150 feet. The data collected at ground level is Air Temperature, relative humidity, total rainfall, and snow depth. The other stations monitor wind direction and speed. Additionally, air ...


    By Vista Data Vision

  • Leveraging Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Technology to Improve Laboratory Information Management

    (Reprinted from American Laboratory September 2004)   Technologies for identifying unique items using radio waves, also known as radio frequency identification (RFID), have been available for decades. In the past, the lack of ...


    By STARLIMS Corporation

  • Paperless laboratories do better science

    I was reading an article today that appeared in Scientific Computing on May 19, 2014 entitled, “Paperless Laboratories Do Better Science”. I have been reflecting on the content of this article as it relates to our Labcore customers now and over the years and thinking our experience reinforces some of the authors main points. This blog post specifically focuses on the importance of ...


    By Poplar Solutions, LLC

  • How to Handle Chemical Spills in Laboratories

    Chemical Spill Response Products & Procedures The current political and world climate has forced the Emergency Response Community to take a closer look at the number of potential hazards that they may be called upon to deal with. Of particular concerns are the response to terrorist and/or chemical incidents. Depending on the type of event, responders may be faced with a myriad of ...


    By Fast-ACT

  • Measurement Science and Technology Paper - Potential for improved radiation thermometry measurement uncertainty through implementing a primary scale in an industrial laboratory

    A primary temperature scale requires realising a unit in terms of its definition. For high temperature radiation thermometry in terms of the International Temperature Scale of 1990 this means extrapolating from the signal measured at the freezing temperature of gold, silver or copper using Planck's radiation law. The difficulty in doing this means that primary scales above 1000 °C require ...


    By AMETEK Land

  • Secrets of success and failure in commercialising US government R&D laboratory technologies: a structured case study approach

    With the end of the Cold War, the US government started encouraging defence conversion and commercialisation activities. Although currently highly contested in the political arena for their tangible short-term economic benefits, these activities have fostered multiple high-tech government-university-industry partnerships and helped shape regions of emerging clusters of high-tech entrepreneurship, ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Laboratory scale tests of coal-based hydrogen production with CO2 capture in the aspect of clean coal technologies

    In the light of continuously increasing oil prices as well as stronger environmental regulations, an important issue becomes finding an alternative to fossil fuels. Scientists agree that hydrogen seems to be an ideal, price-competitive and environment-friendly future energy carrier. One of the most effective methods of hydrogen production is the process of steam gasification of coal to ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Maintenance of persistent creativity and innovation in university laboratories

    This study investigates creativity in university laboratories, which are key places in developing new ideas and knowledge, and their persistent creativity. Analysing the Cavendish Laboratory of Cambridge University, the UK and the Pharmacology Laboratory of National Taiwan University, College of Medicine, established for 135 years and 85 years, respectively; the following findings are obtained. ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Case study - SP Fire Laboratory, Sweden

    Fire laboratory at SP Borås uses EnviBat’s Wet Electrostatic Precipitator technology (WESP) since 2007. Extremely low emissions and high availability are key advantages. Project: WetESP for Fire Laboratory Many fire tests are made in full scale. Example for fire tests can be engine rooms, vehicles, store houses, compartments etc. Most of the tests will include ...


    By Envibat AB

  • 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

  • A laboratory study on stabilization criteria of semi-aerobic landfill

    The semi-aerobic landfill has been widely used as a sustainable landfill technology. However, the stabilization indicator system and stabilization criteria of semi-aerobic landfill have not been developed yet. In this study, the stabilization indicator system and stabilization criteria of semi-aerobic landfill were studied on the basis of simulation tests and a mathematical method. The results ...


    By SAGE Publications

  • On-site Neutralization of Laboratory Wastewater: Northern Territory University

     The Northern Territory University’s Faculty of Science have designed and installed a ‘Neutralization Pit’ as their ‘cleaner production initiative. The primary objectives of the Northern Territory University adopting this form of treatment for the chemical wastewater generated by the Faculty of Science was to: Prevent pollution and eutrophication of the receiving Darwin watercourses as ...


  • U.S. Federal Agencies benefit from accredited laboratories

    Accreditation is the independent evaluation of conformity assessment bodies against recognized standards to carry out specific activities to ensure their impartiality and competence. Through the application of national and international standards, government, procurers and consumers can have confidence in calibration and test results, and inspection reports provided. The International Laboratory ...


    By ASTM International

  • How Does a Laboratory Automation Needs Assessment Benefit Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) Implementation and Operation?

    Many laboratories may have the expertise to translate manual processes and laboratory automation requirements into a detailed specification document for all of the system requirements, features and functions of a LIMS. However, that may not be the best utilization of their resources. In addition, this can be labor intensive and the laboratory personnel may be too close to the project and may not ...

  • GRACE Bioremediation Technologies - DaramendTM Bioremediation Technology

    Untitled Document Abstract This report summarizes the results and activities of the demonstration of GRACE Bioremediation Technologies DARAMENDTM Bioremediation Technology ...


  • Top ten technologies for 2007

    Technology breakthroughs continue to come with what appears to an exponential rate. Some 30 years ago, recycling wastewater from a manufacturing operation and 'zero' discharge were no more than a dream. A fine filter was something that was used only in laboratories by qualified technicians. If you had organic emissions, they were burned in flares, not RTOs. We no longer have to use boilers and ...


    By Tri-Mer Corporation

  • Laboratory Studies Using edible oils to support reductive dechlorination

    In laboratory microcosm tests, single additions of corn oil, beef tallow, melted corn oil margarine, coconut oil, corn oil, soybean oil, or partially hydrogenated soybean oil supported complete reductive dechlorination of perchloroethene (PCE) or trichloroethene (TCE) to ethene when a dechlorinating population was present. TOC production from the edible oils continued for up to 200 days. More ...


    By Terra Systems, Inc. (TSI)

  • Making the future palpable: Notes from a major incidents future laboratory

    In this paper, we describe experiences from a future laboratory.Future laboratories allow users to experiment with prototypes of futuretechnologies in as realistic conditions as possible. We have devised thismethod because, to realise the potential of advanced ubiquitous computingtechnologies, it is essential to anticipate and design for future practices, but forprospective users, it is often ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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